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Garnedd Goch via Cwm Silyn (Two Lakes Walk)
Introduction to Walk 3117

Photo from the walk - Garnedd Goch via Cwm Silyn (Two Lakes Walk)

Nat Park - Snowdonia - Moel Hebog Nantlle Ridge

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Alan Birks

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Time - 4 hours 50 minutes

Grade - moderate

This circular Snowdonia walk lies in relatively quiet mountains and features an ascent of Garnedd Goch (700m) via Cwm Silyn. The route offers superb views of two lakes - Llynnau Cwm Silyn and Cwm Dulyn - as well as a mountain panorama which includes the Snowdon range, the Nantlle Ridge and the coasts by Caernarfon and Porthmadog. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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