Sunday 29th May 2022 - Carnedd  Llewellyn

Distance: 9.6 miles with a total of 3678’ of ascent. 

Meet at the Abbey at 07.15.

Distance to start: 73miles. Journey time: 115 minutes.

No toilet at the starting point but there is one a short drive away and there is also the opportunity to visit one en-route.

The circular walk will take us north through Tal Y Lyn Ogwen to follow the Afon Lloer, before heading west to visit Pen yr Ole Wen (3209’), where we will take the time to roam around the edges to take in the views, Carnedd Dafydd (3425’), Carnedd Llewelyn (3491’), before dropping down to Pen yr Helgi Du (2733’) and a fairly gentle, knee saving descent back to the A5 which we cross for an easy path back to the cars.


The route provides some outstanding views, weather permitting. It’s a steady climb up, with one scrambling section. It then stays sort of level’ish until we start the descent, which will include one down and one up scramble. While not to be dismissed, none of the scrambles are particularly difficult or ‘hairy’. As a novice scrambler myself, I certainly wasn’t unduly troubled by them, although conditions were dry.