I did this walk a few months back. What a marathon. It didn't help I'd bruised my heel about 10k in, and I literally hauled myself round on my poles the rest of the way.
Notable points are it is horrendously boggy on Waun Fach; that the Trig point at Crug Mawr in good visibility is the highlight of the day - as you can see virtually the whole route you have walked; and the pub is a good place to rest the weary legs after.
I'm doing this again tomorrow as I'm determined to get round without injury and improve on the 7.5 hours it took me last time....
If you are starting on Pen cerrig-calch and finishing on Pen twyn mawr I did the same walk last weekend, I thought it was pretty easy as there is hardly any hard ascents to speak of and the ground is good underfoot apart from Waun Fach as you mentioned, but that sort of bog is pretty standard stuff in a lot of places.
And I nearly knocked myself out on the door frame in the pub in Llanbedr, they had a nice IPA on in there which name escapes me, it was almost transparent, but tasty
If the route uploady thing on here ever works I will upload the GPX file of the route.
I did this walk yesterday, only about 10m visibility on Pen Cerrig-calch, but improved by the time I got to Waun Fach. Very mixed weather, everytime I put my waterproof on it stopped raining 5 mins later! Saw only 2 people and they were right at the start of the walk.
Bog not too bad on Waun Fach... but then I am used to the Peak District
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