Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel
Tough walk from Dolgoch hostel across to Caban Coch Reservoir and back again.
|30.9 km||1017 m||8 hours for a fit walker!|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Dolgoch Hostel
Hostel at start
River crossings, boggy and tough navigation.
By train Llanwrtyd (Taxi from station – Owen’s Taxis 07951 804958)
By bus Tregaron (Taxi from Tregaron – Caron Taxis 01974 298652)
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Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable):
There are minor roads nearby but no parking at th hostel.
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Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel Route Map and GPX Download
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- Walk around Garreg Ddu Reservoir - 12.8km
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- Y Gamriw from Llanwrthwl - 18.3km
- The Trans Cambrian Way Day 2 - 20.2km
- The Elan Valley Trail - 20.2km
- Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du Walk - 25.9km
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Walk up Drygarn Fawr a Rhiwnant from Dolgoch Hostel Details
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.