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Yr Elen
962m (3157ft)

The Carneddau, Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales

Yr Elen means 'Fawn Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-el-en'.

The summit of Yr Elen is marked by a cairn.


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9th highest in Wales,
11th in England & Wales

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10th highest in Wales,
12th in England & Wales

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Snowdonia National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

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1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

115 Snowdon & Caernarfon


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Yr Elen Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Yr Elen

Melfyn Parry walked up Yr Elen on August 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] Start point A5 near Glan Dena, ascent to ridge between Creigiau Malwod and Craig Llugwy, turned right along Bwlch Cyfryw Drum then turned right to follow path to summit of Yr Elen, retraced steps to join path to summit of Carnedd Llewellyn before descending back to ridge to follow path to summit of Carnedd Dafydd. Lunch stop here before descending along path to continue up to summit of Pen yr Oleu Wen. Descent from here back to start. [with] PRC [weather] Strong winds but dry. Cool at times.

Neall Garrad climbed Yr Elen on June 22nd, 2007 [from/via/route] 15 peaks route from Nant Peris to Llanfairfechan [with] Andy, Chris, John and Warren [weather] Mixed

Adrian Haywood bagged Yr Elen on November 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Gerlan [with] Mike, Arwel and Darryl [weather] Cold, windy & cloudy.

Andy Buxton hiked Yr Elen on June 22nd, 1968 [from/via/route] 14 Peaks (but done before & since) [with] BVGS

Angela Moroney summited Yr Elen during 2017 - 2017 3PEAKS

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

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

Hugh Strickland walked up Yr Elen 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 & back along Carneddau including Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Bleddyn Rhys climbed Yr Elen 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!

David Wand bagged Yr Elen on July 30th, 2015 [weather] Hot clear sky - Wales 3000 14 peaks in 24hrs peak 3

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Yr Elen

Panorama of Pen-y-gaer, Penygadair, Pen y Castell, Foel-fras and Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewellyn beyond from Tal y Fan

Panorama of Pen-y-gaer, Penygadair, Pen y Castell, Foel-fras and Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewellyn beyond from Tal y Fan

Photo: Brian Farrell (3)

Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Foel Ganol and Yr Elen from Braich y Brysgyll

Photo: Roger Maloney (10)

Yr Elen from Foel Meirch

Yr Elen from Foel Meirch

Photo: Roger Maloney (3)

Foel-fras and Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewellyn beyond from Tal y Fan

Foel-fras and Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewellyn beyond from Tal y Fan

Photo: Brian Farrell (2)

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Yr Elen from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (12)

Foel-fras (midground) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn  beyond from Bwlch y Ddeufaen

Foel-fras (midground) with Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Bwlch y Ddeufaen

Photo: Arwyn Jones (19)

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

*Carnedd Gwenllian (Carnedd Uchaf), Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Yr Elen, Foel-goch, Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast from Drosgl

Photo: Alun Lawrence (13)

Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Moel Faban

Yr Elen & Carnedd Dafydd from Moel Faban

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (68)


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