Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau

Superb mountain walk


Route outline for walk cw146:

Llyn Eigiau Car Park  -  Craig Eigiau  -  Cwm Eigiau  -  Pen Yr Helgi Du  -  Bwlch Tri Marchog  -  Pen Llithrig y Wrach  -  Llyn Colwyd Reservoir  -  Craiglwyn  -  Creigiau Gleision  -  Creigiau Gleision (North Top)  -  Eilio Farm  -  Llyn Eigiau Car Park




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
6
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Pen yr Helgi Du at 833m (2734ft). Pen yr Helgi Du is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (26th highest in Wales, 56th highest in England & Wales) Pen yr Helgi Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (30th highest in Wales, 66th highest in England & Wales). Pen yr Helgi Du means 'Hill of the Black Dog' in Welsh and is pronounced 'pen-ur-hell-gi-dee'. The summit of Pen yr Helgi Du is marked by a beehive shaped cairn.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Pen Llithrig y Wrach at 799m (2622ft). Pen Llithrig y Wrach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (36th highest in Wales, 79th highest in England & Wales) Pen Llithrig y Wrach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (45th highest in Wales, 95th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (16th highest in Wales, 395th highest in the UK). Pen Llithrig y Wrach means 'Slippery Hill of the Witch' in Welsh and is pronounced 'Pen Thlith-rig ee racht'. The summit of Pen Llithrig y Wrach is marked by a cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Craig Eigiau at 735m (2412ft). Craig Eigiau is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (68th highest in Wales, 165th highest in England & Wales). Craig Eigiau means 'Fish Shoal Rock' in Welsh and is pronounced 'cry-gay-g-ee-eye'. The summit of Craig Eigiau is marked by a rocky outcrop.

Along the way you will also bag:

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 cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau

In no particular order . . .

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (112)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Craig Wen from Craiglwyn

Craig Wen from Craiglwyn

Photo: Mike Knipe (199)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Bwlch Eryl Farchog from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Knipe (111)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Craig yr Ysfa from Pen yr Helgi Du

Craig yr Ysfa from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths (17)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - The Ogwen Valley with Tryfan and Y Garn prominent from the lower southern slopes of Creigiau Gleision

The Ogwen Valley with Tryfan and Y Garn prominent from the lower southern slopes of Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths (4)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths (2)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - 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)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Hubby Paul on Creigiau Gleision

Hubby Paul on Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Sharon Clarke (1)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Glyder Fach (centre left), Glyder Fawr (centre) and Tryfan (centre right) from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Paul Hancock (3)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Craig Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau from Pen yr Helgi Du

Craig Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths (19)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Tryfan and The Glyderau (Glyderau) from Cwm Tal-y-Braich below Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Tryfan and The Glyderau (Glyderau) from Cwm Tal-y-Braich below Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (113)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Craig yr Ysfa with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Craig yr Ysfa with Carnedd Llewelyn beyond from Pen yr Helgi Du

Photo: Mike Griffiths (18)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - On Pen Yr Helgi Du

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

Photo: Steven Thurling (1)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Me on Craig Eigiau

Me on Craig Eigiau

Photo: Janine Burns (1)

Walk cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau - Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyder Fawr from Creigiau Gleision (North Top)

Photo: Mike Griffiths (3)


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