Friday, 18 September 2015

Carnedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach, Snowdonia

On their first day hiking in Snowdonia last week Pete, Lyn and Bella took the narrow road up to Llyn Eigau from Tal-y-Bont in the Conwy Valley. There's parking above the lake and a track leads across
 the moor and up into the Carneddau.

The mist shrouded the upper slopes of the Carneddau as we approached along the track. The col or Bwlch between Carnedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach came briefly into view.

A wall and fence took over from the track as our guide towards Carnedd Llewelyn but they soon gave out and left us on high  featureless moorland.  

Ahead of us in the mist the land rises then steepens towards our immediate objective, the broad ridge that separates Carnedd Llewelyn from Foel Grach,

Rock formations mark the beginning of the rough NE ridge of Carnedd Llewelyn that leads to the summit.

Here's Pete with the summit cairn of Carnedd Llewelyn 1064m beyond. We descended the NE ridge and navigated in the mist across the broad intervening ridge to Foel Grach 976m about a mile to the north. 

On the descent from Foel Grach the mist cleared and we made out the tops of Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du across Cwm Egiau to the South

The broad grassy ridge provided a rapid return on good paths to our starting point. 

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