Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd

Fine views of the coast & Carneddau


Route outline for walk gw171:

Bont Newydd  -  Afon Rhaeadr-fawr  -  Aber Falls  -  Rhaeadr-fawr (Big waterall)  -  Afon Goch  -  Bera Mawr  -  Bera Bach  -  Drosgl  -  Gyrn Wigau  -  Rhaeadr-bach (Small waterfall)  -  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'.

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'. While not as impressive as Rhaeadr-fawr, the smaller Rhaeadr-bach waterfall is well worth a visit.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Bera Bach at 807m (2649ft). Bera Bach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (41st highest in Wales, 85th highest in England & Wales). Bera Bach means 'Little Haystack' in Welsh. The summit of Bera Bach is marked by a rocky outcrop.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Bera Mawr at 794m (2605ft). Bera Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (48th highest in Wales, 102nd highest in England & Wales). Bera Mawr means 'Great Haystack' in Welsh. The summit of Bera Mawr is marked by a rocky outcrop.

You will also reach the summit of Drosgl at 758m (2488ft). Drosgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in Wales, 113th highest in England & Wales) Drosgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (58th highest in Wales, 137th highest in England & Wales). Drosgl means 'Rough Ground' in Welsh. The summit of Drosgl is marked by a huge cairn.

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 gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Afon Goch Waterfalls

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Photo: Alun Lawrence (21)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Moel Wnion from Drosgl

Moel Wnion from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (24)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Bera Bach from Bera Mawr

Bera Bach from Bera Mawr

Photo: Mike Knipe (124)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - *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)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (2)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (23)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (12)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Photo: Alun Lawrence (22)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Mountain Rescue Helicopter above Bera Mawr as seen from from Bera Bach

Mountain Rescue Helicopter above Bera Mawr as seen from from Bera Bach

Photo: Alun Lawrence (15)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Photo: Patrick Cox (1)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (1)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - 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)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Woodland near Aber Falls

Woodland near Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (3)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (10)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

Walk gw171 Bera Bach from Bont Newydd - *Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (13)


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