BSC2019: Carneddau High-Level Circular Walk (Saturday 09:15)

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BIG Spring Camp 2019
May 25

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High peaks, some scrambling involved, rocky terrain

A big 14km yomp around the highest peaks of the Carneddau range, taking in Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064m, and Carnedd Dafydd at 1044. The hike starts and finishes near Llyn Ogwen, and we will need drivers to transport everyone to the start/finish point.

From the rugby club, we will drive to a large lay-by near the campsite at Pont Wern-gof (near Llyn Ogwyn), grid ref 674605, from where we will gradually ascend the southern spur of Y Braich to gain the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du. This is where the fun begins as we descend steeply into the saddle of Bwlch Eryl Farchog, and scramble up the other side to regain the ridge, leading us to the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064m. We then follow the crest of the broad ridge around the head of a magnificent corrie with great views north towards the Menai Strait and Anglesey. We re-ascend to gain the summit of Carnedd Dafydd at 1044m, a peak which gives great views back to the Glyders and Snowdon. We follow the ridge to Pen yr Ole Wen, overlooking Nant Ffrancon, and follow the rocky ridge east down into Cwn Lloer, from where we have a lovely descent back to our starting point.

You'll need to be experienced in long days out in the hills for this one; it's a very energetic day out which is suitable for those with the right kit and excellent levels of fitness. 

Nant Ffrancon from above
Carneddau range
Nant Ffrancon from above
Carneddau range


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