Pererindod Melangell

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Start: Pont Llogel
Grid Ref: SJ032154
Distance: 16 miles (26 km)
Climbing: 914 metres
Walk time: 6-9 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Pererindod Melangell is a challenging linear walk on the eastern fringes of the Welsh Cambrian Mountains and Berwyns which traces a route between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys. The route is an undulating one with almost 1,000 metres of climbing involved, some of the ascents being long arduous climbs from valley floors to open moorland and sweeping hills. It is expected that fit and experienced walkers will completing the walk in one day. However, due to the challenges of terrain and indeed navigation then less skilled walkers may prefer to split the walk in two by breaking the route at Lake Vyrnwy. The village of Llanwyddyn is close by and there are plenty of facilities based around the village and the lake. Places of interest on the route which begins at Pont Llogel include the Lookout Tower on Fridd Cae-penfras, Ddol Cownwy, Lake Vyrnwy and Llanwyddyn, Carreg y tair Eglwys, Carnedd Cerrig, Waen Llestri, Pennant Melangell (and St Melangell’s Church) and Llangynog. St Melangell who is depicted on the Pererindod Melangell waymark is subject to legend. It is said she hid a hare under her robes so it could escape being killed by a prince and his huntsmen. The prince was so impressed with her compassion that he bequest her the valley and hence she established an abbey there.

Useful Links:
Pererindod Melangell Guide and Map (PDF)
Long Distance Walkers Association

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