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heights & steepness

There is a wonderful variety of mountain walks to be had, each with their own appearance, character, atmosphere, outlook and uniqueness. The steepest routes are not necessarily the most scenic or desirable nor should be necessarily aspired to. Infact it is far more enjoyable to walk within you capability, an easy relaxing route can be just as rewarding, a healthy challenge at times fits the bill, but avoiding a panic zone!


some examples:
  SEA LOW HILLS below 300m HILLS below 600m MEDIUM PEAKS over 600m HIGH PEAKS over 800m
FLAT / EASY Harlech beach   Llyn Adair n/a n/a
EASY INCLINE coastal path Circuit around Ysfar-nogog Stone circle, Rhinogs n/a n/a
GRADUAL INCLINE   Roman steps, Rhinogs/ Roman steps, Rhinogs/ Moelwyn Bach Cadair Idris, pony track, Snowdon Llanberis path
MEDIUM STEEPNESS     Roman Steps, Rhinogs Cnicht Y Garn/ Arenig Fawr/Snowdon Pyg track
STEADY SLOG       Rhobell Fawr/ Rhinog Fawr, Diffwys Carnedd Llewelyn/ Moel Hebog/ Moelwyn Mawr, Snowdona Ranger track
STEEP         Crib Goch, Watkin track Snowdon, Glyder Fach, Foxes track Cadari Idris
SCRAMBLING     Moel Llyfnant Nantle Ridge/ Cnicht Tryfan / Ridge Moel Siabod/ Gribin Ridge, Glydderau
ENDURANCE Ynys to Llandanog     Cnicht + Moelwyns, Rhinog Ridge, Nantle Ridge Snowdon horseshoe/ Ridge of Cadair Idris/ Carneddau/ Glydderau, Y Garn horseshoe

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