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Distance

9.19 mi

Elevation gain

2,930 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,930 ft

Max elevation

2,439 ft

Trailrank

35

Min elevation

512 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor
  • Photo of Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor
  • Photo of Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor
  • Photo of Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor
  • Photo of Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

Time

5 hours 30 minutes

Coordinates

4030

Uploaded

July 19, 2018

Recorded

July 2018
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2,439 ft
512 ft
9.19 mi

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near Llanfrothen, Wales (United Kingdom)

I did this after a long dry spel on a sunny days. Views were stunning of the South llyn coast, Snowdon and the Glydys and the valley around Cnicht. Beautiful.
The road to Croesor is narrow but has passing places and there is a small, free car park in Croesor with the route to Cnicht well sign posted. The track is clear and wide, eventually narrowing to something like a wide sheep track. Near the top there is some scrambling over short sections (10m?) needing hands but is not hard. That is the hardest bit of the climb over. You then walk to the North peak and carry on to a small lake and take the right fork at the start of the lake. The path is a little faint compared to proevious but you can see the old quarry workings you are heading for.
The quarry workings are interesting to explore an dlook down into another valley. I am told the section to the quarry workings is boggy, but I went after a very dry spell and was fine.
Walk up the old rail incline and follow the path over styles to Moelwin Mawr. the view across to Cnich is and Snowdon beyond was stunning, with Cnicht the best far valley-side I have seen. The walk down form Moelwyn didn't follow a marked path in places, or I lost it and had to climb a fence near a wall. It is quite steep down in places and i slipped twice on the hard, dry ground and dead grass., but not dangerous. Eventaully you reach the track at the bottom of teh valley and urn right just after the tea house and car park is about 30m through the trees.

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