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Y Lliwedd
898m (2947ft)

The Snowdon Area, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Y Lliwedd means 'The Hue' in Welsh and is pronounced 'uh-thl-ee-weth'.

The summit of Y Lliwedd is marked by a cairn.


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Welsh Mountain
17th highest in Wales,
26th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
18th highest in Wales,
29th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
8th highest in Wales,
240th highest in Great Britain

Y Lliwedd 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 Y Lliwedd Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Y Lliwedd

Donovan Suddell walked up on March 27th, 2022 [from/via/route] Pen Y Pass. Snowdon Horseshoe [with] son-in-law [weather] beautiful sunny morning.

Adrian Haywood climbed on December 19th, 2021 [from/via/route] Miners path then down the watkin path from snowdon. [with] Rob [weather] Sunny

Andy Buxton bagged during August, 1964 [from/via/route] Snowdon Horseshoe [with] Dad

Wynne Roberts hiked on June 15th, 2019 [from/via/route] Watkin Pass [with] Gareth [weather] Sunny spells. Breezy - Came back to campsite at 10:45pm

Michael Lee has summited [from/via/route] Pen y Pass, Pyg Track, Bwlch y Moch, Craig Fach, Crib Goch, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon Mountain Railway, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), The Scree Path, Bwlch y Saethau, Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top), Lliwedd Bach, Gallt y Wenallt, Afon Glaslyn, Miners' Track, Pen y Pass. [with] Gareth & John [weather] Warm sunny - Superb day!! Sore feet!

Bleddyn Rhys conquered on September 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Rownd y Wyddfa - o pen y pass i Llyn Llydaw ac i fynnu'r Lliwedd cyn cario mlaen i ben y Wyddfa [with] gyda Caradog Rhys - yn 8 oed! [weather] Diwrnod braf iawn! Awyr las! - Hufen ia mawr wedyn i'r ddau ohonnom

David Wand scaled on July 26th, 2003 [with] Gayle and the girls

Harry Meijer walked up on September 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Penn-Y-Pass [with] The Lake District Walker

Christina Lander climbed on September 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Pen-y-pass - Crib Goch - Garnedd Ugain - Snowdon - Bwlch y Saethau - Y Lliwedd - Pen-y-pass [with] Dick [weather] Beautiful warm sunny day

Gerald Murphy bagged on September 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Done as part of the Snowdon Horseshow via Crib Goch. [with] Harry Chadwick [weather] Fine, sunny , dry

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Y Lliwedd

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn with the lower slopes of Y Lliwedd beyond from The Miners' Track below Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Andy Holliday (3)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau and Y Lliwedd from the top of the Scree Path close to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (8)

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Y Lliwedd from the Pyg Track path on the lower slopes of Crib Goch

Photo: David Cochrane (1)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Llyn Nantlle Uchaf, Dyffryn Nantlle, Mynydd Mawr, Rhyd Ddu, Llyn y Dywarchen, The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran from Y Garn (Moel Hebog)

Photo: David Zuckerman (7)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd  beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

The Snowdon Massif - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd beyond Llyn-y-Gader from Cwm Marchnad at the northern edge of Beddgelert Forest

Photo: David Zuckerman (35)

Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd Bach from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Y Lliwedd, Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd Bach from the Watkin Path on Bwlch Ciliau

Photo: Gerald Murphy (4)

Y Lliwedd summit from Y Lliwedd (East Top) with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance

Y Lliwedd summit from Y Lliwedd (East Top) with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance

Photo: Bonnie Williams (1)

Y Lliwedd Bach (centre), Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd (far right) from the north east ridge

Y Lliwedd Bach (centre), Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd (far right) from the north east ridge

Photo: Tom Shaw (1)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (45)

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Llyn-y-Gader with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran (right) from Beddgelert Forest near Cwm Marchnad

Photo: Gerald Murphy (176)

Glaslyn with the shoulder of Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the right

Glaslyn with the shoulder of Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the right

Photo: Keith Paddison (1)

Llynnau Barlwyd (foreground), Moel Farlwyd (midground left), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd from Moel Penamnen

Llynnau Barlwyd (foreground), Moel Farlwyd (midground left), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (49)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog (Llanberis Path), Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

The Snowdon Massif - featuring Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Bwlch Main, Llechog (Llanberis Path), Clogwyn Du and Y Lliwedd from Y Garn (Moel Hebog) with Llyn y Dywarchen and Rhyd Ddu in the valley below

Photo: David Zuckerman (6)

The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

The Snowdon Massif (Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran) and Llyn y Dywarchen from Mynydd Drws-y-coed

Photo: David Zuckerman (14)

Goats on the summit of Y Lliwedd with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (left) and Crib Goch (right) in the distance

Goats on the summit of Y Lliwedd with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (left) and Crib Goch (right) in the distance

Photo: Tom Shaw (3)

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Cartwright (7)

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (5)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (169)


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