Date: Friday 25th April 2014
Company: Just myself
Distance: 6.7km, Ascent: 555m
Time: 2Hrs 25Mins I set out today to undertake a circuit of Moel-ddu and Moel Hebog from Llyn Cwmystradllyn. However, I ended up limiting the walk to an ascent of Moel-ddu only due to cramping calf muscles during the ascent. Having walked seven consecutive days in mostly sunny weather my body
was possibly dehydrated/lacking salts. I parked at the end of the road next to the Llyn Cwmystradllyn sign where there is room for several cars.
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of the route undertaken Start of walk at Llyn Cwmystradllyn:
Looking towards West top of Moel-ddu from Llyn Cwmystradllyn:
Moel Hebog across Llyn Cwmystradllyn:
After skirting round the dam I started my ascent of Ynes-wen. I followed a very faint, intermittent track up this hill.
Looking back to Llyn Cwmystradllyn from Ynes-wen:
From the 348m top of Ynes-wen I followed a more distinct grassy track leading onto a landrover track.
At the 348m top of Ynes-wen:
Following track from 348m top of Ynes-wen towards Moel-ddu:
At the end of the track I passed through a gate and followed a faint track up the hill.
Ascending West top of Moel-ddu:
En-route to the West top summit I aimed for a gate to avoid having to climb over the wall.
Looking towards Moel-ddu from gate:
Moel-ddu from West top:
After visiting the West top I descended circa 40m to the col before making my way across to the twin-topped Moel-ddu.
Looking towards summit of Moel-ddu:
I initially visited the South top before making my way over to the summit.
Twin tops of Moel-ddu (South top looking towards summit):
Heading for the summit of Moel-ddu:
Summit of Moel-ddu:
Looking towards South top from summit:
From the summit, I returned via the same route until reaching the landrover track. In descent, I followed the landrover track down towards the farm.
Track followed in descent:
A short distance before the farm, I left the landrover track to follow a public footpath back to the start.
Public footpath back to Llyn Cwmystradllyn:
Grass track below Llyn Cwmystradllyn dam:
This ends a really enjoyable trip to Snowdonia in close to perfect weather