Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd

Fine 360° views of the Carneddau and the coast


Route outline for walk gw139:

Aber (Abergwyngregyn)  -  Bont Newydd  -  North Wales Coast Path  -  Afon Rhaeadr-fawr  -  Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)  -  Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-bach)  -  Afon Gam  -  Gyrn (Llanllechid)  -  Moel Wnion  -  Cras  -  Ffridd Ddu  -  Breichiau  -  Bont Newydd  -  Aber (Abergwyngregyn).



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr tumbles uninterrupted for 130ft over an outcrop of rock called granophyre (rare in Snowdonia). In Welsh Rhaeadr fawr simply means 'Big Waterfall'.

The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr tumbles uninterrupted for 130ft over an outcrop of rock called granophyre (rare in Snowdonia). In Welsh Rhaeadr-fawr simply means 'Big Waterfall'. While not as impressive as Rhaeadr-fawr, the smaller Rhaeadr-bach waterfall is well worth a visit.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
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Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
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Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Moel Wnion at 580m (1904ft). Moel Wnion is also known as a Welsh Dewey (40th highest in Wales, 69th in England & Wales) The summit of Moel Wnion is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Gyrn (Llanllechid) at 542m (1778ft). Gyrn (Llanllechid) is also known as a Welsh Dewey (115th highest in Wales, 207th in England & Wales) The summit of Gyrn (Llanllechid) is marked by a stone shelter..


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (1)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Moel Wnion summit windbreak

Moel Wnion summit windbreak

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (80)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Moel Wnion from Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Moel Wnion from Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (76)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (10)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Approaching the rocky summit of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Approaching the rocky summit of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (75)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Sheepfold on the lower slopes of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Sheepfold on the lower slopes of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (78)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Photo: Patrick Cox (1)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Shelter on the upper slopes of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Shelter on the upper slopes of Gyrn (Llanllechid)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (74)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (2)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Gyrn (Llanllechid) summit windbreak

Gyrn (Llanllechid) summit windbreak

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (77)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Woodland near Aber Falls

Woodland near Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (3)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - Gyrn (Llanllechid) from the lower slopes of Moel Wnion

Gyrn (Llanllechid) from the lower slopes of Moel Wnion

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (79)

Walk gw139 Gyrn (Llanllechid) and Moel Wnion from Bont Newydd - The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (23)


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