|Creigiau Gleision from
|Estimated net time||2-2½ hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but a little cumbersome because of long grass and heather.|
|Drinking water||There's running water a couple of places at the start of the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (March 2014).|
|Parking||Parking is a little tricky, unless you park down at Capel Curig, but you will find room for the odd car along the road close to the start of the path.|
|Start height||230 metres|
|Vertical metres||480 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||7.8 km|
From the junction where roads A5 and A4086 meet, in the village Capel Curig in north-west Wales, drive A5 0.9 km (0.55 mi) north. Locate a stile on the right hand side of the road; this is the start of the path towards Creigiau Gleision. There are not many places to park a car close to this stile, so you might want to park down at the car park in Capel Curig (well signed from the A5/A4086 junction). However, there are a couple of place to park a little past the stile.
Start your walk by following road A5 to the stile at the start of the path, right next to A5. Follow this path approximately 1.3 km in a northern direction. Then leave the path towards right (east) and gradually head left (north), aiming for the south slopes of Creigiau Gleision. When you ascend the initial slope head directly north, and you will pick up a pass that runs on the left (west) side of the summit. This path will take you through a very small pass, from where you should turn right (south) and walk the final 60 metres to the summit, which is marked by a small pile of stones.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
14. March 2014
My fourth hike this Saturday, and I was still feeling fine, and it was only 12:10 when I started my hike in very nice conditions. But things turned a little less positive along the hike, first with some fairly boggy terrain, and then fog came drifting in when I approached the summit. Hence I had zero visibility from the summit, and after a short stop at the summit I headed back down to the car on a slightly less boggy route.