Nantlle ridge walk is another of our walks away from the tourists, as we parked at Rhyd-Ddu station car park most of the walks headed of to snowdon on the Rhyd-Ddu path, we headed for the steep accent Y Garn and Nantlle Ridge (Y Garn not to be confused with Y Garn of the Glyder mountains ).
a new walk had been built from Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert the Lon gwyrfai path ,so the start was on this path then the steep accent up to Y Garn with some good views over to the Menai straits and Anglesey, however we did have low cloud at times on the ridge.
a short grade one scramble to Mynydd Drws-y-coed and the the walk along the ridge to Trum y Ddysgl with some dramatic scenery and then the final part of the ridge to the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and the large obelisk on the summit. the return was slightly different with a return to Trum y Ddysgl and down to what ended the walk through a forest and back onto Lon gwyrfai path with a total distance of 11.8 km and provided some good dramatic landscape photography and a fantastic mountain hiking
above: start of the walk on the Lon gwyrfai path and Y Garn
below: steep walking up Y Garn
above;on the summit of Y Garn and the ridge ahead of use
above: walkers ahead of us scrambling to the summit of Mynydd Drws-y-coed
above: the infamous face in the rock were i got some good black and white photos with my DLSR
below: narrow path on the ridge
below: summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and the large obelisk on the summit
below: looking back towards Trum y Ddysgl and Y Garn in the distance to the left of the photo
above: obelisk on the summit of Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, this was as far as got before walking back but not before we had lunch on the summit and to enjoy the good views
above: on the decent. snowdon was hidden by the clouds
below: walk turns into a nice forest walk with a few mines hidden in the forest
final section and back on the new Lon gwyrfai path....thank you for following our walk on Nantlle Ridge