Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

19 to 25 November 2016 - A Trip to Porthmadog

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This posting, as promised, summarises our walks last week from Porthmadog, and finishes with a link to a fairly lengthy annotated slideshow.

Day 1 – Sunday

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We started with this 8.5 km circuit from Tomen-y-mur.

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Then we walked in the Trawsfynydd area (pictured above), before strolling around Llyn Bach – 2 km, as shown below.

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Day 2 – Monday

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We walked in a circuit from Llanbedrog – 4 km, 150 m ascent, 1.25 hours.

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Day 3 – Tuesday

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In the morning we enjoyed a damp circuit from Criccieth – 11 km, 150 m ascent, 2.75 hours.

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In the afternoon we enjoyed a walk over Foel Gron, Foel Fawr and Carneddol – 8.5 km, 200 m ascent, 2 hours.

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Day 4 – Wednesday

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A walk around the coast path from Abersoch to Porth Ceiriad and back – 10.5 km, 200 m ascent, 3 hours.

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Later, this 6.5 km circuit with 200 m ascent, taking1.5 hours.

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Day 5 – Thursday

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A classic short traverse of Cnicht – 11 km, 600 m ascent, taking 4 hours.

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Day 6 – Friday

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Classic ascent of Moel-y-gest from Porthmadog – 7 km, 300 m ascent, 2.25 hours.

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And a visit to Great Orme on the way home.

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Here’s an overview of the week’s walks. Porthmadog is an excellent base from which to explore Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula, which is often bathed in sunshine whilst cloud lingers over Snowdonia.

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There’s a slideshow (179 images) here.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Helen said...

Looks like you had a great week here on the Llyn! Glad you enjoyed our wonderful peninsula!
#welovellyn

Phreerunner said...

Well spotted, Helen. Yes, we do enjoy our trips to the Peninsula.