LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION GUIDES:
Y Garn, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu
Best at / for: sunrise over Snowdon / sunset over Anglesey.
Best avoided: in poor visibility, or when this is likely.
Parking: free, but needs care and consideration.
Access: around 2 hours uphill walking required.
Notes: good hiking / wild camping opportunities nearby.
Y Garn is at the upper end of the Nantlle ridge.
There are panoramic views all round, mountains, lakes and sea.
Access is not easy, for the reasonably fit and able only, but is well worth the effort.
Route finding can be difficult in poor visibility, and needs good map and compass skills.
The best approach is from around Rhyd Ddu or Llyn y Dywarchen. Cars can be parked with care and consideration in places in the lanes. There is also the car park for the Snowdon Rhyd Ddu path, but this gets busy quickly at popular times.
The walk up to the ridge will take around 2 hours and involves a climb of about 1500 feet.