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Manod Mawr and Moel Penamnen

Manod Mawr and Moel Penamnen


Postby andy63 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:33 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Manod Mawr, Manod Mawr North Top, Moel Penamnen

Date walked: 08/04/2014

Time taken: 5.5

Distance: 17.2 km

Ascent: 953m

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(approximate route)

I started from Blaenau Ffestiniog. The path up towards Manod Mawr was quite difficult to follow at first, until I got to the incline which leads up to the quarry.
Manod Mawr is probably Britain's most industrialised mountain, with a big chunk having been taken out of it by a slate quarry.
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Manod Mawr ascent


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Incline


From the top of the incline I walked across to the edge of Llyn Manod, and then followed a path which headed straight up. This turned out to be quite steep, but reached the summit fairly quickly.

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Llyn y Manod


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Blaenau Ffestiniog


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Manod Mawr summit


From here it's an easy walk through the quarry to the North Top.

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Quarry and Manod Mawr north top


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North Top summit


Some very boggy ground has to be crossed to get from here to the 586m summit of Foel Fras, and then there's a nice grassy ridge leading up to the top of Moel Penanmen.

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Moel Penamnen from Foel Fras


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Manod Mawr from Moel Penamnen


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Moel Penamnen summit, view of Snowdon


I then went back along the ridge before dropping down onto an indistinct path which heads toward the Barlwyd reservoirs. From the bottom of the reservoir there's a track which leads down through another large quarry to the main road just north of Blaenau.

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Re: Manod Mawr and Moel Penamnen

Postby AbbsFooty » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:46 pm

This is a good report
:D
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Re: Manod Mawr and Moel Penamnen

Postby andy63 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:32 pm

Thanks
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Munros:47   Corbetts:5
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