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Waun Rydd


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
769 m (2522 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Free (or possibly Red) moor or heath

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Waun Rydd (2500ft+) is the most easterly of the Brecon Beacons (Wales), lying midway between Talybont Reservoir dam to the E and Bwlch ar y Fan pass (599m), the col with Pen y Fan to the W.

From its summit, which stands towards the NW end of a plateau, the main Beacons ridge descends SW to a 754m nameless rise (with crags to N) to which a track ascends from the upper Talybont valley on Craig y Fan Dhu. The ridge continues as a broad plateau WSW around the NW-facing Craig Cwareli (crags) over a 730m top, then turns NW and narrows to finish at Fan y Big (719m) above the Bwlch ar y Fan. Waun Rydd can be approached from N and E along long gentle ridges, but is usually climbed from the upper Talybont valley.

Waun Rydd can be combined in a longer and more interesting excursion with Pen y Fan .

Hazards you may encounter on Waun Rydd include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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  Brecon Beacons
by Met Office
Pen y Fan
by Metcheck
Waun Rydd Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Waun Rydd.

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 Routes that include Waun Rydd
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1040 m 19.87 km 6 hrs Pen y Fan and Waun Rydd  A strenuous day of excellent ridge walking above crags on good tracks, with some steep slopes. Could be extended by traversing Fan y Big with steep ascent E from col; or ascent reduced by contour paths around Corn Du and Cribyn. Not Yet Rated 

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 Baggers Gallery for Waun Rydd

Me on the summit of Waun Rydd. Me hair's gone a bit mad......

© Gareth Pratt

Image by Gareth Pratt

My mate Ian on Waun Rydd. 12th July 2009.

© Gareth Pratt

Image by Gareth Pratt

My dog Jason on Waun Rydd.

© Gareth Pratt

Image by Gareth Pratt

My dog Jason on Waun Rydd on my first ascent. Does this constitute a Baggers snap!!!

© Gareth Pratt

Image by Gareth Pratt
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