Foel Goch and Gallt yr Ogof

Key: mountainMountain over 914m   peakPeak over 600m   peakPeak under 600m  

Length: 8km   Height gain: 540m   Highest point: 805m   Approx time: 3 hours   gpx file

This short walk covers the two peaks nearest to Capel Curig on the Glyderau. These are well worth covering although the ground is quite boggy, especially near Capel which is frequently the wettest place in Britain. Navigation is not very difficult and there should be no major problems in snow.

Begin as in Tryfan, as far a Bwlch Tryfan but from here cross the ladder-style and carry on descending very slightly before contouring round for a short distance and then ascending to meet the Miners track leading to Pen y Gwryd and the ridge up to Glyder Fach on your right. Do not follow either of these, but turn to the left and go in a straight line to the summit of Y Foel Goch. Stop on the way to see the classic postcard view of Tryfan with Llyn Caseg-fraith in the foreground.

The rest of the walk is straight forward. Simply carry on Westwards to Capel Curig. Make a small detour to the summit of Gallt yr Ogof on the way.During the descent you may reach some fences, however there are styles positioned near the top which should be used for crossing. Finally on arrival in Capel Curig it is worth calling in at the tea rooms for a cup of tea, where the notice states that "Climbers and their muddy boots are welcome!".

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