Craig Cwm Silyn (and Nantlle Ridge Finish)

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Craig Cwm Silyn suffers the disadvantage of being surrounded by more famous peaks. Because of this, most walkers who visit the mountain do so as part of the Nantlle Ridge walk. This is a pity, because Craig Cwm Silyn is an impressive mountain, though it is generally overshadowed by its more famous neighbours. The best viewpoints to see the hill are either from Moel Hebog or the coast to the south-west of Caernarfon; whichever one you choose, you see a big, impressive hill.

Being the highest peak on the Nantlle Ridge is a good claim to fame though. The Nantlle Ridge route can be followed by combining Walk 4830 with this route, giving a superb mini-expedition. The drawback with this approach is the logistics problem of having a linear walk where the start and finish points are difficult to link up.

One answer is to treat Craig Cwm Silyn as a walk in its own right, starting from and returning to the small village of Nebo using this route. This makes an enjoyable outing on the most westerly part of the Snowdonia National Park and one where you will rarely see a soul. The other option is to grit your teeth and sort out the planning for the longer linear route - there are even some who walk the length of the Nantlle Ridge, then turn round and do it all again but in reverse. Whichever option you choose, a good day lies ahead.

Wales - North Wales - Gwynedd - Snowdonia

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