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Yr Arddu

Date ... Sunday, 9 March 2008
Distance ... 7.5 miles
Ascent ... 2200 feet
Time ... 4 hours 40 mins
Weather ... 7 ºC, strong winds (on the summit), hail showers and sunny spells
Summits ... Yr Arddu - 1520'
Start ... Nantmor village - limited roadisde parking (SH600480) 
Route Map ... Click here for the route map from this walk
Maps ... Ordnance Survey - Outdoor Leisure Nº17 (1:25,000) or Landranger Nº115 (1:50,000)


Looking across Moel-ddu (a satellite summit of Meol Hebog) as we left the village

Looking across Moel-ddu (a satellite summit of Meol Hebog) as we left the village

The narrow lane which we followed at the start of the walk

The narrow lane which we followed at the start of the walk

Another view of Meol-ddu from further along the lane

Another view of Meol-ddu from further along the lane

Moel Hebog shrouded in mist, seen as we emerged from the woods

Moel Hebog shrouded in mist, seen as we emerged from the woods

Our first view of Yr Arddu

Our first view of Yr Arddu

Looking back to Moel Hebog with the Nantile Ridge beyond

Looking back to Moel Hebog with the Nantile Ridge beyond

Typical terrain for this side of the Moelwyn's

Typical terrain for this side of the Moelwyn's

One of the many delightful waterfalls that we passed during day

One of the many delightful waterfalls that we passed during day

Looking back to Moel-ddu, with Moel Hebog (still shrouded in cloud) on the right

Looking back to Moel-ddu, with Moel Hebog (still shrouded in cloud) on the right

Another view of Yr Arddu, neat to where we joined the Cnicht path from Croesor

Another view of Yr Arddu, neat to where we joined the Cnicht path from Croesor

A close up shot of the SW ridge of Cnicht

A close up shot of the SW ridge of Cnicht

The cloud had just started to lift of Moel Hebog

The cloud had just started to lift of Moel Hebog

Another view of Cnicht, as we traversed towards Yr Arddu

Another view of Cnicht, as we traversed towards Yr Arddu

The col between Cnicht and Yr Arddu, and the unnamed tarn

The col between Cnicht and Yr Arddu, and the unnamed tarn

Looking back down onto the tarn as we continued our ascent

Looking back down onto the tarn as we continued our ascent

Looking across to Cnicht

Looking across to Cnicht

Another view of the unnamed tarn from higher up the climb

Another view of the unnamed tarn from higher up the climb

The hail/snow showers as we arrived at the summit

The hail/snow showers as we arrived at the summit

Looking across to Snowdon (in cloud) and Yr Aran from on of the twin 'Cerrig-y-myllt' lakes

Looking across to Snowdon (in cloud) and Yr Aran from on of the twin 'Cerrig-y-myllt' lakes

Looking up the valley towards 'The Glyders' as we started to descend

Looking up the valley towards 'The Glyders' as we started to descend

Cnicht as we started the descent

Cnicht as we started the descent

A close up view of the Cnicht ridge

A close up view of the Cnicht ridge

Our last look at Yr Arddu as we walked back through the woods towards the village

Our last look at Yr Arddu as we walked back through the woods towards the village

Meol Hebog from Carneddi farm

Meol Hebog from Carneddi farm