This walk was organisied by members of the walking forum and took in the Summit's of Drum, Pen y Castell Foel Fras and Llwytmor. It was quite windy with the wind speed on Drum in excess of 60mph. With the cloud remaing high above the summits, apart from a brief spell on Foel Fras, it remained clear all the way and with no rain, it was another great day out in this wild part of the Carneddau.
We parked in the top Aber Falls car park at the end of the single track lane and got going about 10am steadily making our way along the well marked path.
Carnedd Llywelyn remaining in low cloud
It wasn't much fun and the the mist came down on the appraoach to Foel Fras summit.
even as far as sunny Llandudno
After a 20 minute break we made our way to the final summit of Llwytmor where a few months earlier, another walking forum meet, was getting blown all over the mountain by gusts of upto 80mph and driving rain!!! This time there was no rain and the wind was slightly less gusty. At least we could stand up! It was looking rather grey towards Anglesey as we made our way off Llwytmor
As we made our way down, the cloud started to roll in over Bera Bach and the high Carneddau
but remaing clear for our way down. We noticed a fire had started just a way down from the car park but thought nothing of it as it looked like a farmer was just doing a bit of clearing up!
We made our way straight down the grassy bank of Llwytmor towards Afon Anafon, which was a bit of a killer but provided a great view up stream into the valley
We soon learnt that the little fire wasn't so little any more and that with the help from the wind, the smoke soon filled the valley, and the flames were spreading close to the path and away from the car park
So another great day out, in the company of good members of the walking forum, in a less poulated area of the Carneddau, Snowdonia