9.6 miles with a total of 3678’ of ascent.
at the Abbey at 07.15. Distance
to start: 73miles. Journey time: 115 minutes.
toilet at the starting
point but there is one a short drive away and there is also the
visit one en-route.
circular walk will
take us north through Tal Y Lyn Ogwen to follow the Afon Lloer, before
west to visit Pen yr Ole Wen (3209’), where we will take the time to
around the edges to take in the views, Carnedd Dafydd (3425’), Carnedd
(3491’), before dropping down to Pen yr Helgi Du (2733’) and a fairly
knee saving descent back to the A5 which we cross for an easy path back
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
which will include one down and one up scramble. While not to be
none of the scrambles are particularly difficult or ‘hairy’. As a
scrambler myself, I certainly wasn’t unduly troubled by them, although
conditions were dry.