Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

Superb views and an interesting ruined quarry.


Route outline for walk gw288:

Croesor  -  Rhosydd Quarry  -  Bwlch y Rhosydd  -  Clogwyn Brith  -  Moel-yr-hydd  -  Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)  -  Moelwyn Mawr  -  Craigysgafn  -  Bwlch Stwlan  -  Moelwyn Bach  -  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.


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 Moelwyn Bach at 710m (2330ft). Moelwyn Bach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (64th highest in Wales, 159th highest in England & Wales) Moelwyn Bach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (83rd highest in Wales, 201st highest in England & Wales). Moelwyn Bach means 'Small White Bare Hill' in Welsh. The summit of Moelwyn Bach is marked by a cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Craigysgafn at 689m (2263ft). Craigysgafn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (94th highest in Wales, 238th highest in England & Wales). Craigysgafn means 'Pile of Rocks' in Welsh.

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

In no particular order . . .

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Summit of Moelwyn Bach

Summit of Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Gerald Murphy (44)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach 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 gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Cwm Croesor from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Steve Unwin (11)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (6)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Old rusting ladder stile on the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Old rusting ladder stile on the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (36)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) across Cwm Croesor from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (27)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Moel yr Hydd from Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (38)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Croseor with The Moel Hebog mountains beyond from the summit of Craigysgafn

Croseor with The Moel Hebog mountains beyond from the summit of Craigysgafn

Photo: Martin Talbot (33)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - 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)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht (centre) and Cnicht (North Top) (right) from the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Cnicht (centre) and Cnicht (North Top) (right) from the lower slopes of Moelwyn Bach

Photo: Martin Talbot (35)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach 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 gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - The descent from Craigysgafn to Bwlch Stwlan

The descent from Craigysgafn to Bwlch Stwlan

Photo: Gerald Murphy (51)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Steve Unwin (1)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd, Llyn Stwlan, Tanygisiau Dam and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Craigysgafn

Moel-yr-hydd, Llyn Stwlan, Tanygisiau Dam and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Craigysgafn

Photo: Gerald Murphy (47)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Moel-yr-hydd from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (8)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

The north-west ridge of Molewyn Mawr (left) with Cnicht, Cnicht (North Top) and Ysgafell Wen (far right) across Cwm Croesor and Clogwyn Brith from the summit of Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (25)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Descent path from Moelwyn Bach to Bwlch Stwlan with Llyn Stwlan below right

Descent path from Moelwyn Bach to Bwlch Stwlan with Llyn Stwlan below right

Photo: Gerald Murphy (37)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Cnicht and Rhosydd Quarry from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Steve Unwin (9)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) with The Snowdon Range beyond from Moelwyn Mawr

Cnicht and Cnicht (North Top) with The Snowdon Range beyond from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Gerald Murphy (53)

Walk gw288 Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor - Cnicht from Croesor

Cnicht from Croesor

Photo: Paul Emerton (1)


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