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Name:Carnedd y Filiast
Hill number:2065
Height:669m / 2195ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Conwy (CoU), Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 87119 44599
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:316m
Col:353m  SH826441  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 380 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Llyn Celyn via Foel-boethfellowsa06/09/2019
Lunch stop on way to Arenig FachMark Sims07/07/2019
From Lay-by on A4212 at side of Llyn Celyn SH857 410 Via mountain track and minor top of Brottos (not listed) & Wan Garnedd-y-Filiast. Then onto Carnedd Llecwedd-llyfn. Returned following fence west to join public right of way south to A4212.Westdenewalker02/05/2019
from llyn roadside nutall start, pen garneddwen, foel boeth, brottos, carnedd filiast south top, wauncarnedd filiast, carnedd filiast, llechwedd llyfn, carnedd llechwedd llfyn arenig fach back to rd via ffridd maes y tailunderhill28/04/2019
with TJB. From south. Several buzzards and many frogs.trimarc226/02/2019
Circuit from Llyn Celyn via Waun Garnedd-y-filiast, Carnedd y Filiast, Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn and Arenig Fach. Sunny.Winterfloodian14/02/2019
Walked to the trig with other ramblers where we stopped for lunch before making our descent.Bellebow15/11/2018
Quite a remote feel to this hill - a wild place. Weaving track (approx from S), takes you all the way to summit.ger30/09/2018
From the North side,SH 882 472,parked at end of minor road, along a track up to the bwlch then along fence lines.Rough going through bogs heather and long grass.Did the 3 Nuttalls and back down in 3h20m.andy6305/09/2018
Circuit from Cwm Hesgyn. Trig visit.chalky195329/08/2018
SoloAimless Rambler24/05/2018
From Ysbyty Ifan. Interesting summitJamesD197214/05/2018
From start of bridleway up from Llyn Celym, easy as far as Boeth, then tried to avoid track deviation and reascent by direct ascent of SW face, which was carpeted in thick and soft mossy heather covering leg twistingly uneven terrain.Topographer5705/05/2018
Llyn Celyn through forest to footpath via Nant-y-Coed to Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast to Carnedd y Filiast to Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn to Arenig Fach. Descend via east ridge to Llyn Celyn. Clear weather, but cold and windy. Saw nobody all day. Walked solo. Once past Carnedd y Filiast, the route was mainly pathless and very rough going ... bogs and tussock grass! Arenig Fach a nice wild mountain with a fine corrie tarn, though the others were rather forgettable lumps!jamessteel10005/04/2018
An easy walk made challenging by nasty weather, sleet turning to heavy rain, and windy. Good parking at the bridleway/forest track that leads up over the shoulder of Foel Boeth, then a surprisingly long way down to the ford over the Nant y Coed, and then up onto the hill, and all the way to the summit. No worries about the mist, the navigation is a doddle.Gill26/11/2017
3/7 (Foel Boeth/Carned Lechwedd-Llyn/Carned y Filiast/Waun Carnedd y Filiast/Pen GaNeddwen/Foel Ddu/Foel Boeth)Fergalh30/10/2017
With Talisker whist Wasdale & Duddon MRT undertake SRT practiceMountain Goat07/10/2017
Cycled over from Blaenau train station and then proceeded to bag Pen Garneddwen and Foel Boeth before coming up here. Got caught out a little bit by the quite considerable reascent on the track off the moors and as a knock on result I ended up missing the train home from Betws by just five minutes. Decided to keep going and cycled back the remainder of the way to Llandudno. Oh, and when I eventually arrived at Carmen Silva Road Maria was waiting for me with all my bags packed and swiftly proceeded to give me the elbow :(. Still, at the end of the day, it was a particularly fine walk and I enjoyed it really very much.Twice Shy28/09/2017
With Val in wet conditions and no view. Parked at car park at LLyn Celyn dam. Trouble following footapths to start but got onto the track to Cwm Hesgyn and a good track almost to summit. Returned same route until Cwm Hesgyn then had more problems following route to road.mike.hoult11/08/2017
As part of Nuttall walk 6.2, with Penda, 6.5 hours. Easy thanks to track and path. Nice hill!beorwulf08/07/2017
An easy walk up a track all the way to the summit, then across to near Snowdon to climb Mynydd Mawr later that day.IanHHill28/06/2017
2nd visitsoftsquare15/06/2017
Floundered a bit in the mist and swamp from Llechwedd-llyfn without map or compass, probably near spot height 631. Mist briefly cleared and got back on track. As I got to the summit the mist suddenly cleared. Who dares wins. Bloody wretched hack back. Doesn't anybody walk these hills? Good view from Foel Boeth with cloud inversions and orange sea. 2 hours 15 mins.Wycombe Wanderer15/09/2016
Parked at Llyn Celyn. Pen Garneddwen, Foel Boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Carnedd Y Filiast, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast, Craig Yr Hafod, Graig Ddu and Craig Y Garn. Some horrible heather bashing en route!!AlunRees3108/07/2016
Parked at Llyn Celyn. Pen Garneddwen, Foel Boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Carnedd Y Filiast, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast, Craig Yr Hafod, Graig Ddu and Craig Y Garn. Some horrible heather bashing en route!!Alunrees3308/07/2016
From free parking area near dam. Used PF`s up onto moor then tracks to just S of Foel-boeth summit. Then up to summit & across moor to Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfan. Dry underfoot after all the sunshine. Alternative summit presumed to be cairn by fence. Then followed fence to Carnedd-y-Filiast & Waun Garnedd y Filiast.mart079703/06/2016
Long walk in from Llyn Celyn on the Land Rover tracksM0YDH27/05/2016
Continuation of walk from Craig yr Hafod. Followed sheep paths down to Llyn Hesgyn, crossed the outflow, and then very hard going up to join the track to the summit. Walk continued to Foel-boeth. Solo.Man of Kernow123/04/2016
41stod196219/04/2016
Nuttalls route 6.2 to Carnedd Llechwedd-Ilfyn, then down the SE ridge over Foel-boethCrib Goch11/04/2016
Parking at start of track by A4212 at SH 86165 41040. Foel Boeth > Carnedd Llechwedd-llfyn [Llechwedd-llyfn] > Carnedd y Filiast > Waun Garnedd-y-filiast then back down track.David Gradwell08/04/2016
Last hill of the year.jenx31/12/2015
With Jenx, last Marilyn of a busy hill year. Parked at the bottom of track by lake and walked easily all way to summit. Very straightforward. Diverted then to pickup all minor tops inc Nutalls and the Dewey with direct descent back to track. Would have been ok to have gone up that way, heather cutting operations and grassy sections made for easy going desite wind and rain we encountered there.nordicstar31/12/2015
From CP on A4212, along forest track and out onto hillside. Over Foel-boeth (after checking it was not a Tump), and on to summit. Returned by good track. If you are only doing Filiast follow the track and save wading through the thigh deep heather, billberry and moss!tim74701/10/2015
Up forestry track which soon runs out so left with gorse and briar and no track until wall found then quickly up to Pen Garneddwen, deep heather and wet to Foel-boeth then Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn [Llechwedd-llyfn] then trough of Bowland damp walk to Carnedd y Filiast then Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast then back to start of track which was followed to road to avoid further deep heather and bog. A very good choice of return route.Dugswell207/09/2015
Started from car park by Llyn Celyn walked up good lane, bagged Foel-Boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Carnedd y Filiast and took lane back to car drove around and bagged the notorious Arenig-Fach.DanTrig17/07/2015
En route to a holiday in Abermawr we stop in Pentre Foelas for lunch and are enticed - From Pont Calefwyr we cross the high upland fields of sheep and cattle to Cerrigellgwm Isaf the follow the old drovers road to Bwlch Blean-Y-Cwm-Waun (Kites and Cookoos on the way in the plantation. Now its off piste - over the springy grass - peaty soils - black lakelets - with white quartz outcrops to a brooding summit with intermitant views as gaps in the swerling grey cloud constently shift providing sunny glimpses of distant hills beyond.briandavies20/06/2015
With Minnie. From layby parking to good track start at 859 411, then heather & vague tracks to Foel-boeth, then vague & very boggy tracks to Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn, along fence to Carnedd y Filiast, boggy again along fence to Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast, back to track by Carnedd y Filiast, contour round Brottos & Foel-boeth back to road, over cast, occiasional Sun & occiasional showers.apricorum28/05/2015
Did this hill on 17/9/2011 but weather was so bad did not do the rest of the Nuttalls walk 6.2 but on 28 May did this and the other 3 hillsjohnjennison28/05/2015
Nuttall walk 6.2: Foel-boeth - Carnedd y Filiast S top - Waun Ganedd-y-Filiast - Carnedd y Filiast - Carnedd Llechwedd-Llyfn NE top - Carnedd Llechwedd-Llyfn - Lechwedd-Llyfn - Arenig Fach. Agree with other comments this is not a good walk.ronaldo33325/05/2015
WALK FROM THE LAYBY on A4212 N of Llyn CelynDewi Prysor10/04/2015
Longish but quite easy walk up from A4212.Nice weather until near the summit and then it went downhill from there.simocity25/01/2015
With Caroline and Barry, easy climb on tracks, but the other two hills involved wet feet again.nickywood110/10/2014
From the A4212.An easy walk with a track all the way to the top.Back down within 3 hours.andy6323/09/2014
From Llyn CelynOwain G07/09/2014
CHAOS Club meet..Neil, Andy, Steve and guest Frank..Nuttalls walk 6.2 on a hot clear day..too much walking knee deep in heather at the end!Lou08/08/2014
With Lindsay Shaw & the CHAOS Club taking in Waun Garnedd-y-filiast, Carnedd y filiast, Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn and Arenig Fach.knarf08/08/2014
Fifth of eight hills on this walk. Came up via Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast.Wheelsy21/06/2014
easy long track to the top. even in april its windy and inhospitable.Aristotle Chip12/04/2014
With Alan H. Raining on way up - very tough walking through heather. Summit in mist.Clachaig07/04/2014