Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd

Fine views of the coast & Carneddau


Route outline for walk gw193:

Bont Newydd  -  Afon Rhaeadr-fawr  -  Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)  -  Afon Goch  -  Llwytmor  -  Foel-fras (Carneddau)  -  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'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
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-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).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Llwytmor at 849m (2786ft). Llwytmor is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (25th highest in Wales, 48th highest in England & Wales). Llwytmor is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (28th highest in Wales, 56th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Drum at 760m (2494ft). Drum is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in Wales, 113th highest in England & Wales). Drum is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (57th highest in Wales, 136th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Carnedd y Ddelw at 688m (2258ft). Carnedd y Ddelw is known as a Welsh Nuttall (97th highest in Wales, 243rd highest in England & Wales) ; Yr Orsedd at 559m (1835ft). Yr Orsedd is classified as a Welsh Dewey (70th highest in Wales, 123rd 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 gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Photo: Alun Lawrence (21)

Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Photo: Alun Lawrence (19)

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Distant view of Holyhead Mountain from Llwytmor

Distant view of Holyhead Mountain from Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (8)

Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (2)

Elidir Fawr, Bera Bach and Bera Mawr, with Yr Eifl in the distance from Llwytmor

Elidir Fawr, Bera Bach and Bera Mawr, with Yr Eifl in the distance from Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (9)

Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Afon Rhaeadr-fawr from Bont Newydd

Photo: Patrick Cox (1)

Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Afon Goch Waterfalls with Llwytmor beyond

Photo: Alun Lawrence (22)


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