Walk to Devil’s Kitchen and Cwm Idwal

Route Information

Braich Ty Du, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 3LZ, UK


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Route Summary:

Popular walk, not to be underestimated as the highest point is over 600m and the route steep in places.

Distance: 5 Kms

Ascent: 330 metres

Time: 2 hours

Start and Finish: Idwal Cottage


Toilet and visitor centre.

Hazards: Steep gound.

Public Transport:

Infrequent Sherpa buses from Bangor and Betws y Coed.

Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav: Limited parking available. Pavement parkers on the A5 will rightly be ticketed. LL57 3LZ

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Walk to Devil’s Kitchen and Cwm Idwal

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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!

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  1. […] a bit more interest, you can take the higher path toward’s Twll Du / The Devil’s Kitchen  rather than cross at the lake’s […]

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