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Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddu
Introduction to Walk 2797

Photo from the walk - Yr Aran and Snowdon from Rhyd-Ddu

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Gwynedd

Author - Peter Lane

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 3700 feet / 1121 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This walk visits the isolated sentinel of Yr Aran which, although absent from the exalted list of 3,000 foot peaks in Snowdonia, more than makes up for its isolation and lack of stature with its spectacular views. Magnificent views across to Y Lliwedd and the Watkins path are also a feature of the excellent ridge walk up Bwlch Main to Snowdon itself. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route A)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3509
Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu (Route B)
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Length - 8.3 miles / 13.4 km
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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Mynydd Mawr from Rhyd-Ddu
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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Snowdon by Rhyd-Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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