5 September 2021
Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.
A fine walk over two of the less-frequented Snowdonia mountains.
From the parking area we follow the minor road through the hamlet of Arenig before a track rises SW and then SE across moorland to the tiny bothy at Llyn Arenig Fawr. Here the path curves round to climb steeply up the ridge to the south of the reservoir onto the broad slopes under Arenig Fawr. The path contours before climbing more steeply to emerge on the summit ridge where a short rocky stretch leads to the summit. On a clear day, the views across North
Continuing south on an indistinct path, a brief dip and re-ascent brings us to the south summit before descending steeply down the south ridge and then south west to the boggy hollow between Arenig Fawr & Moel Llyfnant. We cross this hollow, where some tussock hopping is necessary to maintain dry feet, and ascend to our second summit of Moel Llyfnant. A descent north over rough grass (no path) leads down to the start of a track (boggy in places) which we follow past the ruined houses of Ammodd-bwl and Ammodd-wen to eventually emerge on the road a short distance from the parking area.
This is the walk profile
Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions
Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/
Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped
Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency
If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.
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The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.