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Name:Cyrniau Nod
Hill number:2105
Height:667m / 2188ft
Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 98852 27924
Summit feature:no feature: ground 15m NNE of cairn
Drop:179m
Col:488m  SH944273  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 239 255
Observations:summit is 0.17m higher than base of cairn; ground 190m N at SH 98790 28098 is 0.6m lower; note 666m spot height Foel Cedig at SH 98174 28331 could be as high
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Cyrniau Nod.pdf
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Walked the route in section 7.5 of the Nuttalls book. Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel y Geifr , Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod, Y Groes Fagl. People call these the boring Berwyns but I don't agree. How many of the hundreds of thousands who climb Snowdon and Cader Idris each year would persevere with this walk. It's a real challenge and there are some good views if the weather holds. A very steep descent to Foel Goch reminded me how unfit I've become. Great views at the top, could see Arenig Fawr, Aran Fawddy and Snowdon in the distance inbetween the snow showers. The summit of Trum y Gwragedd was tantalisingly 40 foot on the other side of a barb wire fence. I decided not to be a purist but as I walked on the guilt gnawed at me and, 200 metres later at a corner post, I decided to leave my backpack, cross over and go back to the summit. My gloves and trousers already had holes in them and I'm not sure I'd have risked it if I had been wearing new exptsharp21/03/2017
Solo walk during a weekend trip to Llangollen for a friend's Birthday. Aber Hirnant - Foel Cwm-Sian Llwyd - along ridge via all Nuttalls to Pen y Cerrig Duon - road - Foel y Geifr - north along ridge - steep descent by forest to road - road back to Aber Hirnant. A rather dull and heathery set of hills!AGWilliamson18/12/2016
With G. Mostly Nuttalls' Route from cattle grid at Bwlch yr Hwch > Foel Goch > Trum y Gwrgedd > Foel y Geifr > Pen y Cerrig Duon > Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw > Stac Rhos > Cefn Gwyntog (faint path from gate near Cefn Gwyntog N Top) > Cefn Gwyntog North Top > Cyrniau Nod > Y Groes Fagl > start via Cwm GwynRT197017/08/2016
A long trek from the trackRobinPrince30/07/2016
Solo from Foel Cedig and on to Y Groes FaglAimless Rambler29/05/2016
With K and RM. Walked in from W. Bad weather came in over car as we walked but passed us by like the angel of death at Passover.Ashley28/05/2016
#577 From minor road to the West via track, more ticking on the way back.tim74720/04/2016
Nuttalls walk 7.5Crib Goch13/04/2016
14 mile hard circular walk from the cattle grid at the bottom of the pass, used ill-defined footpaths up onto Pen Y Boncyn Trefeilw, then along lane to Stac Rhos up the lane to Cyrniau Nod, back down taking the pretty much pathless ridge to Cefn Gwyntog, descended and forded the stream west above the waterfall, followed lane to road, then followed lane through forest up onto the moors, struggled through hideous pathless heather up onto Cefn Coch, then across more heather to Foel Y Geifr, then down little path onto Trum Y Gwrgedd and Foel Goch back down to car with half an hour of daylight left.DanTrig13/03/2016
with Alastair from summit of Bwlch Hirnant. Attempted to cycle to Cyrniau Nod through snow drifts on track. Very tough day out.M0YDH12/03/2016
Parked on the col and used vehicle track to get close (after 5km) to the top. Picked off a few Nuttalls on the way back to car w Jenx.nordicstar28/12/2015
Good to get this one done just before dark. Easy but a bit of a plod by this route.jenx28/12/2015
Nuttall Walk 7.5: Foel Goch [The Berwyns] - Trum y Gwragedd - Foel y Geifr - Pen y Cerrig Duon - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw SW Top - Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw - Stac Rhos - Cefn Gwyntog North Top - Cefn Gwyntog - Cyrniau Nod - Y Groes Faglronaldo33314/06/2015
Walk from Cwm Hirnant pass OL23 946274 Cerdded o fwlch Cwm HirnantDewi Prysor19/04/2015
look to get to the fence and a 300m path the stick summit with great views down the valleyAristotle Chip11/04/2015
More heather - lots of swearingRuth09/09/2014
Followed the Nuttalls route apart from Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod all done as out and back from the track. Each with a handy cairn to indicate where to leave the track. Latter part of the day it poured with rain and cloud came down.axe.stephen28/05/2014
From top of Bwlch Hirnant on route to Y Groes Fagl. Losing my sense of humour at this stage! It was a long slog over bog, heather and bilberry to get here from Cefn Gwyntog. Gave up on following the stream in the end (too wet) and returned to the fence.ruthatlast26/05/2014
My 2nd hill of the day on an Epic walk from Llangynog to Llanuwchllyn, having first climbed the very steep Moel Dimoel. I followed a track gradually climbing the slopes of the Tanat valley with fantastic views of the waterfalls. I crossed one major stream and then headed North west over another, eventually following the Nant Llwyngwrgi and then having to veer North when i reached the fenceline as I was about 1/2 mile off ( i should have been following the stream further North). Summit has post in the middle.Dazingdale06/05/2014
Followed Nuttalls Western Berwyns walk with a few additions.rhalstead16/03/2014
MAINLY FOLLOWED NUTTALLS WALK 7.5 FOR THE WESTERN BERWYNS. PARKED AT THE FOOT OF THE HIRNANT PASS AND WENT STRAIGHT UP VERY STEEP FOEL GOCH, THEN EASY WALK ALONG THE RIDGE TO TRUM Y GWRAGEDD AND FOEL Y GEIFR. STEEP HEATHER DOWN TO TOP OF PASS THEN ALONG THE TRACK, POPPING OFF IT TO DO PEN Y BONCYN TREFEILW AND STAC RHOS. RETURNED TO TRACK BETWEEN ALL TOPS AND FOUND FAINT PATH OUT TO CEFN GWYNTOG. FOLLOWED FENCE TO CIRNIAU NOD AND FINISHED WITH THE EASY GROES FAGL. BACK THROUGH FOREST TO CAR - ANOTHER WARM SUNNY DAY OUT FROM BALA.BURGESS08/08/2013
From top of pass (12:30) cycled along forestry track (with detour to 666 point) to bend at 988285 (13:30) then walked along path to summit. Back to bike 14:00; car 14:35. Lovely day, though becoming hazy.dbb26/05/2013
Nine-Nuttall circuit clockwise from Aber Hirnant, with Ruthdavidpettit8405/05/2013
Parked at road/track junction at the foot of the Hirnant Pass Track past Ystrad-y-groes up through Penllyn Forest Bwlch y Groes-fagl Y Groes Fagl Cyrniau Nod Cefn Gwyntog N. along ridge to Boundary Stone Stac Rhos Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw Path down N. ridge of Pen y Cerrig Duon Car. (JL,PM,CM)gerrybowes08/11/2012
2nd of 8 in the day.bolton08/11/2012
As nuttall walk 7.5 after two failed attempts because of snow on deep heather and heavy rain with thick mist. The boring Berwyns proved to be problematic to us!mindlessflogger17/03/2012
Rode my mountain bike along the forestry road and went on foot to the top. Many quad bikes and motorbikes use the forestry road. An E reg BSA bantam was one!johnjennison18/09/2011
At least it was a dry day! After Cefn Gwyntog this is another hard slog through heather and bog. Stayed close to the stream but still hard work (and wet). Only redeeming moment was sighting a hen harrier.woodse02/07/2011
The trip from Cefn Gwyntog is as bad as it looks, although I did find one or two fleeting paths. Decent path takes you back to the road afterwards.huwthomas14/05/2011
Cairn with post.Route:Drove into forest as far as Stac Rhos then walked-Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw-Stac Rhos-Cefn Gwyntog-Cyrniau Nod-Y Groes Fagl. V Dif deep heather. Sunny.Chris Williams28/04/2011
quite easy path off track, 5th top of the day :-)heavyhorses06/04/2011
The worst part of the Nuttall 7.5 route! A near mile long nightmare of thick heather and bog from Cefn Gwyntog.David Gradwell25/09/2010
With Pendabeorwulf03/07/2010
Via Nuttall walk over subsidiary bumps. Cairn and post near fence, not much else to say about it.Aye Jimmy20/04/2010
As Gerald Peck on a very clear sunny spring afternoon from the minor road to west.Dugswell216/03/2010
From coach, on own, just time for 2 from Llangynog (not recommended as a start point)geoffreybbb07/02/2010
Not real date - no log kept. Foel Goch, Trum y Gwragedd, Foel y Geifr, Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw, Stac Rhos, Cefn Gwyntog, Cyrniau Nod, Y Groes Faglijpowell10/07/2009
2nd hill of the day, an easy diversion from fc track. A pile of stones with a post sticking out from the top marks the summit.SteveClay12/04/2009
Hot sunny day along Pete Roberts 'friendly FC track', these tops would be a nightmare without this track. Top (a post) accessed by small path off the FC track by cairn at 987284 approx 40 metres west of bend, walked with Mary.Glenelg31/05/2008
Difficult hike from Cefn Gwyntog. Nuttalls suggest walking by Nant Cyrniau Nod stream but I found this even more difficult than the heather. I ended up up to my groin in a swampy bit.clivevilla12/02/2008
an interesting though sometimes arduous walk through 7 of the hirnant peaks. good tracks a lot of the way, the bits without tracks proving hard going, lovely day though and not another person seen along all the (off road) route.stig_nest23/04/2007
Wet miserable day but 8 topsEmlyno28/01/2007
SOTA activationIan G7KXV08/10/2006
Parked at road top to W and cycled along track to almost the summit. Then simple heather bash to top. Only took an hour at most.robphys30/08/2006
With TonyStuart Hyde28/04/2006
Llanberis trip richardsun14/04/2006
Climbed as part of route 7.5 in the guide bookdianepick26/06/2005
Round of Cyrniau Nod and Pen y Boncyn Trefeilw from forest tack departing Cym Hirnant road summit.Eddie24/02/2002
BogtrotPeteF12/01/2002
Climbed twice on return ridge route.glbrookes17/09/2000