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Moelwyn Mawr
770m (2527ft)

Walk Moelwyn Mawr walking UK Mountains in The Moelwyns Snowdonia National Park Gwynedd    Wales
Moelwyn Mawr

Photograph by Steve Unwin

Moelwyn Mawr is classified as a:

  • Mountain (43rd in Wal, 102nd in Eng & Wales)
  • Nuttall (53rd in Wal, 125th in Eng & Wales)
  • Marilyn (19th in Wal, 446th in GB)

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

 


Moelwyn Mawr is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL18
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 124
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    You can walk to the top of Moelwyn Mawr by using any of these 4 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk gw200 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Tanygrisiau

    Route Summary: - Tanygrisiau, Moel-yr-hydd, Rhosydd Quarry, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Llyn Stwlan, Stwlan Dam, Tanygrisiau.

    Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 820m (ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk gw288 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Rhosydd Quarry, Bwlch y Rhosydd, Clogwyn Brith, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.

    Length: 13km (8 miles) | Ascent: 926m (ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk gw224 Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Afon Cwm-y-foel, Llyn Cwm-corsiog, Clogwyn Birth, Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Croesor.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1023m (ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk gw173 Cnicht, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

    Route Summary: - Croesor, Croesor Bach, Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top), Llyn Yr Adar, Afon Cwm-y-foel, Llyn Cwm-corsiog, Clogwyn Birth, Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top), Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.

    Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1196m (ft) | Allow at least: 7½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Moelwyn Mawr, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


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

    Bleddyn Rhys walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged Moelwyn Mawr on August 20th, 2002 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny and warm with good views

    Robert Taylor-Marriott hiked 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 summited Moelwyn Mawr on May 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Moelwyn Bach and 4 others [with] RTM [weather] Sunny Day

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

    Kath Edwards scaled Moelwyn Mawr on March 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] As part of a walk doing Moelwyn Mawr and Bach [with] Bryony and Si [weather] good

    Gerald Murphy walked up Moelwyn Mawr on March 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] Based on gw200 but starting from Rhiwbryfdir in Blaenau Ffestiniog, following footpath Glanypwll to Tanygrisiau into Cwmorthin valley and ascending from Disused quarry over Foel Ddu to peak of Moel Yr Hydd. Frm there on I followed gw200 completely (except that I still had to walk back to Rhiwbryfdir after reaching gw200's start point. [with] alone [weather] Fine, sunny, warm, calm. Visibility (and photos) spoiled only by a slight heat haze - The walk directions didn't prepare me, as a novice walker for the steepness of some of the descents (eg from Moelwyn Mawr and Craigysgafn!

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

    Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

    1. Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach
    Photo: Martin Talbot (5)

    Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

    2. Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

    Panoramic picture on, of or from Moelwyn Mawr

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    3. Moel-yr-hydd (left) and Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (9)

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    Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

    4. Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn
    Photo: Martin Talbot (10)

    Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar

    5. Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar
    Photo: Martin Talbot (13)

    Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

    6. Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr
    Photo: Martin Talbot (23)

    Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

    7. Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr
    Photo: Martin Talbot (24)

    Panoramic picture on, of or from Moelwyn Mawr

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    8. 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)

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    The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

    9. The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr
    Photo: Martin Talbot (26)

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

    10. Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr
    Photo: Martin Talbot (27)


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