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Walk 16 – Woodland Restoration of Cwm Mynach
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grade C 5 Miles
5 Hours Max Height 700ft.
Leader – Matthew Davies Total Height Ascended 1,056ft.
The hidden valley of Cwm Mynach was in the past a site of Slate, Lead, Gold, Iron, Manganese and Copper Mining as well as a site of Ancient Woodland, this walk takes you through this magnificent area as it is today. Running through the wild and beautiful Rhinogydd mountain range. We follow a woodland pathway and discover breath-taking views of lakes, streams and the imperious mountains while relishing the tranquillity of Snowdonia’s best kept secret.
One can explore Cwm Mynach for hours on end so it is difficult to set a time and distance on this walk, it will depend on how the mood takes us and the weather! It is well worth a wander beyond the main tracks to see some of the ancient, twisted oak trees that testify to the long history of the site. Expect moderate slopes and uneven ground underfoot in some areas, but there is an incredible atmosphere in the mossy pockets of broadleaved woodland tucked away within the conifers. It will be hard to decide where to choose for the picnic lunch, here or by the lake
Meet at the Dragon: 10:00