Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant 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  -  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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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). Arenig Fawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (27th highest in Wales, 53rd highest in England & Wales). Arenig Fawr is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (12th highest in Wales, 310th highest in the UK).

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) (51st highest in Wales, 120th highest in England & Wales). Moel Llyfnant is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (62nd highest in Wales, 146th highest in England & Wales). Moel Llyfnant is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (23rd highest in Wales, 478th highest in the UK).

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

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 gw133 Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

In no particular order . . .

Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Moel Llyfnant summit cairn with Arenig Fach in the distance

Photo: Christopher Barton (13)

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)

John and Steve on Arenig Fawr

John and Steve on Arenig Fawr

Photo: John Roberts (1)

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

Photo: Steven Nash (9)

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (14)

Bwlch y Bi summit with Arenig Fach in the distance

Bwlch y Bi summit with Arenig Fach in the distance

Photo: Christopher Barton (19)

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Photo: Steven Nash (7)

Bwlch y Bi summit cairn

Bwlch y Bi summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (15)

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

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

Photo: Christopher Barton (12)

Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top) summit

Arenig Fawr (South Ridge Top) summit

Photo: Steven Nash (11)

Moel Llyfnant summit

Moel Llyfnant summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (14)

Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr

Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr

Photo: Steven Nash (6)

Finally approaching the Arenig Fawr summit

Finally approaching the Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (8)

Memorial on Arenig Fawr summit

Memorial on Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (9)

Moel y Slates summit

Moel y Slates summit

Photo: Steven Nash (16)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Foel Boeth (Arenigs) summit cairn

Photo: Christopher Barton (17)

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (6)

Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn

Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (8)

Former railway line near Dol Benlas

Former railway line near Dol Benlas

Photo: Steven Nash (17)

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)

Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Moel Llyfnant summit with Arenig Fawr in the background

Photo: Steven Nash (12)

Heading back to the car along a former railway line across Dol Benlas

Heading back to the car along a former railway line across Dol Benlas

Photo: Christopher Barton (20)

Arenig Fawr summit

Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (10)

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Gallt y Daren summit cairn

Photo: Christopher Barton (18)

On the upper Arenig Fawr ridge

On the upper Arenig Fawr ridge

Photo: Christopher Barton (7)

Moel Llyfnant from the bridge over Afon Amnodd-bwll

Moel Llyfnant from the bridge over Afon Amnodd-bwll

Photo: Christopher Barton (22)

Arenig Fawr (South Top) from Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fawr (South Top) from Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (11)

Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Photo: Steven Nash (10)

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

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

Photo: Steven Nash (13)

Myself on Arenig Fawr

Myself on Arenig Fawr

Photo: David Prothero (1)

Ruin on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Ruin on the lower slopes of Moel Llyfnant

Photo: Christopher Barton (16)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk gw133 Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen


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