Author: Open Routes

Moel Arthur and Moel Famau

A circular walk of 9 miles to the summits of Moel Arthur and Moel Famau from Cilcain. You could of course miss out the short sharp climb to Moel Arthur to save a little energy for the remaining climbs. Distance: 9.00 milesTime: 3.00 hoursAscent: 935 mGrade: Medium *Activity: WalkingOS Map: Explorer 265   (right-click the […]

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Y Garn via Devil’s Kitchen

This is a circular walk of 6 miles to the summit of Y Garn, via the Devil’s Kitchen.  The path through Cwm Idwal and climbing through the Devil’s Kitchen is good and solid, though the climb requires a good level of fitness.  The ascent up to Y Garn is straightforward, […]

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Tryfan via the North Ridge

The ascent of Tryfan via the north ridge is a fine grade 1 scramble, but is not to be underestimated.  I personally struggled in a few places on the route, as I don’t have a great head for heights, and found getting grip on the rocks tricky; I was happy […]

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Moel Siabod via Daear Ddu Ridge

This is a circular walk of 6.5 miles to the summit of Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng near Capel Curig, via the Daear Ddu Ridge.  The ridge scramble can be avoided by taking a slightly easier route detailed here. The route begins with a short section of tarmac road, first […]

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Moel Siabod

This is a circular walk of 6.5 miles to the summit of Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng near Capel Curig, via the Daear Ddu Ridge, though this route takes the slightly easier route up, avoiding the ridge scramble.  The route begins with a short section of tarmac road, first along […]

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Crimpiau and Capel Curig

This is a circular walk of 6.5 miles to the summit of Crimpiau, followed by a short loop around Capel Curig.  The paths are mostly in good condition, though the track to Crimpiau can get a little wet in places it is easy enough to navigate around.  After returning from […]

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Llantysilio Mountain

This is a circular walk of 7 miles over Llantysilio Mountain.  It also includes the summits of Moel Morfydd, Moel y Gamelin, and Moel y Faen. The route starts out on a quiet tarmac lane before following footpaths and bridleways, which can be muddy in places.  Another very brief section […]

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Moel Eilio from Llanberis

This is a circular walk of 8.5 miles to the summit of Moel Eilio from Llanberis.  It also includes the summits of Foel Gron and Foel Goch, and can be extended to include Moel Cynghorion. Once out of the village, the route climbs steeply on a tarmac lane, which eventually […]

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Crimpiau and Llyn Crafnant from Capel Curig

This is a circular walk of 8.5 miles, to Llyn Crafnant from Capel Curig, with a climb to the summit of Crimpiau along the way.  There are a variety of path surfaces on this route, firm rocky paths to begin with (some wet sections, but easily passable), grass and gravel […]

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Route Report – Cwm Llan – 2019-03-25

Description: A 4.5 mile hike in Cwm Llan. Parking Information: Pont Bethania car park is £3 for 4 hours, £6 all day.  Toilets (free) are available here. View the map and download the GPX of this route. I decided to start my week off work with a relatively gentle hike […]

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