Saturday, 23 April 2016

Mynydd Mawr

Walk summary
Cottage passed on the way up Mynydd Mawr,
but this time with the sun shining.
Third walking day of trip after two hard days on Y Garn to Carnedd y Filiast ridge on Thursday and Foel Goch & Gallt yr Ogof yesterday.
I had intended a complete rest day but after spending the whole morning and most of the afternoon sat in the hostel lounge editing photographs I decided I needed to get out and loosen up stiffening legs and tightening back due to sitting around as opposed to being over tired.
It was a good call it got me out giving me a chance to mobilise and stretch out muscles and inspect tomorrows walk from the south along Moel Eilio to Moel Cynghorion ridge from the south and more importantly pick off an isolated Nuttall that would not ordinarily justify allocating a single full walking day.

Walk Statistics
Walk Date -23 April 2016
Walkers - Steve Smith

Accommodation - YHA Snowdon Llanberis
Start Point- Parking on ground south of cattle grid near Fron disused quarries  (SH 51293 54882)
Finish Point Parking on ground south of cattle grid near Fron disused quarries  (SH 51293 54882)
Total Duration - 2hrs 18mins 
Overall Average pace - 1.87mph
Total Distance Walked - 4.29 miles
Total Height Ascended - 467.76 metres

Peaks visited
Nuttalls (189W - 443E&W)
Mynydd Mawr  (121W - 374E &W)
Hewitts (138W - 317E&W)
Mynydd Mawr  (87W - 266E &W)
Marilyns (175E - 1556E,W&S)
Mynydd Mawr  (77W - 239E,W &S)
Deweys (181E - 422EW&S)
HuMPs (444E - 2975EW&S)
Mynydd Mawr  (91W - 320E,W &S)
Historic County Tops (49E - 93E,W&S)
W: Wales. 
E,W&S:England,Wales & Scotland

Other walks on this trip
21st Y Garn to Carnedd y Filiast ridge
22nd Y Foel Goch & Gallt yr Ogof
23rd Mynydd Mawr
24th Moels Eilio & Cynghorion, Foel Gron and Llechog from YHA Llanberis
26th Nantlle Ridge

OS 1:25,000 route map to follow.
GPX can be downloaded from

More Photographs
The north east end of Nantlle Ridge from cairn SE of Mynydd Mawr summit
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