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Pen yr Ole Wen
978m (3210ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Pen yr Ole Wen means 'Light White Top' in Welsh and is pronounced 'pen-ur-olli-oo-en'.

The summit of Pen yr Ole Wen is marked by a cairn.


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Welsh Mountain
7th highest in Wales,
8th in England & Wales

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7th highest in Wales,
8th in England & Wales

Walk Pen yr Ole Wen walking UK Mountains in The Carneddau Snowdonia National Park Conwy Gwynedd   Wales

The view from the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Robert Jones

Pen yr Ole Wen is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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 Ole Wen Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Pen yr Ole Wen

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

Angela Moroney climbed during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

Wynne Roberts bagged on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Aber Falls to Llyn Ogwen over the Carneddau [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny, warm, no wind and very clear - Took us 8 hours to do 8 peaks over 2000ft

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

Christina Lander summited on September 28th, 2018 [from/via/route] Llyn Ogwen - Cwm Lloer - Pen yr Ole Wen - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Du - Y Braich - Llyn Ogwen [with] Dick & Meg [weather] A fine, dry day with mostly great visibility. A bit in the clouds at times, but mostly lovely weather. Not much wind at all on the summits. - Meg enjoyed her scrambling experience, she was great!

Hugh Strickland conquered 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 scaled 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!

Kevin Williams walked up on February 9th, 2011 [from/via/route] Start from Llyn Ogwen lay by via Ffynnon Llygwy [with] Solo [weather] Rain and low cloud

Robert Shaw climbed on May 9th, 2004 [from/via/route] Straight up from Llyn Ogwen [with] The usual crew [weather] Clear

David Wand bagged on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Sunny - Wales 3000 14 peaks in 24hrs peak 6

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pen yr Ole Wen

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen from below Glyder Fawr

Photo: Chris Clarke (8)

Llyn Clyd from Pen yr Ole Wen

Llyn Clyd from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Robert Jones (4)

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Idwal Cottage from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Chris Clarke (9)

A sprinkling of snow on Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) above Llyn Ogwen from Pen yr Ole Wen

A sprinkling of snow on Tryfan (left) and Glyder Fach (right) above Llyn Ogwen from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Gwyn Sharps (1)

Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen

Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Robert Jones (3)

Nant y Benglog, Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen

Nant y Benglog, Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Will Caesar (6)

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyderau), Foel-goch (Glyderau), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (6)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Geoff Smithson (31)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Ogwen from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Ogwen from Y Garn (Glyderau)

Photo: Gerard Molloy (10)

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Pen yr Ole Wen and Llyn Idwal from the top of Twll Du or The Devil's Kitchen in the snow

Photo: Don Williams (7)


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