Monday, 15 August 2016

Central Arenigs

Walk Summary
Originally planned as two separate walks on two separate short winter days.
In spite of the late start was able to take advantage of the long summer days and amalgamate the two walks in to one.
Hard day for first walk of the trip but guess I am retaining my hill legs due to the regular trips I am managing this year.
Turned out to be a 6 Nuttall day which will be the most Nuttalls I will manage in a single day before completion of the list later this year.
Fairly straight forward route but two things I would do differently.
  • During ascent of Moel Llyfnant make sure you keep to the left rather than heading for numerous false summits. I managed this most of the time but was seduced on the very last one.
  • On descent from Moel llyfnant stay with fence down Llechwydd Rudd and north of plantation to give yourself the chance to bag the sub-Dewey Moel y Slates.
Hendre-blaen-Lliw was under reconstruction so I ended up walking round the back hopefully signposting will be improved to confirm path goes in front of building

Walk Statistics
Walk Date - 15 August 2016
Walkers - Steve Smith

Accommodation - Bala Camping and Caravan Club Site
Start Point- Grass verge heading west just past Hendre-blaen-Lliw (SH 80477 33553)
Start Time - 11:52Finish Point - Grass verge heading west just past Hendre-blaen-Lliw (SH 80477 33553)
Finish Time - 18:57

Total Duration - 5hrs 24mins 
Overall Average pace - 1.43mph
Total Distance Walked - 11.16 miles
Total Height Ascended - 985.40 metres

Peaks visited
Nuttalls (189W - 443E&W)
Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top (150W - 404E&W)
Arenig Fawr South Top (151E - 405E&W)
Arenig Fawr (152E - 406E&W)
Moel Llyfnant (153E - 407E&W)
Gallt y Daren (154E - 408&W)
Foel Boeth (155E - 409E&W)
Hewitts (138W - 318E&W)
Arenig Fawr (107W - 286E&W)
Moel Llyfnant (108W - 287E&W)
Gallt y Daren (109W - 288E&W)
Marilyns (158W - 1556E,W&S)
Arenig Fawr (88W - 255E,W&S)
Moel Llyfnant (89W - 256E,W&S)
Deweys (241E - 421E&W)
Moel y Wden [Bwlch y Bi] (51W - 106E&W)
HuMPs (364E - 2975EW&S)
Arenig Fawr (103W - 337E,W&S)
Moel Llyfnant (104W - 338E,W&S)
Gallt y Daren (105W - 339E,W&S)
Historic County Tops (413E - 93E,W&S)
E&W: Wales. 
E,W&S:England,Wales & Scotland
Other walks on this trip
15th Central Arenigs
16th North Arenigs
18th North East Arans
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More Photographs
Steep ascent up Allt -fawr on far side of Llyn Iwerddon
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