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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

You can find Y Lliwedd & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

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115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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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

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)

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Llyn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Bwlch y Moch

Photo: Will Caesar (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)

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)

Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw

Y Lliwedd (East Top) and Y Lliwedd from The Miners' Track near Llyn Llydaw

Photo: Barry Lugg (18)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (55)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Y Lliwedd Summit (with Y Lliwedd East Top beyond)

Y Lliwedd Summit (with Y Lliwedd East Top beyond)

Photo: George White (3)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Lynn Llydaw with Y Lliwedd beyond from Crib Goch

Photo: George White (2)


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