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Name:Moel yr Wden [Bwlch y Bi]
Hill number:3368
Height:572.2m / 1877ft
Parent (Ma):2057  Moel Llyfnant
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint), Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Watershed:Cardigan Bay, Liverpool Bay
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:SH 78016 35622
Summit feature:ground by cairn
Col:538.1m  SH 77981 35395  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18E OL23E
Observations:drop surveyed as 34.1m
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Moel yr Wden final.doc
Second Survey of Moel yr Wden (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 82 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
3/4 (Foel Boeth/Gallt y Daren/Moel Ywden (Bwlch y Bi)/Moel y Slates)Fergalh16/06/2019
A horseshoe walk taking in Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant and Foel Boeth. Parked in layby on B4391.Claireb 18/05/2019
full day on southern arenigs, arenig fawr, south top pt 712 carreg y doocyn, all moss tps, moel llyfnant, foel boeth, gallt y darren and back over bwlch y bi and moel y slatesunderhill06/05/2019
SoloAimless Rambler26/05/2017
REPEATSteve Q21/01/2017
Continuation of walk from Gallt y Daren. Followed fence down to boggy bwlch and steeply up to summit cairn. To return, followed RoW (no trace on ground) over marshes of Waen Blaen-lliw to stile, then picked up track south down the valley back to the car. Solo.Man of Kernow118/06/2016
Parked 803336, room for a few cars. Followed track up through forestry. At end of track took the ride on the right through forest which comes out at wooden gate. Across the fairly wet bit to corner of field where fences meet, across 2 fences (2nd has barbed wire)to top(Moel y Slates). Then along fence line to Bwlch y Bi. Returned back via forest.Rob5030/05/2016
Nuttall walk 6.1: Moel Llechwedd - Arenig Fawr - Arenig Fawr South Top - Carreg y Diocyn - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Far South Top  - Moel Llyfnant - Foel Boeth - Gallt y Daren - Moel yr Wden - Moel y Slatesronaldo33302/04/2016
Very boggy after you exit the forest, which is a shame because it's a cracking view.DARRENG07/08/2015
with Frank on a lovely spring day. Nuttalls 6.1 with a few additions. Poor old Bonzo.Lou22/03/2015
With G. Nuttalls' route 6.1 from SH 823 392 > Moel LLechwedd > Arenig Fawr > Moel Llyfnant > Foel Boeth > Gallt y Daren > Moel yr Wden [Bwlch y Bi] > Moel y Slates > dismantled railway back to start.RT197020/04/2014
parked easily near gate to sse. Good track then path pretty much non existant but line east to follow - fence. Bit boggy particularly from trees onward. Suggest staying on track until about 300m from forest edge just before derelict building. Then to forest corner. If been wet wellies could be handy.destaylor14/04/2014
Parked at GR783 333. Walked steeply up grass slope to Foel Boeth then followed fence to Gallt yr Daren. Continued following fence dropping about 60m then climbing up to summit of Moel yr Wden. Returned by same route. With SH and Ron.wombourne02/04/2014
Start ~ 779333. Walked up Foel Boeth and Gallt y Darren and then on to Moel yr Wden. With Wombourne & Ron.steve hudson02/04/2014
Loosely followed the Nuttalls Arenig Fawr route with a few additions.rhalstead17/03/2014
From Gallt y DarenJohnStoneham27/06/2013
Climbed from road to south via Gallt y Daren.chriswatson14/03/2013
One mile W. of Arenig village on minor road off A4212 – Path by disused railway & quarry – Up path by wall – Moel Llechwedd – Arenig Fawr – Arenig Fawr S. Top – Arenig Fawr S. Ridge Top – Moel Llyfnant – Foel Boeth – Gallt y Daren – Moel yr Wden (Bwlch y Bi) – Moel y Slates – Down path by fence & then across moor – Along disused railway line – Car. (JL)gerrybowes05/09/2012
From road to south following fence line including the two Nuttalls.clivevilla10/01/2012
On descent from Gallt y Daren, by the Nuttalls' recommended routedavidpettit8430/07/2011
From near Arenig hamlet in a clockwise loop. Arenig Fawr is good hill, but the gem was Moel Llyfnant which is very shapely. The western hills are just a slog through bog!SS26/09/2010
Easy bag towards end of this Nuttall route.Dugswell227/05/2010
Parked at 8028533554 spaces a number of cars. Up the road and across the bog to Foel Boeth then to Galit y Daren onward via Moel yr Wden to Moel Llyfnant with Mary. A pleasant round trip but some deep bog in places in the col with Arenig Fawr.Glenelg07/03/2010
Not real date - no log kept. Arenig Fawr (and south top and south ridge top), Moel Llyfnant, Foel Boeth, Gallt y Daren. Crossed this one on descent north from Gallt y Darenijpowell10/07/2009
Climbed on the way down from Gallt y DarenFather Ted28/05/2006
with TonyStuart Hyde03/04/2005
Welsh Nuttall walk 6.1David Evans23/10/2001
pleasant summit on boggy ridge;. road summit to SE RHW29/11/1998
see log for Gallt y Darenpwheeler27/09/1997
First of several fenceside rises en route back to the car on the Nutall Arenig routeRhayader_wander11/05/1991
Swindon Bagger27/05/2017
Robert Kemp09/09/2016
Clive G26/04/2015
Alex C30/08/2012
Andy West15/08/2012