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

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Walk gw198 The Welsh 3000's (Snowdon Area) from Pen y Pass

A classic horseshoe walk - but Crib Goch is not for the faint hearted!

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:3,805ft (1,160m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk gw136 The Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Horseshoe from Pen y Pass

A classic - but Crib Goch is not for the faint hearted!

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:4,100ft (1,250m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Y Lliwedd Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Y Lliwedd

Daniel Moran walked up Y Lliwedd on December 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Peny pas [with] Wardy [weather] Snow low wind high cloud with cloud cover - Amazing walk scramble ice axe & crampons needed

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

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

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

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

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

Christina Lander summited Y Lliwedd 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 conquered Y Lliwedd on September 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Done as part of the Snowdon Horseshow via Crib Goch. [with] Harry Chadwick [weather] Fine, sunny , dry

Robert Taylor-Marriott scaled Y Lliwedd on February 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Route 25: Y Lliwedd. East Top. Llewedd Bach. (LWDD) Completed 01.02.11 [with] Vince Wetton & Robert Taylor-Marriott. [weather] Cloudy, windy.

Stephen Lewis walked up Y Lliwedd on April 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] gw136, Pen-y-pass [with] Alone [weather] Hot & sunny - Horseshoe

David Lane climbed Y Lliwedd on August 13th, 2002 [with] Kelly

Vince Wetton bagged Y Lliwedd on February 1st, 2011 [with] RTM

Mike Harris, Wendy Sockett, Angela Moroney, Louis Smith, Hugh Strickland, Anthony Jackson, Linda Mckeogh, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Steve Lockett, Stephen Hobdell, Kath Edwards, Chris Bede, Pete Howes, Anthony Charlson, Matthew Thomas, Steve Davenport and Victoria Bates have all walked, climbed & bagged Y Lliwedd.

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

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

On Snowdon with Y Lliwedd beyond

Photo: David Atherton (5)

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)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Crib Goch, Craig Fach, The PYG Track, Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (15)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Lliwedd

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from Y Lliwedd

Photo: Don Williams (12)

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 Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (5)

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)

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)

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Cwellyn), Y Garn (Moel Hebog), The Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from Trum y Ddysgl - with The Snowdon Massif (Moel Eilio (Llanberis), Foel Gron, Moel Cynghorion, Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd and Yr Aran) forming the backdrop

Photo: David Zuckerman (16)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (14)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)

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)

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)

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)


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