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Name:Carnedd Dafydd
Hill number:1966
Height:1044m / 3425ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Ogwen
Class:Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,T100)
Grid ref:SH 66286 63049
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:111m
Col:933m  SH680636  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:rocks 30m SE at SH 66314 63034 are 30cm lower; cairn 65m ESE at SH 66352 63041 is 1m lower; note summit cairn may be on man-made structure
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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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
Up from Gern Gof Isaf farm to Pen yr Helgi Du first, Carnedd Llywelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen yr ole Wen. Very steep and long dissent to south west.andrew.morel28/02/2019
Second visit to Dafydd as part of a Carneddau one-way walk north to south with Dave. Parked Dave's car at Glan Dena on the A5 (SH 669 604) then in my car to Abergwyngregyn and the small carpark at SH 675 716. A day of two halves: before lunch it was sunny and breezy with clear views; but in the afternoon low cloud and squally rain blew in and the wind increased to 40mph gusting up to 50mph - arduous walking into the wind. Route was Drum, Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Y Ole Wen. Started about 10.15; finished about 6pm, slowed by the wind.Skip16/02/2019
Winter conditions.simonshrewsbury02/02/2019
2nd AscentIWC14/10/2018
Pen yr ole wen and carnedd dafydd, has to turn back due to poor visibility at summitnoxibis11/07/2018
High Carneddau circuit, summit 2/4MattSecker07/07/2018
Also climbed in 2015Chasejet28/06/2018
Thirteenth of Welsh 3000s week.PeakyPete28/06/2018
Llaberis to Abergwyngregyn climbing all the 3000s in the Glyderau and Carneddau (plus a few extra Nuttalls).tomd430/04/2018
Climbed on Stuarts Trans Cambrian TrekBannor08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via the steep south ridge and then on to Carnedd Dafydd. Descended into Ffynnon Lloer.knarf08/04/2018
Pen Yr Ole Wen via Cwm Lloer and the east ridge. Continued on to Carnedd Dafydd & Carnedd Llewelyn.knarf11/01/2018
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
solo up from Moel meirch beautiful daycolinfielding19/09/2017
Pen Yr Ole Wen, Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Pen Yr Helgi Du.crax7319/09/2017
From Pen Yr Ole Wen in clag. Quite quiet considering Bank Holiday. Massive Bronze Age cairn to the southwest, sadly hollowed out. Summit cairn also quite damaged. Dropped off to Foel Meirch.thesweetcheat26/08/2017
Reached on route to the county top of Conwy Carnedd Llewelyn. Ample free parking around Llyn Ogwen.WAYNE ROWLETT25/08/2017
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 gentle skip over from Pen Yr Ole Wen, across to Craig Llugwy and down Carreg Minianog.char4chocs19/05/2017
From Gerlan. Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Wonderful views in great weather!Alunrees3302/05/2017
Ascend from Carnedd Llewelyn, descend towards Pen Yr Ole WenDan Baddeley26/03/2017
Started near disused post office in Gerlan. Multiple round ... Gyrn Wigau, Drosgl, Bera Bach, Bera Mawr, Carnedd Uchaf, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Foel Meirch. Return to start. Time 6h 40min. Beautiful day amongst majestic mountains. Clear and sunny - breezy on tops. Some snow on tops. Views extending to Lake District, Wicklow mountains in Ireland, Mourne mountains in NI. Scrambling on the Bera's fun. Walked solo. No nav difficulties but paths indistinct when not on main Carneddau ridge. (Actually first climbed Dafydd in 1994ish ... the linking ridge from Carnedd Llewelyn seems longer than I remember it!)jamessteel10025/03/2017
From Gerlan above Bethesda, main path then classic S1 scramble up Crib Lem spur (accidental shortcut to ridge, more like S2). Then to Llewelyn and down via Yr Elen E ridge. PMC meet, with Ben and Dominik, cracking day, dusting of snow. Been here many times, on Paddy Buckley route, also PMC/WMC Cottage Skyline also devised by Paddy.RHW21/01/2017
From Llyn Ogwen (SH 65946 60189) - Glan Dena - Ffynnon Lloer - Pen yr Ole Wen - Carnedd Fach - Foel Meirch - Carnedd Dafydd - Carnedd Llewelyn - Bwlch Eryl Farchog - Ffynnon Llugwy. Long descent to Foel Meirch and re-ascent to Carnedd Dafydd.david23020102/10/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
Up the excellent east ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen and round the Carnedd ridge to rocky windswept summit. Down easy slopes to Ffynon Loer to return to Tal y Lyn Ogwen.Campbell Singer21/07/2016
With K from Carnedd Llewelyn. Very enjoyable.Ashley13/07/2016
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 via Crib Lem with Dan.Wheelsy26/09/2015
Nuttall 1.1 with Mrs G. A fine day. No sign of any trig pillar remains in any of the numerous (4) bak-to-back shelter cairns.jonglew19/09/2015
With Mark and Hamish the springer spaniel from Llyn Ogwen, to Pen yr Ole Wen, then traverse to Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn, via ridge to Pen yr Helgi Du and descended Y Braich. No view from summit due to mist.Saggers18/09/2015
Up and Down from the main road, climbed up good footpath from Ty Gwyn and followed small trails along following wall up Braich Ty Du to the ridge between the two peaks then simply bagged Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen from the ridge, pretty good weather, had a good clear view of Snowdonia from tops, later that day the mountains plunged into clouds.DanTrig07/08/2015
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
From long layby below Tryfan, anti clockwise. Misty up, cleared on top, great views. Warm and latterly sunny.iangalbraith09/07/2015
Cold, windy and cloudysimonjallen08/07/2015
1044mThe Grouse20/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
from pen yr ole wen, across to carnedd llewelynbardolph03/06/2015
2/6 On and on through wind and rain we continued. Rested in the shelter here ! zero viewsFergalh10/05/2015
Nuttalls route 1.1 excluding Foel Meirch, on a beautiful day. With Lindsay, Steve and Brian.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
My direct ascent of Carnedd Dafydd via the Llech Ddu spur (grade 1 scramble) returning to Bethesda over Foel Meirch.knarf08/04/2015
Walked across from Carnedd LLewelyn. Snowy.bbrooks27/03/2015
Same route as last time up west wall of can to pen y ole wen and across summit ridge. Went on to Llewelyn. Full winter conditions, though good sunshineemily07/02/2015
estimated dateBHBrunt20/11/2014