Snowdonia Slate Trail 3rd Stage Rhyd Ddu to Tanygrisiau

Event Details

Date(s) - 19/11/2017
All Day
Alun Ward


Event Description


Today we are walking from Rhyd ddu to Tanygrisiau via Beddgelert and Croesor, a distance of 23 Kms and 770 mts of ascent, to give a total walking time of 6.5 hours.

Meet 8.10 (to leave at 8.15), coming from Llanwrst at the lay-by on the A470 just before the Waterloo Bridge (it has a small post box) in Betwys Y Coed,

(GR SH798558)

From there we can car share to drive to Tanygrisiau. We will park there and get a taxi to Rhyd ddu. We aim to start walking by 9.15.

Meet 8.10 at the lay-by in Betwys Y Coed  LL24 0SG

Due to the shortage of day light we will not be stopping for refreshments in Beddgelert and the café in Croesor will probably be closed. At our destination, the Lakeside café in Tanygrisiau will be open and there are of course plenty of opportunities in Betwys.

Providing all goes according to plan we should just about make Tanygrisiau before it gets too dark. (Sunset at 4.00) However bring a torch.

I will order the taxi in advance, and so will need to know a definite number, ie if there are a lot of walkers it will be a mini bus.



There is a link to the Route Maps and Route Description here;

One man has completed the whole trail and he has written about his adventures.

There is a link to another website which gives more of the historical background to the area;


Location Details: Betwys Y Coed


Address:Betwys Y Coed
City/Town:Betwys Y Coed
Postcode:LL24 0SG

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Alun Ward

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