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Bryn Cader Faner



First visited this wonderful site in February 2001.... perhaps not the best time, so I immediately put it on the 'list to visit again one day'. As you do.

The opportunity arose in 2005, only for Moel Ysgyfarnogod to call me the louder during a supposed window in the weather - I actually had my lip cut by hailstones that day, but that's another story. Anyway, finally made it back last week, actually managing to find the obscure left fork from the main track (see the link directions) and - to be honest - more than happy I'd taken this walk seriously and worn my Gortex boots, since this direct path possesses some SERIOUS bogs indeed. So much so that there is, in my opinion, a good case for heading straight to Llyn Eiddew Bach and cutting onto the direct track that way, particularly since this wonderful cairn-circle is clearly visible on the skyline at lakeside. This would mean missing out on the little Llyn Eiddew Bach 'circle, however.... so perhaps doing the outward leg via the llyn - so easing any navigational problems - and squelching back via the direct path is the best compromise.

By whatever route you get to Bryn Cader Faner I guarantee a true stonehead will not be dissapointed. On a reasonably clear day the mountains of central Snowdonia rear up behind, while the northern Rhinogydd - arguably Wales' roughest terrain - tower above in a manner that can only be described as brutal in the extreme.

Time flies here, my anticipated 2-3 hour visit turning into an extended 5 hour hang since I simply could not leave. Just the one mountain biker passed by in all that time.... needless to say he didn't stop.

Incidentally when nearing the car on the return leg you have the most superb view of the Dwyryd Estuary laid out before you. An opportunity to divert a little to the left and ponder a while......
22nd September 2009ce
Edited 22nd September 2009ce

Comments (1)

Your correct, that is a wonderful place, one day I'll have to go! Sorry one day I will go! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2009ce
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