Chris Knight, author of award-winning blogging site 'Oh What a Knight', shares one of his favourite hikes in Eryri National Park - Crib Nantlle (Nantlle Ridge). It's one of the remote, quieter corners of Eryri. If you're an experienced walker wanting to get away from the more popular peaks, it's well worth exploring.
Chris follows Crib Nantlle along a challenging 11km (6.8 miles) path between Nebo and Rhyd Ddu, however you can do it the other way round if you'd prefer! It's a great introduction to ridge walking, and the trail includes scrambling, technical sections, and steep climbs and rocky descents. On a clear day, you can expect incredible 360 degree views across Eryri, Anglesey, the Llŷn Peninsula and down to the Ceredigion coast.
"The views are phenomenal, the scenery is incredible, and best of all, I haven't seen a single person across the entire hike"
Along the way you'll reach the summits of Garnedd Goch, Craig Cwm Silyn, Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd, Trum y Ddysgl, Mynydd Drws-y-Coed and Y Garn. The walk can take between 4.5 – 8 hours to complete in one direction, depending on your fitness level.
Before setting off walking, please ensure you have checked the weather, have all the right gear, and have a map and compass. Check out our page on National Park Safety Information and visit AdventureSmart.uk for advice on staying safe whilst exploring Wales. If you prefer to go with a qualified mountain leader, Seren Ventures and Ropeworks Active offer guided walks up Crib Nantlle.