Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd

Fine views of the coast & 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 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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Foel-fras (Carneddau) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (12th in Wales, 16th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Llwytmor, 849m (2786ft). Llwytmor is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (25th highest in Wales, 48th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Llwytmor is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (28th in Wales, 56th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Drum, 760m (2494ft). Drum is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in Wales, 113th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Drum is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (57th in Wales, 136th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Carnedd y Ddelw, 688m (2258ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (97th Wal, 243rd Eng & Wal) and Yr Orsedd 559m (1835ft) - a Welsh Dewey (70th in Wal, 123rd 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 gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Our family walk up Snowdon!

Our family walk up Snowdon!

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (4)

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Photo: Alun Lawrence (21)

Llyn Anafon from the 700m contour on Llwytmor

Llyn Anafon from the 700m contour on Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (6)

Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (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)

Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Angela Jones (1)

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)


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