Ascent of Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast on 2020-09-08

Climber: David Howells

Date:Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast
    Elevation:2133 ft / 650 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carnedd Y Filiast 669m, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast 650m and Llechwedd-Llyfn 643m, Arenigs, nr Bala, North Wales (3x Nuttalls).
Well suffice to say this was not the best day out on the hills. It started out misty and foggy in the morning and got breezy and drizzly later on and I saw nothing of worth all day.
Parking was in a lay-by at the start point on the A4212. If this is busy there are other nearby pull-ins that you can use that will add only a moderate distance to your day.
From the start point there is an obvious gate and wide rough track at the end of the lay-by. Basically you follow this track all the way up to the trig point of Carnedd Y Filiast. At 3kms there is an obvious left turn and shortly after there is one moderate decent into a valley where you have to cross a stream at 3.5kms but it is basically that simple. It is 6kms to the TP from the start.
From the TP there is an obvious fence, if you head West for 1.5kms that will bring you to the cairned top of Llechwedd-Llyfn. It is boggy with a few ups and downs but easy enough.
Back at the TP you then head NE along the other section of fence and that will take you on the undulating route to the indistinct summit post of Waun Carnedd. It is about 1.5kms out and back. After this head downhill on the track for the trek home.

Parking: Lay-by at start point on A4212.
Route Summary: Wide rough track for most of the route. Out to the two sub peaks it is boggy and undulating. Views, not a clue, did not see nothing with today’s weather.
Route Statistics: 16.2km, 750m height gain in an all in time of 4hrs 22mins.

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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Drizzly welsh day.
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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