Author Topic: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack  (Read 1904 times)

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« on: 19:22:33, 27/02/19 »
A continuation trip to our Southern Mawddach Way backpack of September 2018 to complete the trail.

The weather was far superior to the cautious forecast, clear skies and unbroken sunshine throughout, surpassing even the very warm and highly unusual conditions on our Langdale Fells backpack of February 2008. On this trip it was decidely hot in the middle of the day and we were occasionally praying for a breeze to kick in. Our previous record of 29th. February 2004 for the earliest butterfly was also broken, we saw several peacocks and other unidentified specimens.

Full report & photos

phil1960

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2994
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #1 on: 19:42:30, 27/02/19 »
Really good that, thanks for posting  O0
Touching from a distance, further all the time.

April

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6757
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #2 on: 23:09:30, 27/02/19 »
Nice pics vghikers  O0

Lovely views and the terrain looks interesting  :)

One for the to do list....when they get the waymarking sorted  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

pdstsp

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1048
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #3 on: 08:17:53, 28/02/19 »
That looks a lovely route - great photos, and I bet is was quiet!

richardh1905

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2135
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #4 on: 08:52:31, 28/02/19 »
Beautiful rough country. Thanks for posting.

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #5 on: 19:06:54, 28/02/19 »
Thanks all.
It certainly was quiet, once past the viewpoint above Barmouth there was hardly a soul to be seen, it's a little walked area but attractive.

clyoung

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 420
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #6 on: 23:32:06, 28/02/19 »
Fantastic pictures. Don't envy you walking on all those tussochs though!

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #7 on: 11:56:41, 01/03/19 »
Thanks again, superb conditions.
Those tussocks were very mild compared to many Welsh monsters we have fought over the years!.

astaman

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #8 on: 12:21:32, 01/03/19 »
Terrific report and great photos. Thanks for letting us share them.

fernman

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2288
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #9 on: 10:35:47, 02/03/19 »
That looks very tempting! The whole way is on my to-do list now.

As a matter of interest, did you buy the guide book?

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #10 on: 19:59:44, 02/03/19 »
@astaman - thanks very much.
@fernman - It's a good low-to-mid level walk, I'm sure you'll enjoy it if forearmed with the guide book. I wish we'd bought it beforehand, after so many years in god-forsaken parts of Wales we should know better!.

adalard

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1357
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #11 on: 09:28:29, 03/03/19 »
Very interesting and enjoyable trip report, vghikers.  O0  You got some fantastic photos and it looks like the "difficulties" were well worth it for the views alone. It's a shame to hear that the route is so poorly waymarked, I'd always imagined it to be a well-managed trail for some reason.

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #12 on: 13:44:00, 03/03/19 »
@adalard - thanks, the views were crystal clear this time and there is much of local interest along the way including old mine sites. I think it's often confused with the Mawddach Trail, a low-level multi-use route along the southern side of the estuary.

redeye

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2483
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #13 on: 16:33:01, 03/03/19 »
Excellent stuff again, enjoyed that. Great photos of a great summer's day or two  O0  Here's hoping we get some more of that fine weather before the years out  O0

vghikers

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
Re: TR - Northern Mawddach Way 2-day backpack
« Reply #14 on: 19:34:42, 03/03/19 »
Thanks redeye, superlative conditions. We're hoping for more as we do every year, but maybe that was this year's summer.