Capel Pinnacle / Y Pincin from Capel Curig
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Walk Route Description
The Capel Pinnacle is a well known landmark, a little rocky knoll a few hundred feet above Capel Curig. It's barely a walk to its 860ft/264m top but it offers tantalising views of Snowdon and the higher mountains and has plenty of scrambling for entertaining hour or two.
Walk out of the car park onto the main road by the junction. Cross the junction to a cross by the chapel and go over a stile into a field, following a path which passes to the left of the Pinnacle. Once over another wall it's a simple matter of picking the best route up to the summit. The easiest way is by climbing round the north side where a series of paths and easy scrambles bring you to the rocky top just poking above the trees.
It is a nice viewpoint, looking up Dyffryn Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe, Moel Siabod looming massively to the south and Pen yr Helgi Du and Pen Llithrig yr Wrach soaring to the north. Aside from the view there is plenty of easy and enjoyable scrambling to be found on the Pinnacle. Once you are done, simply descend the way you came up back to Capel Curig.
Other walks nearby
Walk 2902 Creigiau Gleision & Llyn Cowlyd from Capel Curig - moderate - 9.5 miles/15.4 km
Walk 2200 Eastern Carneddau from Capel Curig - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 2300 Glyder Fach from Capel Curig - mod/hard - 11.5 miles/18.7 km
Walk 1661 Crimpiau from Capel Curig - easy/mod - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 3402 Moel Siabod circuit from Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig - moderate - 6.5 miles/10.6 km
Walk 3005 Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curig - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km
Walk 1151 Moel Siabod from Pont Cyfyng, near Capel Curig - hard - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 2919 Moel Siabod from Capel Curig - moderate - 6.0 miles/9.8 km
Walk 3056 Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley - moderate - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Walk 1232 Carnedd Llewelyn, Llyn Eigiau & Llyn Cowlyd - hard - 16.0 miles/26 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Snowdonia: 30 Low-level and easy walks - North
Guidebook describing 30 walks in Snowdonia, Wales. Routes are mostly low level and on clear paths and showcase the region's beautiful scenery and rich history and culture. Part of a 2-volume set, this northern volume includes the Snowdon area, the Ogwen and Conwy Valleys, Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Ffestiniog and the coast.
Mountain Walking in Snowdonia
Guidebook to 40 of Snowdonia's best day walks, with routes up Snowdon and Tryfan, including the Snowdon Horseshoe, Cadair Idris, Y Garn and The Rhinogs. The routes range from Grade 1 scrambles like Crib Goch or Bristly Ridge, to riverside and forest walks. Includes details of a 2-day traverse of all 15 of Snowdonia's 3000ft peaks.
The National Trails
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.