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NEW ROUTE CARD: Drygarn Fawr from Rhiwnant

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High point of the Elenydd, a vast area of moorland and peat bog in the wild heart of Mid Wales, Drygarn Fawr has a surprisingly remote feel. Up on top, the barren moorland is attractive for its spacious scale, while the lower valleys are more conventionally picturesque. Perhaps the two most obvious approaches to the hill are from the south via Cwm Gwesyn, and from Cwm Elan to the north, where the twisting Rhiwnant offers a quietly scenic approach. The Rhiwnant route is described here as a circuit, with the addition of some off-path fun to boost the challenge (easier variants are also possible).

9.07 miles, 14.60 km, 480m ascent, 5 – 5:30 hours. Rhayader

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