A two and a half day solo wild camp
Right. Here we go...
I did this walk as training for my upcoming GR20 adventure. It was to prove to myself that I could walk with a heavy bag on my back as well as some 'quality mountain time'...
The footbridge over the southern end of Llyn Traesfynydd with the start of the Rhinog ridge in the background.
A cloudy start to the walk.
Moel Ysgyfarnogod. The last two peaks are like natures forts! They can only be reached where the ramparts have been eroded away...
The smaller Llyn Du
The view over to Craig Wion
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
The larger Llyn Du at the base of Rhinog Fawr. And the Soulo in all its (heavy) glory... It's a great spot for wild camping but you are limited to two pitches at the east end of the lake and two, maybe three pitches at the western end.
There's a green tent somewhere in this picture...
The next morning started out lovely. A quick climb from Llyn Du to the top of Rhinog Fawr and I was rewarded with these views!
After Rhinog Fawf you loose a lot of height as you come down to Bwich Drws-Ardudwy and then start the climb upto Rhinog Fach. This is the small Llyn Cwmhosan on the way.
Once you are back on top of Rhinog Fach you are rewarded with the panorama of Llyn y Bi, Llyn Hywel and Llyn Perfedau.
Llyn Hywel and Rhinog Fach with Rhinog Fawr in the background.
Y Llethr... The highest point in the Rhinog ridge and it looks like a bloody meadow!
Diffwys... Some tawt jumped in front of the camera when I was taking the shot...
The morning at camp two. This was at the base of Garn Fach. I had under estimated how long it was going to take me to get here, I didn't arrive until 8.30pm and the sun was rapidly disapearing behind the ridge. To compound it the small water source I had planned to pitch by was dry and I had to move further up to hunt for a stream shown on the map. When I got to where it was I couldn't see any sign of it and I thought it had dried up too! It was only when I crossed some boulders I heard the sound of running water below them. I don't think I've ever been so happy to hear the sound of running water...
The Rhinogs from the south.
Lunch stop on the return leg. These are the Black Waterfalls and a great excuse to get the boots off and soak my feet in water. Bliss!
Some odd wartime bunker on the Sarn Helen Roman road.
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All sorted now.
ahh like magic they appear!
love the ol' rhinogs looks a tidy trip- i camped at lyn du many years ago must go back!
Mike fae Dundee wrote (see)
Are the Welsh hills full of stupid looking tawts in shorts?
Dylan wrote (see)
Nice pics, only live 10min away from Trawsfynnydd. What do you use for water purification?
Nice trip Sworld, great photos.
Dylan, on his Black Waterfalls photo you can see his travel tap (it filters water) by his left foot.
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