Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe

Superb ridge walk


Route outline for walk gw122:

- Bethesda  -   Gerlan  -   Gwernydd  -   Afon Caseg  -   Afon Llafar  -   Mynydd Du  -   Foel Meirch  -   Carnedd Dafydd  -   Cefn Ysgolion Duon  -   Bwlch Cyfryw-drum  -   Carnedd Llewelyn  -   Yr Elen  -   Foel Ganol  -   Braich y Brysgyll  -   Gwaun-y-gwiail  -   Gerlan  -   Bethesda.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064m (3492ft). Carnedd Llewelyn is the highest point in the county of Conwy. Carnedd Llewelyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in Wales, 3rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Carnedd Llewelyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (3rd in Wales, 3rd in England & Wales). Carnedd Llewelyn is classified as a Marilyn (2nd highest in Wales, 57th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Carnedd Dafydd, 1040m (3413ft). Carnedd Dafydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in Wales, 4th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Carnedd Dafydd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (4th in Wales, 4th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Foel Meirch, 795m (2609ft). Foel Meirch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (47th in Wales, 100th in England & Wales).


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 OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe

In no particular order . . .

Carnedd Llewelyn from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Carnedd Llewelyn from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Photo: Roger Maloney (6)

On Carnedd Dafydd summit

On Carnedd Dafydd summit

Photo: Will Caesar (16)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Climbing Foel Meirch and Carnedd Dafydd via Mynydd Du

Climbing Foel Meirch and Carnedd Dafydd via Mynydd Du

Photo: Roger Maloney (1)

Bethesda from Foel Ganol

Bethesda from Foel Ganol

Photo: Roger Maloney (9)

Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Photo: Roger Maloney (10)

Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (17)

Chinook Helipcopter landing astride the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Chinook Helipcopter landing astride the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Photo: Chris Clarke (5)

Llyn Ogwen and the Ogwen Valley from the lower slopes of Cefn Ysgolion Duon

Llyn Ogwen and the Ogwen Valley from the lower slopes of Cefn Ysgolion Duon

Photo: Gwyn Sharps (2)

The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe via Mynydd Du

The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe via Mynydd Du

Photo: Roger Maloney (2)


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