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Name:Y Garn
Hill number:2026
Height:633m / 2077ft
Parent (Ma):2004  Trum y Ddysgl
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Moel Hebog
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Llyfni, Gwyrfai, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:SH 55152 52649
Summit feature:cairn
Col:612m  SH550522  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W 254
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 541 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Snowy Hike up to Y Garnjmistry8612/02/2020
from cwm pennant cp ar Beudyr ddolunderhill25/08/2019
Nantlle Ridgesimonshrewsbury14/07/2019
A 13 mile walk using nuttall's route the one change I would make is the return to Rhyd-Ddu from Craig Cwm Silyn its not that good it looked better to return to Mynydd Tal-y mignedd and follow the ridge down to the deserted quarry.WAYNE ROWLETT01/06/2019
Nantlle Ridge walk from Rhyd-Ddu. With Lancashire Walking Group. Beautiful clear April day. Left half the cars at Nebo.Lazylizzie06/04/2019
Route: Rhyd Ddu – Bwlch-y-Ddwy-elor – Trum y Ddysgl – Mrynydd Drws-y-coed – Y Garn – Rhyd Ddu. Stats: 4hrs23, 9.98km, 753.4m ascent. Weather: clear, but windy. Notes: very good views off the top; quite rapid descent.millionmts31/03/2019
Walked across the Nantlle ridge from East to West, blue skies and sunshine.noxibis24/02/2019
Part of Nantlle Ridge walk with Simon Nunnpdhancock17/11/2018
CMC walkgreenways06/10/2018
Anti-clockwise circuit from layby on B4418 at Rhyd-Ddu. Y Garn-Mynydd Drws-y-coed-Trum y Ddysgl. Descended South East to pick up bridleway into Beddgeler forest back to the start. With Alan/Monty/Martin/Hugh/Michael & Malky.MorecambeMonkey01/09/2018
Up from Rhyd dduArbie17/07/2018
With Leah Perry Warnesjthomson6nr901/07/2018
Start at Beddgelert to Trum Y Ddysgl, Mynydd Drws-Y-Coed, Y-Garn to Rhyd-Ddu back to Beddgelert, 16.2 miles.stephenbuda19/05/2018
Nuttall Walk 4.2tomd403/05/2018
The Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu to near Maen-llwyd. With daughter, Katherine. Followed good path from SH566526 which goes steeply up to the summit of Y Garn. Good visibility here but mist came down for scramble up Mynydd Drws-y-coed. Compass in use for ascent of Trum y Ddysgl and on to Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd. The connecting col between these two hills has a level platform with very steep sides with a somewhat disconcerting dip half way along. It is easy enough to negotiate, though.pwbellarby11/04/2018
Route: Rhyd Ddu – Y Garn – Mynydd Drws-y-coed – Trum y Ddysgl – Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd – Craig Cwm Silyn – Garnedd-goch – road junction SE of Talysarn. Stats: 5hrs43, 13.7km, 1,067m ascent. Weather: initially cloudy at tops, but then clearing and becoming hot & sunny later. Notes: encountered llamas and peafowl on final descent.millionmts08/04/2018
Missed off the Nantlle Ridge, from roadside parking 566 526, boggy track then steep steep up to cairns/top. great views of surrounding mountains & the Sea, very cold but clear skies & 'dry', frozen ground higher up.apricorum07/01/2018
Nantlle ridge circular from Rhyd-Ddu.Dan Baddeley30/09/2017
Nantlle Ridge from Rhudd Du.Alunrees3317/09/2017
1/8 (Y Garn/Mynydd Drws-y-Coed/Trum y Ddysgl/Mynydd Tal-y Mignedd/Craig Cwm Silyn/Garnedd-Goch/Mynydd Graig Goch/Pen Cwm Silyn)Fergalh29/07/2017
First, but only top on attempt on the Nantlle Ridge, aborted due to very slippy rocks on way up to next top, Mynydd Drws y Coed. Not the place to be on a very wet day!!!IanHHill30/06/2017
Y Garn, Mynydd Drws-y-coed, Trum y Ddysgl and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd from Rhyd-Ddu.knarf03/06/2017
First of the day in good weather- Started with Taxi from Nebo using Huw's Taxis (01286 676767) from the school to Rhyd-Ddu price now £20.garyhoney06/05/2017
Nantlle Ridge walk from Rhydd Du to Nebo.wozzat06/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem26/04/2017
633mThe Grouse21/04/2017
Route: Nantlle ridge starting and ending at Rhyd-Ddu Party: Andrew La Niece, Benjamin Jennings, Thomas Giles, James Wallace, Jamie Spillett. Weather: Clear day, very light breeze, no cloud, hot and sunnyOliver_Storey07/04/2017
From Rydd-Ddu, sunny, brisk N wind. Approx 9 degrees. On to Mynydd Drws-y-Coed.Wycombe Wanderer04/04/2017
from Rhyd DduThe Playful Pig08/10/2016
Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd DduIainPeeks08/10/2016
Nantlle ridge walk with LWGcolinfielding28/08/2016
As part of West to East traverse of the Nantlle Ridge with 13 year old son. Dropped off at around SH481518. Took us about 9 hours on a very warm but mainly cloudy day.clyoung18/08/2016
Excellent traverse of the whole Nantlle ridge from Y Garn to Mynydd Graig Goch (start at Rhyd-Ddu, end at Nebo). Climbed solo. Weather dry and mild. Drifting mist around summits, but cleared often enough for good views along ridge and to nearby mountains. Only saw 2 people all day (in Lake District would have been hundreds!). Scrambly bit on Mynydd Drws-y-Coed was a highlight but not difficult ... In fact whole ridge was interesting. Lovely views of Lleyn peninsula from the wierd rocky tors on the last summit of Mynydd Graig Goch. Total time 5.5 hours. Oddly I also summited Y Garn the previous day. Was with Labrador intending to do whole ridge but dog chickened out on the rocky part of the ascent to the second summit Mynydd Drws-y-Coed, so turned back. Was windy!jamessteel10004/08/2016
Solo. Excellent traverse of the Nantlle Ridge from Rhyd-Ddu, in and out of the mist with numerous Broken Spectres. Less good return to start dropping down to SE and back through Beddgelert Forest.amswanston18/07/2016
As part of a Nantlle Ridge traverse, from Y garn to Graig Goch, overnight camp under Moel Hebog. ML training.Matt Smith18/07/2016
Classic crossing of the Nantlle ridge w Jenx. More than 25 yrs in the offing. Just over 4 hrs, good lines. Finished down in Nebo. Taxi (01286 676767) from the school back to Rhyd-Ddu £15.nordicstar27/06/2016
Last peak on a S-N traverse - with the top low enough to be below the clouds. Fine view of the pub ahead!DanMaisieBex11/06/2016
This was a walk of 2 halves for me. The ridge itself was, on a day like today with such good weather and visibility, is one of the best walks in Wales if not the whole country. The second half, getting back to the start, was not so good. Next time I think I'll walk through to Nebo or Pen-y-Groes and get a taxi back to Rhydd Ddu. Parked the car at Rhydd Ddu and up to Y Garn with incredible views of Anglesey (as far as Holyhead) and Snowdon and later the Llyn peninsula and then a modest scramble up to Mynydd Drws-y-coed and then an easy walk to Trum y Ddysgl and Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and then a bit more strenuous walk to Craig Cwm Silyn with its strange rectangular stone structures and an easy walk to Garnedd Goch followed by a steepish descent to Mynydd Graig Goch which is worth “going the extra mile” as it has an interesting rocky summit. The whole walk was a really excellent ridge walk. Then came the return home. Tried to get to the public footpath at GR508 482 but there was no eatsharp01/06/2016
From bend in B4418 at SH566526: Y Garn - Mynydd Drws-y-coed - Trum y Ddysgl - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd - Craig Cwm Silyn.Tony J28/05/2016
Mega day on the Nantlle ridge- a fantastic route. Started from Rhyd Ddu, traversed Y Garn, Mynydd Drws-y-coed, Trum y Ddysgl, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch & Mynydd Graig Goch, returning via Bwlch-y-ddwy-Elor.Cas-gwent23/05/2016
The Nantlle ridge with Dave. Grey day, intermittent hill fog. Route was a one-way with cars at Rhyd Dde (start) and Nebo. Hills were Y Garn; Mynydd Drws-y-coed; Trum y Ddysgl; Mynydd Tal-y-Mignedd; Craig Cwm Silyn; Garnedd Goch; Mynydd Graig Goch.Skip22/05/2016
Slog from parking by Llyn y Dywarchen. Showers over Beddgelert Forest by dry for us. Views are terrific and the two Bronze Age cairns despite being hollowed out by idiots are two of the best in Snowdonia. Onward to Mynydd Drws y Coed once fortified with lunch.thesweetcheat30/04/2016
Route: Circuit of Y-Garn, Mynydd Drws y coed, Trum y Ddysgl, and Mynydd Tal y mignedd starting and ending at Rhyd-Ddu. Party: Peter Evans, Dominik Ceglowski, Nic Field, William Colledge, Nick Williams, Thomas Giles. Weather: Showers at beginning and end. Winds ontop of hills, cold-mild temperaturesOliver_Storey03/04/2016
From Beddgelert forest up ridge to TyDd, then over MDyC and YGRon Rees Davies14/10/2015
From Rhyd Dddu Village, then onto Mynydd Drws-y-coed, Trum y Ddysgl, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd, returned via Bwlch-y-Ddwy-elorWestdenewalker18/09/2015
Climbed with Dan and Paul, the brothers Spooner, on a fantastic weekend camping at Rhyd-Du and walking the Nantlle Ridge.RichieRambler18/07/2015
Nantlle Ridge and back over Moel HebogRuth12/07/2015
From Rhyd-Ddu slog up Y Garn and on to a very tidy bit of ridge to Mynydd Drws-y-coed. Took the easier path up Trum y Ddysgl then on to last Welsh Hewitt/Nuttall at the obelisk. Returned by dropping to Bwlch Dros-bern then into corrie to south and round and back up past the old mines and spoil.SS30/05/2015
Nuttall walk 4.2: Y Garn (Moel Hebog) - Mynydd Drws-y-coed - Trum y Ddysgl - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd - Craig Cwm Silyn - Craig Cwm Silyn SW top - Garnedd-goch - Mynydd Graig Gochronaldo33327/05/2015
From Rhyd-Ddu (SH 57099 52567) - Y Garn - Mynydd Drws-y-coed - Trum y Ddysgl - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd - Craig Cwm Silyn. Descended to Cwm Trwsgl via the south-east ridge of Craig Cwm Silyn following the stone wall, very steep in the lower section.david23020117/05/2015