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A few Welsh hills

A few Welsh hills


Postby ChrisG » Tue May 28, 2019 8:22 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch (Glyders), Y Garn (Glyders)

Date walked: 24/05/2019

Time taken: 6

Distance: 14.61 km

Ascent: 1046m

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A very good morning out in the Welsh hills, The paths are very clear and the navigation very easy in the fine weather we had. However the path off is not clear and kind of disappears one at the bottom of the grassy slope. I have guessed our route off after that so please do not use this line as a path you will have to find your own way as we did.


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Re: A few Welsh hills

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 pm

A good round of some nice hills!

Assuming you went up Y Garn first and descended after Elidir? If so, there is a path more or less on the line of your descent route - a narrow trod, not easy to spot, but it weaves its way easily through some fine scenery including the Mushroom Garden. There are the remains of a molybdenum mine there.

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If you are around that area again, it's worth going on to Carnedd Y Filiast, if only for the sight of the bizarre Atlantic Slab with its regular "ripples" and quartz veins - similar in angle and scale to the Beinn Trilleachan slabs, but seemingly less well known.

Tim
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Re: A few Welsh hills

Postby ChrisG » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 am

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:A good round of some nice hills!

Assuming you went up Y Garn first and descended after Elidir? If so, there is a path more or less on the line of your descent route - a narrow trod, not easy to spot, but it weaves its way easily through some fine scenery including the Mushroom Garden. There are the remains of a molybdenum mine there.

IMG_0545.jpg


If you are around that area again, it's worth going on to Carnedd Y Filiast, if only for the sight of the bizarre Atlantic Slab with its regular "ripples" and quartz veins - similar in angle and scale to the Beinn Trilleachan slabs, but seemingly less well known.

Tim


Thanks Tim

Thats roughly the way we came off the hill and it was fine for a while there was a very faint path but this disappeared. I wanted to go onto the next top myself but my partner was struggling a little with her knees so we missed it out. Next time perhaps
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Location: Colne, Lancashire

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