A circular walk from Graianfryn (allow one and a half hours)
Walk through the farm gates adjoining Graianfryn and along the track through Blaen Cae Isaf Farm. Keep on this track until it reaches the main road, just below Beran Filling station.
Go straight across the road and through a kissing gate and then a broad grass path which joins a tarmac track. Follow the track as it curves to the left passing a house Caer Mynydd on your right and through a kissing gate near the corner of a wood then continue with the wood on your left.
The concrete bases that you pass are the remains of an explosives storage facility built by the Air Ministry, a sub unit of 31 Maintenance Unit Llanberis. The site, covering an area of approximately 60 hectares, comprised 25 timber-framed Laing huts. Following the collapse of part of the underground bomb store at Llanberis, 7,000 tons of explosives were re-located to this depot in 1942. The site closed in 1953.
At the end of the wood by a kissing gate continue until you see a grassy track heading off towards a village (Rhiwlas). Walk a short way along this track until it crosses another tarmac track, whereupon you should turn right (photo below).
When the track forks, take the left fork along the concrete track (the right fork is a private driveway).
Where the track turns left, carry straight on along a grassy track with wheel ruts on either side (photo below).
Soon the track turns left through a gap in the wall and peters out in a field, but you will carry on ahead with a wall on your left, the track now becoming a footpath passing through gaps in the walls (photos below).
Follow the gently rising path and make for a copse of trees by a ruined building with a high wall ahead. Before you reach it, turn left along the path through a kissing gate. There is a wall on your left which gradually diverges from the path. The path passes through heather and bilberry on open moorland. As you approach the top of a rise you are rewarded with lovely views of Snowdon ahead and the Carneddau range to your left.
Follow the path down the hill through a kissing gate and continue straight ahead downwards with a dilapidated stone wall on your right, through a kissing gate and down towards the road. Just before the road, after passing a house take the path to your right by two trees. This path takes you the short distance through collapsed stone walls to a kissing gate by the road.
Turn right along the road down the hill. (After a few metres you can opionally take the section of old road which joins the new road further down, as shown on the map). At the T-junction, turn right as far as the letter box, then left down the hill. This will bring you to the crossroads by Graianfryn.