Walk gw224 Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

Superb views of sea and valley.


Route outline for walk gw224:

- Croesor  -   Croesor Bach  -   Cnicht  -   Cnicht (North Top)  -   Llyn Yr Adar  -   Afon Cwm-y-foel  -   Llyn Cwm-corsiog  -   Clogwyn Birth  -   Rhosydd Quarry  -   Moel-yr-hydd  -   Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)  -   Moelwyn Mawr  -   Croesor.



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.

Cnicht is often referred to as the 'Welsh Matterhorn' due to its shape, particularly when viewed from Croesor. Cnicht means 'Knight' and is pronounced 'k-neecht'.


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, 446th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Cnicht at 689m (2261ft). Cnicht is often referred to as the Welsh Matterhorn. When viewed from the village of Croesor and the south-west, Cnicht appears to be a perfect pyramid shaped mountain that resembles the Matterhorn on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Cnicht is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (75th highest in Wales, 186th highest in England & Wales). Cnicht is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (95th highest in Wales, 241st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Cnicht (North Top) at 686m (2251ft). Cnicht (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (99th highest in Wales, 247th 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) (105th Wales, 252nd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (141st highest in Wales, 336th highest in England & Wales) ; Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) at 646m (2120ft). Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) is Unclassified..

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL17 & OL18
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw224 Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

In no particular order . . .

Carole approaching the final scramble up to the summit of Cnicht

Carole approaching the final scramble up to the summit of Cnicht

Photo: Terry Merrington (5)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (38)

Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr (centre) from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (10)

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Steve Unwin (9)

North East from Cnicht

North East from Cnicht

Photo: Don Williams (3)

The Snowdon Range - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Y Lliwedd - from Cnicht

The Snowdon Range - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) and Y Lliwedd - from Cnicht

Photo: Gerald Murphy (22)

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Photo: Joanne Hannon (1)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn from Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (6)

Cnicht summit in sight from near Cnicht (North Top)

Cnicht summit in sight from near Cnicht (North Top)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (31)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (2)


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