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Slate Valleys Path – On The Carneddau’s Edge

By Dave Roberts   

on February 12, 2012    No ratings yet.

Slate Valleys Path – On The Carneddau’s Edge

Further Details

Route Summary:

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7.82 km 309 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 – On The Carneddau’s Edge

Setting off at the far end of the Village, or the near end if you’r travelling in from Ogwen, the walk initially follows the Afon Ogwen before crossing it and heading up and over the forest at Braichlmelyn.

Walking then onto the very edge of the Carneddau across the rivers Llafar and Caseg, who’s huge valley’s dominate far above.

Finally skirting the lower slopes of Gyrn Wigau and returning by a quiet lane to the start. It feels like a hill walk, though your highest point is only 300m.

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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