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Red +: A Circuit of the Carneddau from Bethesda

1 September 2019 09:15-16:15

A Circuit of the Carneddau from Bethesda 1st September 2019
Grade: Red+ Number of dogs allowed: None

This is a superb ridge walk over the Carneddau.

We start at the village of Gerlan, Bethesda. Limited on-street parking is available  by the former Post Office. We head SW on a minor road which leads to a track over fields before starting the main ascent up the ridge of Mynydd Du. The ascent is very steep in places on grassy tracks before the final push over rocky ground to Carnedd Dafydd at 1044m. We now head East along a superb high level ridge, taking probably an hour to reach Carnedd Llewelyn, our highest point of the day at 1064m. Hopefully the weather will be kind and allow stunning views over Snowdonia and north to Anglesey.


Heading NW  along another dramatic ridge we cross Yr Elen then a steep scree descent takes us to easier ground and Foel Ganol. Turning more to the West we cross boggy ground to access our track back to the start.



Meeting time: 08:00hrs Meeting Place: Halfords Car Park
Walk starts: 09:15hrs Walk finishes: 16:15hrs
Distance: 14.5km Duration (incl stops): 7hrs
Ascent: 1116m Highest point 1064m Carnedd Llewellyn
Terrain: Minor roads, grassy paths, rocky terrain, scree and boggy sections
Map/Area: OL17 Snowdonia
Starting point Bethesda, Gerlan SH632665, Limited roadside parking LL57 3TL

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Walk Leader Bob Wilkinson


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 an approximate location of the walk start point.




1 September 2019
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Gerland Road Post Office
Bethesda LL57 3TL + Google Map