Chris Knight traverses Crib Nantlle in the Eryri National Park

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.

Views from the top of a mountain over hills, lakes and towns towards the coast.

Views over North Wales and towards Anglesey from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn, the highest point on the Nantlle Ridge, Eryri, North Wales

"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.

A person walking along a grassy mountain top path towards more mountains.
A man walking high up a mountain along a ridge with views towards other mountains.
An aerial view of a mountain ridge, with an obelisk at the summit.

Trum y Ddysgl, Craig Cwm Silyn and Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd, Eryri, North Wales

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 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.

Related stories