Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia: 40 Classic Routes Exploring Snowdonia

Great Mountain Days in Snowdonia: 40 Classic Routes Exploring Snowdonia

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By (author) Terry Marsh, Illustrated by Mark Richards

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  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 236mm x 22mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cumbria
  • ISBN 10: 1852845813
  • ISBN 13: 9781852845810
  • Edition: 13001
  • Edition statement: 1st edition.
  • Illustrations note: 40 map extracts, 40 topos and over 200 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 262,501

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A guide to 40 great mountain day walks and scrambles in Snowdonia. These inspirational routes along the valleys and along the tops range right across the National Park and are divided into 8 geographical regions: Snowdon and Moel Eilio, the Glyderau, the Carneddau, Eifionydd, Siabod and the Moelwynion, Rhinogydd (the Harlech Dome), Migneint and the Arans and Cadair Idris and the Tarrens. All routes are graded, from moderate to strenuous, and illustrated with Harvey map extracts, topo diagrams by Mark Richards and lots of stunning photographs. Some routes include mild scrambling or long days in rugged country, and many can be enjoyed all year round. The walks have been chosen to encourage you to try something new in this much-loved region, while at the same time offering clear descriptions of classic routes for those new to Snowdonia.

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Author information

Terry Marsh is a full-time writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors. His involvement with Snowdonia began in 1970 when he moved to Bangor, and soon became a voluntary warden in the Snowdonia National Park. His first book was 'The Summits of Snowdonia', followed a year later by 'The Mountains of Wales'. This is his seventh book for Cicerone.

Table of contents

Preface Introduction About this guide Weather to walk? Before you start Recreation and the mountain environment The Walks SNOWDON AND MOEL EILIO 1. Snowdon Horseshoe 2. The Rhyd Ddu Path and the Snowdon Ranger 3. The Watkin Path and Yr Aran 4. The Pyg Track and the Miners' Track 5. Moel Eilio Horseshoe GLYDERAU 6. The Glyders by the Bristly Ridge 7. Y Garn to Elidir Fawr and Carnedd y Filiast 8. Tryfan 9. Bwlch Tryfan, Y Foel Goch, Gally yr Ogof and Cefn y Capel CARNEDDAU 10. Conwy Mountain 11. Tal y Fan 12. Drum, Foel-fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Drosgl and the Aber falls 13. Llyn Anafon and the eastern Carneddau 14. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llywelyn and Pen yr Helgi Du 15. Cwm Eigiau Horseshoe 16. Creigiau Gleision and Llyn Cowlyd 17. Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant 18. The Carneddau: end-to-end EIFIONYDD 19. Mynydd Mawr 20. The Nantlle Ridge 21. Moel Hebog, Moel yr Ogof and Moel Lefn SIABOD AND THE MOELWYNION 22. Aberglaslyn, Llyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan 23. Moel Siabod 24. Cnicht and Cwm Croesor 25. Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach 26. Moel Meirch and Ysgafell Wen RHINOGYDD (THE HARLECH DOME) 27. Bwlch Tyddiad and Bwlch Drws Ardudwy 28. Rhinog Fawr 29. Rhinog Fach and Rhinog Fawr 30. Y Llethr and Diffwys MIGNEINT AND THE ARANS 31. Carnedd y Filiast 32. Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant 33. Rhobell Fawr 34. Aran Benllyn 35. Aran Fawddwy CADAIR IDRIS AND THE TARREN HILLS 36. Cyfrwy, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Pencoed 37. Pen y Gadair from Ty Nant 38. Mynydd Pencoed, Pen y Gadair and Mynydd Moel 39. Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn 40. The Tarren Hills Appendix 1: Concise Walk Reference and Personal Log Appendix 2: Bibliography and Further Reading Appendix 3: Glossary of Welsh Words Index