26th June 2022 - Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy
Meet at the Abbey at 08:00. We will start from the parking area at SH 852188,
which is at the end of Cwm 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.
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 valley 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 leaders: John Ellerslie,
email@example.com or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07532 345100.