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Explore the ridges of Snowdonia with a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of Ridges of Snowdonia
Availability
Reprinted
Published
10 Apr 2013
ISBN
9781852843502
Edition
Second
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3cm
Weight
230g
Pages
192
No. Maps
20
No. Photos
99
1st Published
1 Jul 2002
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Ridges of Snowdonia

The best ridge walking

by Steve Ashton
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook of the best ridge walks in Snowdonia. Routes from 8km to 60km for competent and experienced walkers. Walks include ridges in the Carneddau, Glyders and Tryfan, Snowdon range, Crib Coch, Nantlle, Rhinogs, Arans, Cader Idris and a Snowdonia 3000er traverse.

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Description

This guidebook explores the best ridge walking in Snowdonia, Wales. A collection of horseshoes, traverses and circuits, as well as summits, ascent and descent options for knowledgable and experienced walkers. The routes range between 8 and 28km (as well as the 60km Fourteen Peaks Snowdonia Traverse), and collect plenty of summits along the way. Exciting mountain days walking Snowdonia's ridges, with practical details on the terrain, difficulty, scrambling, distance and timings are included. Each route includes clear route description and annotated OS overview maps. 

The guidebook includes spectacular ridges with long views over Snowdonia and further into Wales in a number of areas: the Carneddau ridges, the Glyders, the Snowdon group, the Moelwyns, the Nantille area, the Rhinogs, Cader Idris, the Arans and the extroadinary, 60km Traverse that links the 14 highest Snowdonia peaks in three ranges of hills.

This guide is a unique exploration of Snowdonia's ridges, that combines route description with an exploration of the hillwalking experience. The aim, above all, to deliver some of the finest mountain experiences to walkers along Snowdonia's big and challenging walking routes.

  • Seasons
    All year round walking, but winter in Snowdonia can mean just that.
  • Centres
    Bangor, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Capel Curig, Bala, Bedgellert.
  • Difficulty
    Long mountain horseshoes and traverses including some scrambling. Full and hard hillwalking days. The Snowdon 3000ers route is 37 miles and takes about 16 hours to walk.
  • Must See
    Snowdon Horseshoe, Glyders traverse, Moelwyns northern ridges, Cader Idris circuit, Snowdon traverse
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Contents

INTRODUCTION

A THE CARNEDDAU
A1 Northern Ridges
A1(a) Approach through Cwm Eigiau
A1(b) Descent to Aber
A2 Southern Ridges
A2(a) Descent to Ffynnon Llugwy
A2(b) Pen yr Ole Wen South Ridge
A3 Western Ridges
A3(a) Crib Lem (Llech Ddu Spur)

B THE GLYDERS
B1 Northern Ridges
B1(a) Braich y Ddeugwm Approach
B1(b) Bochlwyd Approach
B1(c) Kitchen Descent
B1(d) Y Garn Descent
B2 Main Traverse

C SNOWDON GROUP
C1 The Snowdon Horseshoe
C1(a) Crib Goch North Ridge
C1(b) Pig Track Descent
C1(c) Y Gribin descent
C2 Main Traverse
C2(a) Direct Approach to South Ridge
C2(b) Descent of Snowdon Ranger
C2(c) Direct Descent to Llanberis

D THE MOELWYNS
D1 Northern Ridges
D1(a) Ascent from Capel Curig
D2 Southern Ridges
D2(a) Cnicht from Nanmor
D2(b) Incorporating Moel yr Hydd

E THE NANTILE AREA
E1 Nantlle Ridge

F THE RHINOGS
F1 Main Traverse

G CADER IDRIS
G1 Circuit of Cwm Cau

H THE ARANS
H1 Main Traverse

I SNOWDONIA TRAVERSES
I1 The Fourteen Peaks

APPENDIX – Welsh words and Pronunciation

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