Drygarn Fawr From Caban Coch Reservoir

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Route Summary:

Remote walk to Drygarn Fawr in Mid Wales.

12.9 km 401 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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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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