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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.


Record Y Lliwedd as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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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8th highest in Wales,
240th 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


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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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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

Mark Davidson walked up on October 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Walk gw136 The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Horseshoe from Pen y Pass [with] Sub G's [weather] Rather cloudy - A classic - despite the weather

Melfyn Parry climbed on June 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Start point for the walk was the lay-by near Caffi Gwynant. Took Watkyn Path up to SH622516, then crossed bridge above waterfalls to continue on a path along edge of woods which eventually comes to a disused mine at SH634530. Route then indistinct but steep to gain the ridge. Path was more obvious from this point, following ridge to ascend Lliwedd Bach, continuing along to ascend Lliwedd's East & West peaks before descending back to car park down the Watkyn Path. [with] U3A [weather] Great day, mostly comfortable temperatures, cool on summits. No rain until the final descent when slight shower. - Tough ascent but great views

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

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

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

Wynne Roberts conquered 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 scaled [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 walked up 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 climbed on July 26th, 2003 [with] Gayle and the girls

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

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

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)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

Y Lliwedd Summit (with Y Lliwedd East Top beyond)

Y Lliwedd Summit (with Y Lliwedd East Top beyond)

Photo: George White (3)

The Watkin Path from Bwlch Ciliau up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) visible (far right) from Y Lliwedd

The Watkin Path from Bwlch Ciliau up to the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) visible (far right) from Y Lliwedd

Photo: Tom Shaw (4)

Snowdon Horseshoe reflected in Llynnau Mymbyr near Plas Y Brenin featuring Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (right)

Snowdon Horseshoe reflected in Llynnau Mymbyr near Plas Y Brenin featuring Y Lliwedd (left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (right)

Photo: Ray Crowe (3)

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)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Bwlch Ciliau, Y Lliwedd Bach and Y Lliwedd from the Finger Post at top of Scree Path near the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (12)

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)

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Photo: Peter Dryden (2)

Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Sunset over Llyn Lockwood (centre bottom), Llyn Gywant, Y Lliwedd and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the Miner's Track near Glyder Fach

Photo: Gemma Bason (3)

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (5)

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Nantgwynant with Ysgafell Wen and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Y Lliwedd

Photo: Tom Shaw (2)

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)

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Snow on Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Cartwright (7)

A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

A RAF Helicopter above Y Lliwedd and the Watkin Path from Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Will Caesar (9)

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)

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Y Lliwedd in the background

On the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) with Y Lliwedd in the background

Photo: Tom Shaw (8)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (54)

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)

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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