Walk gw157 Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Hafod-fynydd and Moel y Cerrig Duon from Bwlch y Groes

Little visited despite the fantastic views


Route outline for walk gw157:

- Bwlch y Groes  -   Gwaun Yr Hen-Luest  -   Clipiau-Duon  -   Llechwedd Du  -   Afon Twrch  -   Foel Rhudd  -   Esgeiriau Gwynion  -   Bwlch Sirddyn  -   Foel Hafod-fynydd  -   Creiglyn Dyfi  -   Llaethnant  -   Ceunant y Briddell  -   Pen y Craig  -   Natn Llewlyn-goch  -   Blaen-pennant  -   Afon Rhiwlech  -   Foel y Groes  -   Moel y Cerrig Duon  -   Bwlch y Groes.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
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 Foel Hafod-fynydd at 689m (2261ft). Foel Hafod-fynydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (74th highest in Wales, 185th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Foel Hafod-fynydd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (94th in Wales, 240th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Esgeiriau Gwynion, 671m (2202ft). Esgeiriau Gwynion is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (86th highest in Wales, 213th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Esgeiriau Gwynion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (114th in Wales, 282nd in England & Wales). Esgeiriau Gwynion is classified as a Marilyn (39th highest in Wales, 646th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Foel Rhudd, 659m (2163ft). Foel Rhudd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (131st in Wales, 313th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Moel y Cerrig Duon, 625m (2051ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (120th Wal, 284th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (165th Wal, 389th Eng & Wal) and Llechwedd Du (Arans) 614m (2015ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (129th Wal, 305th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (181st Wal, 429th Eng & Wal).


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 OL23
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 125
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw157 Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Hafod-fynydd and Moel y Cerrig Duon from Bwlch y Groes

In no particular order . . .

Foel Hafod-fynydd summit cairn with Aran Fawddwy looming beyond

Foel Hafod-fynydd summit cairn with Aran Fawddwy looming beyond

Photo: Colin White (14)

The Aran Fawddwy Ridge - Drysgol (left) Drws Bach, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu & Aran Benllyn from Foel Hafod-fynydd

The Aran Fawddwy Ridge - Drysgol (left) Drws Bach, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu & Aran Benllyn from Foel Hafod-fynydd

Photo: Colin White (15)

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

Photo: David Zuckerman (33)

Moel y Cerrig Duon

Moel y Cerrig Duon

Photo: Mike Cavanagh (9)

Path through Beddgelert Forest

Path through Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (34)

The Afon Dyfi Valley from Bwlch y Groes

The Afon Dyfi Valley from Bwlch y Groes

Photo: Mike Cavanagh (11)

Bwlch y Groes Memorial

Bwlch y Groes Memorial

Photo: Mike Cavanagh (10)

Foel Rhudd summit

Foel Rhudd summit

Photo: Colin White (13)

Bwlch y Groes from Moel y Cerrig Duon

Bwlch y Groes from Moel y Cerrig Duon

Photo: Mike Cavanagh (7)

Lechwedd Du summit cairn with the Aran Fawddwy ridge (Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu & Aran Benllyn) in the background

Lechwedd Du summit cairn with the Aran Fawddwy ridge (Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu & Aran Benllyn) in the background

Photo: Colin White (12)


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