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Meirionnydd Group

The Meirionnydd Ramblers are a friendly and welcoming group. We offer regular and varied walks in the wonderful countryside in and around southern Snowdonia.

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Overview

If you want a walk with good views and interesting geology, where you seldom meet a soul, join us for this linear traverse of the rugged Northern Rhinogydd from Trawsfynydd to Talsarnau. We start on quiet lanes alongside Llyn Trawsfynydd, turning off at Tyn Twll to climb on paths through marshy fields. The ascent steepens as we follow a faint path through heather and bilberries to the little top of Moel Gyrafolen. We continue along the ridge to the west, past the two flat, rock-slab tops of Diffwys & Foel Penolau to reach the trig point on Moel Ysgyfarnogod, the high point of out walk at 623 metres. From here there are wonderful views over Cardigan Bay, the Lleyn Peninsula and the peaks of Western Snowdonia. Our descent takes us to the little lake of Llyn Ddu, over 530 million year old rock pavements laid down in the Cambrian Period. A picturesque old miners’ leads past Llyn Eiddew Bach to the Ardudwy Way which we follow to reach the top of a minor road. Soon we turn off the lane on a path through woodland to reach Talsarnau, where there may be time for refreshments before the bus/train return journey.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
16.9km / 10.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Group grade B+

PLEASE CONTACT THE LEADER IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THIS WALK

Start time may change, depending on the current bus timetables. 

Features

  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
SH 71049 34542
Nearest postcode:
xxxx
what3words:
eyelid.earlobes.fingertip
Start time:
9:30 am

Junction of A470 and minor road south of Llyn Trawsfynydd. Contact the leader for public transport options. The start of the walk is timed to fit in with the arrival of the T2 bus from Dolgellau.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SH 61199 36001
Nearest postcode:
LL47 6UB
what3words:
rotations.baseless.pitch
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Talsarnau village

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking