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Name:Waun-oer
Hill number:2147
Height:670m / 2198ft
Parent (Ma):2145  Maesglase
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 78556 14786
Summit feature:rock within 1m of trig point
Drop:120m
Col:549.6m  SH 8011 1440  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23E
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:col surveyed with Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 309 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After Cribin Fawr, fine views of Cader.DanMaisieBex03/08/2019
Parked at Bwlch Oerddrws - Cloddfa Gwanas - Waen-oer then followed the grassy ridge fences to Maesglase (a grassy giant). Impressive and quiet. Returned retracing our steps. Coffee and bara-brith at Cross Foxes as a treat at the end.briandavies25/09/2018
Nuttall Walk. First summit of the day. 3hrs from the start. A very hot day., but the forest provided lots of shade. With Ann as always.Malcvolm26/06/2018
2/4 (Mynydd Ceiswyn/Waun-Oer/Y Garn/Uwch Mynydd)Fergalh05/11/2017
With Cabesimon and co02/07/2017
Fresh snow had fallen in the night which made this hard going. Parked in the lay-by on the A487 which is popular for walkers going up Cadair Idris. Took the path that crossed the cyclepath (that looks like a great cycle) and got my walking sticks out for the first time ever. Couldn't find the path because of the snow so I made my own way up. At the top, walked along the edge of the wood to the summit. Good views at the top as the cloud base was quite high. Came back the same way. Found the proper path on the way down from the woods but it was very slippy and I had to do a “controlled descent” on the way down on my bum a couple of times.tsharp22/03/2017
From cad west car park, Mynydd, Ceiswyn, Waun-oer, Cribin Fawr, Cribin Fawr East top, Mynydd Dolgoed, Craig Portas, Craig Portas East Top, Maesglase, Maesglase old top, Maesglase South top,back over Waun oer to cp 8hrs walkingunderhill21/01/2017
from the village we followed the path through the woods to mynydd y waun . we walked along the path by the fence to the trig pointAristotle Chip16/12/2016
12 Mile walk from top of pass, followed good path onto Cribin Fawr and its unmarked summit, then down and steeply up onto Waun-Oer and its trig, back onto Cribin Fawr, down fenceline and along hillside path to Mynydd Dolgoeds featureless summit, then nice ridge walk onto another two featureless summits, Craig Portas and its East Top, then onto the big bulk of Maesglase to its cairned top, we then walked back to Cribin Fawr and down to the pass, after a break, steeply ascended Pen Ochr Y Bwlch and its unmarked top, then up onto Pen Y Brynfforchog where we tried to rebuild the fallen down pile of stones on top, returned to the pass, mostly sunny with the odd cloud banks touching the surrounding summitsDanTrig06/07/2016
On a backpack. Camped just under summit near a small tarn which was my water supply. Great top, lovely views. Could see the pub at Cross Foxes from the tent!mick04/05/2016
Dovey hills walk with Lindsay, Steve and Frank, starting top of the pass, finishing nr Dinas Mawddwy - 2 cars. Great views, dry but very windy day.Crib Goch10/04/2016
Dovey hills walk with Martin, Steve and Frank, starting top of the pass, finishing nr Dinas Mawddwy - 2 cars. Great views, dry but very windy day.Lou10/04/2016
With Martin, Lindsay & Steve and starting from parking spot on A470 used Martin's route to take in Cribin Fawr, Waun-oer, Craig Portas, Craig Portas East Top finishing on Maesglase.knarf10/04/2016
From Aberllefennitweed01/04/2016
Via Cribbin Fawr avoiding low flying jets, but only just.Campbell Singer16/03/2016
Wind so strong could not hold camera to take photo. Hung on to trig to log on TP-UK and had to make do with snap on mobile. Heavy morning rain slow to clear replaced by gradually clearing skies with good visibility. Strong wind became stronger almost blowing me off my feet on many occasions. Parked in car park near 363m spot height on A470. Cribin Fawr->Waun-oer->Craig Portas->Craig Portas East Top->Maesglase->Maesglase (old GR) - Maen Du. Only 7.83 miles but comparatively a lot of ascent at 964m. No wonder felt tired on final walk back to van along A470 from Penantigi Isaf. Better to park near milepost to reduce final walk back to van.SteveSmith09/03/2016
With Penda, from car park on A470. CF to W to M and back. Long flog over boggy ground on way to M. 1230-1715. Trip enlivened by lots of Red Kites. Only saw one other person in distance.beorwulf19/09/2015
same day as Maesglase, ascent from Bwlch Oerddrws to Waun Oer then back and over Craig Portas ridge to MaesglaseDewi Prysor29/06/2015
MIST ON THE ARANS AND CADAIR IDRIS BUT DID THE DINAS MAWDDWY HILLS IN CLEAR, DRY CONDITIONS. WENT UP THE WELL GRADED PATH FROM THE PASS ON THE CROSS FOXES - DINAS ROAD TO THE QUARRY AND THEN VERY EASILY ON TO CRIBIN FAWR. A BIG DIP WITH VERY STEEP ASCENT ONTO WAUN OER AND THEN BACK AGAIN AND LONG WALK OUT TO MAESGLASE AND BACK OVER CRIBIN FAWR AND DOWN. LONG TREK COMPENSATED FOR BY EXCELLENT VIEWS.BURGESS16/06/2015
After the over-complicated and difficult route taken to get onto the ridge, this was a breeze despite the very waterlogged ground. The stone outcrop below the trig would be the only dry ground for some miles. Onwards to Cribin Fawr.thesweetcheat09/05/2015
Hot day, up from Minffordd and took in Cribbin Fawr and Maesglase at the same timeandrew.morel16/04/2015
Nuttall walk 10.3: Mynydd Ceiswyn - Wann-oer - Cribin Fawr - Craig Portas E top - Maesglase - Maesglase Maen Du - Craig Portas E top - Craig Portas - Mynydd Dolgoedronaldo33307/03/2015
From car park at Bwlch Oeddyrws, via Cribin Fawr.lenman12/08/2014
Last of 3 Hewitts bagged on walk from Maesglase via Cribyn Fawr.Buteobuteo26/07/2014
Came from the A470 and did the three hills. Very hot dayjohnjennison23/07/2014
HF HolidaySmelly Boots09/09/2013
Dropped off at Cader car park on main road. Clear weather to walk through to Dinas Mawddwy.bolton01/07/2013
As part of a circular route from Aberllefenni.JohnStoneham28/06/2013
23stod196201/06/2013
From A470 top of hill after doing western arans, straight descent, not recommended, to X Foxes pretty impressive now its reopenedgeoffreybbb14/10/2012
Parking area next to old quarry office in Aberllefenni, 6 miles north of Machynlleth – Track through forest for about 8km to just below col (790149) – Up to col & then up to summit of Waun-oer – Back down to col & then up ridge to Cribin Fawr – Craig Portas – Maesglase – Back to Craig Portas – SW along boundary fence – Over FB by cottage – Pick up track back to car. (JL)gerrybowes27/09/2012
Good, easy ascent through forestry. Ridge descent. Close encounter with a badger! With G. Bowes.John L27/09/2012
With HF walk over Dovey HillsCrib Goch19/07/2012
Linear walk from Brynllys to Arthog via all the Maesglase and Cadair Idris Nuttalls.davidpettit8405/05/2012
From Cribin Fawr down to col, steep up l side of fence-slippy in places, Great views of Idris range & long views to Snowdon etc. couple of snow flurries but clearing quickly.apricorum15/04/2012
Passed over this top whilst backpacking from Dolgellau to Corris. A good way to spend the 29th of Feb.Alex C29/02/2012
From Bwlch Oerddrws (SH 80219 17029) - Cribin Fawr - Waun-oer - Craig Portas - Craig Portas East Top - Maesglase - Maesglase (Maen Du). Out and back almost by the same route, Waun-oer omitted on the return.david23020119/02/2012
KeithByTheC06/08/2011
With other CUHWC members as a long walk from Dolgellau back to Cwm Cywarch.AGWilliamson14/05/2011
Crazily long linear walk with CUHWC; Ty-nant - pony path - Cyfrwy - Craig Cwm Amarch - Cadair Idris - Mynydd Moel - Gau Graig - Mynydd Ceiswyn - Waun-oer - Cribin Fawr - Craig Portas - Maesglase - Foel Dinas - Dinas Mawddwy - Bryn Hafod bunkhouse.Mark Jackson14/05/2011
From the lay-by at SH80221704 easy path to follow then you pick up fence to summit Cribin Fawr, at fence Stile near to boundary stone, keep following fence descend then reascend to summit. One of the best views of Wales from here.SteveClay04/08/2010
Not correct date. No log kept. Waun-oer, Cribin Fawr, Maesglaseijpowell01/07/2010
From Aberllefenni via Mynydd y Maun.Wheelsy15/04/2010
On the Nuttall route. It's a long haul up through the woods but on the ridge it was a beautiful spring day so great views from the ridge across Cadair, Rhinogs and the Arans.woodse07/03/2010
Meirionnydd Round attempt, Barmouth startRHW18/07/2009
Quite a slog up from Aberllefenni - about 4 miles all uphill. Great views of a brooding Cadair Idris from the top.clivevilla07/04/2009
Last peak of the day. Great views of Cadairhuwthomas24/12/2008
Followed the Nuttalls route. Very peaceful day, only saw one other group all day, on a Sunday.rhalstead27/07/2008
Leventon Line, Llangollen to BarmouthRHW26/04/2008
Traverse of ridge about corris, picked up in Dinas Maddway after being dropped off by the cross foxes. Just me, Emily (10) and the dog, fabulousdianepick04/04/2008