Thursday, 27 November 2014

Creigiau Gleision & Craiglwyn

Walk Summary
Shortcut down north side of Crimpiau. If I had realised it was a
sub-HuMP I would have gone up it
At 5.5 miles walked with 700m of ascent, completed in just under 4 hours made this an excellent choice for the first walk of the trip.
A little more awkward to get to from Pen-y-Pas YH than Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen & Pen yr Helgi Du, the other route under consideration, but combined with a late(ish) start the 1300m of ascent and 10 miles would have been a bit of a challenge to complete in daylight hours.
Better to save for a later date when I am fitter and have acquired my hill legs.
Fairly uneventful walk with unmarked paths on the map along the summit ridge, although fairly rugged, were easy enough to follow.
Conversely the PROW's marked on the map as a green dotted line and planned to be used as the ascent route from the van were problematic to find or where they could be found had been rerouted for example around Hendre.
Well as we all learn fairly quickly but are usually (always) surprised to find is the case; the green dotted lines are real in the minds of the map makers but do not always correspond exactly where they are on the ground.
The only real disappointment was not identifying Crimpiau as a sub-HuMP and therefore not including it on the route plan. So frustrating to get home and find I was only about 300m away from a worthy summit.

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 27 November 2014
Walkers - Steve Smith

Accommodation - Snowdon Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel
Start Point - Maes Mawr (GR - SH 74016 60276)
Start Time - 10:22
Finish Point 
Maes Mawr (GR - SH 74016 60276)
Finish Time - 14:19
Duration - 3hrs 57mins
Average pace - 1.42mph
Distance Walked - 5.59 miles
Height Ascended - 617.82metres

Other walks on this trip
27th Creigiau Gleision & Craiglwyn
28th Carnedd Dafydd, Pen yr Ole Wen & Foel Meirich
29th Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen & Pen yr Helgi Du
01st Dulyn Reservoir round + Llwytmor
02nd Beras Bach & Mawr +Drosgl & Gyrn Wigau
03rd Bochlwyd Horseshoe
05th Drum, Pen y Castell & Carnedd y Ddelw + Tal y Fan
06th Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Peaks visited
Nuttalls (190W - 444E&W)
Creigiau Gleision North Top (38W - 291E &W)
Creigiau Gleision (39W - 292E &W)
Craiglwyn (40W - 293E, &W)
Hewitts (138W - 317E)
Creigiau Gleision North Top (28W - 207E, &W)
Creigiau Gleision (29W - 208E &W)
Marilyns (158W - 1550E,W&S)
Creigiau Gleision (15W - 107E,W&S)
Deweys (241W - 427EW&S)
Craig Wen (14W - 62E &W)
HuMPs (364W - 2977EW&S)
Creigiau Gleision North Top (20W - 168E,W&S)
W: Wales. 
E,W&S:England,Wales & Scotland

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Walk Description
Craigiau Gleision North Top
Creigiau Gleision North Top towards
Creigiau Gleision. Cloud is lifting
to reveal Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir
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More Photographs
Walks end at Maes Mawr after 5.59 miles and just under 4 hours. Perfect for first walk of trip
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