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Carnedd Llewelyn
1064m (3492ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Carnedd Llewelyn is the highest point in the county of Conwy.

Carnedd Llewelyn means 'Llewelyn's Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'kan-neth thl-oo-el-lin'.

The summit of Carnedd Llewelyn is marked by a cairn.


Record Carnedd Llewelyn as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
3rd highest in Wales,
3rd in England & Wales

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3rd highest in Wales,
3rd in England & Wales

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2nd highest in Wales,
57th highest in Great Britain

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Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL17 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and Conwy Valley/Dyffryn Conwy


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Carnedd Llewelyn Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Carnedd Llewelyn

Melfyn Parry walked up on August 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start point A5 near Glan Dena, ascent to ridge between Creigiau Malwod and Craig Llugwy, turned right along Bwlch Cyfryw Drum then turned right to follow path to summit of Yr Elen, retraced steps to join path to summit of Carnedd Llewellyn before descending back to ridge to follow path to summit of Carnedd Dafydd. Lunch stop here before descending along path to continue up to summit of Pen yr Oleu Wen. Descent from here back to start. [with] PRC [weather] Strong winds but dry. Cool at times.

Neall Garrad climbed 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 bagged on January 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] From Llanfaerfechan over foel Fras [with] Solo [weather] Cold & cloudy

Andy Buxton hiked on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney summited during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

Wynne Roberts conquered 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 scaled on October 5th, 2014 [with] A group [weather] Good - Walked the 15 peaks on 24 hours challenge - enjoyed. πŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

Anthony Scott walked up on September 16th, 2018 [with] HF [weather] cloudy & drizzle

Hugh Strickland climbed on September 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] 20 miles (just under 10 hours, 8500 feet) Capel Curig to Y Garn, down to Ogwen upPen Yr Ole Wen & back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Bleddyn Rhys bagged on April 10th, 2015 [from/via/route] Fynnu ar y ridge o cwm Lloer, draw i Carnedd Llywelyn a'r Elen, ac yna yn ol i Carnedd Dafydd a Pen Yr Ole Wen ac i lawr nol i lon fawr. [with] Ar ben fy hyn... [weather] Eithaf braf ond 'hazy'... - Methy'r llwybr lawr pen yr ole a gorfod sgramblo lawr rhyw afon serth - braidd yn gyffroes!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Carnedd Llewelyn

Looking over to Carnedd Dafydd with The Glyderau and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance (left) from Carnedd Llewelyn

Looking over to Carnedd Dafydd with The Glyderau and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance (left) from Carnedd Llewelyn

Photo: Rob Barklamb (58)

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths (2)

Foel-fras (midground) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn  beyond from Bwlch y Ddeufaen

Foel-fras (midground) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Bwlch y Ddeufaen

Photo: Arwyn Jones (19)

Carnedd Llewelyn from Carnedd Dafydd

Carnedd Llewelyn from Carnedd Dafydd

Photo: Robert Jones (7)

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (13)

Yr Elen from Carnedd Llewelyn

Yr Elen from Carnedd Llewelyn

Photo: Roger Maloney (8)

Descending Carnedd Llewelyn via the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Descending Carnedd Llewelyn via the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Photo: Chris Clarke (3)

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (12)

Bwlch Eryl Farchog with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Paul Hancock (4)

Craig yr Ysfa with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Craig yr Ysfa with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths (18)

Chinook Helicopter on a training flight below Carnedd Llewelyn on reconnoitring circuit before landing

Chinook Helicopter on a training flight below Carnedd Llewelyn on reconnoitring circuit before landing

Photo: Chris Clarke (4)


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