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Name:Manod Bach
Hill number:3398
Height:511m / 1677ft
Parent (Ma):2068  Manod Mawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Subhump, Clem
(Tu,5,Dew,sHu,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 71407 44759
Summit feature:large cairn
Drop:96m
Col:415m  SH718452  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Observations:ground 10m S may be higher; N top 140m NNE at SH 71445 44890 is almost certainly lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 72 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Direct descent from Manod Mawr to Llyn y Manod (pretty desperate) then ascent via south face. Descent initially north around east and north side of former quarries to A470.Jim T17/09/2019
From the car-park at SH708443. Manod Bach, Monad Mawr, Foel Fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel FarlwydGeoff Briggs18/08/2019
Parked near the football ground in Cae Clyd. Followed the right of way to Llyn y Manod then took the path north up the west side of the water before going up the NE ridge. With PM.CJM02/04/2019
Parked near the football ground in Cae Clyd. Followed the right of way to Llyn y Manod then took the path north up the west side of the water before going up the NE ridge. With CM.bolton02/04/2019
From Cae Clyd car park. Manod Mawr, Manod Mawr north top and Manod Bach. Beautiful dayAlunrees3325/03/2018
From Manod Mawrjrj26/09/2017
After Manod Mawr N. Top. Up the N ridge, down the S, then E to FP back to car,Minto11/06/2017
With MH in thick mist having done Manod Mawr. Followed boggy path up E side of Llyn y Manod then up the N ridge. Do not stop at the north cairn - the true summit is at the south end.Mark Jackson30/05/2017
From Cae Clyd car parkJamesD197222/05/2017
Last of the day. I wasn't going to bother after scrambling down west slope of Manod Mawr but by the time I reached bottom it didn't look to bad so up I went.Dusty28/03/2017
Walked up from car park at Bethania end of High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog (SH 70625 45510) on way to Manod Mawr.SteveSmith11/10/2016
On inclines to top. Then track and path and no path to HP. Second cairn is the top.arranc21/09/2016
Large free car park in Cae Clyd (708443) - To top of road & then RoW to Llyn y Manod - Through large metal gate & W. to wall junction - Up grass slopes to large summit cairn. (S)gerrybowes24/08/2016
From car park off A470 at SH70628 45520. Took RoW steeply up past cottages to open ground, then south to join incline track up to reservoir. Then up north face of the hill past north cairn to summit - a fine viewpoint. Walk continued to Manod Mawr. With DM.Man of Kernow114/02/2016
From car park along Cae Clyd road. RoW towards Llyn y Manod then slopes of grass and stones. Enjoyment aided by hailstorms.Martin R20/11/2015
From large free car park along Cae Clyd road. RoW towards Llyn y Manod then slopes of grass and stones. Enjoyable.mae16/11/2015
Manod Bach, Manod Mawr and Manod North Top (last two with Bev).simon and co04/09/2015
Came down the inclines - should have gone up as well. Inclines start at SH 70706 45052 with a padlock. Not one at the top. From the top of the inclines no paths but no problems.destaylor31/03/2015
From Blaenau up the inclines then round to Llyn y Manod and the north ridge. Returdned by same route.SS24/01/2015
From Blaenau Ffestiniog, a round of Manod Bach, Manod Mawr, NT, Foel-fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel Farlwyd and Moel Dyrnogydd.rhalstead21/03/2014
Clockwise circular round from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Garreg Ddu - Moel Farlwyd - Moel Penamnen - Foel Fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr - Manod Bach. The extremely large building in Maen-offeren Quarries is well worth a peek inside. It's like an industrial museum. The descent off Manod Mawr to the northern tip of Llyn y Manod is fairly ghastly!David Gradwell11/08/2013
As part of a circular walk of Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras. Manod Mawr North Top, Manod Mawr and Manod Bach.JohnStoneham04/06/2013
Start ~ 706450, parked on road by haulage yard. Climbed up the old slate inclines north of Manod Bach, the followed track to lake and up north ridge. Decent down S.E. ridge then path and lane to Manod village.steve hudson08/04/2013
Parked in Manod and walked along Cae Clyd and picked up good footpath at end of road. Then path up towards Llyn y Manod before nipping over fence and following wall up SE ridge to summit.chriswatson13/03/2013
Detour up and down from Llyn y Manod on descent from Manod Mawr. Dominated by Mawr but a nice top nonetheless.Jake99423/09/2012
From Manod Mawr. Made the mistake of going in a straight line via a steep rocky/heathery descent from Manod Mawr. The route I picked back off Manod Bach was also slow and difficult but fun anyway.clivevilla26/08/2012
6th of 6. A painted lady was basking on a stone near the summit. Quick dash back for the last train to Porthmadog and a nice beer on the way.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2012
Blaenau Ffestiniog skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran.davidpettit8413/11/2011
Second day of CUHWC Caseg Fraith Trip. With DP. Entire Blaneau skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran. Fantastic and interesting walk in excellent weather!AGWilliamson13/11/2011
Extension of the Nutall bagging route on the Manods. rough grassy summit with two distinct cairned tops the lower obviously soRhayader_wander24/11/2006
Along with the other Manodssignyred07/12/2003
Snuck off from pre-exp w/e for a 5 hour outing /run around 500m tops around Blaenau Ffestiniog. Back through main quarry to west of road -some nasty unfenced holes! felt exhausted by end - Ecuador trip virus lingering?Chris Pearson30/08/2003
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