29th August 2021 - Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy
Meet at the Abbey at 08:15, or at the walk start at
09:45. We will start from the parking area at SH 852188,
which is at the end of Cwm Cywarch. Suggested route from Shrewsbury is
on the A458 via Welshpool to Mallwyd, north on the A470 to Dinas
Mawddwy, then through the village and north-east towards Aber Cywarch.
There are toilets at the T-junction in Dinas Mawddwy, and a portaloo
(probably) in the parking area. Travel distance about 55 miles.
Suggested donation of £1 each person at car park.
Car sharing is now an option, but
not obligatory. If you wish to go directly to the start point, please
inform the walk leader before the day of the walk, either by text, or
preferably by email. Also let me know if you're going to the Abbey.
The walk takes us in a clockwise loop, starting with a
zig-zag route south-west up to a ridge, leading north to the rarely
climbed top of Glasgwm at 779m, past a high-altitude lake. We then head
north-east, down to a flat and generally boggy area then gradually up
to Aran Fawddwy (905m/2970 ft), which is the highest mountain in the UK
south of Snowdon. The descent is gradual and gives us fine views into
the steep-sided vally of Hengwm.
Total walk distance is around 14k/10 ml,
with 1030/3400 feet of climbing. We are on mostly decent tracks, and the
climbs are fairly gradual; a few rocky bits but no exposure. Should be around 6-7 hours walking.
Walk leader: John Ellerslie,
firstname.lastname@example.org or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text