Carn Fadryn from Garnfadryn
Carn Fadryn


Estimated net time One hour.
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route.
Parking Room for several cars along the road at trail head.
Start height 170 metres
Vertical metres 210 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 2.4 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Carn Fadryn trail head.
  First part of route to Carn Fadryn.


From the town Pwllheli, on the Lleyn peninsula in north-west Wales, where roads A497 and A499 intersect in the eastern side of the town, drive through the town and bear right in the round about where roads A497 and A499 fork. Follow road A497 1.7 km and turn left onto road B4415. Drive 5.8 km and turn right where signed for "Garnfadryn". Drive another 2.0 km and turn right, again signed for "Garnfadryn". Drive another 1.2 km and park on a car park along the road on the right hand side.

Start your hike by walking back down the road 50 metres and turn left onto a farm road. Continue straight ahead on a path when the road ends after 140 metres, and then turn right after a gate 60 metres later. Follow this path all the way up to the summit, which is marked by a concrete cairn.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



05. July 2013

My third hike of the day, after having hiked Gyrn Ddu and Yr Eifl earlier this morning, and I was starting to run out of fuel since I hadn't had anything to eat so far today. But this was likely to be a short hike so I decided to get it done before driving back to my B&B in Beddgelert and get some food.

It was a nice and sunny morning by now, although still a little bit of mist in the distance, and there were a number of other hikers out. I chatted a little with some of them, and got some welcome advise on the best route.

After my hike I stopped at the first petrol station to get some Coke, and then back to Beddgelert to change into dry clothes and lunch before my next hike.

Photos 05.07.2013