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,
firstname.lastname@example.org or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text