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Meet in the layby immediately before Small Batch campsite.
We start with a 1 mile road walk before turning right and heading up the Long Mynd. This path up is overgrown with some technical sections that will require you to pay attention. From here we follow the path up a winding twisting path with ferns that are 6-8 foot tall.
From here we head up to Pole Bank before dropping down Ashes Hollow. This descent is tricksy in places.
This is a 6-8 mile route (not sure the exact measurement). This will be taken a reasonable pace but due to the uneven terrain you should be used to walking in the hills.
We start off across the hills to the bottom of the falls before circling round to the top and climbing further to Moel Sych.
From there, we turn west and south across the Berwyn National Nature Reserve and down to join the Pererindod Melangell Walk and back into Llangynog.
This is quite a tough walk, with plenty of boggy terrain, hills and indistinct paths.
About 24 km with over 1,100m of ascent (15 miles and 3,700 ft).
Meet in the Jonathon's Hollow car park at 0845 for an 0900 start.
This is a 20 - 22 mile walk but will be taken at a reasonable pace - no rapid pace on this one.
We start off with a gradual ascent up across the northernmost part of The Long Mynd before heading across a number of smaller hills and quieter paths to the lower part of The Stiperstones. The ascent up to Shropshire's 2nd highest peak is fairly gentle with nothing too steep.
Across the length of The Stiperstones before dropping down the valley and a well deserved pint at the Bridges pub.
The next section is the toughest of the walk with an ascent up Adstone Hill followed by a drop down to the valley floor. We then make our way up the longest ascent of the walk up to Pole Bank. It is then a gentle 4 mile walk back to the cars.
As mentioned this won't be a blast but you should be prepare for a long walk with infrequent stops.
I have recced this walk twice now and there are some wonderful sections where few people walk.
Meet at the car park indicated in the map for an 0900 start.
The route planned starts off gently before turning a little more rocky (think Stiperstones) as we summit the northern shoulder and then down and round to the west of the Rhinog Fawr. From here the route up is tough, technical and involves a little bit of gentle scrambling. The views promise to be extraordinary if the weather will hold off. The descent will also be technically challenging with little in the way of a designated path.
You will need to be physically fit and used to walking in mountains as this is will involve some climbing up and down some steep sections. Please dress for Welsh autumnal mountain weather. This route might change dramatically depending on the weather. If it promises to be bad weather I will postpone to a later date.
Please note that both the ascent and descent are physically demanding even at the gentle pace we will be taking so please, if you are not used to Welsh Mountains, think carefully about signing up.
On the Friday and Saturday night I will be camping at the Cae Gwyn Farm campsite. https://www.caegwynfarm.co.uk/. You will need to book through their website.
Please let me know if you wish to camp in the comments section. On the Sunday weather permitting I will look at tackling Rhinog Fach.
Having looked at last time we did this, it was this exact weekend last year If you are camping, wrap up warm!!!!!!!!!!!!!