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Snowdonia Walks

Craig yr Hafod and Graig Ddu

A simple walk close to the border of Snowdonia, taking in two modestly sized and rarely ascended hills, Craig yr Hafod and Graig Ddu. The walk can easily be extended to include some of the other surrounding hills on open access land.…

Moel Siabod and the Daear Ddu Ridge

A simple trek up to summit of Moel Siabod in Snowdonia via the grade 1 rated Daear Ddu Ridge, before returning back towards Pont Cyfyng along the crest of the mountain. Route Information Ascent: 756mLength: 5.9 milesStart: Pont…

Clogwyn y Person Arete Scramble

Snowdonia's classic Clogwyn y Person Arête scramble was my destination earlier in the week, and it was a scramble I'd been wanting to do for some time. There are two main ways to get up onto the arête. One of them is via the Parsons Nose,…

Waved Slab, Carnedd y Filiast

Waved Slab, on Carnedd y Filiast, is a mod rated climb and not classed as a scramble. As well as being my first climb, it was also my first experience with ropework under the excellent guidance of my climbing partner for the day, Carl. The…

Bryant’s Gully Scramble

Bryant's Gully is a grade 2+ scramble on the south side of the Glyders. It follows a line up the Glyder Fawr south-west spur of Esgair Felen, from the valley floor all the way to its crest. At 500m long, it's one of the longest scrambles in…

A Walk up Pen yr Ole Wen

I had my two children visiting for the week and, on such occasions, I always like to take them on a few treks up into the hills and mountains, mainly because it's quite a novelty for them as they normally live in the flat lands of Norfolk.…

The Snowdon Horseshoe

Summary The Snowdon Horseshoe is the name given to the horseshoe shaped ring of ridges and peaks on Snowdon's eastern side, and makes up part of the Snowdon Massif. The peaks included in the Horseshoe are those of Y Lliwedd, Snowdon,…