On the Mainland

Off the Beaten Path

I wouldn’t know how you’d even get up there.

Those were the words of the farmer and campsite owner the previous evening when we mentioned we were planning on walking the ridge on the opposite site of the valley but looking at the OS map and the hill itself there was clearly a route up and along which would offer some great views down onto Tall-y-llyn lake and across the valley to Cadar Idris. We had seen the view from the Cadar side of the valley the year before from the Minffordd Path and according to the map we go up Mynydd Cedris, along to Graig Goch topping out at 586m and down Mynydd Rugog at the top of the lake.

The going was really quite tough but we had such a great day, we were out for about 8 hours and didn’t see another soul, apart from the odd fighter plane which buzzed us while we had lunch. The sun shone all day and we felt like real explorers in an untamed wilderness and that is always a great feeling.

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