Walk to Devil’s Kitchen and Cwm Idwal
Popular walk, not to be underestimated as the highest point is over 600m and the route steep in places.
|4.96 km||334 m||2 hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Idwal Cottage
Toilet and visitor centre.
Infrequent Sherpa buses from Bangor and Betws y Coed.Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): LL57 3LZ
Limited parking available. Pavement parkers on the A5 will rightly be ticketed.
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Walk to Devil’s Kitchen and Cwm Idwal Details
The walk up to Twll Du – or Devil’s Kitchen – and Cwm Idwal in the Glyderau may only be a short walk, but you need to be prepared for some serious terrain. The route up to the Devil’s Kitchen is steep and rocky, bordering on scrambling in places. If in any doubt, you could take a circular walk around Cwm Idwal, which is much easier and still spectacular.
The final walk up to Twll Du may be worth it, but is steep and slightly scrambly and remember that as the highest point of the walk is 600m up in the Glyderau , that this is a mountain walk.
The main downside of any walks in Cwm Idwal and the Devil’s Kitchen is the popularity of the area and anyone seeking solitude should avoid during normal waking hours, and especially during the holiday season!