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Name:Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
Hill number:2104
Height:671m / 2201ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint), Catchment Boundaries, Dovey
Watershed:Cardigan Bay, Liverpool Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 88950 23643
Summit feature:small cairn of white quartz
Drop:166m
Col:505m  SH884229  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 314 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Third hill from Bwlch y Groes. En route to the Arans.DanMaisieBex23/06/2019
10 mile walk from Cwm Croes, up Tir Gofal path from Nant-Y-Llyn farm to Llyn Lliwbran then climbed NW steeply onto the ridge, followed ridge onto Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and Aran Fawddwy (all bagged previously in 2011) then retraced steps to Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and descended to Creiglyn Dyfi tarn, up easily onto Foel Hafod-Fynydd then diagonally onto Llechwedd Du, along ridge to Esgeiriau Gwynion, descended to Llechwedd Llyfn, then steep descent back to car in Cwm Croes, perfect sunny/breezy weather, good dry terrain, views from west Coast including the whole of Cardigan Bay to Shropshire. Saw 2 people all day. Later that day drove up to Bwlch Y Groes pass and bagged Foel Y Groes and Moel Y Cerrig Duon, great day.DanTrig15/05/2019
roddyp15/05/2019
arjh06/05/2019
From road high point car park then onto to Aran FawddwyN.Morters11/04/2019
smb2010/04/2019
The five eastern Arans from Bwlch y Groes. Started with Moel y Cerrig Duan then back to the Bwlch and on to Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynian, Foel Rhudd and finishing on the best of these tops, Foel Hafod-Fynydd.knarf14/12/2018
borderline27/09/2018
acleafe09/08/2018
andy6319/07/2018
half day walk leave Bwlch y groes at 0600 walk the 4 nutall hills easy nav good viz but hard bog and heather walking , Llecwydd du, Esgeiraau gwynion, Foel rhydd fine views of arran range and beyond pack to col then foel y groes and Moel cerrig duon again good viz and fine views back to car at 1030underhill06/05/2018
PeteEdwards21/04/2018
A beautiful walk with Alex C up the footpath from Blaen-pennant. Just adequate parking by the gate on the hairpin bend (the gate seems disused). The valley is a stunner, and the path grassy, dry and very nice. Straight to the top by the Nant y Ffuddai for a grandstand view of the Arans and most of mid-Wales.Gill17/02/2018
So much more enjoyable accessing the hill from this side, with Gill, instead of the grotty old bogtrot back to the Bwlch y Groes car park.Twice Shy17/02/2018
Parked at hare-pin bend, up to Llechwedd Du and on to Esgeriian Gwynion.andrew.morel16/02/2018
danduponty16/02/2018
3/4 (Llechwedd Du/Foel Rhudd/Esgeriau Gwynion/Foel Hafod-Fynydd)Fergalh04/02/2018
SoloAimless Rambler14/10/2017
Rambling Ray04/08/2017
Bag200001/08/2017
As part of Nuttall walk 8.2, with Penda. 4.75 hrs, cool with spots of rain. Shepherds were gathering all sheep off these hills with their collies, very impressive.beorwulf07/07/2017
skeletonjo01/07/2017
A dull summit made more interesting by the ascent to the southwest after having already been up Aran Fawddwy.Alex C20/04/2017
More or less did section 8.2 from the Nuttalls book with the exception of the North face of Foel Hafod-fynydd which had a lot of snow on it so I skirted East and went up the Western ridge which was relatively snow free and not as steep. Started off from Bwlch y Groes which is apparently the highest pass in North Wales and it's worth coming up here just for the drive! It was very wet and swampy with lots of groughs and wetness on the way up to Llechwedd Du. After that it was a short hop up to Foel Rhudd and an even shorter hop to Esgeiriau Gwynion. Tied the backpack to a fence on the way up to Foel Hafod-fynydd and picked it up on the way back down. The views at the top were absolutely superb: Aran Fawddwy was sprinkled with snow and looked gorgeous with Creiglyn Dyfi at the bottom. The grassy track (presumably there used to be a quarry up here) was a delightful route down as I no longer had to watch my feet and could admire the delightful waterfalls below instead. The only downside otsharp23/03/2017
oldbagger2709/02/2017
JulieB01/01/2017
WokingMike01/01/2017
phil10101/01/2017
David S29/08/2016
Tricky26/08/2016
SteveSmith18/08/2016
From Llanuwchllyn. Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafodd-Fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd and Llechwedd Llyfn.Alunrees3321/07/2016
From Bwylch y Groes, not doing the Nuttalls walk but used the faint path made by those so doing to circuit out around the neighbouring Simm and then collect the Marilyn. A right soggy bogtrot and best quickly forgotten :-). Great views of the main ridge where we had been earlier in the day on better mountain terrain.nordicstar12/07/2016
Not the best of walks from the high point of the road. It does get better.jenx12/07/2016
Fabioski05/06/2016
Condoverman30/04/2016
Tony S25/04/2016
Lorna S25/04/2016
Nuttall walk with extension over Aran Fawddwy as it looked so tempting from Foel Hafod-fynyddRuth17/04/2016
LizH25/11/2015
PeterAH25/11/2015
Wycombe Wanderer29/09/2015
monkey07/08/2015
Nuttall walk 8.2 part: Llechwedd Du - Foel Rhudd - Esgeiriau Gwynionronaldo33331/07/2015
From Llanwchllyn, Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, descent to tarn for perfect lunch stop, Foel Hafod-fynydd, steep descent and re-ascent to Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Llyfn.ijpowell15/07/2015
iainwalton12/07/2015
Cerdded o Fwlch y Groes Walked from Bwlch y GroesDewi Prysor26/06/2015
David Bell18/06/2015
Curlywurly14/06/2015
Aristotle Chip14/06/2015