This was a great walk that started in the small village of Rhyd Ddu. The first time I did Snowdon it was on the Rhyd Ddu path, this time from pretty much the same spot I headed west on a route I was seeing for the first time. Spoilt for choice in this part of Snowdonia on where to go, was I making the right call? These photos are in the order I took them.
The start of this walk is a bit of a slog, through a small section of farmland on a well marked path, over a few styles, then up a steep well trodden path. Apart from the view back east towards Yr Aran there isnt much to see ahead
On the other side of this style is the peak of Y Garn, not to be confused with the Glyderau summit of the same name. This one is on a rocky plateau with wonderful views of Mynydd Mawr
This is the easterly end of the ridge and the summit has two large shelter cairns (633 m or 2,077 ft)
Mynydd Drws-y-Coed, this is a great scramble. The west side on the right of the picture, is very steep, and a good head for heights will be needed on this exposed area of the ridge.
Just beyond the summit, 695 m (2,280 ft), is this style although the fence has long gone, I crossed the style anyway :) Great view of Mount Snowdon today.
Heading now towards Trum y Ddysgl, the second highest summit on the ridge.
Looking back towards Mynydd Drws-y-Coed
This is Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd 653 m (2,142 ft). The forth peak on the ridge for me and I decided to make this my final one. Even thou it was very clear and the weather was great I decide to make this my last stop and head back to Mynydd Drws-y-Coed for the sunset. I started the walk at 3.45pm, planning on staying out for about 6 hours. Maybe a bit late in the day to begin but it was such a glorious evening it was worth it
This large stone obelisk was erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee circa 1897. Craig Cwm Silyn in the distance is the highest point of the ridge at 734 m (2,408 ft), good excuse to go back!
On my way back now you can see the obelisk. This part of the ridge is a good example of an Arete, a sharp mountain ridge formed when two glaciers erode headwards towards one another
Looking northeast from Trum y Ddysgl, Snowdonia looks amazing from this location
I took this next shot from the lowest part of the ridge as seen above, stunning view! Good example of why I love the mountains so much
Last shot, this was a few seconds exposure, in reality it was a bit darker then it looks and shows why I didn't want to hang around the other end of the ridge, doing this in the dark for the first time might not off been so sensible. In all a stunning day and a great introduction for me to the celebrated Nantlle Ridge
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