Thanks very much everyone, I'm very relieved to be back out again after that nasty scare. These short exploratory backpacks to little visited pockets in the hills are increasingly attractive now.
Dave Greg - we have some basic information on our site about wild pitching and gear, though not updated for some time. There are many posts on this forum from other regular backpackers describing their view of things, after a few trips you'll find your own way of doing it.
Our first backpack since my discharge from hospital a few weeks ago, a modest recovery circuit to a choice deserted location in Wales. Moel y Dyniewyd is little frequented, but is graced by a thin path on its western side if only because it appears on the Marilyn list of hills and is climbed by at least some hillbaggers from Beddgelert or Nantmor, though very few continue beyond its summit.
The main objective for this trip was to potter around one of our favourite areas of all time, the deserted, rough but beautiful terrain of Yr Arddu and its splendid lakes.
A very attractive walk Martin, the views look pleasing. We've been meaning to visit the Yr Eifl group and the other Lleyn hills for ages but never climbed any of them (Bwlch Mawr is on the Dewey list), though we did the Lleyn coast path. Those hills don't lend themselves to a natural backpack circuit.
Approaching from the NE looks problematic on the map, do you mean the public footpath starting ESE of the top?.