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Name:Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top
Hill number:2061
Height:712m / 2336ft
Parent (Ma):2053  Arenig Fawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis
(N,BL)
Grid ref:SH 82746 35943
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:18m
Col:694m  SH827361  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E OL23E
Survey:obvious summit
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With Richie from SH823392. Revisits of Moel Lechwedd and Arenig Fawr (also 22/09/08) followed by AF South Top, Carreg y Diocyn, AF South Ridge Top and Moel Llyfnant. Very wet and windy and the cloud only started to clear when we got to Llyfnant. Nice sunny decent and lovely walk down to Amnodd-wen, during which the birds, which had all been cowering in the undergrowth, suddenly sprang to life. We were treated to good views of a hen harrier, cuckoo, sparrowhawk, redstarts and buzzard.Herbert Anchovy08/06/2019
A horseshoe walk taking in Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant and Foel Boeth. Parked in layby on B4391.Claireb 18/05/2019
half day walk leave Bwlch y groes at 0600 walk the 4 nutall hills easy nav good viz but hard bog and heather walking , Llecwydd du, Esgeiraau gwynion, Foel rhydd fine views of arran range and beyond pack to col then foel y groes and Moel cerrig duon again good viz and fine views back to car at 1030underhill06/05/2019
From Arenig Quarry SH83236 37726 via Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fawr South Top, then onto Cerreg y Diocyn. Return via Llyn Arenig Fawr.Westdenewalker04/05/2019
Parked at wasteland carpark opposite quarry.. Headed east along road until landrover track head south west, followed path all the way around Llyn Arenig Fawr and up to the top. Bagged south peak on return, then down into valley to pick up path that took me past ruined farm and waterfalls. Fantastic little circular on a clear day.RyParks30/03/2019
Beautiful day seemed a shame not to walk along the peaks of this great mountain. Company: Soloiandesbottes22/02/2019
Clogwyn Du, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Moel Llyfnant, Foel Boeth, Gallt y Daren, Bwlch y Bi, Moel y Slates, Clowyn Du. Sunny, but windy.Winterfloodian15/02/2019
Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [ii] > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [iii] > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [iv] > Craig y Bychan W Top > Craig Y Bychan > Craig Y Bychan South-East Top > Foel Ystrodur Fawr from GR: SH 80609 33525ronaldo33312/01/2019
Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [ii] > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [iii] > Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top [iv] > Craig y Bychan W Top > Craig Y Bychan > Craig Y Bychan South-East Top > Foel Ystrodur Fawr from GR: SH 80609 33525Hippster12/01/2019
P opposite large Quarry to N of Arenig Fawr. Headed W then N along a good track passing a small quarry - path then turns nasty for a wile but soon becomes a good green track up to col. Visited Moel Llyfnant first then return to col & on to Arenig Fawr S ridge top & S top, then Arenig Fawr herself. Arenig tops quite nice. Return roughly N then W to join outward path passing little quarry.ger28/09/2018
Walked route 6.1 from the Nuttall's book but in reverse order as it was wet wet wet in the morning and I was hoping the clouds might clear by the time I got to Arenig Fawr (didn't really work). Pretty wet underground. Gallt y Daren, Foel Boeth, Moel Llyfnant and the 3 Arenig Fawr tops. Walked past South Ridge Top and had to go back (rookie mistake).tsharp09/09/2018
Moel Llyfnant, Foel Ystrodur Fawr, Foel Boeth, Moel Ymenyn, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Carreg y Diocyn,Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr and Moel Llechwedd. Another glorious dayAlunrees3303/07/2018
With JW, from bothy at Llyn Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant.robertgn31/05/2018
Climbed on Stuarts Trans Cambrian TrekBannor11/04/2018
With JessieJohn Eley28/07/2017
From old quarry at Arenig. SH 830 392. Via Arenig Fawr & Arenig Fawr South Top. Returned down to the east to pick up path running to the north.Westdenewalker26/06/2017
SoloAimless Rambler26/05/2017
5/7 Great walk on sunny day (Moel Llechwedd/Arenig Fawr/Arenig Fawr South Top/Carrig y Diocyn/Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top/Foel y Strodur Fawr/Moel Lyfant)Fergalh02/04/2017
CUHWC Rhyd Ddu trip. With Chris H, Fingal and two others. Cloudy so no views.AGWilliamson12/03/2017
Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top & South Ridge Tops, Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhys-y-Fen. Followed Nuttall route as far as Moel Llyfnant then along fence down North ridge back to disused railway and return to road. Beautiful day with blue sky, frozen ground, cloud inversion. Arenig Fawr is one of Wales's hidden gems .... a big rugged mountain with views encompassing most of North and Mid Wales. Highly recommend ... walked solo but saw no-one all day until I summited Moel Llyfnant.jamessteel10026/11/2016
Solo from old rail track to N. Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, South Top; and on to Carreg y Diocyn to complete the Nuttalls (and xN's) in this group.jonglew04/11/2016
From AF south top. Can make out some impressive mountain silhouettes through the haze, with my polarized shades. On to Moel LLyfnant.Wycombe Wanderer15/09/2016
Clouds broke for a second to give a couple of nice views.simocity04/09/2016
From quarry parking area, along road to West then track to Llyn Arenig fawr, up Y Castell to Arenig Fawr, then South Top, round to Carreg y Diocyn then South Ridge Top, down toward Moel Llyfnant col, then good track along valley back to parking. Started sunny & warm, some cloud & light showers.apricorum26/08/2016
Nuttalls route 6.1 as far as AF south ridge top. Then due west to ascend Moel Llyfnant by E flank. Return down valley.Crib Goch12/04/2016
Nuttall walk 6.1: Moel Llechwedd - Arenig Fawr - Arenig Fawr South Top - Carreg y Diocyn - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Far South Top  - Moel Llyfnant - Foel Boeth - Gallt y Daren - Moel yr Wden - Moel y Slatesronaldo33302/04/2016
5 of 7. Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Carreg y Diocyn, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Foel Ystrodur Fawr and Moel Llyfnant.BobHancock19/03/2016
On Arenig traversenordicstar10/07/2015
with Frank on a lovely spring day. Nuttalls 6.1 with a few additions.Lou22/03/2015
With Lindsay Shaw and completing Walk 6.1 (Arenigs) in Nuttall Volume 1 Wales 2009 Edition. Nice warms day with blue sky.knarf22/03/2015
Climbed this as part of Arenig Fawr. Conditions rain on and off.Baggieboy09/11/2014
From Arenig Fawr South Toprfoster11/10/2014
Marshalling for the Arenig Fawr race - nice weather again. Approached from N, visiting the 697m P9m summit (Checkpoint 1) and returning W of Arenig Fawr running round via the bridleway.RHW03/08/2014
on own, sunny dayjamestryfan12/06/2014
Did I see JAmestryfan. Sunny day. Boggy underfoot.johnjennison12/06/2014
Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Moel Llyfnantkeithouk08/06/2014
With G. Nuttalls' route 6.1 from SH 823 392 > Moel LLechwedd > Arenig Fawr > Moel Llyfnant > Foel Boeth > Gallt y Daren > Moel yr Wden [Bwlch y Bi] > Moel y Slates > dismantled railway back to start.RT197020/04/2014
Loosely followed the Nuttalls Arenig Fawr route with a few additions.rhalstead17/03/2014
Revisited while marshalling for the Arenig Fawr mountain race, in a fine but very breezy day. This was check point 2 - we spent a pleasant hour or so hereRHW29/09/2013
A DISAPPOINTING START WITH MIST AND RAIN IN SPITE OF THE GOOD FORECAST BUT IT CLEARED UP LATER. WENT UP THE N.W. RIDGE OF ARENIG FAWR AS PER THE NUTTALLS' BOOK, THEN ON OVER THE SOUTH TOP AND SOUTH RIDGE TOP, THEN DOWN TO THE COL AND UP MOEL LLYFNANT. LEFT THE OTHER 2 IN WALK 6.1 FOR ANOTHER DAY. GLORIOUS VIEWS IN THE AFTERNOON.BURGESS02/08/2013
On the Nuttall WalkRuth07/07/2013
Easily done after Arenig Fawr.bolton19/04/2013
CJM19/04/2013
Easy detour from the fence en route up Arenig Fawr in thick mist and drizzle.Jake99411/04/2013
eyenose08/12/2012
One mile W. of Arenig village on minor road off A4212 – Path by disused railway & quarry – Up path by wall – Moel Llechwedd – Arenig Fawr – Arenig Fawr S. Top – Arenig Fawr S. Ridge Top – Moel Llyfnant – Foel Boeth – Gallt y Daren – Moel yr Wden (Bwlch y Bi) – Moel y Slates – Down path by fence & then across moor – Along disused railway line – Car. (JL)gerrybowes05/09/2012
As part of circular route up Arenig Fawr and on to Moel Llynfant, good route and great viewsemily01/09/2012
With Ianto & Sue.BorthGoat19/08/2012
From Grid ref. SH823392.Marshsand12/06/2012
7stod196221/04/2012