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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)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH 61176 61292
Summit feature:rock c 25m SSW of windshelter
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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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
Marchlyn round in 4 hoursAlan Caine05/09/2018
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
Walk for Ogwen via Y Garnjmistry8606/06/2018
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
Start from parking at bottom of Marchlyn Reservoir road, Via Y Garnderrymark20/03/2018
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
Y Garn, Foel-goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Y Fronllwyd and Elidir Fawr from Nant Peris.crax7302/09/2017
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
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
From Nant Peris. Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast north top and Elidir Fawr. Glorious day. Too hot!!Alunrees3319/06/2017
From the road outside Deiniolen: Carnedd Y Filiast, MYnedd Perfedd, Eildr Fawr, Eildr Fach. Thick mist all day, no visability, could have been anywhere. Hard to navigate, midges everywhere.Lazylizzie28/05/2017
Circular from Nant Peris starting with Elidir Fawr.Dan Baddeley14/05/2017
Ascended from Nant Peris on Welsh 3000's route. Clear day, visibility VG. 35-45mph winds. Planned to continue onto Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan. Too windy to carry on with 11yr old Foster child MOdanielmudd198230/04/2017
Route: Circuit of Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perffedd and Elider Fawr. Party: Peter Evans, Jamie Partington, Thomas Giles, Nicholas Field, William Colledge. Weather: Cloudy on top of mountains, very windy at top of mountains.Oliver_Storey06/04/2017
Marchlyn Mawr circuit a/c/w, grassy route up from dam then mostly kept R of boulders onto W ridge. PMC meet with Ben n Dominik, found 3 non-OS trig pillars (belonging to resr) on way round. Low cloud most of the way; a little light snow.RHW22/01/2017
Unexpected wander up here in not so great weather, with my main intention today being to have a look at the new quarry Tump Y Ceiliog Mawr.Twice Shy08/01/2017
With Dan.zaul_uk02/10/2016
Parked on A5 near Ogwen Cottage. Walked with Dave to Y Garn then followed ridges round to Elidir Fawr. Met Lindsey at summit of Elidir. Dave went on to Filast and I walked back to Y Garn with Lindsey. Blustery showery day.Skip25/09/2016
A gentle stroll on a beautiful day, up from Deiniolen to Marchlyn Mawr, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd and Elidir Fawr back down to Deiniolen.char4chocs25/09/2016
3000 walkunderhill06/08/2016
big climb from nant peris boggy in places on welsh 14 peaks attempt with ascents of adventurecolinfielding18/06/2016
Part of Vegan Ultra from Nant Peris very foggy.Lykewake4218/06/2016
Vegan Welsh 3000s V3K Ultra race CraigW18/06/2016
Welsh 3000s tripaucuparia15/06/2016
924m - Great day out with Nia. Weather was nice for the most part. Nia's legs were a bit wobbly at the start but she soon got better after some flapjacks and an apple. Saw some ravens just before we reached the summit and then down to Elidir Fach before reaching the main road.Rob-Nia22/04/2016
Took lower footpath around southern flank of Mynydd Perfedd from Foel Goch. After a bit of a scramble over boulders to summit area with 920m contour possibility of two main summits. I plumped for summit shelter but summit cairn 20 - 30m to SW could also be a candidate. Smashing mountain that does not give it's summit easily. Also busy on this day counted 8 other people on way up/down, including hill-bagging user James Allard who is not a hill-bagging logger. Hope to see him on the League tables sometime in the future.SteveSmith21/04/2016
From roadside parking near Deiniolen (SH 59639 63102) - Carnedd y Filiast North Top - Carnedd y Filiast - Mynydd Perfedd - Foel-goch - Y Garn - Elidir Fawr.david23020101/11/2015
Paddy Buckley ReccieDinoF31/10/2015
5/7 Fifth of great loop walk followed by two add ons Carnedd Y Filiant North Top/Carnedd Y Filiant/Foel Gach/Mynydd Perfedd/Elidir Fawr/Parc Drysgol/Moel Y CiFergalh18/10/2015
924mThe Grouse19/09/2015
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
Slog up Elidir Fawr from Nant Peris, fog came down on summit, but cleared miraculously. Continued to Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd y Filiast etc, then came back to Foel Goch and back down to Nant Peris.Dewi Prysor09/07/2015
Welsh 3000s number 4spare.tyres05/07/2015
From Nant Peris to Y Garn then Elidir Faw and Elidir Fach with Phil RR and Hamish the dog. Weather changeable but sunny for most of it.Saggers14/06/2015
Followed Nuttalls route.rhalstead07/06/2015
a fantastic summitbardolph21/05/2015
Nuttalls from Y Garn North from Idwal cottage, with Lindsay, Steve and Brian. Cloudless skies.Crib Goch22/04/2015
A Nuttall bagging day with Martin, Steve and Brian waiting with the bags for an up and down before heading North, lovely warm day.Lou22/04/2015
after Y Garn, then round the entire ridge back to YG. windt and coldThearlaichdubh27/03/2015
Start/Finish Nant Peris, Up Elidir Fawr, across to Y Garn and down. (With MM, OA, AW)robertgn01/02/2015
Nuttall walk 2.2: Elidir Fawr - Mynydd Perfedd - Carnedd y Filiast - Carnedd y Siliast N top - Carnedd y Filiast - Mynydd Perfedd - Foel-goch - Foel-goch S top - Y Garnronaldo33324/01/2015
Elidir Fawr, Foel Goch and Y Garn from Nant Peris.Owain G02/01/2015
Part of Marchlyn horseshoecraigsmith8615/11/2014