1st August 2021 - Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant
Meet at the Abbey at 08:15, or at the walk start at
09:45. We will start from the parking area at SH 816395,
which is just on the B4391 Festiniog road as it branches off the A4212
west of Bala. Suggested route from Shrewsbury is through Knockin, over
Llynclys crossroads, past Llangynog to Bala, and keep going northwest
on A4212. There are toilets about 3 miles before the start, at the
western end of Llyn Celyn. Travel distance about 54 miles; around 1hr
30min including loo stop.
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 along a quiet road for 30 minutes past
Arenig hamlet, onto a track up to Llyn Arenig Fawr, and then to the top
of Arenig Fawr itself (854m/2802ft). There are superb views all round, and even more
as we descend and traverse across to the quiet summit of Moel Llyfnant
before the easy return.
Total walk distance is around 11 miles,
with 3000 feet of climbing. We are on mostly decent tracks, and the
climbs are fairly gradual; a few rocky bits but no exposure (and no
bracken to wade through). Should be around 6 hours walking.
Walk leader: John Ellerslie,
firstname.lastname@example.org or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text