I left you at the highest point in the “Cym-y-Glo circular walk“, admiring the view with a couple of joggers. It probably won’t surprise you at all that as we set off on our downwards path it wasn’t long before the joggers caught us up, and passed us.
Our little leaflet became a bit confusing as to which way to go next, leaving us looking about for clues …
Yes, that is a road sign which says beware of frogs !
Luckily Hubby has a much better sense of direction than I do and we were soon on a path, if not the right one, heading in the direction of the lake. For anyone trying to follow us, we took a left turn into Lon Bwlch, opposite a holiday cottage signposted Cefn Bwlch. I’ve since checked on a map and before you reach Lon Bwlch there is a footpath on your right, we started to follow it but as it seemed to be heading back up the mountain we turned back and looked for another option. The yellow salt and sand box by the post doesn’t exactly enhance the picture, but hopefully will help anyone trying to follow the route from a little paper leaflet too.
A short way down the lane we came to a footpath on our right and, again using Hubby’s direction, we turned off the roadway and onto a track.
After a little while we came across a very helpful signpost, it said you could either walk this way, that way, or the other way …
Hubby decided the best way to look for water was down hill so set off in front of me.
The footpath we were on finally joined the top end of another road, with the sign post Allt Goch at the bottom,
and from here a right turn took us onto the A4086 between Caernarfon and Llanberis.
Now the map shows another small road opposite which is possibly the way the leaflet wanted us to go, but if like us you’ve been looking out for the Snowdon Inn (which unfortunately has now been turned into a block of flats) and you miss the shortcut, don’t worry, follow the A4086 in the Llanberis direction and turn left at the next junction where you’ll shortly find a small road on your right running towards the lake, we spotted a small bridge and Hubby remembered it from when we walked around the lake last time.
The pictures in this post were more for landmarks than for great views, but just incase you’re feeling a little cheated after walking down to Cwm-y-glo with me, here’s one of the first views along the lake for you, enjoy.