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Carnedd Dafydd & Pen yr Ole Wen from Bethesda
Introduction to Walk 2558

Photo from the walk - Carnedd Dafydd & Pen yr Ole Wen from Bethesda

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Western Carneddau

County/Area - Gwynedd & Conwy

Author - Nick O'Brien

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 3370 feet / 1021 metres

Time - 7 hours 20 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

A Snowdonia walk from the A5 south of Bethesda that uses less frequented paths to ascend into the high Carneddau. The route includes the summits of Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr Ole Wen with great views to other peaks in the area. Some sections of the route are pathless and care is required to avoid steep crags. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. This applies in England. Wales & Scotland have different and stricter rules which do not allow walking away from home.

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