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Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth
Introduction to Walk 1644

Photo from the walk - Cregennen Lakes from Barmouth

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Cadair Idris

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1485 feet / 450 metres

Time - 7 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Snowdonia walk is full of variety. The route includes a crossing of the Barmouth Bridge, a section of woodland with many waterfalls, two beautifully located lakes and some mountain vistas. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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