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

Fine views of the coast and the 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 Water Fall'.


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  -   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'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
6
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
7
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 Foel Grach at 976m (3203ft). Foel Grach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (8th highest in Wales, 9th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Foel Grach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (8th in Wales, 9th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Foel-fras (Carneddau), 942m (3091ft). Foel-fras (Carneddau) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (11th highest in Wales, 14th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Foel-fras (Carneddau) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (12th in Wales, 16th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), 926m (3039ft). Carnedd Gwenllian was formerly known as Carnedd Uchaf (in 2009) and as Garnedd Uchaf prior to that. Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (12th highest in Wales, 18th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (13th in Wales, 20th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Bera Bach, 807m (2649ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (41st Wal, 85th Eng & Wal); Bera Mawr 794m (2606ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (38th Wal, 84th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (48th Wal, 102nd Eng & Wal); Drum 760m (2494ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (47th Wal, 113th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (57th Wal, 136th Eng & Wal) and Drosgl 758m (2488ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (48th Wal, 114th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (58th Wal, 137th 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 gw183 Bera Bach, Foel Grach and Drum from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

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)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (10)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

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)

On Aonach Mor (Mamores)

On Aonach Mor (Mamores)

Photo: Gareth Pierce (1)

Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Photo: Alun Lawrence (19)

Dufton Pike and Knock Pike (right)

Dufton Pike and Knock Pike (right)

Photo: Mike Knipe (125)

*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)

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)

The summit of Bera Mawr

The summit of Bera Mawr

Photo: Mike Knipe (123)


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