Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd

Fine views of the coast & Carneddau

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'.


Route outline for walk gw171:

- Bont Newydd  -   Afon Rhaeadr-fawr  -   Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)  -   Afon Goch  -   Bera Mawr  -   Bera Bach  -   Drosgl  -   Gyrn Wigau  -   Bont Newydd.



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'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Bera Bach at 807m (2649ft). Bera Bach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (41st in Wales, 85th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Bera Mawr, 794m (2606ft). Bera Mawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (38th highest in Wales, 84th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Bera Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (48th in Wales, 102nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Drosgl, 758m (2488ft). Drosgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (48th highest in Wales, 114th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Drosgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (58th in Wales, 137th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Gyrn Wigau, 643m (2110ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (146th Wal, 345th 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 gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Photo: Alun Lawrence (21)

Dufton Pike and Knock Pike (right)

Dufton Pike and Knock Pike (right)

Photo: Mike Knipe (125)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Photo: Alun Lawrence (22)

The summit of Bera Mawr

The summit of Bera Mawr

Photo: Mike Knipe (123)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (12)

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (11)

*Moel Wnion with Anglesey and Conwy Bay beyond from the summit of Drosgl

*Moel Wnion with Anglesey and Conwy Bay beyond from the summit of Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (14)

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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