Garn, Glyderau and Tryfan from Ogwen

There’s only one way to enjoy a walk on a Bank Holiday. Well, ok, there’s 2 if you count don’t bother, but getting up just after dawn and being on the hill for 7am is the one i’d choose. Even the car park at Ogwen was empty! So this weekend, why not try and miss […]

Nantlle Ridge Circuit From Rhyd Ddu

This is undoubtedly one of the classic routes in Snowdonia. While many will do this with two cars, or even the ‘double’, the more elegant and pleasing option is to return via Cwm Pennant. This route descends via Cwm Dwyfor, but it is also possible to descend Cwm Braich y Dinas or Cwm Cipwrth, though […]

The Carneddau from Ogwen to Aber

This is one of the best walks in the area. If you want to get a feel for these spacious hills, then this walk provides all that. Of course, you could start from the North, or even from Bethesda or the remote Eastern cwms, and all of them excellent choices. The main advantage of this one, […]

Carneddau – Aber to Trefriw

This is a different approach to these hills, one that does leave you with difficulty in returning to your start point, but buses do pass through Trefriw. It’s also a route that contrasts along it’s way. You start in a wooded valley, cross moorland and secluded valleys, before crossing the highest land over Llewelyn. To top […]

Moel Ysgyfarnogod from Trawsfynydd.

This is a tough little route over a rarely frequented outlier.  As rough as it gets in Snowdonia. A Rhinog kilometer is what you encounter here, where each one takes twice as long. If you look at the distance and think it’ll take three or four hours, you may want to reconsider and add a couple […]

Tal Y Fan from Rowen.

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”  Download the GPX File for your GPS device here Distance, Ascent and Time 11km, 600m, 4 hours OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties navigation from the summit […]

Tal y Fan From Aber to Dwygyfylchi

Another route up the shortest and most northern of the Carneddau. This time via the roman road from Aber and over both Foel Llwyd and Tal y Fan before descending to Capelulo or continuing onwards to Conwy.  Download the GPX File for your GPS device here  Distance, Ascent and Time 14.5km, 550m, 4 hours OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC […]