The path became very clear again once higher up and we could now see the large twin cairns which adorn Drygarn Fawr’s summit. We eventually arrived at the summit after what seemed like an endless trudge across the soaking landscape and once on top it became very apparent to me just how wild this area is, there was nothing as far as the eye could see, a barren landscape with the only sign of civilisation being a wind farm barely visible on the far horizon towards the north. Don’t get me wrong I’m certainly not moaning about this in fact the total opposite I thought it was great and really enjoyed sitting on the summit peacefully eating my lunch looking out over this vista.
We then studied the map and decided to take the direct route back to the track at the opening of the Rhiwnant valley passing Carreg yr Ast summit en route. Progress was slow walking across the tussock strewn terrain and crossing the Nant yr Ych, we both lost our footing a couple of times seeing the funny side of it. The track came into view and it wasn’t long before we were back at the car and making our way towards the visitor centre café again.
This was a lovely walk albeit a bit wet under foot but who cares when you venture into wild landscapes like this on a gloriously sunny day.