Conwy

The Tryfan Circuit No ratings yet.

You know the feeling. You’ve arrived at Ogwen with some mountain newbies, or those who know better and have left the crampons at home (“Well it wasn’t snowing in Surrey!”) and the mountains are wearing their full winter raiment (that’s enough Showell Styles for one post). Climbing Tryfan, for it’s more a climb than a …

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A Walk Above Dolgarrog No ratings yet.

To the area where the dam broke above the village of Dolgarrog in 1925, killing 16 people. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

A Walk to Bwlch Y Ddeufaen No ratings yet.

An interesting route for a mid level walk, or for those into ancient archaeology. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

Walk up Mynydd y Gaer No ratings yet.

A walk in the Conwy countryside up an ancient hill fort from Llanefydd. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

A Walk around Cwm Idwal 5/5 (4)

The dramatic Cwm Idwal feels rugged and mountainous but is still a straightforward family walk with very little ascent considering the terrain. The view across Llyn Idwal is dominated by the craggy facade of Twll Du or The Devil’s Kitchen. While the path is good around most of Cwm Idwal, there are some rougher sections …

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A Walk to Tyn y Coed Uchaf and Cwm Eidda from near Betws y Coed No ratings yet.

An easy ramble from Roman Bridge between Betws y Coed and Penmachno that explores the low hills nearby. Lowly they may be, but they provide an extensive panorama back towards the high Snowdonian peaks that defy mere altitude alone. The Route Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and …

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Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du from Capel Curig. No ratings yet.

I can’t think of another walk that has two summits with such unusual names, Hill of the Slippery Witch and Hill of the black hunting hound respectively. Now I haven’t a clue why they’re called that (I feel some research coming on) but some fields and even hills are named after the farm that farms it (possibly vice versa too). As for Pen …

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Cambrian Way Stage 18 – Ogwen to Conwy

Tal Y Fan from Rowen. 4/5 (1)

Her: “I’m going to the Hairdressers, it’s costing £60…” Me: Splutters coffee across room Her: “I’ll drop you off for a walk on the way” Me: “Oh, all right then” OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 The Route So it was that I ended up on a frozen morning in Rowen in the Conwy Valley. I …

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