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Name:Moel Penamnen
Hill number:2075
Height:628.3m / 2061ft
Parent (Ma):2068  Manod Mawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 71630 48363
Summit feature:no feature: 6m N of old trig point base
Drop:138m
Col:490m  SH731467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL18E
Observations:rock just W of trig point base is 3cm lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 288 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Blaenau Ffestiniog taking in Moel Penamnen,Foel-Fras, Manod Mawr North Top & Manod Mawr. Beautiful clear winter day with a hoar frost, blue skies and extensive views. Difficult to navigate, finished in darkness with head torches.Lazylizzie30/11/2019
from crimea Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras then return south of Moel Penamnen, res and Moel farlwyd hail and windunderhill11/11/2019
From Crimea layby via Moel FarlwydJim T17/09/2019
From the car-park at SH708443. Manod Bach, Monad Mawr, Foel Fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel FarlwydGeoff Briggs18/08/2019
Nuttall walkDan Baddeley20/04/2019
On my H&M assessmentRob Pen y Garn06/03/2019
CMC walkgreenways15/12/2018
follow the book the flat moor is boggy underfootAristotle Chip12/01/2018
From the car park at Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-Fras and Y Ro Wen. Beautiful winter day, very cold but clear and sunny.Alunrees3324/11/2017
623mThe Grouse14/06/2017
Nuttalls walk 5.4 with Frank.Crib Goch09/04/2017
With Martin Roberts from Blaenau Ffestiniog taking in Moel Penamnen, Manod Mawr North Top & Manod Mawr. Rather grey overcast day.knarf09/04/2017
Me Alf and James.jrj05/01/2017
From Cwm Penamnen, via Foel Fras. With Dad and AlfieJamesD197205/01/2017
What is it about destroyed trig points in this area? Never seen just the foundation remaining before and this is the 2nd today after Manod Mawr. Summit appears to be grassy area just off to the north.SteveSmith11/10/2016
Continuation of walk from Moel Farlwyd. Steep descent and ascent but no problems. Great views. With JT.Sprog09/10/2016
Nuttalls walk - very boggy and hard going. From this top to Foel-fras there is a decent pathjohnjennison02/10/2016
From Moel Farlwyd. My favourite bit was the peaceful bwlch/llyn but the dark cloud and late afternoon sun over Allt Fawr gave the walk some atmosphere. Last hill of four day trip. Paused on the descent to drink in the beauty nature and give thanks.Wycombe Wanderer17/09/2016
From the car park at the Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, Y Rowen and Clogwyn Dolwyddelan.AlunRees3106/07/2016
FRom Tal y waenledd just north of Llechwedd slate mine. Footpath interweaves with cycle tracks before disappearing. Climbed hill by its west steep grassy slope.Campbell Singer01/07/2016
Nuttall walkRuth07/05/2016
Nuttall walk 5.4: Moel Penamnen - Foel-fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr subsidiary top - Manod Mawrronaldo33320/02/2016
with roger and ronnie weather was awfulDarren-44320/02/2016
Solo. Wet and Windy. Too Windy to stand upright on the summit. Worse weather was forecasted from midday so I knew I was not going to make all the days targets. Left with the wind behind me for Foel Fras.Aimless Rambler28/01/2016
Nuttall walk 5.4, solo on a dry bright day.Lou07/09/2014
Aimed to also do Manod Mawr, but rain set in hard and we looked at slate quarries instead.skeletonjo27/06/2014
From Blaenau Ffestiniog, a round of Manod Bach, Manod Mawr, NT, Foel-fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel Farlwyd and Moel Dyrnogydd.rhalstead21/03/2014
Done on a walk from Dolwyddelan to Blaenau. Was really looking forward to this as it's often caught my eye and looks very graceful from Tanygrisiau lake. Annoyingly, the cloud came and a heavy hail storm hit, so I beat a quick descent to Llannau Barlwyd.Jake99402/01/2014
Road into quarry from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Very windy.bolton10/12/2013
CJM10/12/2013
Clockwise circular round from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Garreg Ddu - Moel Farlwyd - Moel Penamnen - Foel Fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr - Manod Bach. The extremely large building in Maen-offeren Quarries is well worth a peek inside. It's like an industrial museum. The descent off Manod Mawr to the northern tip of Llyn y Manod is fairly ghastly!David Gradwell11/08/2013
SO MUCH FINE WEATHER AT BALA THAT HAD TIME TO DO ONE OF THE LLANRWST BASED WALKS, NUTTALLS WALK 5.4. DROVE TO BLAENAU FFESTINIOG AND WALKED UP THROUGH QUARRY. JOYCE TURNED BACK AT THE TOP AS MOORLAND CROSSING LOOKED PATHLESS AND BORING - WHICH IT WAS. EASY ASCENT OF MOEL PENAMNEN, THEN LONG AND BOGGY CROSSING TO MANOD MAWR N. TOP AND ROUND QUARRY TO MANOD MAWR. COULD'T FIND ROUTE OFF INCLINE SO HAD LONG WALK BACK THROUGH VILLAGE.BURGESS11/08/2013
Approached from Dolwyddelan heading ESE and S to Y Ro Wen. Good track hardly used. Boggy underfoot having left Y Ro Wen, good navigation would be needed in bad weather as track is faint heading SWS but on a good day the path is easily followed around the head of the forest up to Foel Fras and then Moel Penamnen. Walk off North into Cwm Penamnen. Good walk, nothing too hard. Fantastic views of whole of Snowdonia well worth the visit. No access problems or navigational problems but would be in bad weather due to remote location. Saw no one all day.Jimbo07/08/2013
As part of a circular walk of Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras. Manod Mawr North Top, Manod Mawr and Manod Bach.JohnStoneham04/06/2013
From dolwyddelan, y ro wen, foel Fras, moel penmaenspooksthehorse04/05/2013
Penmachno - Dolwyddelan. 2 decades since my previous visit - don't think it's changed much!Smudge23/11/2012
Climbed up from Dolwyddelan feeling the onset of winter definitely coming on.Alex C01/11/2012
From Blaenau Ffestiniog. Parts of Nuttall's path through the rhodedendrons are impassable. Didn't see anybody between leaving BF and the top and it was a Sunday with nice weather.clivevilla26/08/2012
Took Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau F and then walked up through the Maen Offeren quarry. Circular walk taking in Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, the Manods Mawr and Manod Bach. Only just made the last train back but had a good beer to end the day.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2012
From Blaenau FfestiniogMarshsand22/04/2012
A nice rolling hill,Some good views to be had from here. Good weather too.Done with Aly & Mutts.Mc Tango01/04/2012
train station in Dolwyddellan. once on Y Ro Wen we headed S Skirting around the forrest before turning W and Heading up Foel-Fras, the continued to Moel Penamnen. Descended NNE to clearing then headed E.Rekrab15/02/2012
Blaenau Ffestiniog skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran.davidpettit8413/11/2011
Second day of CUHWC Caseg Fraith Trip. With DP. Entire Blaneau skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran. Fantastic and interesting walk in excellent weather!AGWilliamson13/11/2011
Abandoned quarries on the way up are absolutely fascinatingtsharp07/08/2011
Wild camp day 2 - Yr Arddu, Moel Meirchfellowsa08/05/2011
Car park in centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog – Maen Offeren Quarries (disused) – Moel Penamnen – Menod Mawr North Top – Menod Mawr – Blaenau Ffestiniog. (JL)gerrybowes02/03/2011
Through slate quarries to the tops, descend through old workings on an incline. With G. BowesJohn L02/03/2011
Nuttall walk 5.4. I wasn't looking forward to this I thought navigating through the quarries would be difficult but after following the track as described in book and using the incline, we soon found ourselves on the moor.SteveClay26/02/2011
climbed as part of route 5.4, last welsh peaks to bag, only took 10 yearsdianepick25/10/2010
In mist until coming off Moel Penamnen getting round in 4 hrs 35 min. Navigation was very strange and Google Earth revealed the extent to which the quarry has grown since the maps were surveyed. Good day - shame about the weather. Anti-clockwise circuit.SS10/10/2010
Following Nuttall's route from Blaenau. Visibility down to 30 meters at times. Fascinating quarry remains.huwthomas27/09/2010
1st ascent estimate above. Multiple ascents since, from W over Moel Farlwyd, and from SSW Manod Mawr and/or Bwlch Carreg y Frân, Cwm Teigl via Llynnoedd Bowydd and old quarry tramway. Last ascent was 03/04/2016 as part of Ffestiniog horseshoe circuit.Dewi Prysor05/06/2010
With Tony and DevonStuart Hyde18/07/2009
Not real date - no log kept. Moel Penamnen, Manod Mawr (and north top)ijpowell10/07/2009
Up from Blaenau Ffestiniog through the quarries on the Nutall route. Saw no one on the paaks all day. Found some street parking as the car park is extortionoate.Father Ted28/06/2009
From A470. Penultimate peak on a two day walk. Lovely in the sunshinealwaysinshorts10/02/2008
Mainly cloudy, little sun, occasional showers. Quite windy on the tops. Bogs and also high heather at some sections slowed us downjoseph mitchell25/09/2007
with Manod Mawr N Top, from Cwm Penmachno, solo richardsun26/05/2007
a wander around the ruins of the cwm machno slate industry and the three peaks of the area, we parked at the head of cwm penmachno. no issues with navigation or accessstig_nest16/03/2007
another lovely summit in the sunshinegigglejon14/02/2007
KeithByTheC06/05/2006
The first part of the walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog was through disused quarries and across open, pathless moor with a couple of tricky fence crossings to Moel Penamnen. From the summit I could see campers far below – the only people I saw all day.peter4lc19/04/2003
Another trip back from US. Lovely walk above Blaenau.ruthatlast29/03/2003
petey30/11/2002
From Manod Fawr N top, wilderness above sights and noises of quarrying.Eddie13/11/2001
circuit from tanygrisiau, allt-fawr, manods RHW12/03/2000
Galltywenallt22/08/1999
Solo run. First of three misty tops this morning.mikejacobs19/09/1998
Dolwyddelan to Bleanau Ffestiniog over the hills. This section, along Cwm Penamnen and over moorland with a touch of mountain form on Moel Penamnen and Foel Fras was enjoyable, the low sunlight turning the moors golden, atmospheric views of the Migneint and the Arenigs. Continued with Manod Mawr.pwheeler24/01/1998
GGIdris25/05/1997
From top of Crimea Pass.Chris Peart30/12/1991
Pile of stones links to the Manods or an out and back from the top of the Crimea PassRhayader_wander03/08/1991
Approx. date (within 4 days)Andrew6401/05/1991
New reebok trainers (yellow & black).From the Crimia Pass a great bagging run linking tops first around and then back through the decaying /collapsing, fascinating old slate quarries.Chris Pearson30/09/1990
Date unknown (pre 1997) RHW01/01/1990
Visited after a tough run on Gorddinanfasgadh10/06/1989
From road north of Ffestniog. With Sadie on bridal path above slate workings into open valley on grass and tussock. Cairn made of slates - what else? 15.15.arranc06/04/1985
From Blaenau F on round of Manod Mawr South and North tops and Moel PenamnenPeterD21/02/1985
199? Circular from Blaenau Ffestiniog.summitsupblank
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