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 (32nd highest in Wales, 572nd 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 - Path through Beddgelert Forest

Path through Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (34)

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

Craig Cwm Silyn (mid-ground) and Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on The Llyn peninsula (in the distance) and The Jubilee Monument Obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (162)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Photo: David Zuckerman (29)

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

Trum y Ddysgl from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (12)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Bwlch Dros-bern and Craig Cwm Silyn  - with Gyrn Goch, Bwlch Mawr & Gyrn Ddu (far right) from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Bwlch Dros-bern and Craig Cwm Silyn - with Gyrn Goch, Bwlch Mawr & Gyrn Ddu (far right) from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (160)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog (Llanberis Path), Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog (Llanberis Path), Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

Photo: David Zuckerman (6)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (170)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from the Nantlle Road (B4418) near Rhyd Ddu

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from the Nantlle Road (B4418) near Rhyd Ddu

Photo: Gerald Murphy (148)

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 - Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Photo: Gerald Murphy (175)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Photo: David Zuckerman (17)

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

Approaching Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (153)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig Cwm Silyn and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Craig Cwm Silyn and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: David Zuckerman (22)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - Bwlch Dros-bern and Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Bwlch Dros-bern and Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (161)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (165)

Walk gw164 The full Nantlle Ridge and Craig Cwm Silyn from Rhyd-Ddu - The Craig Cwm Silyn summit ridge from Garnedd-goch

The Craig Cwm Silyn summit ridge from Garnedd-goch

Photo: David Zuckerman (31)

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

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

Photo: David Zuckerman (8)

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 - Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Foel Goch (left), Moel Cynghorion (right) and Elidir Fawr between

Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Foel Goch (left), Moel Cynghorion (right) and Elidir Fawr between

Photo: David Zuckerman (18)


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