Corlan Fraith and Llyn Barfog, Cwm Maethlon. Contact leader if weather inclement.
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Start time: 10:15
Strenuous 8 miles / 12.9 km
Cwm Maethlon (known in English as Happy Valley) lies between Tywyn and Cwrt in south Meirionnydd. It is an area of hills, moors and farmland and we shall explore some of its delights in this 8 mile circular walk which will include a diversion to the summit of Corlan Fraith, with its far reaching views over the Dysynni Valley, and a visit to the mystical Llyn Barfog. There are many myths and legends attached to the lake, not least surrounding the English translation of its name as 'Bearded Lake'. Some say it is because of the water lilies that coat its surface in the summer; others believe it to be named in honour of one of King Arthur's knights who was known as 'the bearded one'. Whatever the truth, both the lake and the area as a whole are well worth a visit. We shall be crossing open moorland and using stony tracks and with almost 2,000 feet of ascent the walk can be challenging in places.
SNPA carpark off minor road through Cwm Maethlon
Grid reference: SN640986
Nearest postcode: LL36 9HY
Start time: 10:15
This is a circular walk
Please contact the leader and/or check the website if the weather is inclement to ensure the walk is going ahead or to discuss any aspect of the walk.
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