Drygarn Fawr From Caban Coch Reservoir

Route Summary:

Remote walk to Drygarn Fawr in Mid Wales.

12.9 km401 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Caban Coch Reservoir


None nearby, but all the usual facilities in nearby Rhayadr.


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Drygarn Fawr From Caban Coch Reservoir Details

This is a short route, but takes you to the highest point in the Elenydd, Drygarn Fawr at 641m in height.

The going isn’t easy, with some off path navigation and peat bogs to negotiate.  At least there are a few huge cairns on the summit that make it easier to find in mist.

In light of it’s isolated position, the views are extensive. From the Preseli to the Beacons and then towards Pumlumon and the hills of Southern Snowdonia on a good day.

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