LANDSCAPE & COMMISSIONED PHOTOGRAPHY

Anglesey & Snowdonia, North Wales

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION GUIDES:

Cwmorthin, Blaenau Ffestiniog

sSUMMARY:

Best at / for: sunrise and sunset.

Best avoided: None – it’s a good location year round.

Parking: roadside and local free parking.

Access: steep walking in places, but plenty of flat walking.

Notes: a great introduction to the area.

Details:

Cwmorthin is a quiet hanging valley very close to Blaenau Ffestiniog, with good parking and easy access.

Being some way from the more popular areas it’s a great location for a quieter day out.

Quite aside from the scenery, there is some interesting industrial heritage.

A longer, but not technical, walk up through the valley to Bwlch y Rhosydd offers panoramic westerly and sunset views all the way down to the coast at Porthmadog.

The mountain ridge is a great area for wandering about and wild-camping.