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Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley
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Photo from the walk - Pen yr Helgi Du from the Ogwen Valley

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Western Carneddau

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 1920 feet / 582 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

Pen yr Helgi Du is rarely an objective for a walk. However this is an ideal route for a half day excursion into the mountains of Snowdonia. The summit is one of the lesser peaks of the Carneddau, a wild and desolate area lying to the north of the A5 between Bethesda and Capel Curig. 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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