It’s not the usual on Mud and Routes that the two most recent routes are, on the surface, the...
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
Facilities: Toilet and visitor centre.
Hazards: Steep gound.
Infrequent Sherpa buses from Bangor and Betws y Coed.
Parking: Limited parking available. Pavement parkers on the A5 will rightly be ticketed.
Parking Post Code for Sat Nav: LL57 3LZ
Walk to Devil’s Kitchen and Cwm Idwal
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!