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Name:Moel Cae'r-defaid West Top
Hill number:3383
Height:531.1m / 1742ft
Parent (Ma):2059  Rhobell Fawr
Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Mawddach
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 80079 24691
Summit feature:single stone on rocky knoll
Drop:69m
Col:462m  SH798249  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:grassy knoll 65m SSE at SH 80094 24625 is 1.6m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Moel Caer-defaid (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 40 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked past gate on road where a vague track makes its way up the hill towards the top. Followed the track until it gave out and then followed a fence. Crossed fence and walked over to the wall mentioned in some postings. Not difficult to cross. Up to top. From top back down to wall, over it and up and across to the west top. Last bit quite steep. Down towards the forest, now flattened and picked up a ride down to the good track. Followed this back to the car. Very dry on ground.MikeM11/05/2017
Noted Mark Ts comments & parked on grass slope just beyond the gate at 7966 2325 Up tarmac road & then track to gate at 799241 Straightforward ascent, straddling small gate 100yds SW of summit knoll. Continued to Craig y Benglog. (S)gerrybowes29/04/2017
Ranger says it's fine to walk up forestry road. Private signs are to keep vehicles out.Deedubr31/03/2017
From Cwm-Hasgen a round of Rhobell-y-big, Rhobell Ganol, Rhobell Fawr, Moel Cae'r-defaid West Top, Craig y Benglog, Dduallt and Ffridd yr Allt-llwyd.rhalstead22/11/2015
Continuation of walk from Craig y Benglog. Descended west to wall, which I crossed with little difficulty at SH 80441 24534, then on up to rocky knoll which is the high point. To descend I followed the forest edge south, turning east at a wall which I followed on to a corner, then through a gate and down by a track to the top end of the lane. Cars could be parked beyond the gate on grass at SH 79668 23252 for a quick way up this hill. I then followed the lane down to a t-junction, then left, leaving it to follow a green lane steeply down back into Rhydymain.marktrengove04/01/2015
Parked easily at gate at end of road to S. Track - bit indistinct sometimes but OK. Big wall in between this and 3387 means have to descend.destaylor14/04/2014
Start ~ 788293. Decended down the east side of Rhobell Fawr, took the track south to a junction then climbed east up a fire break to the summit.steve hudson24/02/2009
Small rise beside Forestry on track to Dduallt from SRhayader_wander01/06/2006
fine craggy hill;. cae'r defaid, road @ 797237 RHW09/05/1998
A wonderful rough solo 4hour run circuit of Rhobell Fawr and Ddualt and Deweys 500m tops- form south having dropped L off at Chester for a lacrosse match and collected her later then up to KendaChris Pearson05/10/1996
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