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

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) (96th highest in Wales, 230th highest in England & Wales). Manod Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (126th highest in Wales, 306th highest in England & Wales). Manod Mawr is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (44th highest in Wales, 671st highest in the UK).

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) (101st highest in Wales, 238th highest in England & Wales). Manod Mawr (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (133rd highest in Wales, 316th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Moel Penamnen at 620m (2035ft). Moel Penamnen is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (125th highest in Wales, 292nd highest in England & Wales). Moel Penamnen is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (172nd highest in Wales, 407th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Manod Bach at 511m (1677ft). Manod Bach is classified as a Welsh Dewey (203rd highest in Wales, 360th highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (28)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Llyn Du-bach & Maen-offeren Quarry (foreground) with Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafel Wen in the distance and Yr Aran, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) and Y Lliwedd on the horizon from the summit of Manod Mawr (North Top)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (54)

Water leat above the Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry leading to a 2nd Drum House on Moel Bowydd

Water leat above the Drum House at the top of a disused incline in Maen-offeren Quarry leading to a 2nd Drum House on Moel Bowydd

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (37)

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (61)

Manod Mawr (North Top) from Foel-fras (Moelwyns)

Manod Mawr (North Top) from Foel-fras (Moelwyns)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (51)

Manod Mawr summit shelter

Manod Mawr summit shelter

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (58)

Outside Blaenau Ffestiniog Tourist Information Centre

Outside Blaenau Ffestiniog Tourist Information Centre

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (65)

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

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

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (63)

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

360 degree view from Moel Penamnen summit featuring (from left to right): The Moelwyns - Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman & Ysgafell Wen, Moel Farlwyd (foreground above/left of blue lake), Yr Aran (pointed peak above Moel Farlwyd), Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) & Y Lliwedd, The Glyderau - Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr & Tryfan, Carnedd Moel Siabod, Y Ro Wen, Foel-fras (Moelwyns), Manod Mawr (above two light blue lakes) and The Arenigs - Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach.

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (43)

Carnedd Moel Siabod from Moel Penamnen

Carnedd Moel Siabod from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (46)


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