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Meirionnydd Group

The Meirionnydd Ramblers are a friendly and welcoming group. We offer regular and varied walks in the wonderful countryside in and around southern Snowdonia.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

Above the devastation of the Blaenau Ffestiniog quarries is a ridge of hills, reaching to a height of nearly 700 metres. In contrast, on the other side of the ridge lies the beautiful, secluded Lledr Valley, running down towards Dolwyddelan, with the castle and the shapely peak of Moel Siabod in the distance. Today’s walk follows an easy quarry track gently downhill into the Lledr Valley. Leaving the track we pass the remains of quarry buildings, making our way above a narrow gorge and climbing up on faint paths and over rough ground through the higher reaches of valley. Eventually we reach the ridge which we follow over Moel Druman and Allt Fawr, with extensive views in all directions. Our path levels out for a while as we continue, overlooking the town and its quarry workings. Passing the little lake of Llyn Dyrnogydd, we descend the steep grassy slopes beyond to return to the start.

Friday, 12 July 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
650m / 2133ft
Type:
circular

Group grade B

Please phone the leader if you would like to join this walk.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SH 70153 48911
Nearest postcode:
xxxx
what3words:
mining.probable.breached
Start time:
10:00 am

Crimea Pass car park on A470 N of Blaenau Ffestiniog

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking