Walk 18 – Moel Offrwm and Llanfachreth
September 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pmVaries
Max Height: 1,298ft
Total Height Ascended: 2,191ft
Leader – Gwyneth Griffith
A short, steep climb to the little-visited summit of Moel Offrwm with its ancient citadel and stronghold, a scheduled ancient monument close to the town of Dolgellau and overlooking the stunning Mawddach Estuary with unrivalled views of Cader Idris and Barmouth Bridge in the distance. Moel Offrwm actually consists of two Hill Forts located next to one another. The upper fort, thought to be the older site, is typical of other Iron Age Sites from around the British Isles, being a defended communal settlement. The lower fort was defensively very strong but could never have accommodated more than a handful of people. Believed to have been a path previously used by hunters, the route has been rediscovered and is in the process of being made suitable for walkers by Snowdonia National Park Authority. There is one short section still to be completed before the path is officially opened. Take a few steps away from the summit and look down onto the Georgian Mansion of Nannau Hall below. Returning to the path that contours around Moel Offrwm enjoy the scenery and distant mountain views.
After enjoying these spectacular views we continue with a delightful walk along some of the many green paths that meander around the hills and wooded valleys in the wild and unspoilt area of Llanfacreth.
Meet at the Draon Theatre: 08:30