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Pen yr Helgi Du
833m (2734ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Pen yr Helgi Du means 'Hill of the Black Dog' in Welsh and is pronounced 'pen-ur-hell-gi-dee'.

The summit of Pen yr Helgi Du is marked by a beehive shaped cairn.


Record Pen yr Helgi Du as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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26th highest in Wales,
57th in England & Wales

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30th highest in Wales,
66th in England & Wales

Walk Pen yr Helgi Du walking UK Mountains in The Carneddau Snowdonia National Park Conwy    Wales

The view from the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths

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Snowdonia National Park


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Pen yr Helgi Du Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Pen yr Helgi Du

Melfyn Parry walked up on January 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Ascent of tarmac highway to leat. Along leat to ascend Y Braich to Pen yr Helgi Ddu and on to Pen Llithrig y Wrach returning down it's south ridge. Cross footbridge at south of LLyn Cowlyd followed the leat back to tarmac highway & returned to car park. [with] PRC [weather] Windy on Y Braich with hail showers.

Andy Buxton climbed during August, 1964 [from/via/route] Dad - Took wrong turn: intended to Pen Llithrig, Pen Helgi & Carrneddau. Ended up doing Craig Eigiau & Pen y Castell as well. Very late back to Llanfairfechan.

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

Hugh Strickland hiked 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 summited on April 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] fynnu o'r A5 dilyn y llwybr amlwg ar y grib i Pen yr Helgi Ddu, lawr ir bwlch ar y dde ac i fynu i Pen Llithrig y Wrach. lawr heibio ceg y llyn ac yn ol ir lon drwy'r gors! [with] Gyda Caradog! [weather] Eithaf braf gyda cymylau ond sych a dim llawer o wynt mond ar y top Da iawn am fis Ebrill cynar. - Ddim yn hir iawn, a hawdd ei gyrraedd or ffordd gyda'r route yma. 3 awr in total Dod adra yn fwy anodd, mynd oddi ar y llwybr a ffeindio'n hynnain mewn cors wlub!

Mark Davidson conquered on June 26th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & very hot - long tiring walk in such conditions - Ran out of water towards the end

Christina Lander scaled on May 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] Llyn Eigiau - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - Pen Helgi Du - Carnedd Llywelyn - Foel Grach - Llyn Eigiau [with] Dick [weather] Cloudy on the tops

Iain Jones walked up on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Glan Dena, Llyn Ogwen [with] Jim Hamilton & Steven Hunt - 14 February 2015 - walked from Llyn Ogwen with Graeme High

John Drysdale has climbed [from/via/route] Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafyddd & Llewelyn [with] Solo [weather] Good clear, sunny & some breeze

Wyn Griffiths bagged on August 24th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Carnedd Llewellyn [with] Me [weather] Rained at Carnedd Dafydd - then sunny after Llewellyn - 140824

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen yr Helgi Du

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)

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

Photo: Steven Thurling (1)

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)

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Knipe (111)

Craig yr Ysfa from Pen yr Helgi Du

Craig yr Ysfa from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths (17)

Pen yr Helgi Du from Craig yr Ysfa

Pen yr Helgi Du from Craig yr Ysfa

Photo: Mike Griffiths (16)

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (112)


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