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Craig y Fron

Craig y Fron - 1 March 2017


Craig y Fron
Arwel Morris

Grade: Moderate Leisure Walk

Distance: About 3 miles (4.5Km)

Time: About 2 hours

Terrain: Mixed


Over the years, the Craig y Fron walk was a local secret! An interesting walk through a couple of housing estates towards Bala Golf Club without a Public Footpath to follow. It was by pure luck or chance that visitors and tourist would find this walk!

Over the course of the walk, you will come across magnificent views of Llyn Tegid, the Berwyn and Arenig mountains and Moel Emoel. There is only approximately a quarter of the route that follows a Public Footpath (08 Bala). Here, between Hendre Ddu and Penrhiw you will often see Buzzards and Kites hunting over the land. An interesting feature is the quarry, excavated for stone to build Coleg y Bala. An excellent place for shelter during bad weather, but, be aware- you may be sharing with tens of sheep who have adapted the quarry as a natural shed! As the path terminates and you turn right beside the A4212 you will see towards Rhosygwaliau and Llangower. Craig y Fron is a fantastic route, a walk that incorporates views of the five parishes of Penllyn. Enjoy!

Arwel Morris (Area Warden (Bala & Llyn Tegid))