|Craig y Llyn from road
Craig y Llyn
|Estimated net time||1-1½ hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (October 2013).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||482 metres|
|Vertical metres||130 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.0 km|
From the town Merthyr Tydfil, in southern Wales, drive road A465 approximately 9 km (5.5 mi) west. Turn left onto road A4061, signed for "Treherbert", and drive 7.4 km (4.6 mi) to where a gravel road goes off right. Park at the start of the gravel road.
Start your hike by following the gravel road 50 metres and then fork right onto a path. Follow this path 50 metres and turn right, following the path that runs along a fence. This path joins a forest road at 530 metres, and you should turn right and continue on the forest road. Follow the forest road 1.1 km and turn left in a junction. Walk 110 metres south to the summit, which is marked by a concrete cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
11. October 2013
I had already completed three hikes this Friday and a visit to Craig y Llyn was definitely going to be the last hike of the day. Fortunately the weather had improved considerably since my hike to Mynydd Troed, and I was confident I would avoid rain on this hike. The hike was definitely one of the easier ones, and unfortunately without any views.