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Glyderau Challenge Walk

26 km / 16 miles

Conwy, Gwynedd
An end to end traverse of the Glyderau with 6,500ft of ascent and minimal road walking. Some scrambling is involved - mountaineering equipment may be required for a winter crossing. Though not long as the crow flies the walk is a tough one. There is much ascent and descent, some of the going is rough, and you need to use your hands often to enjoy some good scrambling.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Very Challenging; Moorland; Mountain
SH720581 - Capel Curig, Conwy
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SH625669 - Bethesda, Gwynedd
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Glyderau Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 1999)
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Route Profile:

24.9 Km (15.5 miles)
1,952 m (6,404 ft) ascent
979 m (3,212 ft)  maximum height