Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu

Tough one for the Peak Baggers (see note)


Route outline for walk gw164:

Rhyd-Ddu  -  Y Garn (Moel Hebog)  -  The Nantlle Ridge  -  Mynydd Drws-y-coed  -  Trum y Ddysgl  -  The Hiatus  -  Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd  -  Bwlch Dros-bern  -  Craig Cwm Silyn  -  Garnedd-goch  -  Craig Cwm Silyn  -  Cwm Pennant  -  Bwlch y Ddwy Elor  -  Beddgelert Forest  -  Cwm Marchnad  -  Llyn-y-Gader  -  Rhyd-Ddu



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhyd Dduis pronounced'r-ee-th th-ee'

The arete up to the summit of Mynydd Drws-y-coed is steep, narrow and quite 'airy' in places. You should only attempt it in good weather and if you have a good head for heights.

The descent from Craig Cwm Silyn into Cwm Pennant is down very steep grass and only recommended in good, dry weather. Further more the climb back out of Cwm Pennant involves over 700ft of ascent across rough grass.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
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 Craig Cwm Silyn at 734m (2409ft). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (56th highest in Wales, 135th highest in England & Wales) Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (70th highest in Wales, 167th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (25th highest in Wales, 514th highest in the UK). Craig Cwm Silyn means 'Silyn Valley Crag' in Welsh and is pronounced 'crag koom sileen'. The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn is marked by a stone shelter.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Trum y Ddysgl at 709m (2327ft). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (65th highest in Wales, 160th highest in England & Wales) Trum y Ddysgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (84th highest in Wales, 202nd highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (31st highest in Wales, 571st highest in the UK). Trum y Ddysgl means 'Dish Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'tree-mee-th-isgl'.

You will also reach the summit of Garnedd-goch at 700m (2297ft). Garnedd-goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (87th highest in Wales, 221st highest in England & Wales). Garnedd-goch means 'Red Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ga-neth goch'. The summit of Garnedd-goch is marked by a derelict Trig Point.

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd  beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (35)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Craig y Bera and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Craig y Bera and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (2)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (169)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Scrambling on Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge

Scrambling on Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (155)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (left), Llyn Cwellyn, Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (right) and Foel Gron (far right) from the Rhyd Ddu path

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (left), Llyn Cwellyn, Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (right) and Foel Gron (far right) from the Rhyd Ddu path

Photo: Don Williams (16)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Trum y Ddysgl & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Trum y Ddysgl & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (15)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (7)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on The Llyn peninsula from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on The Llyn peninsula from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (164)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) tower above Drws-y-coed from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) tower above Drws-y-coed from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (151)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig Cwm Silyn & Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Craig Cwm Silyn & Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Photo: David Zuckerman (25)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (20)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Rhyd Ddu

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Rhyd Ddu

Photo: Gerald Murphy (149)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (19)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Photo: David Zuckerman (26)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (right)

Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (right)

Photo: Don Williams (10)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Photo: David Zuckerman (16)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Photo: Gerald Murphy (176)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Trum y Ddysgl from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Trum y Ddysgl from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (9)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof  in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (10)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)


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