Circuit of Cwm Eigiau

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19 June 2022

No dogs

Covid-19

Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

A classic mountain circuit including Carnedd Llewelyn, the second highest peak in Wales.
The walk begins in a remote valley accessed by narrow roads from Tal-y-Bont in the Conway valley. Parking is at the end of the road. If you are happy to do so please try to car share.
There is a 1km flat walk to warm up and then we ascend sometimes on vague paths through heather and sometimes quite steeply to our first objective for the day, Pen Llithrig y Wrach.

Arenig Fawr scene
Arenig Fawr view

We descend steeply over good ground and then ascend Pen Yr Helgi Du where the terrain becomes more rocky and there are stunning views down into Cwm Eigau. There is some easy scrambling, with slight exposure briefly, before we make our way to the high point of the day, Carnedd Llewelyn.
We return to the cars by a steady descent over good tracks.

Meeting Time:
09:20
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
09:30
Walk Finishes:
16:15
Distance:
17.0km
Duration (incl stops):
6:45
Ascent:
1024m
Highest Point:
1064m Carnedd Llewelyn
Terrain:
Rough mountain tracks, sometimes over heather. Some easy scrambling with slight exposure.
Map/Area:
OL17 Snowdon
Starting Point:
Parking area at end of minor road from Tal-y-Bont. GR32664 Post code LL57 3UB
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Safety

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.

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