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 Crimpiau the route passes through some lovely old woodland, followed by a very short walk along the A5 to cross a footbridge into more woodland and forest.  The path here leads to Llynnau Mymbyr, with fine views of Snowdon on a clear day.  Another very short road section (no footpath here) and then a good track leads back to the car park.

The views from the summit of Crimpiau make it well worth the effort – Moel Siabod, Llynnau Mymbyr, Y Lliwedd, Snowdon, Glyderau, Tryfan, Pen Yr Ole Wen and Carneddau in one grand vista!

Free parking in Capel Curig.  Toilets 20p, located between the car park and the Joe Brown shop.

For more detail, you can view route reports (when available) here: Route Reports for Crimpiau and Llyn Crafnant from Capel Curig.

Distance: 6.50 miles
Time: 3.50 hours
Ascent: 414 m
Grade: Medium *
Activity: Walking
OS Map: OL17

 

 

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*Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended only as a guide to the route.
You should always take the relevant map and a compass with you and check weather conditions before setting out.
The grading of routes is from my experience of them and may differ to your expectations.

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