Sunday, 8 January 2012
I was directed to this mountain by my good friend Gwylfa Cooper so made an arrangement with Howie to climb it.I met him at the Rhug Estate and he drove the short distance to Rhydlydan.We then drove to the bottom of the lane that lead's all the way to the summit of Garn Prys,there was nowhere to park and the lane was gated with a "private" sign on it.Opposite the lane was a farm,Bryn Hyfryd Garn,so we drove up to the farm house and i asked for permission to park there and was to learn off the farmer that the lane was accessible and told to ignore the private sign.We had a good chat once he knew i was from Wrexham,about the football club,the weather and walking,both the farmer and his wife were very accommodating.We said our goodbye's,got our kit on and set off on an overcast,mild day,in total contrast to the previous 3 day's of very,very strong wind's.Below,the lane with Garn Prys awaiting our visit.
Gaining height quickly we got a good view across the valley to Mwddl-eithin,a favourite of mine.
At the bend in the track i suggested going directly up to the summit but Howie decided to follow the track and meet me at the summit.
It was a short steep ascent and i arrived at the cairn 5 minutes before Howie.
Looking at the map we decided to walk over to Copa Ceiliog were we had to cross a fence to get to it.
Nothing to keep us here we carried on to Foel Frech which is at the end of the ridge.From the unmarked summit you get a good view down the Ceirw Valley.
We descended down to the valley floor to a minor road which we were to follow back to the farm.Looking down the lane with Garn Prys top left.
Looking back up the valley to Foel Frech.
Bwlch y Pentre.
The weather was kind to us and the sun even came out on our return journey rounding Garn Prys.
We walked 5 mile with 1,300 feet of ascent.