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Walker’s Guide: Cwmorthin from Tanygrisiau

In Walker's Guides on June 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Ruins at Cwmorthin

In the first of our new guided walks series, I’ll be telling you about the secluded valley of Cwmorthin, complete with instructions on how to get there and a guided route to follow to get the best out of the stunning scenery.  You’ll also find photos and map links at the end of the article.  Over this series of “Walker’s Guide” posts we’ll be building up a library of free scenic walks for you to follow in the Snowdonia area to help you enjoy your visit.

Cwmorthin is worth the visit, both for its magnificent scenery and the intriguing ruins left over from its history of quarrying.  The route takes you along rough tracks and paths which can be wet in places, but is easy to follow.  It’s about 4 miles to walk up and return by the same route so we’re starting off easy! Read the rest of this entry »