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Name:Elidir Fawr
Hill number:1975
Height:924m / 3031ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 61176 61292
Summit feature:rock c 25m SSW of windshelter
Col:712m  SH626614  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:windshelter is at SH 61197 61304
Survey:Abney level
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From Nant Peris. Circular of the Western Glyders taking in Y Garn, Foel-Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast North Top and Elidir Fawr.alunrees3726/07/2020
From Nant Peris over Y Garn and down to Nant Peris. 2nd ascent.IWC30/11/2019
Climbed with Rebekah and Delilah. Cloud on highest summits all day. Only met 2 other groups all day.simonjallen24/10/2019
Walk up from Llyn Ogwendc9628/09/2019
Trail run from Talywaen up Elidir Fach and Fawr, across to Mynydd Perfedd and over to Carnedd y Filiast. Brilliant sunset veiws over the valleys throughout and an exxcellent ridge run. 1hr15: 9.5km; 591mByronHaywood19/09/2019
Llanberis - Capel Curig Glyders Traverse. Perfect weather and great views from this hill in particular. Great route up via slate quarries involving some minor trespass.twg2718/09/2019
HRC walkgreenways08/09/2019
Parked at YHA on A5 at Llyn Ogwen. Up to col between Glyder Fach and Tryfan. Up Bristly ridge onto Glyder Fach and onto Glyder Fawr. On to Y Garn and Elidir Fawr. Descended to starting point via East ridge of Y Garn.raffemeister27/08/2019
First peak on our 'Glyders Traverse'. Ascended via the reservoir access road & then the N ridge. No views as the cloud had not cleared.DanMaisieBex23/08/2019
From the west starting from 426m top of public road. Headed left of old quarry workings then directly to summit boulders. Got back to car just in time to take cover from a very heavy shower.Topographer5703/08/2019
Ridge WalkIANL07/07/2019
1 hour 31 from bus stop quarry to summit and back!emily23/06/2019
Steep climb from Foel-goch. False summit when reaching the ridge. Summit very rocky which made descending via Elidir Fawr tricky. Went back via Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir to Deiniolen.bescot4205/05/2019
Up from Nant Peris then the full length of the Glyders to Capel Curig and back on the bus - a great day out.atreides788704/05/2019
Biked to Nant Peris, walked over hills back to Nan-y-pass. Heatwave day, very busy. Rounsfell20/04/2019
From Deiniolen a circular walk taking in Carnedd y Filiast (main top and North Top) then Elidir Fawr via Mynydd Perfedd. In the afternoon did the three Tumps to the north of Deiniolen: Moel Rhiwen, Parc Drysgol and Moel y Ci.knarf29/03/2019
Came up in clag from Nant Peris in 2012 so was superb to see clear tops today coming from east side along ridge- brilliant mountain.Mark Sims23/03/2019
A final ascent before heading down to Elidir Fach and then through the quarries.Claireb 23/03/2019
Fine but windy; sunny intervals; clouds thin and made the views all the more exciting. Clear at the top and all the way round. With Rob Rodrigues and Vikki Cooper. 1130-1630. Start and finish point at car park above DeiniolenNancy Blackett20/10/2018
I climbed Elidir Fawr (923m) and Y Garn (947m) yesterday 29/09/18 from the Nant Peris car park in Snowdonia National Park. The weather was very changeable with mist rolling in between sunny spells but dry all day, took just on six hours.chillyman829/09/2018
Marchlyn round in 4 hoursAlan Caine05/09/2018
From large CP in Nant Peris (£5 fee). Direct ascent using a pretty good hill path when main path is left (no footbridge now). Summit ridge is a jumble of angular rock & boulders - excellent views.ger19/07/2018
Hf from Idwal decending to Nant PerisChasejet24/06/2018
Second of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete23/06/2018
Elidir Fawr, Foel-goch, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fachkeithouk10/06/2018
Walk for Ogwen via Y Garnjmistry8606/06/2018
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
Final day of three in Wales with Smithy & Shaky: windy & with rain forecast. From Idwal Cottage round Llyn Idwal & up the NE ridge of Y Garn with a quick detour to that summit. Over to Foel-goch while the other two took the lower traversing path, then round to a mist shrouded Elidir Fawr. Got greedy & headed up Mynydd Perfedd at which point the promised rain arrived big time, not the ideal point for Shaky to discover that he had forgotten his overtrousers! Over to Carnedd y Filiast & then back to the first stile underneath Mynydd Perfedd & followed faint path on vague ridge between Cwm Perfedd & Cwm Bual. Dropped into the latter to reach the minor road & a wander back to the start.NotReallyABagger23/04/2018
Start from parking at bottom of Marchlyn Reservoir road, Via North Top, Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Y Garn and Foel-gochderrymark20/03/2018
Traverse of the north Glyders from Deinolen taking in Carnedd y Filiast North Top, Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd & Elidir Fawr.knarf02/02/2018
Route: Talywaen Elidir Fawr Mynydd Perfedd Foel-goch Y Garn Glyder Fawr Glyder Fach Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel. Approx. Stats: 6hrs20, 17km, 1,440m ascent. Weather: claggy & windy, but no rain and occasional bits of sunshine. Notes: ran very close to sundown on final descent; party spilt, with half descending prior to Glyder Fach ascent.millionmts04/11/2017
Y Garn, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Y Fronllwyd and Elidir Fawr from Nant Peris.crax7302/09/2017
Talywaen > Elidir Fach > Eildir Fwar > Bwlch y Marchlyn > Bwlch y Brecan > Foel-goch > Bwlch y Brecan > Mynydd Perfedd > Carnedd y Filiast > Talywaen. Fine day but clagy on Carnedd y Filiast. Me, N, G, and H.johnkaysleftleg10/08/2017
tryfan, tryfan far south peak,glder fach, casteill y gwynt, glder fawr, y garn, foel goch, elidir fawr, mynydd perfedd, carnedd y filiast, carnedd north top, from pont pen y benglog.robertphillips06/08/2017
Linear walk for SOTA activations. Parked on quarry road at barred gate SH596631 east of Deiniolien. Visited Elidir Fawr > Y Garn > Glyder Fawr > Tryfan Marilyns. Returned to Bwlch Tryfan then down to Idwal Cottage YHA. Used taxi to retrieve my car from Deiniolien.G4OBK (Phil)24/07/2017
From Nant Peris. Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast north top and Elidir Fawr. Glorious day. Too hot!!Alunrees3319/06/2017
From the road outside Deiniolen: Carnedd Y Filiast, MYnedd Perfedd, Eildr Fawr, Eildr Fach. Thick mist all day, no visability, could have been anywhere. Hard to navigate, midges everywhere.Lazylizzie28/05/2017
Circular from Nant Peris starting with Elidir Fawr.Dan Baddeley14/05/2017
WELSH 3000's Started 03:30 in the Pen-y-Pass Youth Hostel with GAVIN, KEVIN, JOE, CARL and DUNCAN > Craig Fach > Crib Goch (3028) > Crib y Ddysgl (3495) > Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (3560) > (Llanberis Station CP two members of the group ended up in Rhyd-Ddu !!!! 2 hours lost looking for them) > Elidir Fawr (3031) > Y Garn (3107) > Glyder Fawr (3284) > Castell y Gwynt (3189) > Glyder Fach (3262) > Tryfan Far South Peak > Tryfan (3010) > (Llyn Ogwen) > FAILED at 18:00 demoralized to continue we would have finished in the dark - 18 miles - 9700 ft ascent (14:30 hours) try again next year!Mark A Hartry05/05/2017
Ascended from Nant Peris on Welsh 3000's route. Clear day, visibility VG. 35-45mph winds. Planned to continue onto Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan. Too windy to carry on with 11yr old Foster child MOdanielmudd198230/04/2017
Route: Circuit of Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perffedd and Elider Fawr. Party: Peter Evans, Jamie Partington, Thomas Giles, Nicholas Field, William Colledge. Weather: Cloudy on top of mountains, very windy at top of mountains.Oliver_Storey06/04/2017
Marchlyn Mawr circuit a/c/w, grassy route up from dam then mostly kept R of boulders onto W ridge. PMC meet with Ben n Dominik, found 3 non-OS trig pillars (belonging to resr) on way round. Low cloud most of the way; a little light snow.RHW22/01/2017
Unexpected wander up here in not so great weather, with my main intention today being to have a look at the new quarry Tump Y Ceiliog Mawr.Twice Shy08/01/2017
From Ogwen via Mushroom Garden to Foel Goch. Continued on to Elidir Fawr returning via Mynydd Perfedd before ascending Y Garn. Descent along the NE ridge of Y Garn. Dry sunny Autumn day.knarf02/11/2016
With Dan.zaul_uk02/10/2016
* * Parked on A5 near Ogwen Cottage. Dave and I walked to Y Garn then followed the ridge round to Elidir Fawr where we stopped in the summit shelter for lunch. We were joined by Lindsey who had walked up from Nant Peris. Dave went on to Filast but I walked back to Y Garn with Lindsey then down to our cars at Ogwen Cottage. Blustery showery day.Skip25/09/2016
A gentle stroll on a beautiful day, up from Deiniolen to Marchlyn Mawr, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd and Elidir Fawr back down to Deiniolen.char4chocs25/09/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016