Name:Graig Wen
Hill number:3371
Height:555.6m / 1823ft
Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Col:414.6m  SH 7631 4034  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1701305/10/2016SH 73914 39479  F: CairnMiM
2257410/03/2018SH 73912 39479  F: Cairn
S: Obvious summit
3019801/07/2017SH 73913 39478  F: grass beside cairn
S: Trimble GeoXH 6000
Myrddyn Phillips
3019923/12/2017SH 76316 40341  F: bogMyrddyn Phillips
-1477924/03/2009SH 73914 39481  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
David Purchase
-1478002/10/2010SH 73912 39480  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
-1478119/03/2011SH 73912 39477  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
Mick Moore

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From the car park at 708389.Followed the road/path/Sheep trod via the quarry area to the south end of Llyn y Graig-wen then to two summits. Wandered around both with PM. Headed to Foel Fawr.CJM02/04/2019
From the car park at 708389.Followed the road/path/Sheep trod via the quarry area to the south end of Llyn y Graig-wen then to two summits. Wandered around both with CM. Headed to Foel Fawr.bolton02/04/2019
From parking at 709389 round of Pen Llyn Hiraethlyn, Moel y Croesau, Graig Wen and Foel Fawr. Good track most of the way to Pen Llyn Hiraethlyn then largely pathless. About 7 miles/3 hours.clivevilla23/07/2018
Found two witness rivets but not the OS Bolt. Sunny but very windy.Dusty11/05/2018
Out and back from the summit of the road and start of the path at SH709396. Very pleasant route on a winter's day.Eddie11/01/2018
parked at Tomen-y-mur car park, up lane past mast then path through plantation. Left track at 725 399 just past tin hut and up to Foel Fawr, then across to Graig Wen. Returned by track entering forest at 733 399.dgresty10/01/2018
Parking area at 707389 (Space for 7-8 cars) Up road past mast for about 1km & then RoW/vehicle track up ride (large areas of forest recently felled) to clearing at 734399 ATV track up edge of forest & then short walk up NNW ridge to summit cairn. Continued to Foel Fawr. (S)gerrybowes17/02/2017
Parked at the car park and walked up road past mast to follow track up through forest. Lot of cutting going on at the start of the forest. Followed the ride to SH 73431 39966 and then to top of Graig Wen. Crossed moor to Foel Fawr. Bit wet and boggy in places. Then down hill following sheep trods and vague quad bike tracks back to mast and car park.MikeM05/10/2016
Via Llyn Craig y tan. Thick mist made navigating quite challenging. Glad of GPS. Plenty of little llyns and bog. Descended using excellent path down firebreak and back to footpath sign.Campbell Singer20/07/2016
From car park nr Llyn yr Orfrl, Foel Fawr, Graig Wen, Foel Cynfal, Moel y Croessau, Y Garn, Y Garn South Top, Pen Llyn Hiraethlyn, Pen Dolbelydr, Craig y Tan. An arduous dayvwith few paths.ijpowell12/05/2016
With the mae party.Smudge14/11/2015
With Michael Earnshaw's partySteveG14/11/2015
MAE final Welsh/English Hump with appropriate wet weather. A repeat for me.Martin R14/11/2015
Mini bus was driven to and parked at Tomen y Mur by Martin then the scenic route to Foel Fawr then onto Michael Earnshaw's final Welsh and English HuMP on Graig Wen in wet and windy condition but a gang of 12 got there.Dugswell214/11/2015
11.15 Mini bus was driven to and parked at Tomen y Mur by Martin Richardson then the scenic route to Foel Fawr then onto Michael Earnshaw's final Welsh and English HuMP on Graig Wen in wet and windy condition but a gang of 12 got there.vegibagger14/11/2015
With a party of 12 for Michael Earnshaw's last Welsh hump. From Roman amphitheatre. Wet.Denise 14/11/2015
Another one of the mae partyRichardM14/11/2015
By the old track along the firebreak - muddy but enjoyable. This track takes you out of the trees and below the summit to the northColin Crawford12/03/2015
Parked as Des near footpath sign but used the track along the firebreak. Didn't have time for Foel Fawr, in fading light, so reversed the outward route.Chris Peart31/12/2014
From Roman Amphitheatre via the disused quarries on a decent path up to Craig Wen, then over some wet ground to Foel Fawr and back by another decent path. Rather large breach in the old dam between them.SS29/11/2014
From Car Park Tomen y Mur-round of hills Mynydd Maentwrog,Graig Wen,Foel Cynfal and Moel y Croesau then down track and clear footpath back across to car park.Fantastic views all around.Rob5018/11/2014
Bagging by bike from Blaenau Ffestiniog train station. Excellent views today.Alex C21/07/2014
From parking on B4407 at SH 74579 42349. Doing a round of several hills including Manod Bach.Alan Moore05/06/2014
Park at Nat Park car park at 710388, along road to foot path signs and across tussock to a lovely forest ride. Walk on a dry path between forests from 719399 for about a mile, rising gently all the way. Onto the open moor and the top (don't forget the OS bolt about 2 metres before the cairn).arranc08/04/2014
Easy parking before footpath sign few hundred metres N of cattle grid. Went direct - mistake - heather bog and ascent descent. Advise using the forest track which is very good!!destaylor04/11/2011
Easy round in evening sunshine with Foel Fras thrown in. hardest bit was the 9' height restriction on the road in - thought I might have to reduce tyre pressures on mobile home!Martin R01/09/2011
Parked by cattle grid at GR 710398 and walked E to forest. Continued on good track through forest eventually emerging onto open hillside then SE to summit. Returned to forest for protection from wind and rain. With SH.wombourne09/08/2010
Start~ 710398 grid. Followed an old track east through a ride in the trees before turning south to the summit. Good walking terrain, lousy weather.steve hudson09/08/2010
Nice little scramble onto the top from Foel Fras if you pick your route. Three broken dams in the area which was really odd. Slogged back to Gellilydan with Josh and Cabe. Cabe's first big day out - he did really well.simon and co10/04/2010
with dad and joshCubags10/04/2010
Meirionnydd Round attempt, Barmouth startRHW18/07/2009
From SH 708 389. Cairn at the top. Also visited the 550 contour ring to the SE - just in case.summitsup05/04/2009
Ffestiniog Dewey bagging, walk 3/3; Graig Wen (fine top & view) and Foel Fawr from road to W 708389. RHW27/12/1997
Alan Whatley14/02/2015
Steve Q02/11/2014