The Eigiau Horseshoe – 2019

Saturday 18th May, 2019

The Eigiau Horseshoe – A High Mountain Walk in the Carneddau

This challenging mountain walk will start and finish from the car park in Cwm Eigiau (we’ll get you there and back by minibus) to then take in the peaks of Foel Grach and Carnedd Llewelyn (both 3000’ers), plus Pen Yr Helgi Du and Pen Llithrig y Wrach.

The walk entails a total of some 3500′ (1100m) of ascent, and will offer some great views – if the cloud is high. The route does not always follow obvious paths.  Note that some sections are exposed, and in a couple of places hands will be needed.

The mountains can be cold in May. Full water/windproofs, warm clothing, and good mountain boots are essential. Please note that the route will likely be altered or shortened if weather conditions are not favourable.

Duration:   All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   10 miles / 15 km

Grade:    Strenuous high mountain

Suitability:    Fit, experienced walkers

Meet:   8.15 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  for minibus to walk starting point.
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, meet at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Leaders:    Keith Hulse (of Snowdonia Walker) and Colin Boyd

  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.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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