Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd 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'.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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, 103rd highest in England & Wales)

Moelwyn Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (54th highest in Wales, 127th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (19th highest in Wales, 448th highest in the UK).

Moelwyn Mawr means 'Big White Bare Hill' in Welsh. The summit of Moelwyn Mawr is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Cnicht at 689m (2260ft). Cnicht is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (74th highest in Wales, 185th highest in England & Wales)

Cnicht is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (96th highest in Wales, 241st highest in England & Wales). The summit of Cnicht is marked by a rocky outcrop. 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.

You will also reach the summit of Cnicht (North Top) at 688m (2257ft). Cnicht (North Top) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (98th highest in Wales, 243rd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (5)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Moelwyn Bach across Craigysgafn and Bwlch Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Gerald Murphy (42)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Llyn Stwlan from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (23)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Llyn y Biswail with Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance from the summit of Cnicht (North Top)

Photo: Martin Talbot (11)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (8)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Moelwyn Mawr from the track across Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (5)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Steve Unwin (9)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Moelwyn Mawr from the summit of Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn

Photo: Martin Talbot (8)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Croseor and Porthmadoc from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Croseor and Porthmadoc from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (29)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar

Llynnau Diffwys with Moelwyn Mawr beyond from near Llyn Yr Adar

Photo: Martin Talbot (13)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Me and my partner Mark on Cnicht

Photo: Joanne Hannon (1)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Paul Emerton (1)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Tanygrisiau Reservoir (bottom left), Llyn Trawsfynydd and Moel Ysgyfarnogod (distance right) from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Tanygrisiau Reservoir (bottom left), Llyn Trawsfynydd and Moel Ysgyfarnogod (distance right) from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Martin Talbot (22)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (6)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the track across Croesor Bach

Cnicht - aka The Welsh Matterhorn - from the track across Croesor Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (4)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (31)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Steve Unwin (11)

Walk gw224 Cnicht, Hafod-yr-Hydd and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor - Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (24)


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