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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


Toilet and visitor centre.


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.

Public Transport:

Infrequent Sherpa buses from Bangor and Betws y Coed.

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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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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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