Cwm Eigiau #3 2-day backpack

Ffynnon LlyffantAnother 2-day circuit of Cwm Eigiau, this time exploring the excellent upper reaches of the cwm below the eastern cliffs of Carnedd Llewelyn, a very seldom trodden pocket of the Carneddau cradling the hidden Ffynnon Llyffant, the highest lake in Wales. This exquisite wild rocky mountain landscape shows once again the rewards of leaving the paths and backpacking the little known corners: in favourable conditions there are real gems to be discovered.

After a long and extremely busy hiatus this was our return to the mountains in style: two days of unbroken sunshine and a landscape flecked with remaining snowfields on the high tops with unseasonally warm days for March.

Full report & photos

4 thoughts on “Cwm Eigiau #3 2-day backpack

  1. Nice to see that you are both back into your walking Geoff, I’ve missed the quality photos and write ups.
    Must try and get a bit more walking done in Wales sometime, plenty of hidden gems out there by the looks of things.

  2. Hi Paul, thanks for the welcome back – strangely enough I was reading your winter Cairngorms report just the other day.
    There is plenty of excellent backpacking in Wales, it’s just becoming harder to design new routes now but there are some unvisited corners suitable for slackpacking for a day or two.

  3. I think this was the last post of yours I read before you got the comments working again so……
    Superb trip, I love the Cwm Eigiau area and always thought it would be ideal for backpacking and high level camping, now I know it is

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