Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 31/10/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Pen Pumlumon Arwystli Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan [Plynlimon East Top] Pumlumon Fach Pumlumon Fawr [Plynlimon]

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Route - Start/end Layby on the A44 by Eisteddfa Gurig. followed well trodden path up to Pen Pumlumon Fawr, headed down to Pumlumon Fach before back tracking back up to Pumlumon Fawr. Headed east to Pumlumon Arwystli going over Pumlumon East peak on the way. From Pumlumon Arwystli headed south using the field boundary and contour shape as a handrail before picking up a bridle path and then a indistinct footpath back to Eisteddfa Gurig.
Weather - Gentle breeze, mild with sunny intervals and good visibility
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading, leg timing, pacing, route finding, map orientation, relocation exercise at Cripiau Eisteddfa Fach, stream crossing advice and flora/forna identification.
Group - 2, Maria and myself

Area : Plynlimon (Cambrian Mountains)

Originally the term "Cambrian Mountains" was applied in a general sense to most of upland Wales. Since the 1950s, its application has become increasingly localised to the geographically homogeneous Mid Wales uplands, known in Welsh as the Elenydd, which extend from Pumlumon to Mynydd Mallaen. This barren and sparsely populated 'wilderness' is often referred to as the Desert of Wales. The area includes the sources of the River Severn and River Wye, and was unsuccessfully proposed as a National Park in the 1960s and 1970s. The highest point of the range is Pumlumon (or Plynlimon), at 2,467 feet (752 m).


Distance : 17.29 km Ascent : 945 m Descent : -947 m