Distance: 9 miles (14km)
Ascent: 988 metres
Start/finish: Gwern Gof Isaf, LL24 0EU
From the start follow the long uphill track north of the start point passing Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir on your L before ascending to the ridge above Cwm Eigiau (2.2 miles/3.5km). Turn L onto the ridge path above Crag yr Ysfa to reach the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064 metres (3.2 miles/5.1km). Turn L at the summit and follow the path south then around to the R to Carnedd Dafydd at 1044 metres (5 miles/8km). Continue on the ridge path, now heading south-west over Carnedd Fach to Pen yr Ole Wen at 978 metres, the prominent mountain on the right as you drive down the A5 (5.9 miles/9.5km). Turn L, taking the slightly less steep descent down to the Afon Lloer. Turn R on reaching this and follow it downhill to the A5 at Gwern Gof Uchaf. Cross the road and turn L on the path parallel to the road, back to the start.
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