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Walk up Lliwedd from Nant Gwynant

By Dave Roberts   

on December 30, 2011    No ratings yet.

Walk up Lliwedd from Nant Gwynant

Route Essentials

Route Summary

See the end of the article for local information about parking, public transport facilities, pubs and cafes.

Distance

9.1 km

Ascent

1156 m

Time

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

Start Location

Difficulty

Hard Walk, Scrambling, Scrambling Grade 1

Hazards

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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. 

Walk up Lliwedd from Nant Gwynant Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk up Lliwedd from Nant Gwynant

If you want to avoid the crowds for most of your walk, then this is one of the least obvious routes to Lliwedd and possibly on to Snowdon.

Starting off on the Watkin path with the hordes, you’ll soon be leaving them behind, probably shaking their heads at you as you’re clearly going the wrong way. You need to follow the Watkin Path from Nant Gwynant, initially through the woodland and then on the wide easy track that curves around on iself and into the lower reaches of Cwm Llan. The waterfalls are what we’re aiming for, and you can reach them most easily from the gate and down the wall at SH622 516.

Route Start  Pen y Pass OS Map Required Public Transport Sherpa buses plentiful. Parking extortionate – £10 a day
Route End  Pen y Pass Difficulties? Zig Zags are an accident blackspot when iced. Facilities Cafe, parking WC.

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Local Information and Recommended Maps and Guidebooks

Route Summary:

This walk includes the Nuttall of Gallt y Wenallt

Route Start Location:

Distance
Ascent
Time
9.1 km 1156 m

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

Activivity Type: Hard Walk, Scrambling, Scrambling Grade 1

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.

Hazards

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 :

Public Transport:

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