John Gillham

Award-winning travel/outdoor writer, illustrator and photographer

Volume 2 West

P172 The car park at Blaen Pennant is at GR 540492

The map for route FP19 on P81 has been omitted from the layout. It is shown below. Feel free to print it. If you have bought the book and want a higher resolution copy please email the author and he will email it to you.


Llangollen Tourist Information Centre Details: Tel: 01978 860828; email:

Vol 3 East

Volume 4 South


GR950256 on  other route options should read

GR 950296

Pictorial Guides to the Mountains of Snowdonia Updates

Cwm Eigiau and Bwlch Eryl Farchog Route C33

I last climbed this route 3 years ago when there was some snow about and a few weeks later in the dry, very enjoyable.However when climbing the route last Tuesday it was very different. The path in the mid section is very degraded especially the gully section.The heather in the upper section is loose and the slab very tricky.Our party included 3 M.L.s and the consensus was that it now borders on the dangerous!

    Thank you for a wonderful series of books.

Kind regards  Dick Calver (by email)

Volume 1 North

Walks C27, 28, 30,32, 33, 34 Eigiau Car Park. Grid ref should all read SH 731633

Walk MSN8 start point GR should read SH 729524

Walk MSN9 Map walk should start by Roman Bridge. Walk line shown on the right is the alternative start as used and described in MSN8.

P183 Arenig Fach

The residents of Rhyd-y-fen tell me that many walkers are parking their cars beyond the cattle grid of their drive, which is private property.

The intended parking lies in the pull-off by the gate (not in front of) on the opposite side of the road. If this is full please use the larger lay-by a couple of hundred yards east along the main road.

Ffestiniog Information

There’s a very useful website for the Vale of Ffestiniog. It includes an up-to-date accommodation list. There is an ever-increasing number of places offering good accommodation in the area. Go to;

Page  109 Ridge Route

The  heading Pen Llithrig y Wrach should read Pen yr Helgi Du. The route description is correct.

Page 115 Route DT12

Vicky Kinglsey tells me that the re has been tree felling in the forest around Bryn Eglwys. This has made route-finding extremely difficult and rendered the tarrain quite boggy. Hopefully the difficulties will be temporary. I’ll keep you posted.

Rhinogydd R27

There is no longer parking at Cil-cychwyn Farm at Nantcol but you can park for a fee at Maes y Garnedd a few hundred yards further along the Nantcol road.