|Distance:||30.4 km or 18.9 miles|
|Ascent:||1292m or 4239ft|
|Descent:||1297m or 4255ft|
I did this walk back in June.
The Tarrens are a range of rolling green hills that are little known & therefore frequented just North of the Dyfi estuary and it was back the end of June that I did this walk, during it I passed no others walkers but saw a couple turn down to Aberdyfi from the coast path & what were a few dog walkers in the fields near the end.
The forecast was for a reasonable day but there was a misty haze as I walked the ridge that turned to drizzle later on but it was still warm & I went in for evaporation. I didn't go to the highest of The Tarrens, that on maps is surrounded by forestry but I could see that it had been more recently felled. The high point on my walk was Tarrenhendre from which I slowly dropped following the ridge into a valley before a short steep up the hill the other side & extending more towards Aberdyfi before turning back along the coast path
Near Pennal-Isaf looking ahead
¼ mile on & I got my first glimpse on the walk of the Dyfi Estuary
Deviating off path to the top of Mynydd Cefn-caer for more of a view over the snaking Afon Dyfi & the beginning of it's estuary
I took the hard route straight up off path to the top of Mynydd Rhydd Galed to get the view of Tarrenhendre
Approaching the summit of Tarrenhendre & looking back where I'd been & the chopped by cloud summit of Tarren Y Gesail the highest one.
The true summit of Tarrenhendre not the larger cairn on the bend in the path
The false summit cairn of Tarrenhendre
The fence I'd been following along the ridge goes on down & then up
From Tarren Rhosfarch looking a bit West,
Looking on to Trum Gelli & it's 2 large cairns showing even at a long distance
One of the massive cairns on Trum Gelli, I estimated them at 10ft high.
Leaving Trum Gelli summit the view on over the Bearded Lake nestled up in the hills with the estuary beyond
Hidden is the valley I'd to cross, with my target the hills in the mid distance
Having crossed the Happy Valley as it was called & looking back where I'd come on the hills on the skyline
As I went back up I saw more round to the hills at my start
From my turning point & the furthest west on my walk, the Dyfi Estuary & odd houses on the outskirts of Aberdyfi just being visible.
Walking the coast path part & the drizzle & mist obliterated things and continued as I went onto what's labelled the Panorama Walk on OS maps but not for me.
Improvements to the "path" it's actually a green lane so probably gets 4x4's, but I was grateful for it looking at the type of ground around me.
Having finished my walk I drove to Aberdyfi where I sat in my vehicle whilst eating fish & chips on the beach on the car park.