An enjoyable scenic route over Arenig Fawr

The Arenigs are a less walked group of Snowdonian peaks, yet Arenig Fawr with its central positioning, enjoys huge panoramic views across most of Snowdonia. Here’s a circular route that we walked early on a very frosty January morning. The GPS track reported 7.25 miles of distance with about 2000 ft of climb. Allow 4

Ode of the Dawn Walker

Ode of the Dawn Walker As golden flood pours in Sleepy night gives way to mists of morn In vale below the cock doth crow And hound speaks forth The darkness sundered and torn. The tweet of birds stirring in heather The prominences of walker fresh & cold Caressed by sun born anew, like gentle

Carneddau Excursion (Cwm Eigiau loop)

A glorious circular route in the Carneddau, from the remote parking near Llyn Eigiau (SH732663). A Snowdonia walk for the more adventurous, taking in less walked peaks and an enjoyable ridge. Summary: Approximately 9 miles and 2800 ft of ascent. Section 1 – mainly stoned tracks to Cwm Eigiau quarry. Section 2 – craig ascent

Rhobell Fawr (a volcanic walk)

Rhobell Fawr, one of the ancient volcanoes of North Wales, makes for an enjoyable and scenic mountain walk. This ancient extinct volcano stands a little over 2400 ft high. The ascent took us about 2 hours, so leave between 4 and 5 hours for this complete walk, including the bridle-path loops. Our walk starts from

Craig Cwm Silyn

Craig Cwm Silyn, a morning walk at the western end of the Nantlle ridge. This walk starts at a small parking area that the landowner kindly allows visitors to use. Having walked most of the Nantlle ridge earlier this year (see this post), we wished to visit Craig Cwm Silyn at the western most point