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

One of the finest ridge walks in Britain

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.


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:

The arete up to the summit ofMynydd 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

The highest point of this walk is Trum y Ddysgl at 709m (2327ft). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (66th highest in Wales, 161st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Trum y Ddysgl is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (84th in Wales, 202nd in England & Wales). Trum y Ddysgl is classified as a Marilyn (31st highest in Wales, 566th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Mynydd Drws-y-coed, 695m (2281ft). Mynydd Drws-y-coed is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (71st highest in Wales, 179th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Mynydd Drws-y-coed is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (90th in Wales, 232nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Y Garn (Moel Hebog), 633m (2078ft). Y Garn (Moel Hebog) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (155th in Wales, 369th in England & Wales).


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 gw188 The first part of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu

In no particular order . . .

Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) tower above Drws-y-coed from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Craig y Bera and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) tower above Drws-y-coed from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (151)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (19)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Photo: David Zuckerman (16)

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd from Trum y Ddysgl

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: Gerald Murphy (156)

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

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

Photo: David Zuckerman (8)

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)


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