Cwmorthin and the Moelwyns

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Cwmorthin and the Moelwyns

We’ll be travelling in our minibus to Tanygrisiau (near Blaenau Ffestiniog) to then walk up to the lovely Llyn Cwmorthin. Passing Cwmorthin quarry on the far side, we’ll ascend to the remote remains of Rhosydd slate quarry to then head on to Twll Mawr and the small peak of Moel yr Hydd (648 m / 2,126 ft), a grand viewpoint for the Moelwyns and many of the Snowdonia peaks. We’ll descend to the remains of Wrysgan quarry, with its tunnel and superb hyperbolic incline, to then return to Tanygrisiau, descending via Wrysgan Quarry, weather permitting.  The Lakeside cafe will provide a welcome cuppa while we wait for the minibus to take us back to Trefriw.

It can be cold at altitude, even in May; please bring warm, waterproof clothing.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  About 7 miles / 11 km

Grade:  Moderate/hard

Meet:  9:00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for minibus to Tanygrisiau
Tea and cake will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. You are welcome to stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Bernard Owen and Nigel Thomas


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)

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.

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