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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Pen yr Helgi Du is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (30th in Wales, 66th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Pen Llithrig y Wrach, 799m (2622ft). Pen Llithrig y Wrach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (36th highest in Wales, 79th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Pen Llithrig y Wrach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (45th in Wales, 95th in England & Wales). Pen Llithrig y Wrach is classified as a Marilyn (16th highest in Wales, 393rd highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Craig Eigiau, 735m (2412ft). Craig Eigiau is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (68th in Wales, 165th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Creigiau Gleision, 678m (2225ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (81st Wal, 198th Eng & Wal), a Welsh Nuttall (107th Wal, 262nd Eng & Wal); Creigiau Gleision (North Top) 634m (2081ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (112th Wal, 269th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (154th Wal, 365th Eng & Wal) and Craiglwyn 623m (2045ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (167th Wal, 394th 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 cw146 Craig Eigiau, Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Creigiau Gleision from Llyn Eigiau

In no particular order . . .

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

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

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

Photo: Mike Knipe (113)

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Carnedd Llewelyn from Creigiau Gleision

Photo: Mike Griffiths (2)

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)

The Glyderau (Glyders) poking up through the clouds from the summit of Carnedd Moel Siabod

The Glyderau (Glyders) poking up through the clouds from the summit of Carnedd Moel Siabod

Photo: Mike Knipe (114)

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

On Pen Yr Helgi Du

Photo: Steven Thurling (1)

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Pen yr Helgi Du from Pen Llithrig y Wrach

Photo: Mike Knipe (112)

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)

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

The track to Llyn Anafon in September

Photo: Mike Griffiths (5)

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Paul Hancock (5)


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