Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)
The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales
Carnedd Gwenllian was formerly known as Carnedd Uchaf (in 2009) and as Garnedd Uchaf prior to that.
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Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) means 'Gwenllain's Cairn (High Cairn)' in Welsh.
The summit of Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) is marked by a rocky outcrop.
Gwenllian of Wales (June 1282 - 7 June, 1337) was the only child of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales. After a long campaign by the Princess Gwenllian Society, the OS agreed to use the dual name Carnedd Gwenllian/Carnedd Uchaf on it's maps from 2010 onwards.
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf)
Donovan Suddell walked up on August 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Bont Newydd [with] Solo [weather] warm cloudy day
Melfyn Parry climbed on February 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start at Rachub ref SH623682 @ 09.12, up through Bwlch Ym Mhwll-le & turning uphill keeping Llefn on our left we proceeded up to a fork in the path, kept right marked by triangular rock with white flint stone on the top. Maintained walk along contour of Gyrn & turned right to walk up to Pile of Stones at ref SH657685. Good views over to Puffin Island. Coffee break here. Continued along path to the right of Drosgl & keeping Bera Bach on our left continued up to summit of Carnedd Gwenllian. From here ascent to the shelter on Foel Grach at ref SH688659. Lunch break here. Excellent views down Conwy valley & Anglesey. Returned to base of Foel Grach before descending to Afon Wen. Walked along bank of stream before picking up the leat just above the 500m contour to traverse back below Gyrn Wigiau to Gallt y Mawn at SH644674. Decent to cross Afon Ffrydlas following path to south of Moel Faban to return to start point. [with] PRC [weather] Mainly sunny wind was about 25mph gusting to 40mph.
Neall Garrad bagged on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed
Adrian Haywood hiked on January 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] From Llanfaerfechan over foel Fras [with] Solo [weather] Cold & cloudy
Andy Buxton summited on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS
Angela Moroney conquered during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS
Wynne Roberts scaled on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Aber Falls to Llyn Ogwen over the Carneddau [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny, warm, no wind & very clear - Took us 8 hours to do 8 peaks over 2000ft
Alan Pritchard walked up on October 5th, 2014 [with] A group [weather] Good - Walked the 15 peaks in 24 hours challenge - enjoyed... 😎🚶♂️
Bleddyn Rhys climbed on September 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Cerdded fynnu o Bethesda [with] Gyda Siwan a Caradog [weather] Eithaf braf -haul gwan a chydig o wynt - 4 air copa diwrnod yma, route dau gyda'r plant, gally cadw'i traed yn sych!
Christina Lander bagged on September 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bont Newydd (Abergwyngregin) - Drum - Foel Fras - Carnedd Gwenllian - Bera Bach - Drosgl - Aber Falls - Bont Newydd [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A fine, dry day but very windy on the tops. Plenty of sunny spells. - We struggled to find our way between Drosgl & Aber Falls. Crossing the river at the top of the falls was challenging!
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