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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:29 pm
by Broggy1

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A beautiful weekend for a two day trip to Wales - starting with a good chunk of the Moelwynion Hills on Saturday.

Lovely blue skies, not much breeze and only a slight bit of snow on the fells on Moelwyn Mawr.

1 Clear path to Cnicht.JPG
You would do well to go wrong on the route to Cnicht from Croesor

2 Matterhorn of Wales.JPG
The 'Matterhorn of Wales' ahead

3 Approaching the final climb.JPG
Approaching the steep, but excellent final climb

4 Cnicht North Top from Main top.JPG
Looking to the North Top from the Main Top

5 North Top back to Main Top.JPG
And back to the Main Top from the North Top

6 Ysagell Wen North Top.JPG
Heading for Ysgafell Wen North Top

7 North Top to Moel Siabod.JPG
Ysgafell Wen North Top looking to a shapely Moel Siabod

8 Far North Top to Snowdon.JPG
We then diverted to Ysgafell Wen Far North Top to look over to Snowdon

9 Main top to MD and AF.JPG
Moel Druman and Allt Fawr from Ysgafell Wen Main Top - this is a fascinating ridge walk with attractive mountain tarns all over but I imagine it would be horrible in mist with so many little peaks around

10 MD top to AF.JPG
Allt Fawr from Moel Druman

11 Main Moelwyn from Alt Fawr.jpg
The main Moelwyn peaks from Allt Fawr

12 The route ahead.JPG
The route ahead saw us head to the left of Llyn Conglog and follow the cliff edge round to the quarry workings.

This proved easy at first but suddenly there was a decent descent followed by an awkward traverse around the cliffs before another sharp, rocky descent. In hindsight we'd probably have been better retracing our steps over the two previous hills.

13 Quarry workings.JPG
Down at the quarry now looking to a snowy Moelwyn Mawr

14 Moel Frydd.JPG
Moel-yr-hydd summit

15 Moelwyn Mawr from top off the North Ridge.JPG
Moelwyn Mawr from the top of the North Ridge

Trig on MM.JPG
Trig point on Moelwyn Mawr

16 Over Craigsfayn to MB.JPG
Moelwyn Bach over Craigysgafn

17 Down to Lake.JPG
Looking down on Llyn Stwlan

18 Final Climb to MB.JPG
The final climb to Moelwyn Bach

19 Descent route rom MB.JPG
The descent route back to Croesor from Moelwyn Bach

Re: Moelwynion

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:09 pm
by Riverman
Big route and great photos! Can't wait to do these. Cnicht is such a cool looking mountain.

Re: Moelwynion

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm
by Broggy1
It certainly is. We stayed in Porthmadog and Cnicht is so visible from the town at every turn.

It also looks so much bigger than it is. Superb hill.

Re: Moelwynion

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:58 pm
by ChrisW
Thats a damn good round Broggy, nice to see you were able to do it in decent weather. Love the 'Matterhorn of Wales'..looks just like it :wink: