Moderate 10 miles
Overcast, some light rain

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Moderate 10-mile ramble, starting from the car park at Keepers Lodge, about a mile north of Brechfa. Route principally  follows the course of the Afon Marlais, through the woodland of the Brechfa Forest, before traversing moorland to the cairn and “shalom” sculpture and trig point (S2528, TP218), marking the summit of Mynydd Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn. Continue reading “Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn”


Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods

Length: 7.5 milesGrade: Moderate
Date: 10, 14 January — Weather: Clear, dry, chilly


Moderate 8 mile circular ramble, crossing moorland, encountering Maen Ceti / Arthur’s Stone, incorporating several miles of the Gower Way, along Cefn Bryn — “the spine of Gower” — with wonderful views to both the north and south of the Peninsula, before turning back and passing through Park Woods and returning across the open moorland. Continue reading “Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods”

Bristly Ridge

Strenuous 7 miles. Scrambling grade 1

Bristly Ridge : Circular Route : OS Explorer
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Weather: Cloudy, intermittent sunshine, gusty winds. Route summary: From Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. Up the Miner’s Track. Across Glyder Fach, via Bristly Ridge. Across Castell-y-Gwyllt, Glyder Fawr. Down to Pen-y-pass, via Cwmffynon. Start: OS Grid Ref: SH 661 559. Latitude: 53º 5' 1" N Longitude: 4º 0' 1" W. Elevation: Start 900 ft. Highest 3284 ft. Ascent 4375 ft.
Route elevation

Bristly Ridge is a grade 1 scramble, located on the north side of Glyder Fach, a mountain in Snowdonia, north-west Wales, the second highest of the Glyderau and sixth highest peak in Wales.

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