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Route Summary:

Walk up Cwm Idwal and Devil’s Kitchen to Llyn Cwn.

6.04 km 451 m 2hrs 30min - on a good day.

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

Start and Finish: Idwal Cottage

View Facilities

Toilet and visitor centre.

View Hazards

Steep gound and finding descent in mist.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :
LL57 3LZ

Limited parking available. Pavement parkers on the A5 will rightly be ticketed.

Public Transport:

Infrequent Sherpa buses from Bangor and Betws y Coed.

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Summits and Places on this Route

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Walk to Llyn y Cwn and Devil’s Kitchen Details

A short route this may be, but the terrain you cross is not to be taken lightly. The route around the lake is easy enough, but the steep pull up the Devil’s Kitchen is a full blown mountain path and needs care. You can rest awhile at Llyn y Cwn, before tackling the steep descent. Beware that finding the path back in mist can be tricky.

The Route

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Dave Roberts

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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