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Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curig
Introduction to Walk 3005

Photo from the walk - Clogwen from Bryntyrch, Capel Curig

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Western Carneddau

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Andy Smith

Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km

Ascent - 550 feet / 167 metres

Time - 1 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy

A short half day Snowdonia walk to the summit of Clogwen, which rises behind Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park. Despite its modest height the views from the summit of Clogwen are superb and include Moel Siabod, Snowdon and many other peaks. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


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