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Moelwyn Mawr
770m (2527ft)

The Moelwyns, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Moelwyn Mawr means 'Big White Bare Hill' in Welsh.

The summit of Moelwyn Mawr is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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Welsh Mountain
43rd highest in Wales,
103rd in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
54th highest in Wales,
127th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
19th highest in Wales,
448th highest in Great Britain

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Welsh Trig Point (Pillar)

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Moelwyn Mawr Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Moelwyn Mawr

Stephanie Doyle walked up Moelwyn Mawr on June 18th, 2022 [with] Pals [weather] Nice

Melfyn Parry climbed Moelwyn Mawr on April 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start & finish at Croesor car park at SH631446. Steep tarmac road to start of the walking path. Ascent to summit of Cnicht was via well defined path. Stunning views in all directions. Descent from summit toward Llyn Adar before turning right to pass by Llynnau Dwyffos. Path a little boggy along here up to brow of hill. Descent to Rhosydd quarry & then up the old incline to stop for lunch. Ascent to ridge line & then followed fence to summit of Moelwyn Mawr. Descent back to car park via grassy slope, not too steep & then tarmac lane. [with] DS [weather] Mainly sunny & warm, occasional cold breeze.

Donovan Suddell bagged Moelwyn Mawr on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Croesor using gw173 [with] My wife [weather] Sunny & clear, odd sprinkle of snow - gw173 is a mighty fine walk.

Andy Buxton hiked Moelwyn Mawr during August, 1965 [from/via/route] From Croesor-circular with Moelwyn Mawr & Bach [with] Dad

Bleddyn Rhys summited Moelwyn Mawr on October 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Fynnu'r llwybr charael o Croesor, ac i lawr y 'south ridge' yn ol ir pentre. [with] gyda Caradog a Daniel! [weather] Reit neis, haul ar adegau, ambell i gwmwl. Aros yn sych - Yr hogia wedi gwirioni eu bod wedi cyrraedd top Moelwyn mawr!

Christina Lander conquered Moelwyn Mawr on April 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Croesor - Cnicht - Bwlch y Rhosydd - Llyn Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr - Moelwyn Bach - Croesor [with] Dick [weather] Started off overcast, but turned into a beautiful sunny day. Windy on top of Moelwyn Mawr & Moelwyn Bach

Mark Davidson scaled Moelwyn Mawr on August 20th, 2002 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & warm with good views

Robert Taylor-Marriott walked up Moelwyn Mawr on May 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Route 51: Moel yr Hydd. Moelwyn Mawr NRT.Moelwyn Mawr. Craigysgafn. Moelwyn Bach (MMMB). [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott [weather] Very Fair.

Vince Wetton climbed Moelwyn Mawr on May 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Moelwyn Bach & 4 others [with] RTM [weather] Sunny Day

David Lane bagged Moelwyn Mawr on December 1st, 2006 [with] Kelly

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Moelwyn Mawr

Croseor and Porthmadoc from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Croseor and Porthmadoc from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (29)

The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

The Moelwyns - Cnicht (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) - from Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (159)

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (30)

Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Gerald Murphy (42)

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (25)

Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Steve Unwin (11)

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr from Bwlch Stwlan

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr from Bwlch Stwlan

Photo: Steve Unwin (13)

Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (23)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (38)

Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar

Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar

Photo: Martin Talbot (13)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

Moel-yr-hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Top)

Moel-yr-hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Steve Unwin (10)

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr and Moel Druman from Manod Mawr (North Top) summit

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr and Moel Druman from Manod Mawr (North Top) summit

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (53)

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (24)

Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Me on Cnicht with Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (right) in the background

Photo: Lynne Whittaker (1)

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (27)

Ysgafell Wen beyond Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Ysgafell Wen beyond Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (28)

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr beyond the water leat on Moel Bowydd

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr beyond the water leat on Moel Bowydd

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (38)

Maen-offeren Quarry from Drum House at the top of a disused incline with Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach (on the horizon) and Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr  (mid-distance right)

Maen-offeren Quarry from Drum House at the top of a disused incline with Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach (on the horizon) and Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr (mid-distance right)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (32)


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