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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)
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 66032 43746
Summit feature:cairn on rocky rib
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 424 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Up from Croesor. Wild camped night before for rest the horseshoeandrew.morel08/08/2019
A walk of 4 Nuttalls with a great group of friends from the Cromlech Club.psteep196827/07/2019
Scott Morley 8607/07/2019
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
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
Neil Midgley19/09/2016
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