- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 19th June 1988-North
- Once again there will be four Walks to choose from on our
next outing on Sunday June 19th. Arennig (Arenig) Fawr
and Arennig Fach are two large and separate mountains in
North Wales, one on either side of the A4212 from Bala to
Trawsfynedd. Because of their considerable height, Fach
is 2259 feet, and Fawr is 2801 feet, and because of their
isolated location, they command superb views in all
directions. George Borrow wrote of the latter in 1862 -
"there is something majestic in its huge bulk. Of
all the hills I saw in Wales none made a greater
impression on me". I agree with him, and if the
weather is kind, I suspect you may too.
The cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Please
indicate which walk you are likely to join and return the
tear off slip to the school office by Friday 10th June.
The coach will leave promptly at 8.00 a.m., and we hope
to be back in Formby by about 7.30 p.m. There will be a
convenience stop at Bala on the outward journey, but
there are no refreshments there.
- 0.S. 1:50,000 Sheet 125 Bala-124 Dolgellau, but this does
not include 'C' Walk
0.S. 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure Map, Snowdonia, Bala and
- A Walk
This will start near the bridge where the road loops
round the Northern limb of Llyn Celyn, Grid. Ref. 846417.
The party will move North-westwards and pass to the North
of Llyn Arennig Fach before making the steep ascent to
the top of the cliffs overlooking it, before proceeding
to the summit and descending Southwards to the road at
826400. A short walk East leads to a bridge near the head
of the reservoir, and the party will then join the track
leading East of Llyn Arennig Fawr. The ascent of the
mountain is made via a grassy ridge, and a bit of a
scramble at the top. The route then continues along a
beautiful ridge sprinkled with little tans, before
descending to the saddle at 816355. An easy track is then
followed Northwards to the minor road, and the coach will
be found at the quarry, 832393.
- Distance: Ah, well-that's a good question! 12 or 13 sound
like good figures, but whether this is an outrageous
under/over statement, or a measurement in Himalayan Hops,
or Nepalese kilometre., you may interpret for yourselves.
Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Tom Dillon (Tom Dillon will be taking over the leadership of this group after this walk).
If time, weather, and remaining energy allow, it may be
possible for some, or all, of the party to ascend Moel
Llyfnant from the saddle and return through the forest to
the North of it, joining the track to the quarry. This
would add 700 feet of ascent and two miles to the walk.
This walk will start at the quarry 832393 and follow the
road East for a short distance, in order to join the
track to Llyn Arennig Fawr. The route will then be the
same as that of the A party, but it will include Moel
Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leader: Arthur Jones
This will start at the same point as the 'B'+. walk and
follow the same route, but after the ascent of Arennig
Fawr will descend via the ridge to the saddle between it
and Moel Llyfnant and return direct to the coach.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: Phil Morgan and Ken Lamb
This will start from Bala and return to the town. The
walk will go through fields and forest and on to open
moorland to reach the summit of Moel Emoel at about 1700
feet. The climb, through considerable, is not steep and
will be taken very slowly. The view from the top is very
extensive and well worth the effort of the climb.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
Leader: David Guiver