Walk 11 – Llynnau Mymbyr

Paul Hodges

Mountain Walks guide - Biography
My first introduction to mountains was a family holiday to Snowdonia in 1976, I remember spending long summer days by the Black Waterfall near Dolgellau (26 years later I bought a house less than half a mile away from it) as well as ascending Snowdon (I hate to admit by train), even in the summer of ’76 it was cloudy on top!

We want you to enjoy are surroundings, whether you are new to the area, experienced hill walker, novice or full on adrenalin junkie we think we’ve got a walk that will interest you & introduce you to some hidden gems. These walks are tailored to all levels of fitness & provide you with a wide choice of scenery & surroundings, to help you select a walk that suits you we have graded them on a star rating for Exersion Levels, Exposure, Scenery & Wildlife & explain these below.
Paul Hodges
Walk 11 – 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 walk 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.

Click here for more information about the star ratings.

Exertion Rating 2 out of 5 Exposure Rating 2 out of 5 Scenery 4 out of 5 Nature 4 out of 5
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One Response to Walk 11 – Llynnau Mymbyr

  1. The Baxters says:

    A very enjoyable walk that we extended along the old Ogden path. We found the route description really well written and the views and scenery were just perfect. thank you