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Name:Elidir Fawr
Hill number:1975
Height:924m / 3031ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Glyders
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Seiont
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, High Hills of Britain, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem,
Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,HHB,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SH 61176 61292
Summit feature:rock c 25m SSW of windshelter
Drop:213m
Col:711m  SH626614  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:windshelter is at SH 61197 61304
Survey:Abney level
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Carnedd Y Filiast North Top, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd and Elidir Fawr as part of the Marchlyn loop.Alunrees4127/04/2024
As part of the Marchlyn loop.alunrees198323/09/2023
6.5 mile Marchlyn Mawr circular from car park at end of road near Deiniolen. Track then steep pull onto Elidir Fach, good stony trails onto Elidir Fawr, good paths along narrow ridge leading to Mynydd Perfedd and Carnedd Y Filiast with one last rocky descent to the track back to the car park. A few people about. Great views with the cloud above the summits. 685m ascent.DanTrig10/09/2023
From Nant Peris: Elidir Fawr, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd y Filast, N Top, Foel Goch, Y Garn. With Kev and Nick.sebastiencale12/07/2023
https://strava.app.link/kuCIkRadrAbJohn06/06/2023
Got the bus up to Ogwen Cottage from Bethesda, and walked back along the ridge. Day of glorious sunshine!andrewroberts03/06/2023
Climbed in the evening from Dinorwig. Very easy. Good views of Snowdon, Crib Goch, Glyders & the coastBarns15029/04/2023
Walked from Ty Gwyn hut via quarry & Elidir Fach with DAve C & Mick from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club. Sunny gentle breeze.alwaysinshorts22/04/2023
With Ben on a 3-day backpack over the Welsh 3000ft peaks from Llanfairfechan to Pen-y-passalistairpooler17/04/2023
With Seymour, Tima, Pascal, & Orla. From Mynydd Perfedd. Onwards to Elidir Fach & then descent along good path all the way back to the reservoir road to the north. Sun began to cloud over towards the end of the day.millionmts17/04/2023
The kids first 3000 mountain.paulh7911/04/2023
Mountain Skills - Evertrek (Steve)paulh7921/01/2023
Start at SH 593, 631, rough post code LL55 3NA. Circular route; Elidir Fach, Elidir Fawr, Y Garn, Foel-Goch, Mynydd Perfedd & Carnedd y Filiast.paulh7905/01/2023
Carmedd Y Filiast North Top, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd and Elidir Fawralunrees4003/12/2022
Evening drawing in and with descent through quarries approaching didnt dally at summit. Exciting descent, always getting a bit lost in the quarries, amazing place. Got to Llanberis as light failing.richardrosser18/10/2022
*** 25 September 2022 *** Lindsey and I followed the clear track from Nant Peris up to Elidir Fawr. We stopped in the summit shelter for lunch (six years to the hour since our previous visit). A dry day but a chill wind which increased during the day. Slow but steady pace - three hours up, two hours down. (2.1 miles; 2,542ft ascent.)Skip25/09/2022
Nant Peris - Elixir Fawr - Mynydd Perfedd - Carnedd y Filiast - Mynydd Perfedd - Foel-goch - Nant PerisJHes18/09/2022
done with KFabioski13/09/2022
From road head at Talywaen. Plenty of parking. Up north ridge on to Elidir Fach. Ensure you go through gate below Marchlyn Bach Reservoir outflow. This avoids unecessary clamber over wall/fence. Path most of the way. KeithByTheC11/08/2022
From campsite below Tryfan, up E ridge of Y Garn, then along to Foel Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd y Filiast and Elidir Fawr. Return via contour path to Y Garn and Devil's Kitchen. Warm and sunny. Memories of 14peaks (as it was then) weekends from uni days slogging up from Nant Perisrichard6916/07/2022
From the slate mine at Llanberis with GFE while working at ultra trail SnowdoniaFionalevey01/07/2022
Dudodyn RoundArbie04/05/2022
Clockwise loop from DeiniolenIam_JoshEdwards30/04/2022
With Pete & Angus. Sunny & clear. From Mynydd Perfedd. Really nice ascent from Bwlch y Marchlyn. Descent via Elidir Fach, then north to reservoir to return to car at SH 595631 via access road. Good views. Bit slow on descent, given injured feet.millionmts08/04/2022
Marchlyn loop. Carnedd Y Filiast North top, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Foel-Goch and Elidir Fawr.alunrees3903/04/2022
Up from the parking at a5, 4 Marilyn's, finishing with Tryfan and back down to car, 9hrs 20.74kmStevooo26/02/2022
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML08/01/2022
O Deiniolen.sionbrit25/08/2021
Park Ogwen Valley up via Devil's kitchen to YbGarn, contour round to join ridge path to Elidir Fawr, back to Carnedd Filiast and back over Foel Goch. Descent via Y LlynLlwyd.andrew.morel03/08/2021
20 miles 4753ft walk. Start at Dinas Farm campsite, Penisarallt, follow Slate Trail to Cym Ceunant, take path up to Carnedd-Y-Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Foel Goch and Elidir Fawr down to Marchlyn Reservoir back to Penisarallt.stephenbuda13/06/2021
Part of an extended Marchlyn loop. Carnedd Y Filiast North top, Carnedd Y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd, Foel-Goch and Elidir Fawr.WelshMountainGoat3811/04/2021
Superb mountain with real peaky look. Great views down to the reservoir and over the Ogwen Valley. Large summit shelterDawnY2431/08/2020
From Nant Peris. Circular of the Western Glyders taking in Y Garn, Foel-Goch, Mynydd Perfedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast North Top and Elidir Fawr.alunrees3726/07/2020
From Nant Peris over Y Garn and down to Nant Peris. 2nd ascent.IWC30/11/2019
Climbed with Rebekah and Delilah. Cloud on highest summits all day. Only met 2 other groups all day.simonjallen24/10/2019
Walk up from Llyn Ogwendc9628/09/2019
Trail run from Talywaen up Elidir Fach and Fawr, across to Mynydd Perfedd and over to Carnedd y Filiast. Brilliant sunset veiws over the valleys throughout and an exxcellent ridge run. 1hr15: 9.5km; 591mByronHaywood19/09/2019
Llanberis - Capel Curig Glyders Traverse. Perfect weather and great views from this hill in particular. Great route up via slate quarries involving some minor trespass.twg2718/09/2019
HRC walkgreenways08/09/2019
Parked at YHA on A5 at Llyn Ogwen. Up to col between Glyder Fach and Tryfan. Up Bristly ridge onto Glyder Fach and onto Glyder Fawr. On to Y Garn and Elidir Fawr. Descended to starting point via East ridge of Y Garn.raffemeister27/08/2019
First peak on our 'Glyders Traverse'. Ascended via the reservoir access road & then the N ridge. No views as the cloud had not cleared.DanMaisieBex23/08/2019
From the west starting from 426m top of public road. Headed left of old quarry workings then directly to summit boulders. Got back to car just in time to take cover from a very heavy shower.Topographer5703/08/2019
Ridge WalkIANL07/07/2019
1 hour 31 from bus stop quarry to summit and back!emily23/06/2019
Steep climb from Foel-goch. False summit when reaching the ridge. Summit very rocky which made descending via Elidir Fawr tricky. Went back via Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir to Deiniolen.bescot4205/05/2019
Up from Nant Peris then the full length of the Glyders to Capel Curig and back on the bus - a great day out.atreides788704/05/2019
Biked to Nant Peris, walked over hills back to Nan-y-pass. Heatwave day, very busy. Rounsfell20/04/2019
From Deiniolen a circular walk taking in Carnedd y Filiast (main top and North Top) then Elidir Fawr via Mynydd Perfedd. In the afternoon did the three Tumps to the north of Deiniolen: Moel Rhiwen, Parc Drysgol and Moel y Ci.knarf29/03/2019
Came up in clag from Nant Peris in 2012 so was superb to see clear tops today coming from east side along ridge- brilliant mountain.Mark Sims23/03/2019
A final ascent before heading down to Elidir Fach and then through the quarries.Claireb 23/03/2019