Walk gw200 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Tanygrisiau

A steep ascent to fine views of two valleys


Route outline for walk gw200:

Tanygrisiau  -  Moel-yr-hydd  -  Rhosydd Quarry  -  Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)  -  Moelwyn Mawr  -  Craigysgafn  -  Bwlch Stwlan  -  Moelwyn Bach  -  Llyn Stwlan  -  Stwlan Dam  -  Tanygrisiau.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Rhosydd Quarry opened in 1840 and employed some 200 men. Since closing in 1930, the ruined buildings have become dangerous and unstable. Whilst a fascinating place to wander and imagine, best stay out of the buildings and tunnels.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
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 Moelwyn Mawr at 770m (2527ft). Moelwyn Mawr is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (43rd highest in Wales, 102nd highest in England & Wales). Moelwyn Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (53rd highest in Wales, 125th highest in England & Wales). Moelwyn Mawr is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (19th highest in Wales, 448th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Moelwyn Bach at 710m (2330ft). Moelwyn Bach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in Wales, 159th highest in England & Wales). Moelwyn Bach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (83rd highest in Wales, 201st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Craigysgafn at 689m (2261ft). Craigysgafn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (96th highest in Wales, 242nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Moel-yr-hydd at 648m (2127ft). Moel-yr-hydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (104th Wales, 251st Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (141st highest in Wales, 336th highest in England & Wales) ; Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) at 646m (2120ft). .

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115 & 124
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw200 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Tanygrisiau

In no particular order . . .

Old mine incline near Rhosydd Quarry

Old mine incline near Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (15)

Moelwyn Bach (left) and Craigysgafn (right) from Stwlan Dam

Moelwyn Bach (left) and Craigysgafn (right) from Stwlan Dam

Photo: Gerald Murphy (39)

One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

One of 2 Large holes at Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Gerald Murphy (43)

Bwlch Stwlan and Craigysgafn from Stwlan Dam

Bwlch Stwlan and Craigysgafn from Stwlan Dam

Photo: Gerald Murphy (54)

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (26)

Ruined winding gear tower on Bwlch Stwlan

Ruined winding gear tower on Bwlch Stwlan

Photo: Martin Talbot (34)

Sunset from Moelwyn Bach

Sunset from Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Steve Unwin (16)

Craigysgafn from Bwlch Stwlan

Craigysgafn from Bwlch Stwlan

Photo: Gerald Murphy (52)

Moelwyn Bach, Bwlch Stwlan, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) (far right) from the col below Moel-yr-hydd

Moelwyn Bach, Bwlch Stwlan, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) (far right) from the col below Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Gerald Murphy (40)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (38)


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