Dyma'r ail mewn cyfres o bedwar llyfr am fynyddoedd Eryri. Mae'r gyfrol hon yn canolbwyntio ar yr Wyddfa, Eifionydd a'r Rhinogydd. Ceir yma fanylion, mapiau a brasluniau 3D am fynyddoedd enwog a llai amlwg, rhai mawr a'r rhai llai.
The Western Peaks is the second in the series of four books. This volume encompasses the Snowdon, Eifionydd and Rhinogydd ranges. Mountains, famous and not-so-famous, large and not-so-large, are brought to life by the author's panoramic 3D sketch maps.
This is another lovely volume in the series, which will have you grabbing for your rucksack, packet of sandwiches and the thermos. Gillham’s passion for the mountains is contagious. In the introduction, he describes his eight-year-old self on the summit of Snowdon, ‘filled with wonder as he spied a hundred peaks fading into the misty horizons of Central Wales.’ That evening he vowed he would climb every mountain in Britain. Since then he has returned to Wales year after year.
This volume, The Western Peaks, is the second of four on the mountains of Snowdonia, all beautifully illustrated with the author's 3D drawings and accompanied by some sumptuous photographs. It covers Snowdon itself, then the Eifionydd and Rhinogydd ranges, all with their unique charms.
The section on Snowdon includes the better-known routes to the summit of yr Wyddfa and extends to Lliwedd, Moel Eilio and the graceful slopes of the Aran. Away from the rambling hordes of the most popular peaks, he introduces us in the second section to the Eifionydd range, which he describes as ‘an upturned wishbone’, with Mynydd Mawr in the north-west forming the stem and with the two arms of the Nantlle Ridge and Moel Hebog wrapping themselves around the gorgeous Cwm Pennant. Here, Carn Drws-y-Coed (Y Garn), Craig Cwm Silyn and Moel yr Ogof, with its volcanic rocks of dark basalt and legendary hideout of Owain Glyndŵr, are some of the treasures to be explored. In the third section, he takes us to the Rhinogydd range, ‘gnarled, unkempt, heather-clad, almost pathless by comparison to Snowdon’. Individual walks here (as in the other sections) are rounded with suggested days out, one taking in the Northern Ridges and another to include Rhinog Fawr and Rhinog Fach, recommended for experienced walkers and scramblers only.
This is a delightful, practical guide infused with the author’s fondness for these mountains.
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