Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel

By Dave Roberts   

on January 16, 2018    No ratings yet.

Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel

Further Details

Route Summary:

Tough walk from Dolgoch hostel across to Caban Coch Reservoir and back again.

This walk includes the Washi of Drygarn Fawr

This walk includes the Hewitt of Drygarn Fawr

This walk includes the Nuttall of Drygarn Fawr

30.91 km 1018 m 8 hours for a fit walker!

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

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

Summits and Places on this Route


Hostel at start


River crossings, boggy and tough navigation.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

There are minor roads nearby but no parking at th hostel.

Public Transport:

By train Llanwrtyd (Taxi from station – Owen’s Taxis 07951 804958)

By bus Tregaron (Taxi from Tregaron – Caron Taxis 01974 298652)

More info on Dolgoch Hostel.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

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Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel

This Mid Wales Walk from the Dolgoch Hostel goes over the highest point in the Elenydd, Drygarn Fawr at 645m and then down into the Claerwen valley, a major tributary of the Elan valley. It descends the Devil’s Staircase into the Irfon valley on way out and returns to Dolgoch Hostel over Drum Nantygorlan.

The walk involves a number of re-ascents and you’ll be committed to complete this 30km yomp with little option to cut it down. Returning to the start from the Elan Valley would involve a circuitous taxi journey!

For a free route map – visit the following link.   Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant downloadable pdf map and guide.


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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