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Moel Cynghorion & Snowdon
Introduction to Walk 3059

Photo from the walk - Moel Cynghorion & Snowdon

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Snowdon Crib Goch

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 13.5 miles / 21.9 km

Ascent - 4300 feet / 1303 metres

Time - 11 hours 0 minutes

Grade - very hard

A superb Snowdonia walk that is challenging and rewarding. The eventual objective is the summit of Snowdon but the approach follows a route that sees few walkers and includes Moel Cynghorion en-route for Llyn Du'r Arddu before a steep climb takes you onto the Llanberis path to Snowdon. The return uses the quieter Snowdon Ranger path before following a cross-country route back to the start. Proficiency with a map is a useful asset. 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. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL17Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 115Sheet Map1:50kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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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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