Sunday, 29 June 2008

Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant

Sunday 29th June 2008 

A windy day walk in Snowdonia's Arenig hills 

Distance: 12km; Ascent: 660m; Windy, initially with low cloud and rain; with Lynsey

We set off walking with the intention of following the walk in the Nuttalls' guidebook, but as we ascended up onto Arenig Fawr the weather deteriorated. On the summit of Arenig Fawr (Marilyn, Nuttall) it was wet, windy and misty so we didn't linger for long by the trigpoint.

Dropping down the south ridge we visited the summits of Arenig Fawr South Top (Nuttall) and Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top (Nuttall), before descending west to the col. By now the weather had begun to improve and the cloud parted to reveal blue sky and spells of sunshine.

Arenig Fawr from Moel Llyfnant
Arenig Fach and Arenig Fawr from Moel Llyfnant
We continued on with our planned walk and ascended steeply westwards to reach the summit of Moel Llyfnant (Marilyn, Nuttall) at around 3pm. There were good views from up here across to both Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach in the distance.

Arenig Fach and Arenig Fawr from N slopes of Moel Llyfnant
Arenig Fawr from N slopes of Moel Llyfnant
By now time was getting on so we decided that we didn't have time to complete our planned walk over two more minor tops. Therefore instead we opted to descend northwards back towards the car (although the route shown on the map is only my best guess of what we actually walked!)

Written up in September 2013 from memories and photos

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