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vghikers

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TR - The Dyfi Ridge 2-day backpack
« on: 09:03:17, 22/04/19 »
A backpack of the Dyfi group of hills, a little walked ridge traverse from Dinas Mawddwy in the east to the A487 summit pass in the west, returning to Dolgellau over the low hill country north-east of Gau Graig via the old restricted byway.

This route was a good choice for a predicted warm and sunny Easter weekend with hordes of walkers on more popular hills and some disruption on public transport in other areas. A noon start meant that we saw a mere handful of walkers on Maesglase and nobody else at all thereafter.

Full report & photos


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Re: TR - The Dyfi Ridge 2-day backpack
« Reply #1 on: 10:20:25, 22/04/19 »
Terrific report and photos, as ever. I walked the same route 10 years ago (how time flies!) from Dinas Mawddwy almost as far as Waun-oer, where unlike you I descended and made a circuit back to my start. Thanks for the memories!

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« Reply #2 on: 21:07:51, 22/04/19 »
Enjoyed your report, vg; thanks for posting. A quiet corner.

vghikers

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Re: TR - The Dyfi Ridge 2-day backpack
« Reply #3 on: 13:40:28, 23/04/19 »
@fernman - Thanks very much. Though a natural traverse, it's hard to make a day-walk circuit from it - even the Nuttalls route does a long out-and-back.

@richard - Thanks again, a grand couple of days.

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« Reply #4 on: 15:35:41, 23/04/19 »
I do enjoy reading about the lesser known areas away from the main tourist hotspots, the sort of areas we prefer to walk ourselves. See last weekends queues on Snowdon and Pen y Fan for a horror show! Thanks for posting a very enjoyable TR  O0
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vghikers

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« Reply #5 on: 17:23:28, 23/04/19 »
Thanks a lot Phil. Unknown or forgotten backwaters are a specilality of ours  :).

I just looked up those stories, good grief!  :o
Two miles of cars parked along the Storey Arms road below Pen y Fan, long rows of ticketed cars below Snowdon, what a nightmare.

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« Reply #6 on: 17:57:35, 25/04/19 »
Lovely report, as you say it was ridiculously busy that weekend, I walked the tarrens and saw just 2 people twice.

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« Reply #7 on: 19:19:41, 25/04/19 »
Great report VG, love the Maesglase shot  O0

Our third day in the Lakes was the busiest with people, perhaps you have the right idea to avoid it  :)
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vghikers

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Re: TR - The Dyfi Ridge 2-day backpack
« Reply #8 on: 21:09:10, 25/04/19 »
@37 427 - Thanks a lot. The Tarrens must have been a good choice too, very rarely more than a handful of walkers in that range.

@April - Thanks very much. Our next Lakes visit will probably not be before mid-September, unless we can sneak in a trip in the south-west around Eskdale.

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« Reply #9 on: 22:00:49, 25/04/19 »
I too am a fan of lesser-trodden places so I enjoyed reading that vghikers  O0   


I've worked out you must have been walking amongst the lumpy, bumpy fells I could see when I nearly "bagged" Cadair Idris a few years ago.



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« Reply #10 on: 09:31:07, 26/04/19 »
A very enjoyable read, vghikers, and some beautiful photos too.  O0

vghikers

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« Reply #11 on: 12:43:43, 26/04/19 »
@Mel - Thank you, these hills and the nearby Dyfi forest and Tarren hills would make an extensive hilly view to the east of Cadair.

@adalard - Thanks again, a good linear route to revisit those hills.

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« Reply #12 on: 16:16:21, 26/04/19 »
A great selection of photos vg. I love mooching around exploring disused quarries! :D
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« Reply #13 on: 17:14:52, 26/04/19 »
@sunnydale - thank you, the Welsh quarries are always interesting and evocative of past times.