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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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 646 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
Mike G30/06/2018
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