Damp and windy could sum up this walk. The complete walk is one of Derek Brockways “Weatherman Walking” series. I shortened it a bit and altered the route to cut out a steep downhill followed by a steep uphill. We were going to do this walk last year but the weather was so foul we held it over to this year – the weather was a bit better this year, but not a lot – ocassional thin drizzle.
Starts in Llangynog and heads up the Bala Road for a mile then up a track to the back of Craig Rhiwarth. Two ‘ups’ in that sentence and that’s most of the climbing done for the day. From the top of Craig Rhiwarth we headed north across some damp country to Bedd Crynddyn. The wind was now getting up and so were the clouds, we even started to see a bit of blue sky. There is a long track heading just north of east across the tops, but whoever put in the new fencing forgot to put the stiles back: so we had a bit of clambering to do. The way is rough under foot and the track indistinct – not good in thick mist, but a bearing of around 75° will do no harm.
At the final fence we democratically decided to head back towards Llangynog. Bit more bog trotting and wet tracks brought us to the top of the zigzags down into Cwm Glan-hafon – very gently here. A walk out through the beautiful old oak wood under the cliffs that peregrines nest upon, none today but soon will be, and returned to the cars. A damp walk but just great to be out again.
Thanks to all who came and all who drove. Pics in the gallery.