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Name:Moel Tryfan
Hill number:5151
Height:429m / 1407ft
Parent (Ma):2007  Mynydd Mawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Moel Hebog
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Gwyrfai, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SH 51532 56195
Summit feature:rock pinnacle 5m east of trig point
Col:326.4m  SH 52644 55517  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W 254
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Tryfan.pdf
Comments:Height measured at 429.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 101 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
with Chris B.Adrian14/04/2019
With Adrian - cold wind.chrisbien14/04/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from the Waun Fawr campsiteby Snowdon brewpub. Up footpath via Tump Moel Smythio. Fine composite rock tor w trignordicstar08/04/2019
Good circular walk from campsite at Waunfawr.jenx08/04/2019
3 mile fell race up and downS4m49802/04/2019
Eryri Harriers Tuesday night seriesClaireb 02/04/2019
From Waunfawr stn, up minor rd then steep path through trees to open access, easy pathacross heather to Moel Smytho, the good paths accross to interesting rocky top of Moel Tryfan wandered South the east through old quarries to ?water works then good slog up to top of Mynydd Mawr-great views nice walk down to Foel Rudd then steep down to forrest edge then round Llyn to Rhyd-Ddu, started off drizzly brightened up, some warm sun at times.apricorum20/06/2018
With EA. Beautiful viewsvictimofmathema12/02/2018
From Rhudd Ddu. Mynydd Mawr, Moel Tryfan and Clogwyngareg. wet and very windy!!Alunrees3327/09/2017
Plenty of parking at end of minor rd to W. Straight up and down. Nice rocky top.jonglew08/09/2017
Grassy slope covered in tormentilvegibagger15/06/2017
Circular walk from Rhosgadfan to excellent summit and viewpoint.Interested to see Charles Darwin also walked here. With Bridget,Lily and Oscar.catman31/05/2017
With Catman,Lily and Oscar.rosiebridge31/05/2017
With Catman,Lily and Bridget.oscarrosie31/05/2017
With Grandma,Oscar and Ali.lilyrosieives31/05/2017
From Rhosgadfan, and on to Mynydd MawrJamesD197224/05/2017
Via footpath to west with old-school feel to start.Wycombe Wanderer06/04/2017
Waunfawr to Penygroes.Smudge26/11/2016
Small bagging day in the rain after the previous days exertions 2/9 (Cefn Ddu/Moel Tryfan/Mynydd y Cwm/Cefn yr Ogof/Moelfree Isaf/Moel Fodiar/Moel Tywysog/Mynydd Tryfan/Pen-y-Coed)Fergalh16/10/2016
Park at the end of the road at 511562. Straight up. Only about 30 mins round trip. Interesting rocky outcrop at summit and great views towards Anglesey.clivevilla28/10/2015
Parked at SH511570 for a short circular walk, with the family, which also included Moel Smytho. Small grassy dome topped by a splendid rock outcrop. Red admirals basking on the top in late October sunshine.Herbert Anchovy28/10/2015
From Rhudd Ddu car park. Mynydd Mawr, Moel Tryfan and Clogwyngareg. Absolutely stunning weather with some truly outstanding views :-)AlunRees3107/04/2015
Drive down bumpy road to small parking spot, steepish climb to top. Possibly dangerous climb to summit in wind. Can see why Mr Darwin would find this interesting. View pretty good. walked back to car though quarries and slate heapsmattcymru21/02/2015
Walked up from Waen Fawr, weather claggy and drizzly and windy. Moody atmosphere.Taz3830/10/2014
From SH511562 - smashing summit.Chris Peart20/01/2014
SH51534 56197Anton16/07/2013
Park at the end of the road at 511562. Charles Darwin climbed this hill in 1842. He also climbed La Campana near Olmue in Chile in 1834 (voyage of the Beagle). I also climbed that hill in 1974.arranc31/05/2013
From SH 511 562summitsup21/07/2012
Climbed easily from NW to super summit then return due west on a useful track and easily back to the car.Dugswell214/05/2012
This day's walk started out at Bontnewydd and then finished at Penygroes.Alex C11/11/2011
Parked in Rhosgadfan and took lanes and tracks over common land, approaching from the west. SSI due to importance in history of geology.Man of Kernow122/05/2011
Easy parking to W.destaylor25/02/2011
Parked at viewpoint on road at SH 51495 58390. Climbed Moel Smytho en route. Fantastic rock formation on summit of Moel Tryfan. Highest point is not the trig but easily climbed obvious rock pinnacle. Charles Darwin climbed this hill on the 26th June 1942David Gradwell13/07/2010
Easy climb up from the west. Good views of the Nantlle ridge and Snowdon.andrew brown24/04/2010
From Planwydd via Mynydd Mawr.Wheelsy14/04/2010
fine rocky summit, fine view, 'Tryfan' presumably named after profile from W due to slate spoil heaps. park 511562, easy grass slope to summit RHW10/02/2002
From Quarry, and on to Mynydd MawrPeter_wthblank
Robert Kemp10/07/2019
Andy West12/04/2019