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Craflwyn is an area found within the Snowdonia National Park, near to the village of Beddgelert, which means it offers a great deal of beautiful mountain scenery. If you’re really lucky, you may even get to encounter some of the elusive mountain goats!

The walk is a bit of a climb, and it’s through woodland, so you’ll want to make sure you have some decent walking boots. At about 3 miles, though, it’s not a particularly tiring one.

Just follow the pathways to the top of the slopes. It’s a simple walk, but the views it offers are simply spectacular, and there are some things along the way that you should keep an eye out for.

National Trust workers have in recent years found some waterfalls that had been hidden by rhododendrons. There are a number of these man-made features along the route, all of which are beautiful.

The area is filled with history as well – there were once hill forts around here, which themselves were the sites of some ancient battles. In addition, there is evidence that human sacrifices once took place here, and there were even tales that a terrible monster lived in the waters, emerging only to devour the local people. Hopefully you won’t encounter it!

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Eric Jones (Edited by NWHC) 

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by  Eric Jones

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Set amongst beautiful scenery, this walk begins near to Beddgelert in the Snowdonian National Park. 

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