Mynydd Mawr

Today we were heading for Mynydd Mawr where we should have good views to the east of Snowdon and  to the south of the Nantlle ridge.

Route

We parked in the village of Y Fron and walked through the old slate workings to gain access to the open countryside.

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Nantlle Ridge

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A rare picture of The Navigator with his kit off.

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There is an obvious wide track which takes you north easterly to join the  path which gradually climbs to the summit of Mynydd Mawr. There was a sprinkling of snow towards the top.

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We looked down into Craig Cwm Du and on reaching the windy top took shelter in the summit cairn for a coffee break.

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Into Craig Cwm Ddu

There were a few walkers making their way up from Rhyd Ddu along an interesting ridge.

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Looking towards the Snowdon Range

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Grizzled outdoor men

Just down from the summit the views of the Nantlle Valley and the ridge above the valley came into view. We walked to the edge of Craig y Bere with its steep cliffs down to the valley floor.

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Snowdon in the distance

A lunch spot was found as we descended to the west along the stone wall. The sun was now out and  we could have dozed off  but there was more walking to do! We continued on down and headed in the general direction  of the stone encircled Bryn Castell and on to Llyn Ffynhonnau, where again we had a break before heading back to the car.

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