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Name:Yr Elen
Hill number:1971
Height:962m / 3156ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Simm, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Grid ref:SH 67389 65118
Summit feature:rock outcrop
Col:905m  SH676647  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:rock outcrop with cairn 50m SSW at SH 67371 65073 is about 50cm lower; cairn 75m WNW at SH 67318 65142 is about 3m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Gerlan, up along Afon Llafar, followed Mynydd Du to Carnedd Dafydd, in cloud. Cloud lifted en route to Carnedd Llewellyn, very cold wind but superb visibility. On reaching Yr Elen, completed all Welsh 300'ers. Steep descent and boggy ground back to Gerlan.Marksalop11/07/2020
From Braichmelyn. Crib Lem spur, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Glorious sunny evening!!alunrees3724/06/2020
Up from A5 Llyn Ogwen to Carneddau Llywely on to Yr Elen before dropping down into northern valley for over night wildcamp. Second day up to Foel Frach, north to Gwenllian then north west to Berra's and Abergwyngregyn.andrew.morel30/10/2019
Alumni weekend in Caernavon, walking from Ogwen to Bethesda. From Llewellyn, then drop off NW end of Yr Elen to Foel Ganol then direct line to Bethesda. Paths indistinct and marshy as gradient flattens but enough markers to get to farmyard (impressive residential goat) and access to minor road and soon a pint in Bethesda.richardrosser12/10/2019
From Gerlan, en route to Carnedd Llewelynderrymark14/09/2019
Nice detour from Carnedd Llewellyn, stunning views to Puffin Island - where we would be tomorrow.DanMaisieBex24/08/2019
Oggie 8simonshrewsbury10/08/2019
Fourth of six tops on a 12 mile walk following Nuttalls route Carnedd Llewelyn and the western Carneddau, from parking on the A5 near Llyn Ogwen.WAYNE ROWLETT03/08/2019
Steep descent on loose terrain from Carnedd Llewelyn, use poles if you have them, steepish climb to the summit, great views of Anglesey from the summit, steep climb back to the top of Carnedd Llewelyn or descend to Bethesda from Yr Elengiant_hiker22/06/2019
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
1st ascentIWC14/10/2018
with walking WFP with Gavin leading, via Pen yr ole wen, Daffyd then on to Llewelyn. cool and windy but developed into a nice day, 11 miles walked in 9 hours.SteveClay06/10/2018
Welsh 3000s Bagging dayjmistry8606/10/2018
Craig Eigiau, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Pen Yr Helgi Du, Pen Llithrig y Wrach circular route, starting at Llyn Eigiau car park.noxibis15/09/2018
High Carneddau circuit, summit 4/4MattSecker07/07/2018
Last summit of Welsh 3000's in a week . Decending to BethesdaChasejet28/06/2018
Fifteenth and final summit of Welsh 3000s week with HF Holidays, 22nd - 29th June 2018.PeakyPete28/06/2018
Lovely there and back from Carnedd Llewelyn.Alan Caine10/06/2018
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
With MikeB, ChrisD & CathyB. From Bethesda. masmith17/02/2018
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen Yr Ole Wenkeithouk24/09/2017
by passed Carnedd llewelyn to get this one then a climb back up close to the edge solocolinfielding19/09/2017
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 circular walk from Ogwen Cottage. Pen yr Ole Wen, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn, Yr Elen, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel-Fras, Llwytmor, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau and down into Bethesda finished off by a long walk back along the A5. Lovely day with clear weather and not many other walkers out on the hills.tobywharne18/07/2017
From Gerlan. Foel Meirch, Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. Wonderful views in great weather!Alunrees3302/05/2017
Route: Campsite at Gwern Gof Isaf to Pen Yr Heilgi Du to Carnedd Llewellyn to Yr Elen to Tal y llyn Ogwen via Bwlch Cyfryw-drum Party: Martain Howell, Freddie Leslie, William Colledge, Nicholas Field, Thomas GilesOliver_Storey04/04/2017
Ascend from and descend towards Carnedd LlewelynDan Baddeley26/03/2017
Up via Crib Lem spur scramble to Dafydd; Llewelyn; down via fine E ridge to charming Ffynnon Caseg, out along the 520m leat to rejoin RoW near ex Settlement, track & road back to Gerlan. PMC meet with Ben and Dominik. Fine little exped.RHW21/01/2017
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
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 (Bethesda) visiting Gyrn Wigau and then along into Cwm Caseg to climb Yr Elen east ridge.knarf06/06/2016
At nightJohn Eley29/05/2016
With Hamish the springer spaniel. From Bethesda to Yr Elen - Carnedd Llewelyn, Foel Grach, Garnedd Uchaf. Overcast day. Into a strong headwind for most of the way. Fantastic scenery.Saggers10/10/2015
Nuttall 1.1 with Mrs G.jonglew19/09/2015
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
Walked as part of the Welsh 3000s Walked across the front of Carnedd LLewellynspare.tyres05/07/2015
962mThe Grouse20/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead06/06/2015
last on of 4 summits today, back down to ogwen cottagebardolph03/06/2015
Nuttalls route 1.1 excluding Foel Meirch, on a beautiful day. With Lindsay.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
Long walk from aber to carnedd llywelyn back to aber falls.Owain G05/04/2015
4/11 Fourth of epic day in snow and ice at height (Pen Yr Ole Wen/Carnedd Dafydd/Carnedd Llewelyn/Yr Elen/Foel Grach/Garnedd Uchaf (Carnedd Gweenllian/Foel Fras/Drum/Carnedd Y Ddelw/Yr Orsed/Foel-Gandl)Fergalh27/02/2015
Parked in Bethesda, with Daniel, then headed up Yr Ellen, onto Llewelyn, then Dafydd, then Foel Meirch - which we decided shouldn't be classed as a mountain. It is basically 'a route up Carnedd Dafydd'. Anyway, a good horseshoe walk and excellent weather. WDT.jamestryfan12/10/2014
Climbed as part of Oggie 8 with Mike Smith and Graeme Standford.Baggieboy02/08/2014