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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

Some 300 feet lower than the nearby Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant is often neglected in favour of its higher neighbour, but it is well worth walking in its own right. The mountain is usually approached from the north, or from Arenig Fawr by crossing the broad bwlch between the two mountains, but today we take an unusual route from the south, making a circuit by following a gently rolling ridge back over Moel y Slates and Foel Boeth. Our route begins by heading along a lane, turning off by Hendre-blaen-Lliw to climb across rough pastures. The gradient steepens as we turn up a broad, grassy gulley, emerging not far from the 751 metre top of the mountain. Extensive views of the nearby Arenig Fawr and more distant mountains await us at the summit cairn. We descend to the NW, traversing a boggy area before making the short ascent to Moel y Slates. Turing south, we continue along the remote, undulating ridge to return to the start. 

Friday, 28 June 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
540m / 1772ft
Type:
circular

Group grade B

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Starting point

Grid reference:
SH 69669 38371
Nearest postcode:
xxxx
what3words:
costs.thinnest.deed
Start time:
10:00 am

Meet at car park on right, just inside entrance to Trawsfynydd power station, for car share to start.

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