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) (95th highest in Wales, 229th 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, 673rd 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) (100th highest in Wales, 237th 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 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 (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 (204th highest in Wales, 362nd 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 . . .

Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Y Ro Wen from Moel Penamnen

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (47)

Manod Mawr summit

Manod Mawr summit

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (59)

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 and Moelwyn Mawr from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Moelwyn Bach, Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr from Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (30)

Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Machinery in Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (28)

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

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

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (63)

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 (33)

Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Manod Bach from Manod Mawr

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (60)

Slag heap towering over houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slag heap towering over houses in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (19)

Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Maen-offeren Quarry, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Photo: Dafydd Morgan (21)


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