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Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan

Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan

Postby willywalker247 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:24 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan, Plynlimon (Pumlumon Fawr)

Date walked: 14/08/2012

Time taken: 3

Distance: 9.16 km

Ascent: 385m

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Another couple of days of camping and walking reduced to one night camping and one days walking due to the weather. Arrived at the campsite at devil`s bridge at around 1pm weather not to clever so did a short walk up a hill over looking the campsite. A hill called Bryn Tyn-Llwyn. as the evening closed in the midges came out and they made a meal of me!!.

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We had planned to do all four hewitts around Pumlumon, "but the best laid plans of mice and men". Parked the car in the carpark at Eisteddfa Gurrig. £3 a day. Sorted ourselves out and set out at 08:15am. It was a warm morning with humidity at 80% a light breeze blowing and a lot of broken cloud. Rain forcast for later in the day. On leaving the carpark you go through a small yard (beware of the dogs in the pens) as you pass the pens you will see a gate marked all walks.
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Pass through the gate and follow the track until you reach some old mine workings with its spoil heap, at this point the track forks. Taking the right fork which rises steeply, the path disapears a short way along.
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Spoil from the old mine.
This part of the walk is pathless. Head North East and you will find a fence, follow this northwards.it will bring you a rocky hill called Pen Lluest-y-carn with a small cairn and a small standing stone marked 1865. This hill reaches a hight 699m.
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Pen Lluest-y-carn
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Lindsay on Pen Lluest-y-carn
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Chris on Pen Lluest-y-carn
It is now only a short walk to Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan. As you continue along you will find another small standing stone marked www1864. On reaching Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan and its cairn you have a choice you can either head east to Pen Pumlumon Arwystli or west to Pumlumon Fawr.
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Pen Pumlumon Arwystli from Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan
We headed west to Pen Pumlumon Fawr.
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Pumlumon Fawr from Pen Pumlumon Llygad Bychan
On reaching the summit we stopped to have a break for 1/2 hour before heading back down to the track and back to the start.
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