Walk gw138 Arenig Fawr from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

Quiet secluded hills with great views


Route outline for walk gw138:

- Pont Rhyd-y-fen  -   Pant-yr-Hedydd  -   Llyn Arenig Fawr  -   Y Castell  -   Bwlch Blaen-y-nant  -   Arenig Fawr  -   Crag y Hyrddod  -   Pont Rhyd-y-fen.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
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 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).


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 or 125
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw138 Arenig Fawr from Pont Rhyd-y-Fen

In no particular order . . .

Llyn Arenig Fawr Dam outflow with Arenig Fawr itself in the background

Llyn Arenig Fawr Dam outflow with Arenig Fawr itself in the background

Photo: Christopher Barton (5)

Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr

Old fence posts on Arenig Fawr

Photo: Steven Nash (6)

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Llyn Arenig Fawr from the upper slopes of Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (6)

Llyn Arenig Fawr Dam

Llyn Arenig Fawr Dam

Photo: Christopher Barton (4)

On the upper Arenig Fawr ridge

On the upper Arenig Fawr ridge

Photo: Christopher Barton (7)

Bwlch Blaen-y-nant above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Bwlch Blaen-y-nant above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Photo: Steven Nash (5)

Llyn Arenig Fawr with Arenig Fawr beyond

Llyn Arenig Fawr with Arenig Fawr beyond

Photo: Steven Nash (3)

Finally approaching the Arenig Fawr summit

Finally approaching the Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (8)

Arenig Fach from Llyn Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fach from Llyn Arenig Fawr

Photo: Steven Nash (2)

Arenig Fawr above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fawr above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (3)

Myself on Arenig Fawr

Myself on Arenig Fawr

Photo: David Prothero (1)

Llyn Celyn from the lower slopes of Arenig Fawr near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Llyn Celyn from the lower slopes of Arenig Fawr near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Photo: Christopher Barton (1)

Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Carreg y Diocyn summit with Arenig Fawr beyond

Photo: Steven Nash (10)

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Arenig Fawr summit trig point and memorial plaque

Photo: Steven Nash (7)

Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn

Arenig Fawr (South Top) summit cairn

Photo: Steven Nash (8)

Arenig Fawr summit

Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (10)

Arenig Fawr from Llyn Celyn near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Arenig Fawr from Llyn Celyn near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Photo: Steven Nash (1)

John and Steve on Arenig Fawr

John and Steve on Arenig Fawr

Photo: John Roberts (1)

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

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

Photo: Christopher Barton (12)

Memorial on Arenig Fawr summit

Memorial on Arenig Fawr summit

Photo: Christopher Barton (9)

Arenig Fawr (South Top) from Arenig Fawr

Arenig Fawr (South Top) from Arenig Fawr

Photo: Christopher Barton (11)

Arenig Fawr from near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Arenig Fawr from near Pant-yr-Hedydd

Photo: Christopher Barton (2)

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

The path down the Arenig Fawr ridge summit

Photo: Steven Nash (9)

Bryn y Dyfrgi above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Bryn y Dyfrgi above Llyn Arenig Fawr

Photo: Steven Nash (4)


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