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Y Gamriw from Llanwrthwl – Nov 3 2018

View from Y Gamriw HillI checked the weather forecast this morning, and was pleased to see very little chance of rain until 5pm, though it might be a bit windy.  Well they got that one wrong!  12 of us started out from the Village Hall in Llanwrthwl in the dry.  Our route took us up Y Gamriw via Pistyllgwyn and Graig Ddu. Good views on the way up even though the day was dull.

Elevenses on the hillsElevenses was taken on the hill still in the dry, though it was quite breezy.  Soon, however, we were in the mist and drizzle with the wind strengthening.  An early lunch was called for in the only shelter to be had in a hollow cairn with an arched doorway.  8 of us squeezed into this out of the wind, whilst the remaining 4 were outside.

Caegarw WoodOur leader, Alan, took an executive decision to alter his planned route, and to take us down off the hills to the Llanwrthwl Common.  As soon as we dropped down we were thankfully out of the mist, and though it still rained the wind wasn’t quite so strong.  Our revised route took us across the Common and back to Llanwrthwl via Caegarw wood.  A pleasant alternative route, and the autumn colours were still good on the Common and through the wood.

 

13 Mile Walk from near Glaslyn – 25 August 2018

Walking to Bugeilyn lakeA small party of 9 (6 women and 3 men) tackled a thirteen mile walk lead by Peter Loughran.  Our route took us past Glaslyn lake and on towards Bugeilyn lake, passing the ruins of an old farmhouse on the way.

The weather was gloomy with passing showers, and we experienced some heavy downpours in the Hengwm valley where we had to negotiate several streams. But the weather improved by lunchtime which we had looking down towards Nant-y-Moch Reservoir.

View from Tarren Bwlch-gwynSunshine was with us most of the afternoon and what a difference it makes to the spirit and the scenery.  By the time we reached our tea spot on Tarren Bwlch-gwyn we were treated to magnificent views down the steep valley and in the distance we could see Cadar Idris and the Arans. It certainly made the earlier yomping worthwhile.  Our homeward route was the same as the start but in much better weather.  It was a tiring walk (well for me anyway), but very satisfying.