Tuesday, 18 October 2011

#53.MYNYDD MAWR.14-10-11.

Day 3 of our Snowdonia jaunt saw me and Micky parking at Rhyd Ddu on an grey overcast morning.We took the forest track above Llyn Cwellyn

On leaving the forest we started to gain height quickly on the steep eastern flank of the mountain.

I have noticed an breached dam below Clogwynygarreg that needed investigating so i suggested we take a detour on our return,below,the dam wall.

We now headed up the path that rises above the cliff's of Craig y Bera.

You get a fantastic view from the top of the cliff's down the Nantlle Valley and across to the Nantlle Ridge.

It was a lot colder today than the other 2 day's and we could tell it was raining on the Nantlle Ridge,we had a few spot's but not heavy enough for us to put our coat's on.Anglesey was basking in sunshine as we reached the 3 stone shelter's at the summit.Here we grabbed a quick break but didn't linger,gloves and hat were put on to keep out the cold.

We retraced our step's to the forest edge,taking our time as the path is littered with loose stone and pieces of slate poking out the ground and it was very slippery.Below is the view down to Clogwynygarreg and the breached dam.

The breached dam.

Ruined building with view down the Nantlle Valley.

The path then bring's you to the beautiful Llyn y Dywarchen.

Clogwynygarreg in the foreground with Craig y Bera in the distance.

This grand little walk was 5.5 miles in length with 2,000 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE         368
ASCENT          90,000
TOPS               89.

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