GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


6 miles (9 km)

This walk explores the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park. You'll visit the peaks of

Carnedd Llewellyn


Yr Elen

with wonderful views of Tryfan, The Glyders and Llyn Ogwen as you go.
The walk starts from Llyn Ogwen where there is roadside parking. You then follow a track north along the River Lloer to Bryn Mawr and Cwm Loer where you pass around the pretty lake of Ffynnon Lloer. The route then involves a scramble to Pen Yr Ole Wen before continuing to the peaks of Carnedd Fach and Carnedd Dafydd. You continue to the 1,064m (3,491ft) summit of Carnedd Llewelyn, thesecond highest peakin Wales after Snowdon. Just to the east of the peak you will find the highest lake in Wales,Llyn Llyffant. From Carnedd Llewelyn you can continue a short distance north west to the 962m (3,156ft) peak of Yr Elen. It's a very challenging walk with some scrambling but you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Snowdonia, Bangor, Anglesey and the Irish Sea.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb Tryfan or enjoy an easy walk around Llyn Ogwen.

Carneddau OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Carneddau Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Tryfan, The Glyders and Llyn Ogwen

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Tryfan from the exit from Cwm Lloer

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Tryfan & The Glyders

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River Lloer

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Looking to Pen yr Ole Wen

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Ffynnon Lloe

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Carnedd Llewelyn

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Yr Elen

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Carneddau.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Carneddau.mmo (right click - 'Save As')