Yr Elen and Carnedd Dafydd from Bethesda

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By Jimearl6 on 13/05/21 at 10:12am (last edited 13/05/21 at 10:14am)

This route heads up the Afon Llafar valley giving good views of Ysgolion Duon (Black Ladders) at its head before heading up the valley side to summit Yr Elen. It then skirts round Carnedd Llewelyn to join the main track up to the summit of Carnedd Dafydd where good views are had over the Glyders to the Snowdon massif. Dropping off the main path to the north west, the going is steep at first but eases onto the Mynydd Du ridge which is followed back to the start. To read more click https://jimearl6.com/a-walk-up-yr-elen-and-carnedd-dafydd/#more-3535

Yr Elen on the left, the ridge leading to Carnedd Dafydd on the right
The Afon Llafar river
The Afon Llafar valley
Ysgolion Duon, perpetually in the dark
The path to Yr Elen from the col
Looking across to Carnedd Llewelyn from the summit of Yr Elen
Looking down the Afon Llafar valley
Tryfan and the Glyderau from Carnedd Dafydd
Looking across to Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn from the Mynydd Du ridge

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