Trail Running – Llynnau Mymbyr

Paul Hodges

Trail Running guide - Biography
From the cafe there is a full range of trail & fell run options to suit all skills & abilities. Having only taken up these exhilerating sports in the last couple of years Paul cannot enthuse enough about how they have both opened him up to running in wonderfully open & varied surroundings often in complete isolation. From the classic fell race route up Moel Siabod that literally starts & ends across the road from the cafe, to fabulous forest trails around isolated lakes there are too many to list although most of our walks make excellent trail runs. Paul will be only too willing to help you choose one that should thrill, excite & encourage you to leave the roads behind & run as nature intended.
Paul Hodges
Trail Running – Llynnau Mymbyr

Level: Easy/Moderate
Terrain: Forest & Mountain Tracks, Rocky Path & short Boggy Section that can be avoided if preferred.
Distance: 3 Miles.
Estimated Time: 1.5/2 Hour.
Description: This is an easy to follow trail that loops around the Western half of Capel Curig area. It takes in the Afon (River) Llugwy, Coed (Forest) Bryn-engan & Llyn (Lake) Llynnau Mymbyr with its classic view of the Snowdon Massif. On its return leg through open countryside there are fine views of many of Snowdonia’s mountains including Moel Siabod & the major Carneddau Peaks.

The route includes a stiff initial climb that uses the Moel Siabod Fell race track before descending to Plas y Brenin Mountain centre & circling first North & then East around Capel Curig. The ground is undulating with a mixture of good forest tracks, short tarmac sections, rocky paths & boggy ground (can be avoided but best not to for those wanting a true trail experience).

Other Routes – There are too many to list here but many of The Siabod Walks make excellent Trail/Fell Runs & of course variants are a plenty, so if you are looking for options just call in & ask for Paul & he’ll try to find a route that suits you.

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2 Responses to Trail Running – Llynnau Mymbyr

  1. Philip says:

    Do you ever hold group runs?

    • paul says:

      Hi Philip, thanks for the enquiry. The running club I belong to do hold at least two weekly training runs based around Llanberis in the evenings & as far as I know anyone is welcome (Eryri Harriers, see their web-site for details). From the cafe we don’t do group runs although I am often seen running out the door at the first opportunity. There are a variety of great routes from the Cafe, I’d be more than happy to give you advice if you call in when I am here. My normal advice is choose one of our written routes take it at a walk or slow jog & then next time you can follow it without fear of getting lost (apologies if you already know the area like the back of your hand).