Sunday 6 April 2014

Foel Boeth & Gallt y Daren

Saturday 15th March 2014 

A short walk up a couple of Nuttalls from the road pass 

Distance: 3km; Ascent: 90m; Sunny and windy; with Colin

Colin and I had originally planned to head up to the highlands this weekend for a spot of Munro bagging.  However the weather forecast for the highlands didn't inspire us to take the long drive north and so instead we hatched a plan to head over to Snowdonia for the weekend with the aim of climbing my final four Welsh 2000ft peaks.

The Rhinogs from the S slopes of Foel Boeth
Heading towards Foel Boeth
We set off walking from the summit of a minor road west of Bala Lake shortly after 10am and headed over the moorland to reach the top of our first hill of the day: Foel Boeth (Nuttall).  It was pleasantly sunny here today, although there was a bitter wind.  Many of the higher hills were covered in cloud, although there were good views towards the Rhinogs.

On the summit of Foel Boeth
Looking E towards Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant
We continued NNW for a few hundred metres to reach the slightly higher summit of Gallt y Daren (Nuttall, HuMP), where it was even more windy!  We didn't linger here long and soon retraced our steps back to the car, where we arrived around an hour after setting off.  It was now time to head round to the Ogwen valley for our second walk of the day...

On the summit of Gallt y Daren
The Rhinogs from the road pass

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