A splendid linear traverse of the Aran mountains, Dyfi hills and Cadair Idris range, following the natural lines of the ridges via the highest passes and returning via the diminutive but delightful Bryn Brith.
This traverse has been on our shortlist for some time and crosses 14 of the 2000-feet summits. It suggested itself from a study of the map which showed how we could cross from one range to the next at a high pass and avoid losing all the height. The intuitive way from the Arans to the Dyfis might seem to be via Foel Benddin and Maesglase,but the true 363m pass is 2½ miles to the west and lies at the foot of the SW ridge of Pen y Brynfforchog, and is 247m higher. This leads onto the Cribin Fawr / Waun-oer ridge and the 285m pass to Gau Graig and the Cadair Idris ridge.