Vital Statistics:

Length:7mls (11.5km)
Ascent:2,123ft (647m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)

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

The highest point of this walk is Craig Cwm Silyn at 734m (2409ft). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (57th highest in Wales, 136th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Craig Cwm Silyn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (70th in Wales, 167th in England & Wales). Craig Cwm Silyn is classified as a Marilyn (26th highest in Wales, 513th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Garnedd-goch, 700m (2297ft). Garnedd-goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (87th in Wales, 221st in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Mynydd Graig Goch, 610m (2000ft). Mynydd Graig Goch is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (137th highest in Wales, 318th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Mynydd Graig Goch is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (190th in Wales, 446th in England & Wales).


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 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 . . .

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)

Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Enroute to Cwm Pennant

Photo: Gerald Murphy (175)

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)

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)

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)

Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Garnedd-goch summit trig point

Photo: David Zuckerman (29)

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)

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)

Mynydd Graig Goch and Llyn Cwm Dulyn from Garnedd-goch

Mynydd Graig Goch and Llyn Cwm Dulyn from Garnedd-goch

Photo: David Zuckerman (30)

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

The ruins at Blaen-pennant in Cwm Trwsg

Photo: David Zuckerman (33)


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