Gyrn Ddu, Gyrn Goch and Bwlch Mawr

Once more to the hills the navigator declared. This time the hills, the ones just north east of Yr Eifls making up Gyrn Ddu, Gyrn Goch and Bwlch Mawr.


We parked just off the main road east of Trefor. We took the path passing the property I think was called “The Rock” and  then up the zig zags to Pen y Bwlch and onto Gyrn Ddu.

The zig zags

Abandoned farmstead

Again the wind was strong and we found shelter to have coffee with views of our next hill, Gyrn Goch.

Gyrn Goch from Gyrn Ddu

The walls shown on the map were indeed a blessing to shelter us from the winds blowing hard from the west.

Where next navigator?

The three peaks of Yr Eifl

It was far too windy at the top for lunch and so we headed down in a south easterly direction to a lunch spot in the sheepfolds.


The well signposted path was followed until we cut up north again in the shelter of a wall up onto Bwlch Mawr with extensive views to Snowdonia.

Summit of Bwlch Mawr

From the summit we headed roughly (and I mean roughly) north westerly down the hillside and towards the village of Clynnog Fawr.

A modern wreck – quad bike?

Old mill wheel

Clynnog Fawr

We had hoped that the green route shown on the map would be a nice lane but was mostly a bramble fest and then a small stream.  However we made it down to the road and walked back to the car passing Ffynnon Bueno

2 thoughts on “Gyrn Ddu, Gyrn Goch and Bwlch Mawr

  1. Hi, My name is Stephen Dunn and I work for Tinopolis Interactive in Llanelli.

    I am currently working on multimedia series called “Y Pod-antur Cymraeg” (The Welsh Adventure Pod) to teach Welsh as a second language to KS2 pupils. These consist of DVDs, interactive games, reading materials, discussion cards and teachers’ guidelines. It is a series of four packs, Packs 1, 2 and 3 have been produced and we’re currently working on the final, Pack 4.
    The main aim is to develop pupils’ oral, listening, writing and reading skills. However, other areas of the curriculum are also targeted so that pupils may study other subjects through the medium of Welsh.

    I was hoping we would be able to use an image in one of our books entitled “Amser”.
    The image in question is the one with the Cwm Gwaun road sign.

    We would of course credit the images used at the back of the book.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Many thanks,


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