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 (Carneddau)  -  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'.

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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

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). Foel-fras (Carneddau) means 'Prominent Bare Hill' in Welsh. The summit of Foel-fras (Carneddau) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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, 49th highest in England & Wales) Llwytmor is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (28th highest in Wales, 56th highest in England & Wales). Llwytmor means 'Big Grey Hill' in Welsh. The summit of Llwytmor is marked by a rocky outcrop & hollowed out cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Drum (Carneddau) at 771m (2530ft). Drum (Carneddau) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (42nd highest in Wales, 102nd highest in England & Wales) Drum (Carneddau) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (53rd highest in Wales, 126th highest in England & Wales). Drum (Carneddau) means 'Ridge' in Welsh. The summit of Drum (Carneddau) is marked by a large cairn/shelter.

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Wild horses with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Wild horses with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Photo: Arwyn Jones (15)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Looking NW to Abergwyngregyn from the summit of Yr Orsedd

Looking NW to Abergwyngregyn from the summit of Yr Orsedd

Photo: Arwyn Jones (14)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Wild horse with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Wild horse with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Photo: Arwyn Jones (16)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Afon  Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Afon Goch tumbling down Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (9)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Afon Goch Waterfalls

Afon Goch Waterfalls

Photo: Alun Lawrence (21)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

The Afon Rhaeadr-fawr valley from the top of Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (23)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Two wild horses with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Two wild horses with a young foal on Yr Orsedd

Photo: Arwyn Jones (17)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Llyn Anafon from the 700m contour on Llwytmor

Llyn Anafon from the 700m contour on Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (6)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Anglesea and Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) from Llwytmor

Anglesea and Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island) from Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (7)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Foel-fras summit trig point

Foel-fras summit trig point

Photo: Paul Isherwood (1)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls

Aber Falls

Photo: Colin White (11)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Bera Bach and Bera Mawr from Llwytmor

Photo: Alun Lawrence (19)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Snow and ice at Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Tamalyn Roberts (3)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr) - Close up!

Photo: Patrick Cox (2)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Alun Lawrence (10)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - 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)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr-fawr)

Photo: Patrick Cox (3)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Distant view of Holyhead Mountain from Llwytmor

Distant view of Holyhead Mountain from Llwytmor

Photo: Mike Griffiths (8)

Walk gw193 Foel Fras from Bont Newydd - Wild Ponies seen on the lower slopes of Llwytmor

Wild Ponies seen on the lower slopes of Llwytmor

Photo: Alun Lawrence (20)


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