Craig y Llyn from road A4061
Craig y Llyn


Estimated net time 1-1 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
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
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Craig y Llyn trail head by road A4061.


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.

Photos 11.10.2013