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

One for the Peak Baggers

Note: The arete up to the summit of Mynydd Drws y Coed is steep, narrow and quite 'airy' in places. You should only attempt it 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.


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:

The arete up to the summit ofMynydd 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.


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

The highest point of this walk is Craig Cwm Silyn at 734m (2409ft). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (57th highest in Wales, 136th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (70th in Wales, 167th in England & Wales). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Marilyn (26th highest in Wales, 513th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Trum y Ddysgl, 709m (2327ft). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (66th highest in Wales, 161st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Trum y Ddysgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (84th in Wales, 202nd in England & Wales). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Marilyn (31st highest in Wales, 566th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Garnedd-goch, 700m (2297ft). Garnedd-goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (87th in Wales, 221st in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Mynydd Drws-y-coed, 695m (2281ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (71st Wal, 179th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (90th Wal, 232nd Eng & Wal); Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd 653m (2143ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (103rd Wal, 245th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (137th Wal, 327th Eng & Wal) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) 633m (2078ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (155th Wal, 369th 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 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 . . .

Moel Lefn towers over Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg from the lower slopes of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn towers over Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg from the lower slopes of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: David Zuckerman (32)

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

Photo: David Zuckerman (33)

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)

Cairns on the approach to the summit of Moel Hebog

Cairns on the approach to the summit of Moel Hebog

Photo: Gerald Murphy (177)

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)

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)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

Photo: Gerald Murphy (172)

Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (163)

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)

The Nantle Ridge - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (front left), The Hiatus (front right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (centre) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

The Nantle Ridge - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (front left), The Hiatus (front right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (centre) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (173)


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