If Carlsberg did good views …

Saturday 21st May, 2022

If Carlsberg did good views …

Crimpiau (pronounced locally ‘Crimp – ee – a’, and meaning hard sharp edge; ridge, spur; ledge) is located between Capel Curig and Llyn Crafnant and is a stunning viewpoint despite being only 475m / 1,558 ft high. Photographer Nick Livesey writes in his book ‘Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains’, “Being little more than a minor incident on a long knobbly ridge, lowly Crimpiau harbours a secret that few would suspect from below”.  Nick’s not alone – many articles describe the lowly summit of Crimpiau as one of the best viewpoints in Snowdonia.

We’ll be taking the minibus to Capel Curig, then taking the scenic walk back to Trefriw, making a small steeper detour to ascend Crimpiau. And Crimpiau aside, it’s a great walk with lovely views from start to finish.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  About 9 miles / 14 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

Departure time:  9:00 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (More here.)

Walk Leaders:  Keith Hulse and Matthew Driver


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

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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations (cash or card). More details on our funding page.

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