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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:SH612613 (est)
Col:712m  SH626614  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 451 users)ByDate of Ascent
With CP LH ML Rob and Islagarth8730/08/2014
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
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
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