The web site Caledonia Hilltreks details my ascents of the Munros, Corbetts, Grahams and New Donalds. The blog, Scottish Sub 2000 Hills describes my ascents of the Scottish Marilyns below 2000 feet. This blog will detail my ascents of the English, Welsh and Irish Hills.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Elidir Fawr, Wales.

Elidir Fawr

Elidir Fawr, Wales.
Height – 923 metres. Map – OS Landranger 115.
Climbed - 2 November 2010. Time taken – 5.25 hours.
Distance – 8 kilometres. Ascent – 810 metres.
Trip Report Details.

It was a wet and very windy morning when we drove along the A4086 to Nant Peris, south-east of Llanberis. Parking was quite limited within the village but I did manage to find a space on the main street.

The rain had ceased as we walked along the narrow road to Fron and just before this farm a signposted route took us up the side of a field and to the Afon Dudodyn. The track was reasonable but once we entered Cwm Dudodyn the underfoot conditions were pretty awful. My map showed the path crossing the stream and following the west bank but it wasn’t obvious on the ground. However there was a wet and boggy All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) track on the east side of the stream which we followed until it later disappeared.

Higher up the ground was a bit drier underfoot and we climbed to Bwlch y Brecan where there were views across to Pen yr Ole Wen. Here there was a path, which we followed west, and commenced the ascent of Bwich y Marchlyn looking down to Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir. The views were short lived as it started to rain and the cloud lowered. It was still windy. The path was followed to Elidir Fawr although the last few metres to the summit cairn were over wet and slippery boulders.

There wasn’t much chance of the cloud lifting and as it was very wet and windy we retraced our steps back to Nant Peris. Not long after leaving the summit we passed a group of walkers and a guide. Lower down we emerged from the cloud and the rain stopped.

Photos taken on walk.