Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu

Classic Welsh Ridge Walk


Route outline for walk gw201:

Rhyd-Ddu  -  Y Garn (Moel Hebog)  -  The Nantlle Ridge  -  Mynydd Drws-y-coed  -  Trum y Ddysgl  -  The Hiatus  -  Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd  -  Bwlch Dros-bern  -  Craig Cwm Silyn  -  Cwm Pennant  -  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.

The descent from Craig Cwm Silyn into Cwm Pennant is down very steep grass and only recommended in good, dry weather. Further more the climb back out of Cwm Pennant involves over 700ft of ascent across rough grass.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Craig Cwm Silyn at 734m (2409ft). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (56th highest in Wales, 135th highest in England & Wales) Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (70th highest in Wales, 167th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (25th highest in Wales, 514th highest in the UK). Craig Cwm Silyn means 'Silyn Valley Crag' in Welsh and is pronounced 'crag koom sileen'. The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn is marked by a stone shelter.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of 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 (31st highest in Wales, 571st highest in the UK). Trum y Ddysgl means 'Dish Ridge' in Welsh and is pronounced 'tree-mee-th-isgl'.

You will also reach the summit 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.

Along the way you will also bag:

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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu

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Walk gw201 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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - 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)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Trum y Ddysgl from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Trum y Ddysgl from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (12)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Jubilee Monument Obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

The Jubilee Monument Obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (158)

Walk gw201 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 gw201 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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Approaching Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge

Approaching Mynydd Drws-y-coed on the Nantlle Ridge

Photo: Gerald Murphy (153)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (right) from Rhyd Ddu

Mynydd Drws-y-coed (The Nantlle Ridge) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (right) from Rhyd Ddu

Photo: David Zuckerman (1)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Path through Beddgelert Forest

Path through Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (34)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on The Llyn peninsula from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Yr Eifl (The Rivals) on The Llyn peninsula from the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (164)

Walk gw201 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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn Nantlle Uchaf through a gap in the crags on Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf through a gap in the crags on Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (11)

Walk gw201 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 gw201 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 gw201 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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - 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)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Craig y Bera and Moel Eilio (Llanberis) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

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

Photo: David Zuckerman (2)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog, Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog, Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

Photo: David Zuckerman (6)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (159)

Walk gw201 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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