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Aran Ridge

Aran Ridge

Postby Dexter terrier » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:47 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Aran Benllyn, Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad-ddu

Date walked: 21/03/2015

Time taken: 6

Distance: 17.2 km

Ascent: 945m

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My first long day out on the mountains! Took the obvious route to the ridge from the small car-park at Pont-y-Pandy and headed up to the two Arans. It's an easy route and in bad weather the fence line should provide a guide, however the weather on Saturday was excellent, fine and clear. From about 12:00 it was exceptionally warm for March at that height. Fantastic views with very little haze across Wales and into Shropshire. the first stop was Aran Benllyn and then on to Aran Fawddwy. On the way down took the route to the east of the fence-line which takes in Erw y Ddafed-ddu.

Took a slow descent as the Ras yr Aran fell race was taking place in the afternoon so a chance to watch some impressive runners.

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Cadair Idris and Afon Mawddach
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North from Aran Fawddwy

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Re: Aran Ridge

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:28 am

You certainly picked a great day for your first long one in the mountains :thumbup: Those people that run up the hills make me sick.....I've all on to walk up the damn things :lol:

Epic shot of your dog looking north, one ear up and one down :D
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