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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)
Catchment:Seiont
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SH 61176 61292
Summit feature:rock c 25m SSW of windshelter
Drop:212m
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 818 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
andy6304/07/2019
1 hour 31 from bus stop quarry to summit and back!emily23/06/2019
David Meeson15/06/2019
haylesb21/05/2019
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
geoffreycurnock20/04/2019
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
S4m49823/03/2019
David Meeson10/02/2019
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
Mike G15/09/2018
nigelcmason12/09/2018
Marchlyn round in 4 hoursAlan Caine05/09/2018
Malcvolm31/08/2018
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
Dawn Oldham10/06/2018
Scoobs07/06/2018
smb2007/06/2018
Walk for Ogwen via Y Garnjmistry8606/06/2018
David-Guenot06/06/2018
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
GutoEvens13/05/2018
Curlywurly05/05/2018
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
Janine09/04/2018
Start from parking at bottom of Marchlyn Reservoir road, Via North Top, Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Y Garn and Foel-gochderrymark20/03/2018
chriscarr01/03/2018
Traverse of the north Glyders from Deinolen taking in Carnedd y Filiast North Top, Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd & Elidir Fawr.knarf02/02/2018
gettingonabit08/11/2017
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
tommo23/09/2017
Robinho0806/09/2017
anne336606/09/2017
Y Garn, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Y Fronllwyd and Elidir Fawr from Nant Peris.crax7302/09/2017
armetelko26/08/2017
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
Condoverman10/08/2017
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
Andy_E18/07/2017