Walk • Trek • Travel
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Beddgelert to Nantmor via Grib Ddu
Beddgelert to Nantmor via Grib Ddu

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

Overnight snow had fallen across Snowdonia and the MWIS weather report forecast winds over 40 mph and a windchill of -20 on the summits so we knew would be doing a low-level walk to avoid the worst of the weather.
We left Craflwyn Hall and made our way past the Sygun Copper Mine to the edge of Llyn Dinas with the freezing cold rain being rammed into our faces by a strong wind.
From Llyn Dinas we climbed up a path which roughly followed the Afon Goch to Bwlch-y-Sygym and at around 200 meters the rain turned to snow. In the distance, we could see Moel y Dyniewyd (382m).
It wasn’t long before we were walking in the snow!
When we reached the style in the photo below the wind was blowing the snow right in our faces and was so strong that it made descending down through the gap on the other side difficult.
After our break, we made our way down towards Cwm Bychan and then on to small car park at Nantmor before taking a path that followed the river back to Beddgelert.
The river path was a little scary because the flow of the river had been increased because all of the recent snow and rain and it really added an extra dimension to the walk. We were even treated to a steam train passing us just a few meters away!
At Beddgelert, we took advantage of the facilities and stopped for a pint or two (OK it was three!) before walking back to Craflwyn Hall.
Are you tired of being stuck in the office? Bored of being chained to a desk? Counting down the days until retirement?
Me too!!