Sunday 21st May, 2023
Majesty & Magic
This is our big mountain walk this year – a long, tough, high level hike which taken in Wales’s second highest peak, Carnedd Llywelyn.
We’ll firstly be travelling by minibus to Cwm Eigiau, in the foothills of the Carneddau.
From there we’ll be walking to the summit of Carnedd Llywelyn (the ‘majesty’ – Llywelyn was a ruler of Wales), at 1,064 m / 3,491 ft only 21m lower than Snowdon, passing Llyn Melynllyn on the way, then returning via the spectacular Pen yr Helgi Du ridge and Pen Llithrig y Wrach (the ‘magic’ of the witch, 799 m / 2,621 ft) to Cwm Cowlyd. From here we will get the minibus back to Trefriw. In good weather the views will be splendid, but make no bones about it, this is a long, tough walk with lots of ascent (some 1,100m / 3,700 ft) and some exposed ridges.
The route does not always follow obvious paths. Note that some sections are exposed, and in a couple of places hands will be needed.
Remember that it is colder at altitude, even in May, and it can be wet too. Full water/windproofs, plenty of warm clothing (including hat and gloves) and good mountain boots are essential.
Duration: All day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Distance: About 10½ miles / 16½ km
Grade: Strenuous high mountain.
Suitability: Fit, experienced walkers
Walk Leaders: John Ellis-Jones and Nick Livesey
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.