Lakes

Sunday 17th April 2022 - Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych

    The walk starts from a parking spot at Blaen-y-cwm but in the first instance we'll go to the car park in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant for toilets and to consolidate cars as the roads up to the start point are very narrow so the fewer cars going there the better.

    The route is around 11 miles with 2600 feet of ascent and it takes us on a steady climb north west up to the saddle between Cadair Bronwen and Cadair Berwyn, along the Berwyn ridge to Cadair Berwyn and then on to Moel Sych.  Weather permitting there should be great 360 degree views.  From Moel Sych we make our way south/south east to the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall which should be a good spot for lunch (but may be busy, as it's Easter Sunday).  The waterfall is reputed to be the highest single drop one in Britain at 240 feet.  From there we take the footpath under Craig y Mwn that more or less runs parallel with the river, joining the road at SJ 089 286.  We follow the road to the right for around half a mile, then at SJ 100 279 take a path to Foel-llyn, Bryn-Gwyn and on to the phone box at Tyn-y-ffridd. From there we follow the road back to the parking spot.  At this point, any non-drivers can stay there if they wish waiting to be picked up.  We return via the car park in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant to retrieve any cars left there.

    Walk leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931