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Yr Elen from Gerlan, Bethesda
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Photo from the walk - Yr Elen from Gerlan, Bethesda

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Western Carneddau

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 2820 feet / 855 metres

Time - 6 hours 0 minutes

Grade - hard

A tough Snowdonia walk into the Carneddau that requires some perseverance in the early stages. The start is the village of Gerlan near Bethesda and the walk heads into unpathed territory quite soon. The ascent of Yr Elen is quite steep and requires good visibility. The return takes you over Foel Ganol which sees very few walkers. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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