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Name:Yr Orsedd
Hill number:3345
Height:559m / 1834ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:SH 69357 71545
Summit feature:small outcrop of rock
Col:514m  SH695713  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 125 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Upper car park at Aber - 676716. Took the North Wales path east and ascended the NE ridge easily. Clear and dry. Solo.bolton25/01/2018
P at road end. PYC - F-G - YO.chrisbien09/06/2017
From Bwlch Y Ddeufaen. Pen Y Cydgoed, Foel-Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell, Penygadair and Pen Y Gaer. Lovely day, warm and windy!!Alunrees3322/05/2017
Circular from Aber Falls.Dan Baddeley23/04/2017
Pen y Cydgoed, Foel-ganol and Yr Orsedd from car park at the end of the road.clivevilla30/01/2017
Parked in the top car park (free) and followed the path out from the end of the car park steeply uphill to it's join with the track. Followed the track to the junction where the Drum track goes off to the right. Followed this until it was possible to move over roughish ground to the bwlch between Pen Bryn-du and Yr Orsedd. Up to top of Yr Orsedd (steep at top)and then along ridge and bwlch to Foel-ganol. Dropped down to bwlch between Foel-ganol and Foel Dduarth. Took a path, probably the hill ponies created this, down to the enclosures close to the pylons and then back to the car park taking vague paths through gorse. Nice half day walk.MikeM06/12/2016
Me and Alf.jrj01/12/2016
3 of 14. Pen y Cydgoed, Foel-ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Foel-fras (repeat visit), Llwytmor, Carnedd Uchaf (repeat visit), Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau, Gyrn and Moel Wnion. Start / finish at the carpack at the end of the Aber Falls road. With Jon Collingwood.BobHancock24/07/2016
Top car park (free) at SH67589 71609 Along North Wales path for 2¼km & then up N. ridge to summit of Y Orsedd Good path to Foel-ganol & then down to col below Foel Dduarth NW down sheep trod/path to enclosure & then down track beside remains of homestead to car park, a total distance of 5½km. (S)gerrybowes30/04/2016
Parked by bridge at Aber falls.£2 all day. Walked up road to top car park then straight up Foel Dduarth. Steep going on scree & through gorse but great view of whole valley and snow covered tops on gaining the ridge.Then stroll down to col and upto summit of Foel-ganol. On to Yr Orsedd,Carnedd y Ddelw.Drum, out & back to Pen y Castell,Foel-Fras,Carnedd Gwenllian,over Yr Aryg,Bera Mawr & Bera Bach then descending to Aber falls. Great views all daymart079716/04/2016
10/11 Tenth of epic day in snow and ice at height (Pen Yr Ole Wen/Carnedd Dafydd/Carnedd Llewelyn/Yr Elen/Foel Grach/Garnedd Uchaf (Carnedd Gweenllian/Foel Fras/Drum/Carnedd Y Ddelw/Yr Orsed/Foel-Gandl)Fergalh27/02/2016
Foel-ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castellkeithouk17/01/2016
Foel Lwyd - Yr Orsedd - Foel-ganol from parking area S of Foel LwydRobertP20/12/2015
Carneddau wild camp 22 milesTaz3831/07/2015
From Aber Falls car park along North Wales Path then cut back on track to col under Foel-ganol. Over the two Deweys then on to Drum doing Nuttall on way by. From there up to Foel-fras then back by Llwytmor and forest track. Overcast all day but an excellent leg stretcher.SS14/06/2015
The start of my trip around Snowdonia, having travelled by train from Nottingham, I had got settled into my room at Llanfairfechan and decided to reccy the start of the route i would be taking tomorrow, so it was up Mill road and then taking the North Wales path, branching off onto a track, (signposted Drum) and after around the 500m countour mark I took a bearing to head across the col and then up to Yr Orsedd. A lovely view over to Anglesey from here. I subsequently followed the ridge to Foel Ganol and then down to the forest road taking me to Aber falls, back via Aberwyngregyn and the Aber road back to Llanfairfechan.Dazingdale04/07/2014
Parked at Bwlch Y Ddeufan. Foel Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell and Penygadair. Good weather, Excellent visibility and some great views.AlunRees3118/02/2014
From Foel-ganol followed ridge to Yr Orsedd. Excellent views out to sea.wombourne29/07/2013
Start ~ 674718. From Foel Ganol,good path to the summit.Cracking views of Anglesea and the coast. With Wombourne.steve hudson29/07/2013
2nd top on a two day walkskeletonjo21/07/2013
l y Fan, Foel Lwyd, Foel Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Pen Bryn-du, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castellijpowell06/06/2013
End of a circular walk from Aber Falls to Foel Fras and Drum. Alone. The sun came out on the home leg. Very peaceful.Saggers19/05/2013
2nd of 3 peaks for the day on the way from aber falls to conwyHillboBaggings20/03/2013
Start from Aber villagederrymark06/01/2012
Easy from Foel Ganol.destaylor31/12/2011
walked from foel-gannol with bagger rees 2nd of 5 for the dayjonnygoodman22/08/2011
From Foel Ganol. 2nd peak of the day on the way from Abergwyngregyn to Llanbedr Y Cenin.Angelfon22/08/2011
Nuttall/Dewey bagging horseshoe from Abergwyngregyndavidpettit8418/06/2011
from Foel GanolSalopianb12/03/2011
On my own from Foel ganolalwaysinshorts04/03/2011
Debs, Goska and RosieMountain Goat30/12/2010
Llwytmor, Foel-fras, Drum, Carnedd y Ddelw, Pen-Bryn-Du, Yr Orsedd, Foel-Ganol, and Foel Dduarth from Aber FallsBen Lowery18/04/2009
...glorious days walking and geocaching3fatties06/06/2008
i think i did this one on the way back from Drum.. wish we hadnt , Drum was enough!mattcymru10/11/2007
Only done this once on descent from Foel Fras. I remember being very happy at getting in two more fine bonus hills on the long walk down to Aber.Jake99423/10/2005
With Nick Reynolds & Paul Burch returning from Drum to Bwlch-y-Ddeufaenclimbingkershaw21/08/2005
After pre exp w/e.Drove JG minibus up very narrow lane to Ro Wen (almost touching walls on both sides). Very hot even at 9am as I did these two Deweys before having a late breakfast in Conway and drivng back to work at JG in SheffieldChris Pearson02/07/2001
From 676716. Followed ridge including Foel Ganol, Pen Bryn-du and Carnedd y Ddelw to Drum. Found handbag on Drum containing £340!JamesD197227/08/1999
On walk from Aber Falls car pk- Llyn Anafon- Carnedd y Ddelw- Yr Orsedd and Foel Ganol with Pete. This section was marvellous, a narrow but easy ridge, heathery and grassy (similar in atmosphere to Ard Crags or Catbells in Lakeland). Most enjoyable- do it!pwheeler17/02/1999
Small outlier of ridge up to Carnedd y DdeluRhayader_wander11/01/1992
Date unknown RHW01/01/1990