A Couple of Pens (Welsh Marilyn)

A superb mountain walk with amazing views, taking in Pen yr Helgi Du (Hill of the Black Hunting Dog) and Pen Llithrig y Wrach (Slippery Hill of the Witch), a Marilyn.


23 June 2024

No dogs allowed

Starting from the layby, we have a short walk along the road to pick up the Snowdonia Slate Trail which we follow for approximately 2km to reach a path heading north to reach the peak of .Pen yr Helgi Du. From here, we head east along the ridge to reach the summit of Pen Llithrig y Wrach, our highest point at 799 metres. Heading south, we then descend a pathless route down the ridge to pick up a path then southwest to once again meet the Snowdonia Slate Trail, which leads us back to the cars.

Paths, tracks, open grassland. Likely to be boggy and very wet in places
Harvey XT25 North Snowdonia, OS OL17 Yr Wydffa
Starting Point:
Layby on A5 near Jonjo Redmond Mountain Odyssey
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Highest Point:
799m Pen Llithrig y Wrach


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.