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  -  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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
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

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).

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).

You will also reach the summit of Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) at 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). Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (13th highest in Wales, 20th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Bera Bach at 807m (2649ft). Bera Bach is known as a Welsh Nuttall (41st highest in Wales, 85th highest in England & Wales) ; Bera Mawr at 794m (2605ft). Bera Mawr is known as a Welsh Nuttall (48th highest in Wales, 102nd highest in England & Wales) ; Drum at 771m (2530ft). Drum is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (47th Wales, 113th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (57th highest in Wales, 136th highest in England & Wales) ; Drosgl at 758m (2488ft). Drosgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (48th Wales, 114th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (58th highest in Wales, 137th highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Photo: Patrick Cox (1)

Me (right) and my mate Kevin and Cally on Foel Grach

Me (right) and my mate Kevin and Cally on Foel Grach

Photo: Gareth Pierce (2)

Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Foel-fras summit trig point

Foel-fras summit trig point

Photo: Paul Isherwood (1)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

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)

The summit of Bera Mawr

The summit of Bera Mawr

Photo: Mike Knipe (123)


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