Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu

Classic Welsh Ridge Walk

Note: The arete up to the summit of Mynydd Drws y Coed is steep, narrow and quite 'airy' in places. You should only attempt it 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.


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  -   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
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
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 Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, 653m (2143ft). Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (103rd highest in Wales, 245th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (137th in Wales, 327th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Y Garn (Moel Hebog), 633m (2078ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (155th Wal, 369th 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 gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd Ddu

In no particular order . . .

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)

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)

On Bwlch Dros-bern between Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Craig Cwm Silyn

On Bwlch Dros-bern between Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: David Zuckerman (28)

Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Craig Cwm Silyn from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (163)

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 and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof  in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Drws-y-coed and The Nantlle Ridge with Moel Hebog, Moel Lefn and Moel yr Ogof in the distance (left) from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (10)

Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn)  (right)

Mynydd Drws y Coed (far left), Y Garn (Moel Hebog Area) (left) and Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) (right)

Photo: Don Williams (10)

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)

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)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) above Craig y Bera from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) above Craig y Bera from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (4)


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