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Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newydd
Introduction to Walk 2820

Photo from the walk - Carneddau traverse from Llyn Ogwen to Bont Newydd

Nat Park - Snowdonia

County/Area - Conwy

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km

Ascent - 4200 feet / 1273 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This Conwy walk includes seven summits exceeding 3000 feet and must be treated as a serious walk. It is a linear route and requires suitable transport arrangements. Apart from a section of unpathed ascent to Pen yr Ole Wen the route follows good paths. However low cloud makes navigation difficult. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Tryfan & the Eastern Tops from the Ogwen Valley
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Grade - very hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1088
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
The Traverse of the Glyder Ridge from Ogwen
Grade - hard
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Y Garn from Ogwen Cottage (Route A)
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
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Y Garn & Carnedd y Filiast from Ogwen Cottage
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1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Pen yr Ole Wen from the Ogwen Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1232
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
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Grade - hard
Length - 16.0 miles / 26 km

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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