Walk gw288 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from Croesor

Superb views and an interesting ruined quarry.

Rhosydd Quarry opened in 1840 and employed some 200 men. Since closing in 1930, the ruined buildings have become dangerous an unstable. Whilst a fascinating place to wander and imagine, best stay out of the buildings and tunnels.


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.


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

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) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moelwyn Mawr is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (53rd in Wales, 125th in England & Wales). Moelwyn Mawr is classified as a Marilyn (19th highest in Wales, 446th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Moelwyn Bach, 710m (2330ft). Moelwyn Bach is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (65th highest in Wales, 160th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Moelwyn Bach is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (83rd in Wales, 201st in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Craigysgafn, 689m (2261ft). Craigysgafn is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (96th in Wales, 242nd in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Moel-yr-hydd, 648m (2127ft) - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (105th Wal, 252nd Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (141st Wal, 336th Eng & Wal) and Moelwyn Mawr (North Ridge Top) 646m (2120ft) .


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 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 gw288 Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach 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)

Bruno on Gallt yr Ogof summit

Bruno on Gallt yr Ogof summit

Photo: Mike Knipe (201)

Blaenau Ffestiniog with Manod Mawr beyond from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Blaenau Ffestiniog with Manod Mawr beyond from the summit of Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Martin Talbot (20)

Bwlch Stwlan and Craigysgafn from Stwlan Dam

Bwlch Stwlan and Craigysgafn from Stwlan Dam

Photo: Gerald Murphy (54)

Approching the summit of Craigysgafn

Approching the summit of Craigysgafn

Photo: Martin Talbot (32)

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)

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)

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Croesor Quarry from Rhosydd Quarry

Photo: Steve Unwin (6)

Llyn Cwmorthin, Allt y Ceffylau and Allt-fawr from Moel-yr-hydd

Llyn Cwmorthin, Allt y Ceffylau and Allt-fawr from Moel-yr-hydd

Photo: Mike Knipe (200)

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Bach from Moelwyn Mawr

Photo: Martin Talbot (24)


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