Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog

Superb Views - but can be boggy in places


Route outline for walk gw170:

- Blaenau Ffestiniog  -   Trefeini  -   Maen-offeren Quarry  -   Moel Bowydd  -   Moel Penamnen  -   Foel-fras (Moelwyns)  -   Cwt-y-bugail Quarry  -   Manod Mawr (North Top)  -   Graig-ddu Slate Quarry  -   Manod Mawr  -   Nant Dwr-oer  -   Manod Bach  -   Nant Dwr-oer  -   Blaenau Ffestiniog.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
Welsh
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Manod Mawr at 661m (2169ft). Manod Mawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (96th highest in Wales, 230th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Manod Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (126th in Wales, 306th in England & Wales). Manod Mawr is classified as a Marilyn (44th highest in Wales, 671st highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Manod Mawr (North Top), 658m (2160ft). Manod Mawr (North Top) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (101st highest in Wales, 238th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Manod Mawr (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (133rd in Wales, 316th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Penamnen, 620m (2035ft). Moel Penamnen is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (125th highest in Wales, 292nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moel Penamnen is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (172nd in Wales, 407th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Manod Bach, 511m (1677ft) - a Welsh Dewey (203rd in Wal, 360th 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 OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog

In no particular order . . .

Manod Bach's twin summit cairns

Manod Bach's twin summit cairns

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (62)

Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (60)

Manod Mawr beyond the huge Graig-ddu Slate Quarry from Manod Mawr (North Top)

Manod Mawr beyond the huge Graig-ddu Slate Quarry from Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (57)

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr beyond the water leat on Moel Bowydd

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr beyond the water leat on Moel Bowydd

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (38)

The Arenigs (Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach) from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

The Arenigs (Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach) from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (25)

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)

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (61)

Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (47)

Y Ro Wen from Foel-fras (Moelwyns)

Y Ro Wen from Foel-fras (Moelwyns)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (50)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (right) from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (45)


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