The Glasdir Copper Trail

By Dave Roberts   

on November 4, 2012    No ratings yet.

The Glasdir Copper Trail

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

1.82 km 123 m

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

Activivity Type: Very Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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Recommended Maps


The Glasdir Copper Trail Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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The Glasdir Copper Trail

Very easy woodland ramble in the Coed y Brenin forest park.

From the FC Website:

“The walk takes you through the old copper mine of Glasdir where copper was mined from 1852 to 1914. It was here that the owner Alexander Elmore patented a method of extracting copper from the ore using oil flotation. This method is still used World wide today. There are a number of flights of steps on this walk. Please take care not to stray from the paths as the old works are dangerous.”

There’s a Free MP3 available via the link as well.

The Route

Click here for a printable map and guide from the Forestry Commission website.

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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