LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION GUIDES:
Crimpiau, Capel Curig
Best at / for: sunrise and sunset – panoramic views across the region.
Best avoided: can be busy on weekends and holidays
Parking: free parking behind Joe Brown’s outdoors shop.
Access: easy hiking and no scrambling necessary, only about 1.5 hours to summit.
Notes: Superb views across Snowdonia, The Glyders & Carneddau.
Situated to the north of the village, it’s a short hike up from the A5 at Capel Curig to the summit.
Crimpaiu is 475m high, but its location gives great views across all the main ridge lines of the area and is a good location for sunrise and sunset images from the summit. If you approach from the A5, it’s a good sunrise location with great views to keep the landscape photographer interested.
Looking to the north you see down into the valley of Llyn Crafnant. This valley is also easily accessible following the trail down from Crimpiau summit. Aside from the lake, there is also woodland photography to be enjoyed here and combining it with a hike to the summit makes for an excellent day out. There is even a delightful Lakeside café to enjoy a pitstop in the valley of Crafnant.