Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Climbing Carn Fadryn

If you are looking for a walk of about 90 minutes, with the maximum benefit to effort ratio, then look no further than Carn Fadryn, the "mountain" that dominates the centre of the Lleyn Peninsula and rises just above the village of Garnfadryn. Zoom out of the map below to find directions and an OS map. I recommend that you park at the chapel, where there is a large free car park. Turn up the lane towards the mountain, bear right after the gate and simply follow the path uphill.



Carn Fadryn is a prominent feature in the landscape. Even at only 371m high, you can't miss it.

The lane up from the village runs alongside the old chapel.

The lane up turns into a grass track and follows a stone wall.

The track up is well marked and pretty well drained. It is quite a pull to the top, and if you're not fit, it's worth taking your time, but the benefits of the view are quickly apparent.

This is just half way up, and already you can see the mountains of Snowdonia looking east.

This is the view from the top looking west south west. You can see Bardsey Island at the top left, and the Uwchmynydd headland centre left. The geological feature in the foreground, which looks like a little river valley, is actually an escape channel carved out by meltwater from the ice age glaciers which once sat north of the Llŷn Coast.

Looking North East you can see the Yr Eifl range and the beginning of the Edge of Wales Walk.

Looking south over the Cilan headland, Abersoch and St Tudwal's islands.

2 comments:

  1. Great photos, we live at the base of the mountain and walk up and around weekly.

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  2. Great photos, we live at the base of the mountain and walk up and around weekly.

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