Friday 15th May, 2020
Llyn Cowlyd lies in the foothills of the Carneddau mountains behind Trefriw (and provides water for the Conwy valley and some of the towns on the coast). We’ll be walking round the lake at high level.
The minibus will take us to Cwm Cowlyd at the lake’s northern end (just 3 miles), where we will then walk up Pen Llithrig y Wrach (2621′ / 799m) on its north-western side (in the picture), to descent to the other end of the lake. From there we will ascend Creigiau Gleision (2224′ / 678m) (from where the picture is taken) before dropping down to the Crafnant valley and returning on foot back to Trefriw. If the visibility is good, the views of the surounding mountains will be stunning.
This area is remote, one part can be boggy, and it can be cold on the tops, even in May. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots. Gaiters would not be out of order in places.
Duration: All day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Distance: about 9 miles / x km
Grade: hard mountain
Suitability: fit and experienced walkers
Walk Leaders: Tony Ellis and Paul Newell
Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.
Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.