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Ysgafell Wen
672m (2206ft)

The Moelwyns, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales


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Ysgafell Wen means 'White Ledge' in Welsh.

The summit of Ysgafell Wen is marked by a cairn.


Record Ysgafell Wen as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
84th highest in Wales,
208th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
114th highest in Wales,
279th in England & Wales

Walk Ysgafell Wen walking UK Mountains in The Moelwyns Snowdonia National Park ConwyGwynedd, Wales

Ysgafell Wen Summit

Photo: Edward Jones

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Snowdonia National Park


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OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Walk cw115 Allt-fawr, Moel Druman and Ysgafell Wen from Crimea Pass (Bwlch y Gorddinan)

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6.5mls (10.5km)
Ascent:2,422ft (738m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Ysgafell Wen Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Ysgafell Wen

Christina Lander walked up Ysgafell Wen on September 8th, 2023 [from/via/route] Nantgwynant - Moel Meirch - Ysgafell Wen - Nant Gwynant [with] Dick [weather] Hot & sunny

Donovan Suddell climbed Ysgafell Wen on February 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] Cefn Dddwysarn [with] wife [weather] very very wet - very soggy underfoot & very wet throughout

Mark Davidson bagged Ysgafell Wen on July 13th, 2011 [from/via/route] Walk cw115 Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen from Crimea Pass (Bwlch y Gorddinan) [with] Alone [weather] Rather cloudy - Quite a lot of walking across rough grass on this one

Melfyn Parry hiked Ysgafell Wen on December 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] CW115 from Crimea pass [with] DS [weather] Good in the morning, got very wet in the afternoon

Alan Smith summited Ysgafell Wen on May 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Crimea pass [with] kevin [weather] Mixed rain hail & sunshine

Bleddyn Rhys conquered Ysgafell Wen on May 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] Cychwyn o'r Crimea. Allt-fawr, rownt top Cwmorthin ac drost Cnicht cyn disgyn lawr i Ring Llanfrothan am rescue pickup! [with] ar ben fy hyn! [weather] Braf iawn a poeth - dechrau'r Gwanwyn. Diwrnod braf iawn - 15 Km - 4 awr a hanner Rhedeg yr holl ffordd lawr or Cnicht i pub am fy mod yn hwyr, ond dal i gyraedd cyn y rescue team! Golygfeudd gwych or'r Moelwynions - gyda cwmwl yn rhowlio trostynt tra on ni'n yr haul!

Robert Taylor-Marriott scaled Ysgafell Wen on October 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Route 53: Allt-fawr, Ysgafell Wen, + North & Far North (AYW). [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott [weather] Fair, cloudy & rain.

Vince Wetton walked up Ysgafell Wen on October 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Route CW 115 [with] RTM [weather] Cloud/some rain - Descent seriously hard work

Gerald Murphy climbed Ysgafell Wen on May 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] See notes on walk to Allt Fawr. [with] alone - Ysgafell Wen's southerly top does require a very small amount of scrambling for a novice walker such as I still am. The way to Cnicht is absolutely clear from here.

Paul Booth, Trevor Williams and Martin Purves have all walked, climbed & bagged Ysgafell Wen.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Ysgafell Wen

The Snowdon Range - Y Lliwedd, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Crib Goch - from Ysgafell Wen

The Snowdon Range - Y Lliwedd, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Crib Goch - from Ysgafell Wen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (15)

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)

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)

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) summit cairn

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) summit cairn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (16)

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Photo: Tom Shaw (2)

Porthmadog and Cnicht (North top) from Ysgafell Wen

Porthmadog and Cnicht (North top) from Ysgafell Wen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (19)

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)

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) and Llynnau'r Cwn from Ysgafell Wen (Far North Top)

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) and Llynnau'r Cwn from Ysgafell Wen (Far North Top)

Photo: Edward Jones (11)

Ysgafell Wen

Ysgafell Wen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (14)

Ysgafell Wen (Far North Top) summit

Ysgafell Wen (Far North Top) summit

Photo: Gerald Murphy (17)

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) summit cairn

Ysgafell Wen (North Top) summit cairn

Photo: Edward Jones (10)

The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen from Moel Penamnen

The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (44)

Approach path up Ysgafell Wen

Approach path up Ysgafell Wen

Photo: Gerald Murphy (20)


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