Today, Saturday, the mist was as predicted, low with quite heavy rain. Clearing late afternoon.
We drove to Llyn Tecwyn Isaf just off the A496 south of Harlech for a low level walk. Parking at SH 635 373.
The path led us south west up through the woods and then North to a small chapel at Llandecwyn. The views across Tremadog bay to Portmeirion are stunning.
There are many beautifully carved grave stones here and it's a credit to the local people.
Carrying on along a good path we came to the dam at the reservoir Llyn Tecwyn Uchaf.
We followed the north shore and we couldn't help noticing the burnt hillside. Whether this was natural or just burning back we don't know.
Fortunately we spotted a survivor.
At the end of the Llyn we entered the forestry and followed the track to Caen -y- Coed. On the way it was decided that sustenance was required and so a seating area was found in a soft part of the forestry.
From Caen-y-Coed we headed south and then south east to a farm called Llenyrch, from here we crossed a fence line and picked up the path at the side of a stream leading into Aron Prysor. As we reached the stream there was quite a large waterfall and with the amount of rain we had had during the night and morning it was in good spate.
The stream had to be crossed to follow the path up to the Llyn Trawsfynydd Dam. It was a little bit too deep for some of our flock who decided to try their luck further up and down stream. Some of us just waded through, wet feet and all and then had a good laugh at the others.
All safely across we followed the gorge up to the dam. Its a huge reservoir and we had a 10 minute break here to admire the surroundings.
The weather had picked up and it had stopped raining.
Some of the surrounding tops were clearing and it looked as though it would be a good onward walk.
From the dam we headed SW and picked up the trail at the side of a conduit, a small canal like structure taking water to the reservoir.
This continued for a mile until we reached the sump/sluice.
We crossed this with care as it was about 6ft deep and made our way north through farmland to pick up the minor road leading back to the start point.
This was a delightful walk, in an area we had never been to before.
As the day improved the scenery just got better and better. We had started off in foul weather gear and we could have been in shorts at the end.
We considered this route just as an FWA but it's worth expanding at some point in the future.
Some more photos can be seen HERE