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, is that you minimise ascent, and it’s a short walk considering the ground covered (shortest walk from Ogwen to Aber). The sun is also to your back, but a lot of the view is behind you. The ascent via the short scramble from Glan Denau is a more interesting ascent, meaning you can take it easy on the long, rambling descents to the north.

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Distance, Ascent and Time 19, 1050m, 8 hours

OS Map Required Explorer 017BMC MapLandranger 115

Difficulties Navigation in mist on Glyderau.

Start/ End Ogwen (or Glan Denau if parking is unavailable) to Aber

Facilities WC, Snack cabin, Parking.

Public Transport Infrequent Sherpa services to Ogwen.

The Route  In Full on Mud and Routes

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