Tal y Fan from Llanfairfechan

Here’s yet another route to the summit of Tal y Fan! I don’t think I’ve followed the same route twice to the top, and here’s yet another one. Llanfairfechan makes a wonderfully different starting point for the Carneddau, starting off in a picturesque wooded valley and following a well marked path to the roman road. […]

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 […]

Welsh 3000s – 15 Peaks

This is the most challenging walk in the park. An absolute must if you’re fit enough. [osmap gpx=”http://www.walkupsnowdon.co.uk/files/2011/09/14_peaks1.gpx”] Distance, Ascent and Time  46km, 3400m, 16hrs OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties Nav, logistics and distance Start / End Pen y Pass to Bwlch Y Ddeufaen Facilities Cafe and Toilets Public Transport Sherpa buses plentiful. Parking extortionate – £10 a day […]

Eryri Way Day 5 – Rachub to Llanberis

Day 5 of the Eryri Way walk from Rachub to Llanberis. A full route description will follow on Mud and Routes. There’s a full gallery and a map below to keep you going ’till then.Rachub to Llanberis ew5 Distance, Ascent and Time 14km, 500m, 4 hours OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties none Start / End Rachub to […]

Eryri Way Day 4 Conwy to Rachub

Day 4 of the Eryri Way walk from Conwy to Rachub. A full route description will follow. There’s a full gallery and a map below to keep you going ’till then. ew4 Distance, Ascent and Time 30km, 1200m, 9 hours OS Map Required Explorer 017, BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties Navigation skill is needed over some pathless sections. Start / End Conwy […]

Eryri Way Day 3 – Capel to Conwy

Day 3 of the Eryri Way walk from Capel curig to Conwy. A full route description will follow. There’s a full gallery and a map below to keep you going ’till then. ew3 Distance, Ascent and Time 30km, 850m, 7 hours. OS Map Required Explorer 017 & BMC Map, Landranger 115 Difficulties Navigation skill is needed over some pathless sections. Start / […]

Llyn Crafnant and Geirionydd from Capel Curig

This is a straightforward circuit that you can do at almost any time of the year. Starting from Capel Curig, the route travels over moorland, into two beautiful valleys containing lakes, and finally some forestry (there’s got to be a down side!. Its highest point is only about 340m, and the distance about 15km. Download […]

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 […]