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 (Moel Penamnen)  -  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
2
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Manod Mawr at 661m (2169ft). Manod Mawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (95th highest in Wales, 229th highest in England & Wales) Manod Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (125th highest in Wales, 305th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (45th highest in Wales, 674th highest in the UK). The summit of Manod Mawr is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Manod Mawr (North Top) at 658m (2160ft). Manod Mawr (North Top) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (100th highest in Wales, 237th highest in England & Wales) Manod Mawr (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (132nd highest in Wales, 315th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Penamnen at 628m (2061ft). Moel Penamnen is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (118th highest in Wales, 280th highest in England & Wales) Moel Penamnen is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (162nd highest in Wales, 379th highest in England & Wales). The summit of Moel Penamnen is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Along the way you will also bag:

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

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Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - On Moel Bowydd above the Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry

On Moel Bowydd above the Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (36)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (47)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Slag heap towering over houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slag heap towering over houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (19)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - 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)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Blaenau Ffestiniog from Maen-offeren Quarry

Blaenau Ffestiniog from Maen-offeren Quarry

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (23)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (28)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - In Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

In Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (27)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Moel Penamnen from Moel Bowydd

Moel Penamnen from Moel Bowydd

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (41)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Manod Mawr (North Top), Manod Mawr and Manod Bach from Moel Penamnen

Manod Mawr (North Top), Manod Mawr and Manod Bach from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (48)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Moel-yr-hydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Nant Dwr-oer

Moel-yr-hydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Nant Dwr-oer

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (63)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - The former Festiniog Mountain Railway Ticket Office, Blaenau Ffestiniog

The former Festiniog Mountain Railway Ticket Office, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (64)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (29)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen from Moel Penamnen

The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (44)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr and Moel Druman from Manod Mawr (North Top) summit

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr and Moel Druman from Manod Mawr (North Top) summit

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (53)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Manod Mawr summit

Manod Mawr summit

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (59)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Remains of the upper Drum House and incline on Moel Bowydd

Remains of the upper Drum House and incline on Moel Bowydd

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (39)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (21)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd (left) and The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan (centre) and Carnedd Moel Siabod (right) with Moel Penamnen and Llyn Newydd & Llyn Bowydd (mid distance right) from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (55)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry

Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (34)

Walk gw170 Moel Penamnen and Manod Mawr from Blaenau Ffestiniog - Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (60)


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