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Name:Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Hill number:2074
Height:623m / 2044ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Rhinogs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Artro, Glaslyn, Catchment Boundaries, Triples, Mawddach
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 65845 34594
Summit feature:large cairn by trig point
Drop:180m
Col:443m  SH658300  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:Dropped from Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 413 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
An easy day out with Tim747. Continuation to Foel PenolauShutterlag09/01/2020
#667 From the road-end to the West, with Shutterlagtim74709/01/2020
Moel y Gyrafolen, Diffwys, Foel Penolau, Moel Ysgyarnogod from the Llyn Trawsfynydd Cafe SH 696383Geoff Briggs10/11/2019
from west on minor road then track past fishing lakes and onward past strange piles of stones, misty and low cloud, poor views, very rough and wild.richardrosser14/10/2019
Continuation from Foel Penolau, nice views over the estuary to Porthmadog.DanMaisieBex13/07/2019
from road end east of Eisingug, via small lakes and N ridge.IanHHill30/05/2019
Parked at the start as per book to walk to the summit. The track is easy to follow and gets you to within 500m of the summit. Great viewsAristotle Chip26/05/2019
With Silas, Ruby and Delilah. Very windy at the top.simonjallen15/04/2019
From Moel-glo, limited parking but gives good high access. Follow miners track to upper path split near wall, right fork. Both tops visited, can return by going to the east side of the rocky bluff to pick up the other track that courses round on a strata level below 4-7m rock wall back to the lower Lakes. Easy way to learn the complexity of this rugged terrain.N.Morters12/04/2019
Moel y Gyrafolen > Diffwys > Foel Penolau > Foel Penolau SW Top > Moel Ysgyfarnogod > Craig y Gwynt from GR: SH 68432 35825ronaldo33307/04/2019
Moel y Gyrafolen > Diffwys > Foel Penolau > Foel Penolau SW Top > Moel Ysgyfarnogod > Craig y Gwynt from GR: SH 68432 35825Hippster07/04/2019
From the Afon Eisingrug via Llyn Eiddew-bach and both summits of Foel Penolau.Winterfloodian27/03/2019
Approach from E (P near Cefn Claedd farm) - made use of obvious track. Visited Moel Ysgyfarnogod then Foel Penolau (both tops).ger26/02/2019
Followed nuttall route up miners path.fantastic views in all directions. Onto Foel Penolau.Longwojo15/10/2018
With Val. Warm sunny weather with clear long distance views. Parked near road end to west of the hill close to Cefn Clawdd. Followed track to its end then continued in same direction for a couple of hundred yards before ascending to gap in stone wall and on to summit. On to Foel Penolau then descended by same route.mike.hoult09/08/2018
Long day walk from Eisingrug.jrj05/04/2018
From Foel Penolau. With dad and SophieJamesD197205/04/2018
As Nordicstar, occasional path from end of track leads to summit. Excellent views in all directions.Lionel Bidwell27/03/2018
623mThe Grouse25/03/2018
Surely it's rocky neighbour deserved inclusion on the T100 list rather than this.bardolph29/09/2017
I was surprised this hill is in the Trail 100, as the Wycombe Wanderer was last year. I traversed it and enjoyed it, a good hillDavid Bell07/06/2017
Staying at Tallin farm so walked from there.Up Cwm Moch to Moel y Gyrafolen and then Foel Penolau (yes, I did both peaks) and then on to Moel Ysgyfarnogod. Great views of the Llyn Peninsula, particularly on the way down. Saw 2 or 3 people but only in the distance.tsharp03/06/2017
Nuttall walk 9.2martin_hall01/06/2017
with GKatyT12/05/2017
With Katy .. Just beat the rain, well almost!George Thompson12/05/2017
From Cefn Clawdd climbed both Foel Penalau and Moel Ysgyfarnogod on the northern Rhinogs. Cloudy but clear summits.knarf02/03/2017
with Allan Jones from Llyn Trawfynydd sideM0YDH23/09/2016
Continuation of walk from Foel Penolau. Followed the path south-west down the rock terraces of the south top to bwlch, then up over grass to the summit. To descend, headed west to pick up grassy track down to Cefn Clawdd, then lane down to lake and north back to the car. Solo.Man of Kernow118/09/2016
From Foel Penolau. Noticed last night that this is a Trail 100, which intrigued me as it was barely on my radar. Not an obvious peak by shape but assuming they mean the traverse of the whole ridge, I totally get it. Wasn't in the itinery but obviously had to walk the lot. On to south top.Wycombe Wanderer17/09/2016
Hit as part of a route from Trawsfynydd to Llanelltyd over Moel Ysgyfarnogo, Rhing Fawr, Rhing Fach, Y Llethyr, Diffwys and Y Garn. Two days, wild camped on east shore of Llyn Hywelandrew.morel27/07/2016
8 mile round of northern Rhinogs 7 summits with Neil H for his 61st birthday off work. Fantastic landscapes here with amazing slabby rocksMark Sims01/07/2016
Good track leads from just before the farm at the road end. Then straight up the hill.jenx28/06/2016
Repeat w Jenx. Parking just before farm at end of road. Follow track off right before the farm not the one that goes through it. The former leads easily in a loop up to 440m under the summit. Gap in wall and grassy slopes to trigged top.nordicstar28/06/2016
From Ty'n Twll, via Llyn Eiddew-bachtweed01/06/2016
Nuttall walkRuth15/05/2016
weekend in Barmouth with Sharon, lovely day, Nuttall walk 9.2Lou28/02/2016
with roger weather was awful heavy rain and no viewsDarren-44303/01/2016
With CathyB. From Coed-y-rhygen Cottage. masmith23/12/2015
From end of minor road north of Harlech. Then onto Foel Penolau. Accompanied by Matthew and Cathy.Westdenewalker17/09/2015
From Cefn Clawdd using route R8 from John Gillham's book Mountains of Snowdonia western peaks. Straightforward easy route.jimclinch02/08/2015
Walked up from Eisingrug side along the miners path to Moel Ysgyfarnogod, Foel Penolau and back past Bryn Cader Faner.Neolith01/08/2015
Parked in the Water Authority Car Park next to Llyn Trawsfynedd - Route via Wern Fach - Bwlch Gwylim - Clip - Moel Ysgfarnogod - Cefyn Gawdd - the Rhinnogs slow complicated - perched blue lakes - outcroping rocks - a bit of a scramble but lush and dreamybriandavies23/06/2015
Nuttall walk 9.2: Moel Ysgyfarnogod S top - Moel Ysgyfarnogod - Foel Penolau.ronaldo33319/04/2015
Nuttalls route 9.2 to Foel Penolau then returned same way to bag two adjacent sub-Deweys.Crib Goch16/10/2014
With Rhinog Fawr. Very tough route off path to summit. Good views from top Lakesgirl13/09/2014
With Cabe. Excellent six bagger across the northern Rhinogs.simon and co18/08/2014
from end of minor road north of HarlechWestdenewalker21/06/2014
As part of a circular walk from the minor road junction to the east of Ffridd Lwyd forest. The summits on the route were Clip, Craig Ddrwg, Corn-y-stwc, Moel Ysgyfarnogod South Top, Moel Ysgyfarnogod, Foel Penolau, Moel y Gyrafolen and Craig y Gwynt.JohnStoneham16/06/2014
Great walk from Llyn Trawsfynydd across the northern Rhinogs.Taz3829/05/2014
With G. Nuttalls' route from end of road E of Eisingrug > Moel Ysgyfarnogod > Foel Penolau > start.RT197024/04/2014