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Name:Gwaun Lydan
Hill number:2112
Height:632m / 2073ft
Parent (Ma):2083  Aran Fawddwy
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey
Class:Nuttall
(N)
Grid ref:SH 88063 21197
Summit feature:quartzite cairn
Drop:17m
Col:615m  SH877211  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:summit area very flat
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 226 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
taff12/10/2019
2/7 As per Nuttall book. Pen yr allt Uchaf. Gwaun Lydan. Aran Fawddwy. Erw y Ddafad-ddu. Aran Benllyn. Gwaun y Llwyni and finally Waun Camddwr the ex Nuttall. Great walk loved waterfalls on descent. Misty but mild.nickywood125/09/2019
acleafe07/09/2019
andy6305/09/2019
Pennant > Pen y Graig > Llaethnant > Summit, (and back).Winterfloodian27/07/2019
A 18 mile walk with 5500ft of accent combining the Arran Ridge and Southern Arrans following nuttalls route.Pen y Allt Uchaf, Gwaun Lydan, Aran Fawddwy, Wrw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn, Gwaun y Llwyni, Waun camddwr, Glasgwm and Pen y Bryn-fforchog.The woodland beneath the last top has been completely felled and so the return route Nuttall suggests is really difficult.From the free car park at the end of the minor road in Cwm Cywarch three miles north of Dinas MawddwyWAYNE ROWLETT29/06/2019
Second hill on a circular walk from the car park at the end of Cwm Cywarch. Glorious weather & not a soul about save us.DanMaisieBex22/06/2019
Frogreen21/04/2019
borderline27/09/2018
geoffreycurnock15/09/2018
chalky195326/08/2018
From car park at Blaen Cywarch, crossed footbridge and followed the path north on western face of Pen yr Allt Uchaf, up to pass at Drysgol, contoured around to Gwaun Lydan. Then returned to pass and ascended Waun Goch and continued to Pen yr Allt Uchaf.Dewi Prysor16/08/2018
patrick15/07/2018
arjh01/07/2018
soloAimless Rambler21/06/2018
Problem Child26/05/2018
Fawddwy loopandrew.morel17/02/2018
monkey06/08/2017
Mark Sims29/05/2017
underhill08/04/2017
dadofmorph07/04/2017
a bit of a bog trot but in clag it was featureless and no viewsAristotle Chip07/10/2016
Curlywurly07/10/2016
With G. Nuttalls' route from Cywarch > Pen yr Allt Uchaf > Gwaun Lydan > Drysgol > Drws Bach > Aran Fawddwy > Erw y Ddafad-ddu > Aran Benllyn > Gwaun y LLwyni > Waun Camddwr > CywarchRT197016/08/2016
From Llanuwchllyn. Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafodd-Fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd and Llechwedd Llyfn.Alunrees3321/07/2016
Drove down to the head of valley, go past chapel and phone box, excellent parking for 40+ cars now at SH 85250 18856, complete with loo! Walked short distance back down road and then lane leading to ford and then good track up to the bwlch to the north of Y Gribin. Climbed this and then the good path to summit cairn of Glasgwym. On to Waun Camddwr and Gwaun y Llwyni then Gwaun Lydan. Back down over Pen yr Allt Uchaf to finish.nordicstar12/07/2016
SteveSmith14/03/2016
andrew brown13/03/2016
Rambling Ray23/07/2015
iainwalton22/06/2015
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY WITH GOOD VIEWS. FOLLOWED NUTTALLS WALK 8.1 UP THE STEEP GRASS ONTO PEN Y ALLT UCHAF, THEN EASILY OVER GWAUN LYDAN. A STIFF CLIMB ONTO ARAN FAWDDWY, THEN EASY RIDGE WALKING TO ERW Y DDAFAD DDU AND ARAN BENLLYN WITH GOOD VIEWS OVER BALA, RHINOGS AND ARENIGS. RETURNED AVOIDING SUMMITS TO DESCEND STEEPLY AND THEN OVER ROUGH GROUND TO GWAUN Y LLWYNI AND EASILY TO WAUN CAMDDWR. DECIDED TO TAG ON WALK 8.3 TO AVOID RE-ASCENT AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FINE WEATHER AND LONG JUNE DAYLIGHT. A VERY HARD CLIMB ONTO GLASGWM, THEN EASY RIDGE TO FINISH ON PEN Y BRYN FFORCHOG. HOWEVER, THE FOREST HAS BEEN FELLED AND IT WAS VERY TOUGH GOING TRYING TO FOLLOW THE PREVIOUS RIDES UNTIL THE EASY DESCENT OF THE ZIGZAG - 10.5 HOURS WALKING.BURGESS15/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route plus Pen-Aran.rhalstead24/05/2015
With Frank and Steve on a very wet day.Lou25/01/2015
A reduced Aran Ridge walk with Lindsay and Steve taking in Pen yr Allt Uchaf, Gwaun Lydon, Gwaun y Llwyni, and Waun Camddwr. A rare wet foot day the rain was so bad.knarf25/01/2015
Up from car park at end of Cwm Cywarch, up the Aran Fawddwy path, over the fence and across country to Gwaun Lydan, across country to Pen yr Allt Uchaf and then down the path south of Nant Terwyn.tsharp18/01/2015
Part of a very, very long, snowy, misty, windy, cold day Creigiau Dwyfron/Pen Yr Allt Isaf/Pen Yr Allt Uchaf/Waun Goch/Gwaun Lydan/Drysgol/Drws Bach/Aran Fawddwy Isaf/Aran Fawddwy Uchaf/Gwaun Y Llwyni/Waun Camddwr Isaf/Waun Camddwr UchafFergalh16/01/2015
Nuttall walk 8.1: Pen y Allt Uchaf - Gwaun Lydan - Drysgol - Drws Bach - Aran Fawddvy - Erw y Ddafad-ddu - Aran Benlyn - Gwaun y Llwyni - Waun Camddwr east top - Waun Camddwrronaldo33318/10/2014
Car park at the end of the minor road in Cwm Cywarch – Pen yr Allt Uchaf – Gwaun Lydan – Aran Fawddwy – Erw y Ddafa-ddu – Aran Benllyn – Gwaun y Llwyni – Waun Camddwr – Down path by waterfalls – Car parkCJM22/09/2014
Parked in Snowdonia National Park car park in Cwm Cywarch. Followed track past climbing club hut then NE to end of track. Climbed very steep grass slope to summit of Dyrysgol then followed track E to Gwaun Lydan. Continued SSW then descended very steep grass slope to Tyn y twll and back to car. Rained all day and high wind on tops, no views, not a pleasant day.wombourne04/07/2014
From Pen yr Allt Uchaf. Water stop in Pumryd Fawr en route. Small quartz cairn.mick21/06/2014
On own. Starting from Cwm Cywarch, southernmost four tops on Nuttalls walk 8.1. Then added walk 8.3. A long hard walk, but really enjoyable in dry sunny conditions.Crib Goch21/04/2014
not such a lovely sunny day.. horrendous actually - nice circuit though from bwlch y groes hairpin up old track and over foel hafod fynydd in the cloud.climbed Aran Fawddwy via the screee filled gully, lots of remnants of crashed Beaufighter. walk out to Gwaun Lydan uneventful and summit bore no views today. steep descent to river Dyfi.stig_nest20/04/2014
Lovely sunny dayRuth18/04/2014
Bruckner709/03/2014
ianarbor01/03/2014
needanewdog19/01/2014
morgs4mountains18/09/2013
Nuttalls walk. Supposed to be sunny but spent a lot of time in the mist. Worth it for the occasions when the mist cleared.johnjennison03/09/2013
Circuit from Cywarch. 6 tops inthe day.Emlyno16/08/2013
A scorching day; but, having decided to leave Drysgol and the RIdge for another day, I had time for a leisurely sit down on the grass to admire the stunning views down towards Bala.ruthatlast12/07/2013