Climb to the 698 m (2,290 ft) summit Mynydd Mawr on this challenging climb in the Snowdonia National Park. On the walk you will enjoy stunning views of Llyn Cwellyn and the surrounding mountains. The walk starts from the village of Rhyd Ddu and follows woodland trails through Beddgelert Forest before climbing above Llyn Cwellyn to Foel Rudd and then on to the Mynydd Mawr summit. There are interesting geological formations, rocky outcrops and breathtakingly beautiful views to enjoy. It's also a fairly quiet walk with most people heading to Snowdon from Rhyd Ddu.
If you'd like to continue your climbing in the area then the Snowdon Rhyd Ddu Path starts from the village too. You could also head along the wonderful Nantlle Ridge.
Mynydd Mawr Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Mynydd Mawr Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Mynydd Mawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Mynydd Mawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west you can explore the Dorothea Quarry where you'll find the remains of the old mining houses and a series of scenic lakes including Lynn Nantlle.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.