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 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)

In Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

In Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (27)

Maen-offeren Quarry from Drum House at the top of a disused incline with Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach (on the horizon) and Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr  (mid-distance right)

Maen-offeren Quarry from Drum House at the top of a disused incline with Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fach (on the horizon) and Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr (mid-distance right)

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (32)

Manod Mawr (North Top) summit cairn

Manod Mawr (North Top) summit cairn

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (52)

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)

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)

Gerreg Ddu (Trefeini) towering above the houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Gerreg Ddu (Trefeini) towering above the houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (20)

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)

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)

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Manod Mawr from Manod Bach summit cairn

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (61)


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