The moment you arrive at Devil's Kitchen it is easy to see why the dark crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of the Goat) between Y Garn and Glyder Fawr has inspired so much legend. The Welsh name for Devil’s Kitchen is Twll Du, meaning ‘black hole’. It got its name because a plume of steam is often seen rising from a crack resembling a chimney. According to folklore, when steam is rising from the chimney it means the Devil is cooking.
November 7, 2018
The noth-easterly slopes of Y Yarn and Glyder Fawr are steep rock walls, which form beatiful cwms. Cwm is the word for glacial cirque, amphitheater-like valleys formed by glacial erosion. These stones are called devils kitchen. After a rain steam appears in the small gaps and cracks and early visitors of the mountains suspected it to be from sinister origin. From above you have a beautiful view of the Ogwen valley.
The northeastern slopes of Y Garn and Glyder Fawr are steep cliffs that form beautiful cwms. Cwm is the Welsh word for Gletscherkar, amphitheater-like valleys created by glacier erosion. These rock walls are also called devil's kitchen. After a rainfall, steam appears in the small cracks and cracks, and earlier visitors to the mountains thought it was of dark descent. From the top you have a beautiful view of the Ogwen valley.
January 15, 2018
Enjoyed this beautiful hike with family and our dog conscious. Pretty easy to navigate and easy for kids and dogs to enjoy. Some absolutely amazing views and a quick dip in the lake at the end to finish off a positive and relaxing day.
June 23, 2021
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