Walk up Waun Fach via Y Grib

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Route Summary:

A circular walk up Waun Fach from the Dragon’s Back pub.

11.69 km 606 m 4-5 hours

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

Start and Finish: The Dragon's Back pub on the A479


Dragon’s Back pub at walk’s start.


The high plateau of Waun Fach is no place for the inexperienced in poor visibility.

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.

Public Transport:

None of note – one bus each way on a Tuesday and Thursday – X12

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Walk up Waun Fach via Y Grib Details

The summit plateau of Waun Fach in the Black Mountains is mostly peat bog, with only the base of the trig point now remaining, hardly fitting for the highest point in the Black Mountains. It makes up for this with some wonderful approaches, such as the Grib ridge which this route ascends.

The Route

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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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