Tryfan North Ridge Scramble

This is a route of contrasts. Start off by ascending the longest sustained scramble in the area (wth a down scramble to boot) before ending the day in a more sedate manner by stopping off at the Glyderau’s two main lakes of Llyn Bochlwyd and Llyn Idwal. [osmap gpx=””] The Route in full on Mud and […]

Pony Path up Cadair Idris

Cadair Idris is traditionally regarded as the highest peak south of Snowdon, albeit a good 12 metres lower than it’s less illustrious neighbour, Aran Fawddwy. This is a brief account of the Pony Track up Cadair Idris, which is the easiest track. However, I’ll start by suggesting quite strongly that if you are going to […]

Capel Curig to Betws y Coed via Sarn Helen

Distance, Ascent and Time 24km, 700m, 7 hours OS Map Required Explorer 017 & Explorer 018, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties Distance Start / End Capel Curig Facilities WC/Pub  both ends, plus shop in Capel Curig Public Transport Some Sherpa buses. This is quite a long route starting in Capel Curig before following disused byways over to Dolwyddelan and possibly a pint (was shut […]

Cadair Idris from Minffordd

Download the GPX File for your GPS device here OS Map Required-  OS Explorer 23, Landranger 124, BMC Snowdonia South Difficulties Distance, ascent and routefinding. The Route The full route is on the Snowdonia National Park website here. The route shown above outlines an alternative descent to that shown on their site and requires some fine navigaional skills in mist […]

Rhinogydd from Llandecwyn to Talybont

Hotels in Snowdonia / Wales [osmap gpx=”” style=”width:600px; height:400px; border:1px solid gray; margin-right:20px; float:left;”] Distance, Ascent and Time 22.5km, 1180m and 8 hours OS Map Required Explorer 018, Landranger 124, BMC Snowdonia South Difficulties Route finding. Start / End Car Park Cwm Nantcol SH615258 Facilities Parking. Public Transport None The Route in full on Mud and Routes.  

Across the Rhinogydd – Rhinog Fawr and Llyn Du.

Anyone who’s heard of these will know how wild and rugged they are. If you haven’t, then you need to realise that they’re a range of hills that stretch from the Vale of Ffestiniog in the north, to the Mawddach in the south without being breached once by a road. There are two rough and […]

Carneddau Traverse – Conwy to Capel Curig

There’s nothing more satisfying than a decent traverse of an entire mountain range. This walk takes you loosely from Conwy over the Carneddau and down to Capel Curig. Navigation can be tricky in some places, and you’ll certainly need to be able to take and walk on a bearing if the mists come down. All […]