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Moelwynion

Moelwynion


Postby Broggy1 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:29 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Allt Fawr, Cnicht, Moel Druman, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Bach, Moelwyn Mawr, Ysgafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top

Date walked: 27/02/2016

Time taken: 5

Distance: 19.7 km

Ascent: 1491m

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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
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Re: Moelwynion

Postby Riverman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:09 pm

Big route and great photos! Can't wait to do these. Cnicht is such a cool looking mountain.
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Re: Moelwynion

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:40 pm

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.
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Re: Moelwynion

Postby ChrisW » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:58 pm

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:
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