Lakes

Sunday 7th November 2021 - Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen

        Meet at the Abbey at 08:15, or at the walk start at 09:30. We will start from the parking area at SJ035372, in the handsome  village of Llandrillo on the western side of the Berwyn hills. Travel distance about 46 miles; around 1hr 15 min. There are toilets and also convenient picnic benches in the car park. Suggested route to the start is along the A5; just after Corwen take the B4401 south through Cynwyd to Llandrillo, where the car park is well marked on the right just before the bridge.
      
        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.

       The walk takes us on a rising path south through woods into moorland becoming increasing wild, with big views back towards the western Welsh hills. The final climb up to Cadair Berwyn (827m) is gradual but relentless for about 3 km. The lunch stop should be on the eastern side of the ridge overlooking the quiet valley of Maen Gwynedd. We turn north along the ridge to Carnedd Bronwen (784m), and return via a very pleasant gradual descent past the Moel Ty-Uchaf neolithic cairn circle.

       Total walk distance is about 11 miles, with 2700 feet of climbing. We are on mostly decent tracks, but there are lots of boggy bits and a couple of slightly awkward stream crossings, so good boots and gaiters are recommended. Should be around 6-7 hours walking. This is a pretty tough November hill walk, but if the weather plays fair we will be rewarded with some dramatic landscapes.

       Walk leader: John Ellerslie, john.ellerslie@btinternet.com or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text 07490 272286.