Nantlle Ridge – the finest ridge walk in Snowdonia?
The Nantlle Ridge is a classic Snowdonia hike, offering extensive and spectacular views away from the crowds of Snowdon.
The Nantlle Ridge is to the west of the Snowdon massif and presents a truly awesome day out with spectacular views to the coast and the mountains. On a clear day it can be far more satisfying to feast your eyes on Snowdon from the Nantlle Ridge that to battle the crowds at the popular summit.
An initial steep climb takes us onto the ridge itself, from where we will walk and scramble south west along its length. The scrambling is fairly easy and can largely be avoided, but there are some steep sections. Depending upon the weather and our progress, we will at least head for the obelisk at 653m, but hopefully also Craig Cwm Syllin at 734m too. Our descent will then take us down towards the disused “Prince of Wales Quarry”, with its deserted mine buildings and terraced remains. Finally, we’ll head back to the start via Beddgelert Forrest.
DepartureA4085 Car Park
Departure TimeDeparture time Please arrive at 9.30 for a briefing and prompt departure at 10.00
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