Nantgwynant North-West 2-day backpack

Pitch on Y Lliwedd east ridgeA leisurely 2-day traversal of the north-western side of Nantgwynant, visiting Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw and the Hafod y Llan walk above Craflwyn Hall, some new pockets of Wales for us to explore and giving us a superb pitch on the eastern ridge of Y Lliwedd.

At 609m, Craig Fach is in the elite group of Dewey hills that are also Sims, one of three that we had yet to claim. It is also a fine example of a hill that we probably wouldn’t otherwise have explored due to its very close proximity to the most popular honeypot in Wales, but turns out to be a secluded and delightful little gem.

None of our previous trips to the area have included the lakes enclosed by the Snowdon horseshoe, this was an opportunity to visit one of them, Llyn Llydaw, and view the mountain architecture from a new perspective.

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2 thoughts on “Nantgwynant North-West 2-day backpack

  1. Great route and wild camp. That little ridge up to Bwlch y Moch is wonderful, having done it a few times. Snowdon is a superb range, just a shame its so horrifically crowded. Takes a bit effort to seek our some of its quieter corners

  2. Thanks Andy, I wouldn’t have suspected it from the location and the map. Our encounter with the crowds on the lake shore was brief, very good going for the Snowdon mountains.

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