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Crimpiau In Pictures: One of Snowdonia’s Hidden Gems

16th November 2016

Snowdonia has no shortage of beautiful views, but one of the very best is from the summit of Crimpiau, just a short walk from village Capel Curig. Crimpiau (470m) is a small mountain, which packs a mighty scenic punch. A short walk from the Moel Siabod café is one of the most spectacular panoramic views in Snowdonia.


Crimpiau is a fantastic walk for all abilities offering views over the main Snowdonia mountain ranges. If time is short and you want to take in some big Snowdonia views then we highly recommend this short walk to the summit of Crimpiau. For those wanting a longer route then there are several route options from Crimpiau. From Crimpiau you can head down to the beautiful Llyn Crafnant or for the more adventurous head north over Craig Wen and Creigiau Gleision with a circuit of Llyn Cowlyd.


If you have climbed Crimpiau then we would love to hear about it. Please leave some comments below and tell us about our Crimpiau experiences.



Crimpiau View - Snowdon

  The view from the summit is impressive with the steep cliffs and peaks of the Glyderau mountain range with Tryfan dominating the skyline take centre stage. The Carneddau look spectacular with their long ridges and broad peaks just inviting...

Moel Siabod and the Daear Ddu Ridge – In Pictures

08th November 2016

When it comes to short and exhilarating mountain days in Snowdonia, then the ascent of Moel Siabod via the Daear Ddu Ridge has to be at the top of the list. Quiet, challenging, exciting with unbelievable views, the Black Earth Ridge is an easy grade 1 scramble that really delivers in every way. The Daear Ddu Ridge is less crowded than the popular Snowdon and Glyderau ridges, giving you the opportunity to escape the masses and enjoy a peaceful scramble on one of Snowdonia’s hidden gems. The Daear Ddu Ridge, in my opinion, is the best ridge for those who want to gain some experience and tackle their first grade 1 scramble.

The Daear Ddu ridge is located on Moel Siabod’s eastern side; an easy 3km walk from the small village of Pont Cyfyng near Capel Curig. The easy to follow path takes you through beautiful woodland and along the Afon Llugwy...

Crib Goch In Pictures

25th October 2016

Crib Goch. The most revered ridge in Snowdonia. A route of legendary status and easily the most talked about amongst hillwalkers. Many are petrified of this knife-edge arête, yet many couldn’t think of a better place to be. It is the ‘Marmite’ of Snowdonia, yet deep down we all want to give it a try.

I was extremely lucky to have the ridge ‘almost’ to myself a few weekends ago (7am start – snooze you lose) and I wanted to get some pictures for the Snowdon Walks blog and Facebook page. The conditions were not...

In Pictures: Nantlle Ridge – Mynydd Drws-y-coed and Trum Y Ddysgl

24th October 2016

Beautiful, quiet and challenging are just a few words to describe the Nantlle Ridge. Starting in Rhyd Ddu and ending above Nebo, this 9km ridge links several Snowdonia summits creating one off the best traverses in the UK. If you are looking to discover the quieter side of Snowdonia and see more of this beautiful area then this route should be at the top of your list.

This linear route takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular Snowdonia peaks and offers a sense of remoteness with unbelievable mountain and coastal views. This really is a Snowdonia classic with great scrambling, numerous peaks...

A creepy walk for this Halloween? The Devil’s Kitchen (Twll Du)

16th October 2016

The Devil’s Kitchen is the name given to the dark, black crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of the Goat) between Y Garn and Glyder Fawr. The Welsh name for Devil’s Kitchen is Twll Du, meaning ‘black hole’. Twll Du is known as the Devil’s Kitchen because of the plume of steam that is often seen rising from the crack resembling a chimney. It’s said when steam can be seen rising from the chimney, the Devil was cooking.


The Devil’s Kitchen is located behind Llyn Idwal nestled within Cwm Idwal in the Ogwen Valley. Cwm Idwal was the first nature reserve in Wales and is also a popular area with Charles Darwin.   The A5 runs through the...

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