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, 448th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Cnicht at 689m (2260ft). 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) (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 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 . . .

One of the many huge chasms at Rhosydd Quarry

One of the many huge chasms at Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (7)

Ruined buildings and machinery in Rhosydd Quarry

Ruined buildings and machinery in Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Martin Talbot (17)

Carrshield Moor from the hut at the head of Bridge Cleugh

Carrshield Moor from the hut at the head of Bridge Cleugh

Photo: Maurice Openshaw (5)

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)

Wettonmill

Wettonmill

Photo: Bob Ferguson (12)

My friend Carol on Cnicht

My friend Carol on Cnicht

Photo: Judith Blair (1)

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Looking down Glen Sligachan from the start of the pinnacle ridge at Sgurr nan Gilliean

Photo: Geoff Jones (1)

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (5)

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)<br>from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Stream above Dyserth Waterfall (Rhaeadr Dyserth)
from the North Wales Path, Dyserth

Photo: Peter Ingham (9)

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the lane out of Croesor

Photo: Martin Talbot (3)


. . . load all 107 walk photos from Walk gw224 Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor


Send us your photographs and pictures from your walks and hikes

To add your walk photographs and pictures to this walk, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:

and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660 pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your walking and hiking photographs and pictures via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.







Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook






Find new Friends to go walking with

Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule

Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints

See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!

Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!

Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!

Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data

Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Full Site Search
Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain