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  -  Braich yLlyngwn  -  Foel Ganol  -  Braich y Brysgyll  -  Gwaun-y-gwiail  -  Gerlan  -  Bethesda




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064m (3492ft). Carnedd Llewelyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in Wales, 3rd highest in England & Wales) Carnedd Llewelyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (3rd highest in Wales, 3rd highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (2nd highest in Wales, 57th highest in the UK). Carnedd Llewelyn means 'Llewelyn's Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kan-neth thl-oo-el-lin'. The summit of Carnedd Llewelyn is marked by a cairn. Carnedd Llewelyn is the highest point in the county of Conwy.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Carnedd Dafydd at 1040m (3413ft). Carnedd Dafydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in Wales, 4th highest in England & Wales) Carnedd Dafydd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (4th highest in Wales, 4th highest in England & Wales). Carnedd Dafydd means 'Dafydd's Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kan-neth da-vith'. The summit of Carnedd Dafydd is marked by a cairn & a windbreak.

You will also reach the summit of Yr Elen at 962m (3157ft). Yr Elen is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (9th highest in Wales, 11th highest in England & Wales) Yr Elen is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (10th highest in Wales, 12th highest in England & Wales). Yr Elen means 'Fawn Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-el-en'. The summit of Yr Elen is marked by a cairn.

Along the way you will also bag:

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 . . .

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - 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)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Yr Elen from Carnedd Llewelyn

Yr Elen from Carnedd Llewelyn

Photo: Roger Maloney (8)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Carnedd Dafydd from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Carnedd Dafydd from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Photo: Roger Maloney (7)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Photo: Roger Maloney (10)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Carnedd Dafydd from Gwaun-y-gwiail, Bethesda

Carnedd Dafydd from Gwaun-y-gwiail, Bethesda

Photo: Roger Maloney (11)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Yr Elen from Foel Meirch

Yr Elen from Foel Meirch

Photo: Roger Maloney (3)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - On Carnedd Dafydd summit

On Carnedd Dafydd summit

Photo: Will Caesar (16)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Bethesda from Foel Ganol

Bethesda from Foel Ganol

Photo: Roger Maloney (9)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Cefn Ysgolion Duon from Carnedd Dafydd

Cefn Ysgolion Duon from Carnedd Dafydd

Photo: Roger Maloney (5)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Foel Meirch from Carnedd Dafydd

Foel Meirch from Carnedd Dafydd

Photo: Roger Maloney (4)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Climbing Foel Meirch and Carnedd Dafydd via Mynydd Du

Climbing Foel Meirch and Carnedd Dafydd via Mynydd Du

Photo: Roger Maloney (1)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Carnedd Llewelyn from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Carnedd Llewelyn from Bwlch Cyfryw-drum

Photo: Roger Maloney (6)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe via Mynydd Du

The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe via Mynydd Du

Photo: Roger Maloney (2)

Walk gw122 The Cwm Llafar Horseshoe - Chinook Helicopter on a training flight below Carnedd Llewelyn on reconnoitring circuit before landing

Chinook Helicopter on a training flight below Carnedd Llewelyn on reconnoitring circuit before landing

Photo: Chris Clarke (4)


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