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Name:Craigysgafn
Hill number:2010
Height:689m / 2260ft
Parent (Ma):1994  Moelwyn Mawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm
(N,sSim)
Grid ref:SH 65997 44337
Summit feature:no feature: rocky top
Drop:24m
Col:665m  SH659445  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 366 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Croesor: Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigsgafyn. With a small group from Hiking Manchester. Day started brigt and clear, then became very misty and difficult to navigate. Had to abandon walk and miss out Moelwyn Bach. One for another day...Lazylizzie02/11/2019
A walk of 4 Nuttalls with a great group of friends from the Cromlech Club.psteep196827/07/2019
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
Parked at croesor, circular walk. Ascent to cnicht, followed path to edge of llyn yr Adar, took a south towards the quarry, ascent to moelwyn mawr, decent down craigysgfan, then west down valley to road.noxibis17/11/2018
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. 3rd of 6 summits in clockwise circuit of the Moelwyns. Quick and simple ascent following ridge from Moelwyn Bach.muzza206/07/2018
A lovely sunny day in the Moelwyns. Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach.milimana09/06/2018
Start from Beddgelert to Moelwyn Mawr, return via Moelwyn Bach and Cnicht, back to Beddgelert, 20.8 miles.stephenbuda17/05/2018
From layby on south side of Tanygrisiau. Solo. After ascending Moelwyn Bach descended on west side and then went up old incline on the west side of Craigysgafn. Then easily gained summit of Craigysgafn. Followed path to summit of Moelwyn Mawr (next to trig point). Visibility poor so rather unnecessarily descended WNW before going N and E to pass over the col between Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top and back to Tanygrisiau.pwbellarby09/04/2018
Following the road to the dam then over to bwlch stwlan then a cheeky scramble to the top. We returned the same wayAristotle 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
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
From Moelwyn Mawr. Good and unexpected bit of rugged ridge. View not helped by huge white-roofed building. On to Moelwyn Bach.Wycombe Wanderer16/09/2016
As part of the RCSL Snowdonia Challenge.matthewgibbs04/06/2016
Nuttall walk 5.3(part): Moel-yr-hydd - Foel Ddu - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bachronaldo33325/03/2016
Solo. Wet & Windy. Cloud variable during the day but down to around 15-20 metres on the approach from Moelwyn Mawr. Easy enough though. Interesting bit on the descent that the rain elevated to a minute or two of near excitement after a long wet day of slogging through bogs and heather from Cnicht. I suspect there may have been a few wobblies thrown there over the years.Aimless Rambler27/01/2016
Round of the Moelwynsnordicstar16/11/2015
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
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
With Zoe, Moelwyns race reccieJim T04/04/2015
Done it a few times since my first ascent. Doing it south to north gives better scrambling. Nice, easy fun.Jake99412/12/2014
Nuttall walkRuth13/09/2014
With IT PTgarth8727/08/2014
From Tanygrisiau,circular walk.ju ju16/08/2014
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
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
a round from Croesor with Martin r and Steve D, from Cnicht to Moelwyn Bach.Lou17/07/2013
Nuttall walk 5.3 on a good September day. Rock on.Dugswell219/09/2012
Part of the walk up Moelwyn Mawr and across to Moelwyn Bach.Simon05/09/2012
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
6th of the day.bolton22/05/2012
Nice round of four tops on a pleasent day. Sunshine and ice cream at the bottom in Portmadog and snow on the top.simon and co06/05/2012
Great top. I was going north to south and there is quite a steep rocky descent from it with one or two sexy bits.clivevilla28/04/2012
From Croesor (SH 63148 44693) - Cnicht - Cnicht North Top - Llyn yr Adar - Llynnau Diffwys - Rhosydd Quarry - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach.david23020120/11/2011
Followed Nuttall route.David Gradwell06/11/2011
Quite a rocky hill if I remember right? Nice views with good weather.Mc Tango28/08/2011
Done as the penultimate hill of a twelve-Nuttall route from Croesor.davidpettit8426/03/2011
Croesor - Cnicht - N Top - Ysgafell Wen (3 tops) - Moel Druman - Allt-fawr - Moelwyn Mawr N Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach - Croesor. A fantastic long walk for Nuttall-baggers done on a beautiful dayMark Jackson26/03/2011
In a contrived circuit from near Blaenau Ffestiniog. Craigysgafna is the gem and unexpected too. Later on, it is more of a slog but the slate quarries provide interest.SS02/10/2010
bit like saillittlemisslakes27/03/2010
Not the highest but certaily the rockyest peak of the day. I wasn't expecting that bit of exposure on the way down towards Moelwyn Bach.Father Ted07/03/2010
Fun ascent from the south. Bit of scrambling for those who want it.huwthomas26/12/2009
Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach from CroesorBen Lowery26/09/2009
Rocky top and rather tricky descent towards Moelwyn Bach - nothing too tricky though.johnjennison25/07/2009
Circular walk from Croesor taking in Cnicht, Ysgafell Wen, Moel Druman, Allt Fawr, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach.Flipperfeet20/07/2009