The Ardudwy Way
|36.71 km||1323 m|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
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The Ardudwy Way Details
The Ardudwy Way is a little known multiday path that crosses the western side of the Rhinogydd from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. Either complete it on it’s own or use it in order to create a loop when traversing the peaks.
The Route starts off in Barmouth and heads straight up into the hills and over a high pass at Bwlch y Rhiwgyr and down to the next village of Tal-y-bont.
Either descend to the village or take the bridleway past Llyn Erddyn and onto the old coach road and Pont Scethin, a bridge over the Afon Ysgethin. Ahead on the hillside is the remains of a coaching inn – Tynewydd.
The route continues by skirting the hill of Moelfre and into Cwm Nantcol and then across another coach bridge at Pont Pen-y-bont. A final hilly section and you can descend to Harlech from here, or continue on the final wildest section.
The final section is across remote terrain, and mirrors the toughest Rhinog terrain to the east. The highlight of this section is the stone circle on Bryn Cader Faner, worth a short detour. Finally descend to Llyn Tecwyn Isaf and Uchaf before ending the journey at Llandecwyn.
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