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Berwyns: Moel Fferna by the North Berwyn Way

Berwyns: Moel Fferna by the North Berwyn Way


Postby jonathan - norfolk » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:33 am

Hewitts included on this walk: Moel Fferna

Date walked: 08/03/2019

Time taken: 3.25

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 385m

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A pleasant enough short walk for a wet March morning with the dogs. I was fortunate enough to be dropped off, and picked up, as there isn't really parking at my start/finish point, although it is easily accessible with a 4x4. The main advantage is being able to avoid road walking and traffic at both ends of the walk, although it also clearly reduces the height and distance covered.

The terrain is, in the main, easy and the gradients gentle. It is remote, we saw nobody else from start to finish, and most of the walk moorland with some very pleasant forest walking. The terrain was also very suitable for the dogs, especially as there were no sheep on the hills yet.

01 Near the start below the tree line IMG_3313 comp.jpg
Near the start of the described walk


The route of the Berwyn Way was adequately signed without the waymarks being all over the place, just where they needed to be (helpful/reassuring without being intrusive)
00 Berwyn Waymark IMG_3312 comp..jpg
North Berwyn Waymarker


02 Moel Fferna from the top of the pass IMG_3318 comp.jpg
Moel Fferna from the top of the pass


Pretty damp, misty conditions!
03 Moel Fferna summit shelter IMG_3362 comp.jpg
Moel Fferna summit shelter, plus my companions!


04 Through the forest on the way down IMG_3365 comp.jpg
Through the forest on the way down



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Length: 7.5 miles 12 km Ascent: +384m Naismith: 2h 45m

A pleasant half day's outing in a much under-walked area.
jonathan - norfolk
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