Cwm Llan is a hanging valley on the southern slopes of
Snowdon, in Gwynedd, North Wales. The valley lies between Yr Aran to
the south west, Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon, to the north and Y Lliwedd to the
Afon Cwm Llan flows through the valley before tumbling down to Nant Gwynant in a series of beautiful waterfalls.
Cwm Llan contains the ruins of the South Snowdon
Quarry workings and the remains of the old crushing mill of the
Hafod-y-Llan copper mine. Some of the buildings are pock marked with
bullet holes – a legacy of the commando training that took place in the
valley during the Second World War.
The Watkin Path, the longest route to the summit of Snowdon passes
through Cwm Llan en-route from Bethania Bridge in Nant Gwynant to the
summit of Snowdon.
The Cwm Llan section of the path is an easy walk, however, once the
path starts to climb the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd and Snowdon, walkers
would be advised to expect some difficult mountain walking.
you want a nice place to visit but dont feel you could manage the climb
to the summit of Snowdon I would strongly recommend a visit to Cwm
Llan...it has all the natural beauty of Snowdon without too much effort!
Review Cwm Llan.