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Slate Valleys Path – Nantlle and Y Fron

By Dave Roberts   

on February 12, 2012    No ratings yet.

Slate Valleys Path – Nantlle and Y Fron

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Route Summary:

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7.13 km 222 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk

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Slate Valleys Path – Nantlle and Y Fron

The route starts off in the hamlet of Nantlle, with it’s lake and views of Snowdon being both scenic and little known compared to the honeypots elsewhere in the park which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The start is relatively unspoilt, but you do walk through the industrial archaeology of the quarries along the flanks of Mynydd Cilgwyn and on your return to the start. There are no facilities on or near the route, you’ll need to visit Talysarn or Rhyd Ddu for a pub for instance.

The highlight of the route is the view of the Nantlle Ridge on the far side of the valley.

For a longer route, you can link it in with any of these other Nantlle Slate Paths –Clogwyn MelynLlanllyfni and Nebo and Tanyrallt and Llanllyfni.

The Route

Click here to view the full description and download a printable map, or the Slate Valley Paths home page for details of the other paths.


Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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