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Overview

Rachels Famous Short Walks: Darwin's Rocks D 4

3 hrs |Free

9 December 2023, 10:30 AM

We walk to Moel Tryfan, pausing for breath & widening views of sea, Llyn Peninsular, Eryri mountains and the Nantlle Ridge. A plaque on the large rock close to the summit commemorates Charles Darwin's visit to this remote hillside in 1842 where he confirmed the theory put forward by two other eminent scientists, Dr William Buckland and Joshua Trimmer, that the rugged and somewhat inhospitable hillside had been at the bottom of the sea 20,000 years earlier. Sticks & over trousers recommended in wet weather. Can be muddy, over rough moorland paths more strenuous that other Fron walks but still grade D. Please bring a panad - coffee/tea/soup afterwards in the Canolfan. Grade D 4 miles, Height climbed 440 feet

Saturday, 9 December 2023
Start time:
10:32 am
Estimated finish time:
3:40 pm
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
6.4km / 4.0mi
Ascent:
134.1m / 440ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SH 50799 54801
Nearest postcode:
LL54 7BB
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Start time:
10:32 am

Canolfan Y Fron, car park, LL54 7BB SH508548 Google+ 3Q9C+WJ Caernarfon

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 quarterly 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