Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd

Fine views of the coast and the Carneddau


Route outline for walk gw183:

Bont Newydd  -  Afon Rhaeadr-fawr  -  Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)  -  Afon Gam  -  Gyrn Wigua  -  Drosgl  -  Bera Bach  -  Bera Mawr  -  Yr Aryg  -  Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)  -  Foel Grach  -  Foel-fras  -  Drum  -  Carnedd y Ddelw  -  Yr Orsedd  -  Roman Road  -  Llyn Anafon Access Track  -  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.

Gwenllian of Wales (June 1282 - 7 June, 1337) was the only child of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales. After a long campaign by the Princess Gwenllian Society, the OS agreed to use the dual name Carnedd Gwenllian/Carnedd Uchaf on it's maps from 2010 onwards.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
7
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Foel Grach at 976m (3203ft). Foel Grach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (8th highest in Wales, 9th highest in England & Wales) Foel Grach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (8th highest in Wales, 9th highest in England & Wales). Foel Grach means 'Scabby Bare Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'foil grach'. The summit of Foel Grach is marked by a cairn & a bothy.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Foel-fras (Carneddau) at 942m (3091ft). Foel-fras (Carneddau) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (11th highest in Wales, 14th highest in England & Wales) Foel-fras (Carneddau) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (12th highest in Wales, 16th highest in England & Wales). Foel-fras (Carneddau) means 'Prominent Bare Hill' in Welsh. The summit of Foel-fras (Carneddau) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) at 926m (3039ft). Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (12th highest in Wales, 18th highest in England & Wales) Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (13th highest in Wales, 20th highest in England & Wales). Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) means 'Gwenllain’s Cairn (High Cairn)' in Welsh. The summit of Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is marked by a rocky outcrop. Carnedd Gwenllian was formerly known as Carnedd Uchaf (in 2009) and as Garnedd Uchaf prior to that.

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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - The summit of Bera Mawr

The summit of Bera Mawr

Photo: Mike Knipe (123)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Foel-fras summit trig point

Foel-fras summit trig point

Photo: Paul Isherwood (1)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Bera Mawr with Anglesey and Conwy Bay beyond from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Bera Mawr with Anglesey and Conwy Bay beyond from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (17)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (2)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Bothy on the summit of Foel Grach

Bothy on the summit of Foel Grach

Photo: Alun Lawrence (18)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Woodland near Aber Falls

Woodland near Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (3)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (10)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Moel Wnion from Drosgl

Moel Wnion from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (24)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

Walk gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd - Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (16)


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