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Name:Yr Elen
Hill number:1971
Height:962m / 3156ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Classification:Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg
Drop:57m
Col:905m  SH676647  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
777121/05/2015SH 67317 65142  F: cairngvjackson
Subpoint
2GJ
777221/05/2015SH 67388 65120  F: rock outcropgvjackson
Summit
GJ
1026119/09/2015SH 67366 65063  F: Loose rock.
O: My GR seems 60m out from that on HB. However if I were at that location I would not be here to make this log! HP was clear enough and viz good so no equivocation as to where I was.
jonglew
Subpoint
1GJ
1602104/10/2016SH 67389 65118  F: Rock outcropDSM
Summit
GJ
-769019/06/2011SH 67388 65118  F: rock outcrop
O: rock outcrop with cairn 50m SSW at SH 67371 65073 is about 50cm lower; cairn 75m WNW at SH 67318 65142 is about 3m lower
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Summit
-769112/06/2014SH 67388 65114  F: rock outcrop
O: rock outcrop with cairn 50m SSW at SH 67371 65073 is about 50cm lower; cairn 75m WNW at SH 67318 65142 is about 3m lower
S: Abney level
JB
Summit
-769212/06/2014SH 67390 65118  F: rock outcrop
O: rock outcrop with cairn 50m SSW at SH 67371 65073 is about 50cm lower; cairn 75m WNW at SH 67318 65142 is about 3m lower
S: Abney level
JB
Summit
-769319/06/2011SH 67371 65073  F: rock outcrop with small cairn
O: cairn is about 50cm lower than summit rock tor
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Subpoint
1
-769405/04/2008SH 67318 65140  F: cairn
O: cairn is about 3m lower than summit rock tor
S: Abney level
DW
Subpoint
2
-769519/06/2011SH 67317 65143  F: cairn
O: cairn is about 3m lower than summit rock tor
S: Abney level
gvjackson
Subpoint
2



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Up from A5 Llyn Ogwen to Carneddau Llywely on to Yr Elen before dropping down into northern valley for over night wildcamp. Second day up to Foel Frach, north to Gwenllian then north west to Berra's and Abergwyngregyn.andrew.morel30/10/2019
From Gerlan, en route to Carnedd Llewelynderrymark14/09/2019
Nice detour from Carnedd Llewellyn, stunning views to Puffin Island - where we would be tomorrow.DanMaisieBex24/08/2019
Oggie 8simonshrewsbury10/08/2019
Fourth of six tops on a 12 mile walk following Nuttalls route Carnedd Llewelyn and the western Carneddau, from parking on the A5 near Llyn Ogwen.WAYNE ROWLETT03/08/2019
Steep descent on loose terrain from Carnedd Llewelyn, use poles if you have them, steepish climb to the summit, great views of Anglesey from the summit, steep climb back to the top of Carnedd Llewelyn or descend to Bethesda from Yr Elengiant_hiker22/06/2019
From Ogwen valley. Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen and Pen Yr Helgi Du. Great day in beautiful weather!Angelfon8325/03/2019
1st ascentIWC14/10/2018
with walking WFP with Gavin leading, via Pen yr ole wen, Daffyd then on to Llewelyn. cool and windy but developed into a nice day, 11 miles walked in 9 hours.SteveClay06/10/2018
Welsh 3000s Bagging dayjmistry8606/10/2018
Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Pen Yr Helgi Du, Pen Llithrig y Wrach circular route, starting at Llyn Eigiau car park.noxibis15/09/2018
High Carneddau circuit, summit 4/4MattSecker07/07/2018
Last summit of Welsh 3000's in a week . Decending to BethesdaChasejet28/06/2018
Fifteenth and final summit of Welsh 3000s week with HF Holidays, 22nd - 29th June 2018.PeakyPete28/06/2018
Lovely there and back from Carnedd Llewelyn.Alan Caine10/06/2018
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass CP with GAVIN SIMPSON and DAVE FOWLER > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Nant Peris) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > Pen yr Ole Wen (3209) > Carnedd Dafydd (3425) > Carnedd Llewelyn (3491) > Yr Elen (3156) > Foel Grach (3200) > Garnedd Uchaf [Carnedd Gwenllian] (3035) > Foel-fras (3097) > finished 22:30 SH73164 66324 29 miles - 14300 ft ascent (19 hours)Mark A Hartry02/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
With MikeB, ChrisD & CathyB. From Bethesda. masmith17/02/2018
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
by passed Carnedd llewelyn to get this one then a climb back up close to the edge solocolinfielding19/09/2017
pen yr ole wen, carnedd dafydd, yr elen, foel grach, foel fras, garnedd uchaf, carnedd Llewelyn,pen yr helgi du, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips07/08/2017
A circular walk from Ogwen Cottage. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel-Fras, Llwytmor, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau and down into Bethesda finished off by a long walk back along the A5. Lovely day with clear weather and not many other walkers out on the hills.tobywharne18/07/2017
From Gerlan. Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Wonderful views in great weather!Alunrees3302/05/2017
Route: Campsite at Gwern Gof Isaf to Pen Yr Heilgi Du to Carnedd Llewellyn to Yr Elen to Tal y llyn Ogwen via Bwlch Cyfryw-drum Party: Martain Howell, Freddie Leslie, William Colledge, Nicholas Field, Thomas GilesOliver_Storey04/04/2017
Ascend from and descend towards Carnedd LlewelynDan Baddeley26/03/2017
Up via Crib Lem spur scramble to Dafydd; Llewelyn; down via fine E ridge to charming Ffynnon Caseg, out along the 520m leat to rejoin RoW near ex Settlement, track & road back to Gerlan. PMC meet with Ben and Dominik. Fine little exped.RHW21/01/2017
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
Pen yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Daffyd, Carnedd Llewlyn, Yr Elen Pen yr Helgi Du. Exhausting walk that took 9 hours, but perfect conditions. No cloud and cool sunny day. Fantastic meal at the Vaynol Arms in Pentir afterwardsLazylizzie03/07/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia16/06/2016
From Gerlan (Bethesda) visiting Gyrn Wigau and then along into Cwm Caseg to climb Yr Elen east ridge.knarf06/06/2016
At nightJohn Eley29/05/2016
With Hamish the springer spaniel. From Bethesda to Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf. Overcast day. Into a strong headwind for most of the way. Fantastic scenery.Saggers10/10/2015
Nuttall 1.1 with Mrs G.jonglew19/09/2015
As part of the Welsh 3000s challengehillexplorer19/07/2015
Welsh 3000-ers from the road-end near Rowen (0200 hrs) to Snowdon (1700 hrs) and Llanberis Youth Hostel (1945 hrs). 47km, +/-3800m, 17 hours 45.PGCE16/07/2015
Walked as part of the Welsh 3000s Walked across the front of Carnedd LLewellynspare.tyres05/07/2015
962mThe Grouse20/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
last on of 4 summits today, back down to ogwen cottagebardolph03/06/2015
Nuttalls route 1.1 excluding Foel Meirch, on a beautiful day. With Lindsay.Crib Goch20/04/2015
Nuttall walk , with Martin, Steve and Brian on a lovely bright dayLou20/04/2015
Nuttall walk 1.1: Pen yr Ole Wen - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Cefn Ysgolion W top - Cefn Ysgolion E top - Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn - Pen yr Helgi Duronaldo33318/04/2015
Long walk from aber to carnedd llywelyn back to aber falls.Owain G05/04/2015
4/11 Fourth of epic day in snow and ice at height (Pen Yr Ole Wen/Carnedd Dafydd/Carnedd Llewelyn/Yr Elen/Foel Grach/Garnedd Uchaf (Carnedd Gweenllian/Foel Fras/Drum/Carnedd Y Ddelw/Yr Orsed/Foel-Gandl)Fergalh27/02/2015
Parked in Bethesda, with Daniel, then headed up Yr Ellen, onto Llewelyn, then Dafydd, then Foel Meirch - which we decided shouldn't be classed as a mountain. It is basically 'a route up Carnedd Dafydd'. Anyway, a good horseshoe walk and excellent weather. WDT.jamestryfan12/10/2014
Climbed as part of Oggie 8 with Mike Smith and Graeme Standford.Baggieboy02/08/2014
Circular from Llyn Ogwen taking in Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, and Yr Elen. Return to A5 via Bwlch Ery Farchog.knarf26/07/2014
Sixth summit of the day and my Fourth Welsh 3000 footer on an epic Carneddau traverse from Llanfairfechan to Capel Curig, taking in Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Foel-Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, I took a line on the slopes below Carnedd Llewellyn looking out over onto Yr Elen, following sheep tracks and climbing over pinnacles eventually dropping onto the col between Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewellyn, taking the footpath up to the summit. I visited all the rocky outcrops and the cairn. Retraced steps and then took scree path up to Carnedd Llewellyn. This is a beautiful looking mountain!Dazingdale05/07/2014
EXCELLENT ASCENT OF PEN YR OLE WEN BY NUTTALLS' RECOMMENDED ROUTE THEN ALONG RIDGE TO CARNEDD DAFYDD. PICKED UP PATH OUT TO YR ELEN, THEN BACK OVER CARNEDD LLEWELYN AND UP EXCITING RIDGE ONTO PEN YR HELGI DU. PUSHED ON TO INCLUDE PEN LLITHRIG Y WRACH AND DOWN LONG GRASSY SLOPE TO LEAT FOR RETURN. GLORIOUS SUNNY WEATHER AND A REALLY SUPERB RIDGE WALK. LEFT FOEL MEIRCH FOR ANOTHER DAY FROM BETHESDA.BURGESS01/07/2014