Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views


Route outline for walk gw133:

Pont Rhyd-y-fen  -  Crag y Hyrddod  -  Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)  -  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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) at 854m (2802ft). Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (24th highest in Wales, 46th highest in England & Wales) Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (27th highest in Wales, 53rd highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (12th highest in Wales, 311th highest in the UK). The summit of Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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

You will also reach the summit of Moel Llyfnant at 751m (2465ft). Moel Llyfnant is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (50th highest in Wales, 119th highest in England & Wales) Moel Llyfnant is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (62nd highest in Wales, 146th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (23rd highest in Wales, 480th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

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Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Photo: Steven Nash (10)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Bwlch y Bi summit with Arenig Fach in the distance

Bwlch y Bi summit with Arenig Fach in the distance

Photo: Christopher Barton (19)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Ruin on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Ruin on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Photo: Christopher Barton (16)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fawr (South Top) from the bridge over Afon Amnodd-bwll

Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fawr (South Top) from the bridge over Afon Amnodd-bwll

Photo: Christopher Barton (21)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Former railway line near Dol Benlas

Former railway line near Dol Benlas

Photo: Steven Nash (17)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - The path down the Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) ridge summit

The path down the Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) ridge summit

Photo: Steven Nash (9)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Bwlch y Bi summit cairn

Bwlch y Bi summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (15)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Arenig Fach from a rusting fence roll on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Arenig Fach from a rusting fence roll on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Photo: Christopher Barton (15)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Memorial on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) summit

Memorial on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys) summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (9)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Moel Llyfnant summit

Moel Llyfnant summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (14)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn with Moel Llyfnant beyond

Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn with Moel Llyfnant beyond

Photo: Christopher Barton (12)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (14)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Photo: Christopher Barton (6)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Myself on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Myself on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Photo: David Prothero (1)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - John and Steve on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

John and Steve on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Photo: John Roberts (1)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Photo: Christopher Barton (13)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys)

Photo: Steven Nash (6)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Photo: Steven Nash (12)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Photo: Christopher Barton (17)

Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr (Moel Yr Eglwys), Moel Llyfnant and Gallt yDaren via the NW Ridge  from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen - Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit with Moel Llyfnant in the background

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

Photo: Steven Nash (13)


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