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Cwm Idwal

2 miles (4 km)

Explore this hanging valley in Snowdonia and enjoy some of the most spectacular mountainous scenery in the country. In aRadio Times poll in 2005, Cwm Idwal was ranked the 7th greatest natural wonder in Britain.
This circular walk begins at the car park next to the western end of Lllyn Ogwen. You then pick up a footpath which ascends to the beautiful Llyn Idwal. It's a simply wonderful spot with the crystal clear lake and surrounding mountains forming a spectacular natural amphitheatre. The footpath runs along the edge of the lake to the Darwin Idwal Boulders and then to the Idwal Slabs. The slabs were used as a training ground for Mount Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary.
As you pass the lake you close in on the impressive headwall of Cwm Idwalknow as 'The Devil's Kitchen'. From here the route descends on the western side of Llyn Idwal to Llyn Ogwen and the finish point.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb the challenging Tryfan mountain. The route starts from the eastern end of Llyn Ogwen.

Cwm Idwal Postcode

LL24 0EU
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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