Monday, 1 December 2014

Dulyn Reservoir round + Llwytmor

Walk Summary
Ladder stile to track at start of walk
from car park at end of road to Rowlyn Isa
What started off as promising a fine weather walk turned in to a cloudy cold ridge walk. Evens so one of the most prolific Nuttall walks of the trip with all 5 Nuttalls visited as planned and walk more or less going as planned.
A relatively rare occurrence but something that appears to be happening more regularly during recent trips. Who knows maybe I am getting the hang of this hill walking malarky. Having said that no room for complacency. The hills have a habit of throwing things at you when it is least expected.
One of the few days where I met a local, Geoff B, on the hill. Resulted in us arranging to meet up again for one of the best walks of my limited hill walking career. The north ridge of Tryfan and The Bochlwyd Horseshoe.
Shame about the cloud but what you lose out on the views you gain in the satisfaction of finding you way and keeping your bearings in what at times are fairly hostile conditions. Contrary to what other people may think I do not enjoy bad weather but I do appreciate it for the challenge it provides, giving me a focus and increasing the threshold to cope safely in all sorts of conditions.

Slight variation in the planned route, following advice from Geoff to not pass Foel-fras on way to Llwytmor. Pick it up on the way and return from Llwytmor round east side of Foel-fras to fence then hand rail down to dam where rejoin planned route at small dam at head of Afon Dulyn.

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 01 December 2014
Walkers - Steve Smith

Accommodation - Betws-y-Coed Youth Hostel
Start Point - Car park at end of road to Rowlyn Isa (GR - SH 73149 66294)
Start Time - 10:35
Finish Point 
Car park at end of road to Rowlyn Isa (GR - SH 73149 66294)
Finish Time - 16:26
Duration - 5hrs 51mins
Average pace - 1.79mph
Distance Walked - 10.50 miles
Height Ascended - 896.52metres

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 The Bochlwyd Horseshoe
05th Drum, Pen y Castell & Carnedd y Ddelw + Tal y Fan
06th Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Peaks visited
Nuttalls (190W - 444E&W)
Craig Eigiau (47W - 300E &W)
Foel Grach (48W - 301E &W)
Carnedd Gwenllian formerly Garnedd Uchaf (49W - 302E, &W)
Foel-fras (50W - 303E &W)
Llwytmor (51W - 304E, &W)
Hewitts (138W - 317E)
Foel Grach (35W - 214E &W)
Carnedd Gwenllian formerly Garnedd Uchaf (36W - 215E, &W)
Foel-fras (37W - 216E &W)
Llwytmor (38W - 217E, &W)
Marilyns (158W - 1550E,W&S)
Deweys (241W - 427EW&S)
HuMPs (364W - 2977EW&S)
W: Wales. 
E,W&S:England,Wales & Scotland

GPX can be downloaded from
Walk Description
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More Photographs
Looking back at Craig Eigiau on way to Foel Grach