Walk 12 – Llyn y Parc

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 12 – Llyn y Parc

Level: Moderate/Strenuous
Terrain: Clear paths, Forest Tracks & Tarmac Road.
Distance: 12 Miles.
Estimated Time: 5/6 Hours.
Description: This is an easy to follow walk with some small ascents & good views to Moel Siabod & Snowdon early & late on. The route takes you past old Lead Ore mines & through Forest as well as more open terrain. The main highlight is reaching Llyn y Parc lying secluded by trees & often in un-disturbed tranquillity. None of the climbs on their own are too demanding yet accumulated together you will have climbed approx. 2,400 feet which is near enough climbing Snowdon itself from Pen y Pass so be warned this is a good days walking & a certain level of fitness is needed in order to enjoy your day.

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Exertion Rating 3 out of 5 Exposure Rating 2 out of 5 Scenery 4 out of 5 Nature 4 out of 5
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