Walk gw119 Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views


Route outline for walk gw119:

- Pont Rhyd-y-fen  -   Pant-yr-Hedydd  -   Llyn Arenig Fawr  -   Y Castell  -   Bwlch Blaen-y-nant  -   Arenig Fawr  -   Arenig Fawr (South Top)  -   Carreg y Diocyn  -   Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top)  -   Moel Llyfnant  -   Foel Boeth (Arenigs)  -   Gallt y Daren  -   Bwlch y Bi  -   Moel y Slates  -   Nant Gist-faen  -   Dol Benlas  -   Afon Amnodd-bwll  -   Pont Rhyd-y-fen.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
6
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Arenig Fawr at 854m (2802ft). Arenig Fawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (24th highest in Wales, 45th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Arenig Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (27th in Wales, 53rd in England & Wales). Arenig Fawr is classified as a Marilyn (12th highest in Wales, 310th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Arenig Fawr (South Top), 836m (2744ft). Arenig Fawr (South Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (29th in Wales, 64th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Llyfnant, 751m (2465ft). Moel Llyfnant is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (51st highest in Wales, 120th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moel Llyfnant is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (62nd in Wales, 146th in England & Wales). Moel Llyfnant is classified as a Marilyn (23rd highest in Wales, 478th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top), 712m (2337ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (82nd Wal, 198th Eng & Wal); Foel Boeth (Arenigs) 619m (2032ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (177th Wal, 414th Eng & Wal) and Gallt y Daren 619m (2032ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (126th Wal, 295th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (174th Wal, 411th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw119 Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

In no particular order . . .

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Photo: Steven Nash (7)

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

Photo: Steven Nash (9)

Moel y Slates summit

Moel y Slates summit

Photo: Steven Nash (16)

Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top) summit

Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top) summit

Photo: Steven Nash (11)

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (6)

Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Photo: Christopher Barton (13)

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit with Moel Llyfnant in the background

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit with Moel Llyfnant in the background

Photo: Steven Nash (13)

Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Photo: Steven Nash (12)

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (14)

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Photo: Christopher Barton (17)


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