Arriving and parking the car on the verge I set off with the dog up the clear track to Llyn Arenig Fawr. Following this track through a sheep filled moor which leads you easily to the Llyn and a small bothy, I had a quick nose around inside to see what it is like, very small and cosy where my initial thoughts, it is supposed to sleep 3 but really I think only 2, as the larger bench is too small for 2 people. Stepping over the stile we continued on and started our ascent of Y Castell.
|Bothy by Llyn Arenig Fawr|
It was a short but fairly steep walk up Y Castell, as we gained height the views opened up across to the Arans in the South and over to East where the Berwyns in the distance. We were also now starting to tower over the Llyn Arenig Fawr and the bothy started to look even smaller.
I made my way up to the flatter ground to the north east of the summit and followed the fence up to the trig point, once I reached the fence the main Snowdonia peaks where visable in the distance, although the higher peaks of the Snowdon, the Glyders and the Carneddau where topped with cloud it was still and fantastic sight.
|Cloud topped Snowdon and the Glyders|
As I mentioned I will certainly come back with the tent as I reckon you could catch quite a spectacular sunset from up here. Below are some photos I took, enjoy the views I know I did.
|Me posing - Snowdon in the distance|
|Arenig Fawr south Ridge with Arans to the left & Cadair Idris on the distant horizon|
|Sun Rays on the Rhinog's|