Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5mls (18.5km)
Ascent:4,599ft (1,402m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:(Hard)

Route outline for walk cw129:

- Llyn Ogwen  -   Glan Dena  -   Afon Lloer  -   Clogwyn Mawr  -   Bryn Mawr  -   Ffynnon Lloer  -   Cwm Lloer  -   Pen Yr Ole Wen  -   Foel Meirch  -   Carnedd Dafydd  -   Cefn Ysgolion Duon  -   Bwlch Cyfryw-drum  -   Carnedd Llewelyn  -   Yr Elen  -   Craig Yr Ysfa  -   Bwlch Eryl Farchog  -   Pen Yr Helgi Du  -   Glan Dena  -   Llyn Ogwen.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Carnedd Llewelyn at 1064m (3492ft). Carnedd Llewelyn is the highest point in the county of Conwy. Carnedd Llewelyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in Wales, 3rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Carnedd Llewelyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (3rd in Wales, 3rd in England & Wales). Carnedd Llewelyn is classified as a Marilyn (2nd highest in Wales, 57th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Carnedd Dafydd, 1040m (3413ft). Carnedd Dafydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in Wales, 4th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Carnedd Dafydd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (4th in Wales, 4th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen, 978m (3210ft). Pen yr Ole Wen is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (7th highest in Wales, 8th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Pen yr Ole Wen is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (7th in Wales, 8th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Yr Elen, 962m (3157ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (9th Wal, 11th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (10th Wal, 12th Eng & Wal) and Pen yr Helgi Du 833m (2734ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (26th Wal, 56th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (30th Wal, 66th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk cw129 The Welsh 3000's (Carneddau) from Glan Dena, Llyn Ogwen

In no particular order . . .

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Knipe (111)

Bwlch Eryl Farchog with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Paul Hancock (4)

Y Garn (Glyders), Foel-goch (Glyders), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Y Garn (Glyders), Foel-goch (Glyders), Mynydd Perfedd and the shoulder of Pen yr Ole Wen from Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Chris Player (6)

Descending Carnedd Llewelyn via the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Descending Carnedd Llewelyn via the Bwlch Eryl Farchog ridge

Photo: Chris Clarke (3)

Tryfan from Glan Dena

Tryfan from Glan Dena

Photo: Robert Jones (1)

Looking towards Whins Brow, Langden Brook and Dunsop Bridge from Hareden Fell

Looking towards Whins Brow, Langden Brook and Dunsop Bridge from Hareden Fell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (61)

Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Pen yr Ole Wen

Llyn Ogwen and Nant y Benglog from Pen yr Ole Wen

Photo: Will Caesar (11)

Y Garn (Glyders) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyders) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Y Garn (Glyders) (far left), Foel-goch (Glyders) and Carnedd y Filliast from Llyn Idwal

Photo: Chris Player (7)

Carnedd Llewelyn from Carnedd Dafydd

Carnedd Llewelyn from Carnedd Dafydd

Photo: Robert Jones (7)

The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyders) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

The Devils' Kitchen (Twll Du) (left) and Y Garn (Glyders) (right) from near Idwal Cottage, Llyn Ogwen

Photo: Rob Barklamb (51)


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