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Name:Moelwyn Bach
Hill number:2003
Height:710m / 2329ft
Parent (Ma):1994  Moelwyn Mawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 66032 43746
Summit feature:cairn on rocky rib
Drop:124m
Col:586m  SH660440  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Observations:rock 40m NE at SH 66059 43778 is as high; small pile of stones 100m NE is probably lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 414 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Cwm Corsiog, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.Winterfloodian30/03/2019
From E. Molewyn Bach, Craigyscafn & Molewyn Mawr. Really impressive hills - nice setting with the dam.ger25/02/2019
This was a great walk. Not sunny but dry and cloud was generally quite high. Great view of Porthmadog and other tops. Loved the ruined quarry landscapes. Hard to comprehend how huge these quarries were and how many people they employ unless you actually go there and walk round. Started in Tanygrisia and up to Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yrHydd, past the huge 'twll', North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr,Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach, down to Croesor village, Cnicht, North Top and then back to the quarry via the col and down to Tanygrisia.tsharp10/09/2018
Nuttall 5.3Dan Baddeley10/09/2018
From layby off A496 near Tan-y-grisiau. 2nd of 6 summit in clockwise circuit of the Moelwyns. By far the toughest and most time consuming of the journey, approached from near power station and then turned near Llyn Stwlan.muzza206/07/2018
A lovely sunny day in the Moelwyns. Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach; then tea and cake at the delightful Oriel Cafe.milimana09/06/2018
Start from Beddgelert to Moelwyn Mawr, return via Cnicht back to Beddgelert, 20.8 miles.stephenbuda17/05/2018
From layby on south side of Tanygrisiau. Solo. Through village and up the tarred track to Llyn Stwlan. I quite like taking unusual routes so went up Carreg Blaen-Llyn and then on a narrow path round the east and south sides of Moelwyn Bach before ascending easily to the summit cairn of Moelwyn Bach. Also went to rock 40m NE, which is as high. Continued to Craigysgafn and Moelwyn Mawr.pwbellarby09/04/2018
Walked up the road to bwlch stwlan then a 10 min climb to the top. Great viewsAristotle Chip30/03/2018
http://myadventures3.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/moelwyn-ba.htmlcpjmathieson02/12/2017
From Tanygrisiau. Foel Ddu, Moel-Yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach and Craig Stwlan. Cold day with plenty of snow but some good views.Alunrees3329/11/2017
pretty unpleasant descent from Mawr. Mind the marked quarry entrancesiankerr25/10/2017
Dragon's Back Racedc9628/05/2017
Started out at 07:50 to avoid the hottest part of the day. Clear weather and stunning views up at the summit. Ascended via bwlch stwlan descended via rhosydd and cwmorthin back home.Sianj0123/04/2017
Foel Ddu - Moel-yr-hdd - Molewyn Mawr North Top - Molewyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Molewyn Bach -Craig Stwlan.Alex1759502/01/2017
Paddy Buckley recceGeoff Briggs09/10/2016
This was done in error as in terrible weather conditions I went up thinking I was walking up Moel wyn.Dusty28/09/2016
From Craigysgafn. Loved the views - mix of verdant farmland and distant mountains to the south - Moel Hebog etc to NE. Raced down the ridge in case of imminent looking rain that didn't materialise and wandered down the lane enjoying this beautiful corner of the world. 6 hours.Wycombe Wanderer16/09/2016
Nuttall walk 5.3(part): Moel-yr-hydd - Foel Ddu - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bachronaldo33325/03/2016
710mThe Grouse24/02/2016
Solo. Wet and Windy. Cloud levels variable but fairly thick on summit. Navigation required a double check before setting off. Soon joined a path as the obvious line is followed. I made a mistake of leaving this path about 750 metres from the plantation and cutting down to the proper footpath. It was worse than what I had been on in that it did not really exist. Through the plantation was some of the worst of the day. I should have followed my instincts and the high ground all the way to the road but I don't like provoking farmers by ignoring Rights of way when they are close by.Aimless Rambler27/01/2016
From the west, parked at entrance to Pen yr Allt. Just enough room at cattle grid without causing a problem. Followed footpath up through edge of very damaged forest and out onto open hillside. Aimed for obvious west shoulder and found an excellent path all the way to the summit.Campbell Singer22/01/2016
With Jenx in a circuit including both Moelwyns. Parked just off main road at Tanygrisiau. Private road taken to dam, then the Fach, Fawr and into Allt Fawr before easy return to start point.nordicstar16/11/2015
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach, back to Croesor. A fantastic day.lenman31/08/2015
After Bach. Nice hill when clouds liftedThearlaichdubh26/06/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF23/06/2015
Cnicht from Croesor village and taking in all the Nuttall summits in Walk 5.3 (Cnicht and the Moelwyns) in Nuttall Book 1 Wales.knarf13/05/2015
On Nuttalls route from Moelwyns Mawr & Craigynysgafarn. Breezy but excellent views.MattM17/04/2015
With Zoe. Moelwyns race reccie.Jim T04/04/2015
A lovely mountain, quirky to look at and fun to climb.Jake99412/12/2014
Nuttall walkRuth13/09/2014
With IT PTgarth8727/08/2014
From Tanygrisiau,circular walk.ju ju16/08/2014
.Ron Rees Davies08/07/2014
Craig Stwlan, Molwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Molwyn Mawr, Molwyn Mawr North Ridge, Moel-yr-ydd and Foel Ddu. Very low cloud and no visibility until end of walk. Must repeat in the sun as very nice terrain/route.fellowsa28/06/2014
parked in Tanygrisiau. nice sunny day, on ownjamestryfan13/06/2014
From Croesor following the route laid out in the Nuttall's book.JohnStoneham12/11/2013
SUNNY DAY AS FORECAST SO WENT FOT THE BIG MOELWYNS WALK FROM CROESOR (NUTTALLS WALK 5.3). LOTS OF FAMILIES ON WAY UP CNICHT AND GOOD WALK OVER CNICHT N. TOP TO THE COL BUT PATH WET AND HARD TO FOLLOW TO THE QUARRY. EASY ASCENT OF MOEL-YR-HYDD WITH AMAZING VIEWS DOWN TO RESERVOIR AND BLAENAU FFESTINIOG. EASY ASCENT OF MOELWYN MAWR N. RIDGE TOP AND LONG SLOG UP MOELWYN MAWR BUT ON GOOD PATH. DELIGHTFUL DESCENT OVER CRAIGYSGAFN TO COL AND EASY UP MOELWYN BACH WITH MIST ON TOP, THEN GOOD PATH BACK TO CROESOR.BURGESS16/08/2013
With Lindsay and Steve using the route in the Nuttalls book. Fantastic walk on a hot sunny day.Crib Goch17/07/2013
from Croesor, with Martin R and Steve D, starting with Cnicht and finishing here.Lou17/07/2013
From croesor, moelwyn Mawr and moelwyn Bachspooksthehorse02/06/2013
A hot and sunny round of the Moelwyns from Blaenau Ffestiniog.Alex C07/05/2013
CJM23/04/2013
Circuit from Croesor. 4.5hrs. Cold & windy, rather icy on Zebra pass (2 poles not ideal protection).millionmts08/04/2013
Wonderful sunset out to see over the Llynn Peninsulanickywood111/11/2012
Nuttall walk 5.3 on a good September day. A bit of rain on way round but still nice views.Dugswell219/09/2012
Came across from Moelyn Mawr.Simon05/09/2012
Run from Croesor, up north side from llyn stwlanPaulE02/08/2012
KeithByTheC28/05/2012
Car park in Croesor village – Up SW ridge to summit of Cnicht – Cnicht North Top – Moel-yr-hydd – Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top – Moelwyn Mawr – Craigysgafn – Moelwyn Bach – Down West ridge to road – Car park. (JL PM)gerrybowes22/05/2012