Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn

The UK's 'newest' Welsh mountain


Route outline for walk gw203:

Cors y Llyn  -  Afon Cwm Dulyn  -  Braich y Llyn  -  Garnedd-goch  -  Clogwyn y Cysgod  -  Craig yr Ogof  -  Craig Cwm Silyn  -  Garnedd-goch  -  Bwlch Cwmdulyn  -  Mynydd Graig Goch  -  Cors y Llyn



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Mynydd Graig Goch was always thought to be 1998ft (609m) high, but in 2008 modern survey techniques established the summit to be 609.75 above mean sea level, reaching the mountain status threshold (2000ft & 100ft of 'prominence') by 15cm (six inches).

For more information about what makes a mountain - a mountain see A Mountain is a Mountain - isn't it?


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
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 Craig Cwm Silyn at 734m (2409ft). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (56th highest in Wales, 135th highest in England & Wales) Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (70th highest in Wales, 167th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (25th highest in Wales, 514th highest in the UK). Craig Cwm Silyn means 'Silyn Valley Crag' in Welsh and is pronounced 'crag koom sileen'. The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn is marked by a stone shelter.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Garnedd-goch at 700m (2297ft). Garnedd-goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (87th highest in Wales, 221st highest in England & Wales). Garnedd-goch means 'Red Cairn' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ga-neth goch'. The summit of Garnedd-goch is marked by a derelict Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Mynydd Graig Goch at 610m (2000ft). Mynydd Graig Goch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (136th highest in Wales, 318th highest in England & Wales) Mynydd Graig Goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (188th highest in Wales, 443rd highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (170)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (168)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Photo: David Zuckerman (29)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - The Nantle Ridge - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (front left), The Hiatus (front right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (centre) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

The Nantle Ridge - Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd (front left), The Hiatus (front right), Trum y Ddysgl (right) and Y Garn (Moel Hebog) (centre) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (173)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn), Craig y Bera, Mynydd Tal-y-mignedd and Mynydd Drws-y-coed from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran on the horizon (centre) and Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog on the far left

Photo: Gerald Murphy (166)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Moel Lefn towers over Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg from the lower slopes of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn towers over Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg from the lower slopes of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: David Zuckerman (32)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn) and Craig y Bera from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Mynydd Mawr (Llyn Celyn) and Craig y Bera from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (167)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Cairn on the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Cairn on the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (174)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl), Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Y Lliwedd & Yr Aran from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (169)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Mynydd Graig Goch and Llyn Cwm Dulyn from Garnedd-goch

Mynydd Graig Goch and Llyn Cwm Dulyn from Garnedd-goch

Photo: David Zuckerman (30)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - The Craig Cwm Silyn summit ridge from Garnedd-goch

The Craig Cwm Silyn summit ridge from Garnedd-goch

Photo: David Zuckerman (31)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn in the background

Photo: Gerald Murphy (172)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

The summit of Craig Cwm Silyn with Moel Lefn, Moel yr Ogof & Moel Hebog in the background (far left)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (165)

Walk gw203 Craig Cwm Silyn, Garnedd-goch and Mynydd Graig Goch from Cors y Llyn - Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Moel Lefn (centre), Moel yr Ogof and Moel Hebog (right) from the summit of Craig Cwm Silyn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (171)


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