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Name:Elidir Fawr
Hill number:1975
Height:924m / 3031ft
Section:30B: Snowdonia
Area:The Glyders
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,BL,Bg,T100)
Grid ref:SH 61174 61290
Summit feature:rock c 25m SSW of windshelter
Drop:212m
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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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 695 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
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
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
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 challengemarkbarrett197619/07/2015
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
From Talywaen. Elidir Fach - Elidir Fawr - Foel Goch - Mynydd Pereyddsqueegs25/10/2014
Third hill on walk Carnedd y Filiast_Mynydd Perfedd_Elidir Faw & Fach 6.5mlCastile11/09/2014
With CP LH ML Rob and Islagarth8730/08/2014
Welsh 3000's Attemptbyron230201/08/2014
The last long day on my Snowdonia trip. Starting from Llanberis, and glad to get away from Glan Afon B&B (who charged me an extra night that I never booked). I took a route through the old slate quarries until meeting a footpath heading southeast until reaching a homestead called Fron where i headed up and traversed the Cwm Dudodyn trying to follow a nonexistent path! This was a real slog but eventually turned up at the Blwch Y Marchlyn and then headed west and then Sw heading up Elidir Fawr. The summit was a mass of boulders. I enjoyed the views of the reservoir and the clouds moving across Blwch Y Brecan. I headed back down and colleccted my rucksack halfway down.Dazingdale10/07/2014
Marchllyn Mawr horseshoe.ju ju09/07/2014
What a slog. Straight up from Nant Peris after tackling Snowdon range. Hot sun, inadequate nutrition, I had to stop every 20m of ascent as pulse red lining. Eventually made it though, what a view, worth the slog, rehydrated and fuelled up then cracked on with 3000s.fnem05/07/2014
Attempt at welsh 3000sLouieb7828/06/2014
from Llanberis, via Dinorwig Quarry and return via path to Nant Perris & path through quarryWestdenewalker20/06/2014
Parked at Nant Peris. Y Garn, Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd and Elidir Fawr.AlunRees3129/05/2014
RH 60th anniversary weekend: Bruce, Rachel, T, Eve, Phil Aikman Blisco24/05/2014
An hour there and back from the col with Foel Goch - much easier than slogging up from Nant Peris!Richard17/05/2014
Y Garn & Elidir Fawr from Llyn Ogwen with Sue, Reddy, Carol, Steve, Debs, John & JenniJim Cooper18/04/2014
Y Garn & Elidir Fawr from Llyn Ogwen with Jim, Reddy, Carol, Steve, Debs, John & JenniSue Cooper18/04/2014
From Ogwen Cottage. Up Devil's Kitchen then Y Garn and Foel Goch. Steep decent from Foel Goch into cwm, then follow the contours around to Lyn Idwal and back to the car. Glorious sunshine all day - fabulous views.adrianturner30/03/2014
From Ogwen. Fantastic walk here from Y Garn lots of sun xxx Lakesgirl30/03/2014
Me Ste leePaul Beard02/02/2014
Asent from Marchlyn Resevoir via Carnedd y Filiast.Owain G25/12/2013