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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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) (55th highest in Wales, 134th highest in England & Wales) Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (69th highest in Wales, 166th 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 (32nd highest in Wales, 572nd 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, 230th 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:


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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 Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn) from Trum y Ddysgl - with Moel Eilio (Llanberis) (beyond right)

Photo: David Zuckerman (17)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle and the shoulder of Mynydd Mawr from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle and the shoulder of Mynydd Mawr from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (5)

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 - Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Photo: Gerald Murphy (176)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Mynydd Drws-y-coed & The Nantlle Ridge - with The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) beyond from Trum y Ddysgl

Photo: David Zuckerman (19)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd  beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (35)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd summit obelisk

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd summit obelisk

Photo: David Zuckerman (23)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Craig Pennant from Bwlch Dros-bern

Photo: David Zuckerman (26)

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 - 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 - Trum y Ddysgl from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd summit

Trum y Ddysgl from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd summit

Photo: David Zuckerman (24)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (170)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Photo: Gerald Murphy (175)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - 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)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (165)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - 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)

Walk gw201 The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu - The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog (Llanberis Path), 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 (Llanberis Path), 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 - 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 - Cairn on the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Cairn on the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (174)


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