Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu

The Nantlle Ridge is one of the finest ridge walks in Britain


Route outline for walk gw188:

Rhyd-Ddu  -  Y Garn (Moel Hebog)  -  The Nantlle Ridge  -  Mynydd Drws-y-coed  -  Trum y Ddysgl  -  The Hiatus  -  Bwlch-y-Ddwy-elor  -  Beddgelert Forest  -  Cwm Marchnad  -  Llyn-y-Gader  -  Rhyd-Ddu



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhyd Dduis pronounced'r-ee-th th-ee'

The arete up to the summit of Mynydd Drws-y-coed is steep, narrow and quite 'airy' in places. You should only attempt it in good weather and if you have a good head for heights.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Trum y Ddysgl at 709m (2327ft). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (65th highest in Wales, 160th highest in England & Wales) Trum y Ddysgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (84th highest in Wales, 202nd highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (32nd highest in Wales, 572nd highest in the UK). Trum y Ddysgl means 'Dish Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'tree-mee-th-isgl'.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Mynydd Drws-y-coed at 695m (2281ft). Mynydd Drws-y-coed is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (70th highest in Wales, 178th highest in England & Wales) Mynydd Drws-y-coed is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (90th highest in Wales, 231st highest in England & Wales). Mynydd Drws-y-coed means 'The Door to Wood Mountain' in Welsh and is pronounced 'minith droos-ee-coy-ed'. The summit of Mynydd Drws-y-coed is unmarked, just grass.

You will also reach the summit of Y Garn (Moel Hebog) at 633m (2078ft). Y Garn (Moel Hebog) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (153rd highest in Wales, 365th highest in England & Wales). Y Garn (Moel Hebog) means 'The Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'uh-gan'. The summit of Y Garn (Moel Hebog) is marked by a cairn & a huge shelter.

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 gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu

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Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Nantlle Ridge - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Trum y Ddysgl from a cairn on the slopes of Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

The Nantlle Ridge - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Trum y Ddysgl from a cairn on the slopes of Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (3)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof from the top of Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (20)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Hiatus (bottom centre), Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (far right) and Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on the Llyn peninsula (top far left) from Trum y Ddysgl

The Hiatus (bottom centre), Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (far right) and Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on the Llyn peninsula (top far left) from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: Gerald Murphy (157)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Photo: Gerald Murphy (176)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Photo: David Zuckerman (17)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Foel Goch (left), Moel Cynghorion (right) and Elidir Fawr between

Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Foel Goch (left), Moel Cynghorion (right) and Elidir Fawr between

Photo: David Zuckerman (18)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (7)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (left), Llyn Cwellyn, Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (right) and Foel Gron (far right) from the Rhyd Ddu path

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (left), Llyn Cwellyn, Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (right) and Foel Gron (far right) from the Rhyd Ddu path

Photo: Don Williams (16)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd  beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (35)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (152)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig Cwm Silyn and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Craig Cwm Silyn and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: David Zuckerman (22)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Y Garn (Moel Hebog) & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed summit

Y Garn (Moel Hebog) & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed summit

Photo: David Zuckerman (13)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Trum y Ddysgl from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Trum y Ddysgl from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (9)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - On the summit of Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) group in the background

On the summit of Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with the Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) group in the background

Photo: Gerald Murphy (150)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Trum y Ddysgl & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Trum y Ddysgl & The Nantlle Ridge from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (15)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (right)

Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (right)

Photo: Don Williams (10)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (14)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from the Nantlle Road (B4418) near Rhyd Ddu

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (left) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) from the Nantlle Road (B4418) near Rhyd Ddu

Photo: Gerald Murphy (148)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) above Craig y Bera from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) above Craig y Bera from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (4)

Walk gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Climbing Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge with Trum y Ddysgl beyond (right)

Climbing Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge with Trum y Ddysgl beyond (right)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (154)


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