Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wild Camping expedition - Carneddau, Snowdonia

Mountain Expedition

Carneddau, Snowdonia

7th & 8th July 2012

We stayed over at Betws-y-Coed on Friday evening, then set off to Ogwen Cottage on Saturday morning from where we headed up onto the Carneddau mountains. Despite much of Britain having a very wet weekend, we only had a few spots of rain, with frequent sunny spells.

Our route....

Ogwen Cottage, Llyn Ogwen, Cwm Lloer, Pen yr Ole Wen eastern ridge (scrambling), Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Cefn Ysgolion Duon then down the ridge above Craig Llugwy to Cwm Llugwy. We then headed up onto Carnedd Llewelyn's SE ridge (Penywaun wen), then down the scrambly ridge onto the narrow col of Bwlch Eryl Farchog before heading down to Ffynnon Llgwy and back into the Ogwen valley. Finished with a stop at Capel Curig for lunch at the Bryn Tyrch Inn on our way back to Betws-y-Coed.