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Pen yr Helgi Du
833m (2734ft)

The Carneddau Area, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales


Record Pen yr Helgi Du as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Welsh Mountain
26th highest in Wales,
56th 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 Area Snowdonia National Park Conwy    Wales

The view from the summit of Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths

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OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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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

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

Anthony Scott climbed on September 16th, 2018 [with] HF [weather] cloudy and drizzle

Hugh Strickland bagged 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 and back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Bleddyn Rhys hiked 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 summited on June 26th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny and very hot - long tiring walk in such conditions - Ran out of water towards the end

Christina Lander conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up [from/via/route] Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafyddd and Llewelyn [with] Solo [weather] Good clear, sunny and some breeze

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

Gerald Murphy bagged on July 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] A5 (parked at Gwern Gof Isaf (£2)). Took tarmacam reservoir track to Ffynnon Llugwy then steep path up to Bwlch Eryl Farchog then onto Carnedd Llywelyn. Had intended to walk on to Yr Elen but low dense cloud that hadn't been forecasted - but had persisted since getting up to Bwlch Eryl Farchog - made it impossible to see anything from the windbreak in any direction. I waited for 30 minutes to see if the fog would lift but was too cold to waity longer. It would have been too dangerous to attempt to find the path to Yr Elen so, after warming myself from my flask of tea I needed my compass to find the path back towards Ffynnon Llugwy. When I got to Bwlch Eryl Farchog I was now below the cloud base and had a clear view up to Pen Helgi Du so that's the way I got back, via Y Braich to the A5 and the car park. to find my way back to [with] alone [weather] Dense, low cloud above about 450m. High and cold wind. - Carnedd Llywelyn is no place to be in fog.

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

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Knipe (111)

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

Photo: Steven Thurling (1)

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)

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)

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (112)

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)


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