This mountainous walk is far less demanding than the surrounding landscape suggests. Cwm idwal is a glaciated valley with steep sided cliffs and a dark and legendary lake.
Cwm Idwal has inspired poets, writers and painters alike and has a history second to none. It has hosted botanists from around the world, been used as a training ground for Sir Edmund Hilary for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest and its geology has attracted the likes of Charles Darwin and the early scientists ageing fossil rich rocks at the birth of science.
Today Cwm Idwal is protected by conservation laws which protect its landscape, relict alpine flower communities and wildlife as an area of international significance. A walk around its lake and into 'Devils kitchen' are a must for all people visiting North Wales.
This walk offers some of the most dramatic mountainous scenery in the UK. It takes you into a normally inaccessible upland environment, and through beautiful ice-sculpted Cwm Idwal - a bowl-shaped hollow filled with the crystal clear waters of Llyn Idwal. The site is world famous for its rock formations and its rare and fragile plant life.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your accommodation
End location: I will leave you at your accommodation
Duration: 6 hours
Weather can affect the exact itinerary on the day. We adjust according to this and allow for your interests and abilities too
A fully guided tour including transportation. There are no entrance fees required.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GB pound - teas and coffee if we go to a local cafe
Lunch is not included
I provide a guided tour service and can meet and collect from your location (within reason). I have a vehicle to carry upto 4 passengers.
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