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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, Furth, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Sim, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100
Grid ref:SH611613 (est)
Col:712m  SH626614  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
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    Logged Descriptions  (logged by 463 users)ByDate of Ascent
    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
    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
    Me Ste leePaul Beard02/02/2014
    Asent from Marchlyn Resevoir via Carnedd y Filiast.Owain G25/12/2013
    Walk from Nant Peris with G/F to mark my birthday. Horrible slog up, but the sun shone all day and the views from the summit are tremendous. On to Foel-goch.thesweetcheat10/11/2013
    199th MarilynDavidGMould15/06/2013
    Cloud and rain obscured any views. Started in Nant Peris.JohnStoneham13/06/2013
    With RobLouieb7808/06/2013
    Circular walk from Nant Peris. Walk alongside Afon Dudodyn to south of Elider Fawr (923m) which we ascended via a steep grassy slope. Descent via Bwlch y Brecan, traverse under Foel goch, then along fence line to a steep drop back to Afon Dudodyn. Wet and windy.tobywharne28/04/2013
    With Greg, Welsh 3000shaydnw09/02/2013
    Marchlyn horseshoe. Good weather, some hill fog, very cold and fierce wind. Dusting of snow on the tops.Taz3801/11/2012
    Bethesda to Nant Peris, with this being the highest of four tops for the day. A fair old October morning for it.Alex C19/10/2012
    via Marchlyn Bach reservoir and over Elidir Fach [hard slog] to climb onto Fawr. Break in the weather - great views of Yr Wyddfa complete with steam train ascending, Tryfan and Glyderau. With Phil HardwareM0YDH14/10/2012
    Windy and overcast but a good day from the old quarry road end. Excellent loop and apart from the greasy rock, good underfoot considering the recent downpours.SS29/09/2012
    Last bag of a 6 peak day. Also the last bag of the glyderau range :-) some spectacular views. descent back to nant perisHillboBaggings11/09/2012
    Great walk and the last of the 3000ft summits for me....what next I wonder :)3fatties08/08/2012
    Followed (intermittent) path on map up valley to corrie, then steep climb up grass. returned by good path not shown on map to Nant PerisButeobuteo23/06/2012
    Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd y Filiast (and north top), Foel Gochijpowell07/06/2012
    With Helen, Andrew, Jo, Bethan, Tom, Gareth, Artur and Feyruz of CUHWC from Deiniolen bunkhouse, taking in Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Foel-goch, Y Garn, Elidir Fawr. Cloud coming and going.Mark Jackson20/05/2012
    started from Talywaen kissing gate &followed path up towards Marchlyn mawr reservoir turned left onto grass path and headed towards Mynydd Perfedd. walked the ridge towards bwlch y brecan then onto Elidir Fawr.Andy BeerBellie12/05/2012
    Last peak in the Welsh 3000s before we gave upbri&dave06/05/2012
    A very cloudy day with N and A from Ogwen Cottage via Y Garnm and Foel GochSmeggers10/03/2012
    first summit on a 5 peak day from nant perys in heavy hill fog and snow!Angelfon05/02/2012
    Fourth ascent.thenomad30/11/2011
    With Summit Journeys as part of the Welsh 3000sStephenfarmer13/08/2011
    From roadside parking near Deiniolen (SH 59632 63105) - Carnedd y Filiast North Top - Carnedd y Filiast - Mynydd Perfedd - Foel-goch - Y Garn - Elidir Fawr - Elidir Fach.david23020126/07/2011
    With Ben Dan Mark & MattPDR196616/07/2011
    Up from Nant Perys. And when I say up I mean UP! Its a steady 2000ft slog. Beautiful day, well orth the effort.Father Ted03/06/2011
    (CUHWC) Nant Peris - Elidir Fawr - Carnedd y Filiast - N Top - Mynydd Perfedd - Foel-goch - Y Garn - Glyder Fawr - Glyder Fach - Y Foel Goch - Gallt yr Ogof - Miners' Track - Pen y Gwryd - bunkhouse at foot of Cwm Dyli pipeline. An epic day out.Mark Jackson28/03/2011
    walked from Nant peris, walked Y garn, Foel-Goch, Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, and Elidir Fawr.Rekrab23/03/2011
    From Nant Peris, onto Y Garn, Elidir Fawr, back to Nant Peris.spooksthehorse29/01/2011
    Part of an attempted winter Welsh 3000s walk.Matt Smith27/01/2011
    done whilst crossing the glyderau. Extremely windy throughout and stuck for a time on elidir fawr due to strong sustained gusts.jebus09/10/2010
    A break in the weather allowed Dan and I today’s walk. From 597630 to Carnedd y Filiast North Top, then Carnedd y Filiast on to Mynydd Perfedd via Foel-Goch to finally Elidir Fawr.Glenelg25/08/2010
    Ascent from nant peris, decent to same location via different routeSpecialK11/08/2010
    Welsh 3000s attempt with IC Fellwanderers.Edgemaster05/06/2010
    Elidir Fawr circular with Roberta.jim_aramis26/04/2010
    Start from Nant Peris lakederrymark24/04/2010
    catch upkevroberts01/01/2010
    pleasant winters day walk to Elidir Fawr and Elidir Fachsteviet11/12/2009
    attemt at the 3000stom smith29/10/2009
    Last summit on a circular around Elidir Fawr.Flipperfeet26/10/2009
    Traverse of the Glyders from Capel to FachwernPhilsidwell15/10/2009
    from Nant peris, direct ascent from footbridge. Long steep slog to summit, but worth it for views.emily17/08/2009
    Last hill whilst bagging the northern Glyders.Missed out on any views.Enjoyed the narrow ridge from Mynydd Perfedd.simocity14/08/2009
    Misty slog up the side!rambler_gary26/07/2009
    Last peak on the Glyder massif as part of a Welsh 3000s traverse. The descent to Nantperis (after 13 hours walking) is a real knee shredder.huwthomas27/06/2009
    Solo Ascent from Ogwen of Y Garn and Elidir Fawr, descending to Llanberis then back over the ridge to Ogwen. Sunny day.VirtualMountain31/05/2009
    walking with Lisa, Janson, Robbo, John, Kenny, Hayley.amandajb125/05/2009
    Oqwen valley, Y-Garn, Foel-Goch, Elidir Fawr (6.3 and 6.2 of Hillwalking in Snowdonia). Returning to Oqwen Valley via Foel-Goch and Blaen-y-nant ridge (lovely rarely used way down)fellowsa26/04/2009
    Nuttalls walk 2.2 from Nant Peris on warm sunny morning with superb clear views.Dugswell219/04/2009
    From Marchlyn Mawr Access RdScoff Cruddle31/12/2008
    Followed Poucher's route (probably not the best due to tarmac road) from NW via Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir and then returned via Mynnydd Perfedd and Carnedd y Filiast. Great views from the top sitting above the cloud.Herbert Anchovy30/12/2008
    Masses of snow at the end of October - go figure. Storm all day, we were all frozen especially the dog who wasn't really dressed for the weather... 2500ft steep ascent on fading path. Y Garn to come.Mark Jackson28/10/2008
    Misty on top. Went up from Nant Peris - quite a slog.clivevilla16/10/2008
    5th and last top of the day, bagging the northerly glyders. Cut from Mynydd Perfedd, and walked along the bwlch. Best of the day!Fwapp06/07/2008
    with andrew 12 peaksreashm06/07/2008
    Solo.Dangerous Dave03/06/2008
    All the Gylderau in one day, from Llanberis to Gallt yr Ogof via many peaks including this one.DanHolme31/03/2008
    from Nant PerrisBen Lowery24/03/2008
    With PYB 3,000 footers weekahmiller19/02/2008
    piece of pisswibble6912/11/2007
    my son ben at 7 years old bagged his 2nd 3000 footer of the day.FantasticDARRENG08/07/2007
    Came up to bag a geocache/waymark.nolan07/07/2007
    a fine route over seldom visited northern glyderau peaks. started and finished at cwm idwal cottage.stig_nest29/06/2007
    loveley mountain with a great conical profile - first time there was an aewsomw wind and I remember not being able to cross a stile as i was blown out horizontallygreendave01/04/2007
    SOTA activationIan G7KXV01/08/2006
    Summit marked by a wind shelter and a jumble of boulders it was very busy as there were hundreds of people on a charity walk. Glad to get on to the quieter tops.isabelle17/06/2006
    9 of 15Hal & Rafe17/06/2006
    as part of the welsh 3000's - what a (just under) a day!jonathanwilliam02/06/2006
    A cold bright clear day, walked from Nant Peris. With Kev R. 2nd climb 15/9/07 not so clear this time with Ken S and Kev S.SteveClay29/12/2005
    Great day in snow. Came up from Ogwen cottage over Y Garn.robphys06/03/2005
    With TonyStuart Hyde21/08/2004
    Great dayjohnjennison16/08/2004
    A long old slog up from Nant Peris - second big climb of the daybeamerboy3607/08/2004
    With John & Alison Betteridge on NW Office walk, from reservoir.marktrengove12/03/2004
    welsh 3000smr bounce01/01/2004
    From Y Garn, as part of Welsh 3000's with Gary, Dave & Andy. Last peak of 2nd day.alwaysinshorts02/08/2003
    From Llyn Ogwen via Y Garn North-east ridge, Elidir Fawrd and Foel Gochmavero1030/04/2003
    Direct ascent from Nant Peris, very toughdianepick05/10/2002
    Thick cloud - Like walking in cotton wool!Jhimmy25/07/2002
    left pack above Bwlch y BrecanWhithaugh22/03/2002
    Up from Marchlyn via Elidir Fach; across past Llyn y Cwn and down to Llanberis. Thanks to dad once more for taxi-ing and sparing me the slog up Elidir Fawr.ruthatlast22/08/2001
    With Dave, from Llanberis CP; first weekend after Fstevem7624/02/2001
    Perfect! Cool, clear calm, almost cloudless day until about 2 pm. Then high cloud still giving good views. Superb, cracking dayjoseph mitchell24/02/2001
    On P. Speirs walk.marktrengove28/01/2001
    On failed attempt at Welsh 3000ers.marktrengove16/06/2000
    Ascents : 1yatchey01/01/2000
    Part of a failed attempt at the 3000footers.Emlyno10/06/1999
    Estimated date - With James on 3000s tour.Aimless Rambler19/08/1998
    From Nant Peris (Cwm Dudodyn).Marshsand02/07/1998
    Solo run. First of five peaks. Terrific views of the Carneddau.mikejacobs25/04/1998
    Parked in the layby oppisite Llyn Ogwen (SH 65654 60245) led a group of V Scouts (Patchway Equinox) > Y Garn > Foel-goch > Mynydd Perfedd > Carnedd y Filiast > Carnedd y Filiast N Top [Y Fronllwyd] > Elidir Fawr > Nant PerisTony Hartry01/02/1998
    Climbed on my first solo outing.marktrengove18/07/1997
    Estimated date - third 3000s trip going north. First signs that the pace was too fast began to show.Aimless Rambler01/07/1997
    From below dam, steep ridge to summit and back over lesser topsnordicstar17/04/1997
    Estimated date - second 3000s tour going south.Aimless Rambler01/07/1996
    Solo trip; with Y GarnInvicta1404/11/1995
    Estimated date - First 3000s trip going north.Aimless Rambler01/07/1995
    Welsh 3000s Logica Mountaineering Club Pete Milne, Jenny Kennishcwrci01/07/1995
    With Dave on 3000-ers. And again on 22 Aug 2001. It's such a slog up from Nantperis!ruthatlast05/08/1994
    Approx Date, Northern Glyders from Nant Peris, DS, what a slog up.Fred Windsor17/06/1994
    2.19/06/1994 3.15/10/2001 4.28/09/2004jimmy6621/05/1994
    Good conditions.Deltic20/03/1994
    Good conditions, super hill.Ian Davies20/03/1994
    Third ascentthenomad25/10/1993
    Clockwise 3,000'+ round with DR.Eddie28/09/1992
    Snowdonia 7 Challenge. With Paul, Kike and Matt. Glyder Fach from PYG Hotel, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Foel-Goch, Elidir Fawr, down to Llanberis before 4 1/2 hours or get pulled out, then up to Garnedd Ugain and Snowdon, down the Ryd Du path to finish. 27 Miles, 7 peaks. 9hrs 51 mins.Mark T18/08/1991
    Up with Paul Beard, Mike and Mathew to practice the Snowdonia 7 race. Set of from PYG hotel up onto Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Foel Goch, Elidir Fawr, got sunburnt, Mike tired out on Y Garn. 4 1/2 hours.Mark T08/05/1991
    Estimated date based on Cader Idris trip but this is highly debatable. Remember cutting down north flank to track. SS20/04/1991
    Possible out an back in a summers evening from Nant Peris but first climb was as an outlier on a trip from IdwalRhayader_wander12/01/1990
    Date unknown RHW01/01/1990
    Estimated date - did aloneSS29/10/1989
    THE SNOWDONIA 7 CHALLENGE, in teams of 4, ours was Darryl Bradshaw, Paul Beard, Dave Osbourne and me. Slogged up onto Glyder Fach, fell running teams already passing us, had been set off at 5 min intervals, there were 50 teams of 4. Started to run flat sections along the top. Y Garn broke Daryl and we all had to slow down. Pushed for time as coming off Elidir Fawr, we had to be at Llanberis checkpoint within a specified time or we would be pulled out. We were 2 mins over but allowed to continue. All wasted now. Up Llanberis path toward Snowdon, managed it by popping nurofens. On to Crib y Ddysgl. Now my right knee was causing serious problems. Managed to get over Snowdon and we all hobbled down to Rhyd-ddu. We were last down but had completed the course as was our objective. 5 teams had pulled out. Hardest mountain trip I had done and I could hardly walk for a week after. Great experience and we were the first Northants team to complete the course ever. Others had failed.Mark T21/08/1989
    From road after Crib GochAnduril25/06/1989
    Practice walk for the Snowdonia 7 challenge. With Paul Beard. From PYG Hotel, over Glyders and Elidir Fawr down to Llanberis. Found hurt my knees as got injured recently on Rugby 7's tour in Edinburgh.Mark T02/06/1989
    PG, Nigel ? Uisdean2518/07/1987
    First visit with Hugh O'Riordan, TCHHC. Again 10/9/05nathanp14/06/1987
    From minor road above Bethesda. Onto snow covered road at 1800' and to dam wall. Clambered up on scree patches and hard snow, needing kicking to make steps, with crampons to easier section and plod up to top. 12.45. Length of Menai Straight and Puffin Island. to F Goch.arranc04/04/1986
    First ascent.thenomad20/07/1984
    with DL Climbing & Fell & walking Club (date est.)batrigg01/08/1982
    Approx date - 4th peak on a successful 3000 footer round. What a slog from Nant Peris!desperate dan21/06/1981
    Date unknown but walked as part of Welsh 3000's with SmudgeSteveG01/01/1980
    Welsh 3000ers.bolton14/07/1979
    Pen-y-pass – Crib Goch – Crib y Ddysgl – Snowdon – Clogwyn Station – Nant Peris – Elidir Fawr – Y Garn – Glyder Fawr – Glyder Fach – Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel – Pen-y-pass. (Solo)gerrybowes13/05/1979
    Snowdonia. S. Nant Peris - Cwm Cneifio - Y Garn - Foel Goch - Mynydd Perfedd - Carnedd y Filiast - Mynydd Perfedd - Elidir Fawr - Nant Peris. Weather - Good.tarrp15/07/1978
    With a West Birmingham YHA Group.signyred08/07/1972
    mainly in cloud from Pen-y-Pass up Glyder Fawr along ridge to Y Garn to Foel Goch and finally Elidir Fawr. Into valley and walk back up road to Pen-y-Pass. Marilyns 14, 15, 16vegibagger05/04/1971
    Logged. Also 17/11/02.ngthack03/07/1965
    See Snowdon previous day dbb21/07/1961
    On walk through from Idwal YH to Llanberis, via Y Garn. Unfortunately (in retrospect!) we neglected to summit the two intermediate bumps... Then down to Dinorwig and Llanberis.Aye Jimmy03/05/1961
    Mid/late 1980s on Welsh 3000s trip.summitsup01/01/0001