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Name:Moel Hafodowen
Hill number:5171
Height:435m / 1427ft
Parent (Ma):2059  Rhobell Fawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Mawddach
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 75441 26647
Summit feature:grassy knoll just S of old fence post
Drop:128m
Col:307m  SH763278  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 33 users)ByDate of Ascent
4/7 (Moel y Llan/Foel Cae-Poeth/Cerniau West Top/Moel Hafodowen/Moel Ddu/Craiglaseithin/Moel Oernant)Fergalh03/02/2018
With K. Very tired by this point. Spent night before in nearby bothy. Up foresty tracks with information boards near summit although no ROW. Very dense blueberry crop and great view.Ashley30/07/2017
Last hill of the day, as light fading. Used CW route.Colin Crawford10/03/2015
Crisply cold and bright morning after a good amount of snow had covered the area overnight.Alex C19/11/2013
Followed CW's route, parking at SH 74276 26268. Found gate about 200m east of information board. Beware high-speed mountain bikers on the tracks!marktrengove28/09/2013
park at wide space where forest roads meet at 743262. follow forest road north and around to double info board and steeply up over blaeberries to the unmarked top.arranc31/08/2013
Easy route mostly as CW: Information boards very interesting, but view obscured by haze: Preferred fain track up typical bilberry field up edge of woodGordonAdshead16/07/2013
SH75434 26651Anton21/06/2013
Route as CW - rough going once off track.Chris Peart08/10/2012
Started near Cadgwan at SH760274 up to right and then left. The secret is a path that starts at SH7563626970 marked by a piece of quartz. However it's a plantation and this info will get dated. Not best view in world, but will do until another one comes aMartin R01/09/2011
Parked at 743262 - loads of room - and followed wide forest track to summit area. There is a gate into the access land about 200m after the information boards at 752264 and a faint path to the col and summit. No feature.chriswatson12/05/2011
As AB. Last 150m heather and long grass.destaylor18/03/2011
Probably the best view in the world.deebagger16/03/2011
Room for one car at 760273. Followed footpath north until turning left onto forestry track which takes you south towards top.andrew brown27/09/2010
easy pleasant hill, fine view of Rhinogs. park 741261, forest road & heathery slope to summit RHW06/04/2002
BaggerGutt31/12/2017
willias23/09/2017
TK25/06/2017
softsquare11/10/2015
MM11/08/2015
RobertP25/01/2015
Campbell Singer20/12/2014
Alan Whatley20/12/2014
iaindbrown30/08/2014
mae07/05/2014
chalky195323/08/2013
Moorponder23/07/2013
carole engel21/06/2013
DARRENG23/07/2012
AndyS02/12/2011
Phil M31/05/2011
David Purchase03/05/2011
andrew.allum01/01/2000