Six of us travelled up to the Llyn Crafnant carpark – which is free and has super loos – to set out into this new area of exploration for the Hill Walkers. It was warm work walking up from the valley through the forestry emerging on the open hillside to be greeted by the wonderful scent of heather in full bloom. I have over-used the phrase – stunning views – a bit of late, but as Sunday dished them up in spades, Graham suggested that I use the phrase – extraordinary panoramas – instead. The ground under foot was a bit sloppy in places but the opening extraordinary panoramas made it worthwhile. I was continually saying ” Wow – I didn’t see that on Tuesday!” The biggest WOW was coming over the top of the ridge to look down into Llyn Cowlyd, across to the Carneddau, Tryfan just over to our left and Moel Siabod further round. (See pic left.) The view from the Creigiau Glession summits must be one of the best in Snowdonia.
Creigiau Glession has two, or according to some folk, three summits: North, Middle and South. (Wiki Link) We chose to have our lunch on the middle summit after crossing a heathery, bouldery and wet depression between the North and the Middle. We just sat and marvelled at what we could see, especially to the north: Llandudno Pier and the Great Orme were clear, as was the cable-car cafe etc. on the top.
We were loathe to leave but we headed back down, retracing our footsteps for a while, then heading off due south into the forestry above Llyn Crafnant, it was downhill all the way and very sloppy in places. We came out onto the forestry road and headed east to pick up the Crafnant circuit track and followed this back to the cars. Some pics in the gallery, and as Wallace once said “A grand day out Gromit.”