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Name:Craigysgafn
Hill number:2010
Height:689.9m / 2263ft
Parent (Ma):1994  Moelwyn Mawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Glaslyn
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm
(N,sSim)
Grid ref:SH 65997 44336
Summit feature:no feature: rocky top
Drop:26.6m
Col:663.3m  SH 6599 4459  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 470 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
rocky steepAdventurers524/04/2024
Cambrian Way Stage 18Rob Rees05/03/2024
Day two of Dragons Back Raceemily05/09/2023
On the interesting ridgetim74726/08/2023
Nuttall route 5.3. Good path down to Bwlch Stwlan but surprisingly a little exposed near the bottom. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/07/2023
Parked at upper Tanygrisiau car park and took the lower SW footpath (faint at times) up towards the dam and around the upper cwm to Bwlch Stwlan. Clear ridge path out and back to Moelwyn Bach and along to Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Mawr and Moel yr hydd. Return to 566m bwlch and SE descent to tarmac road from power station. Hot but hazy half day walk, very dry underfoot. Solorichard6912/06/2023
Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Foel Ddu, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bachkeithouk11/06/2023
Cnicht, Cnicht north top, moel-yr-hydd, moelwyn mawr, craigysgafn, moelwyn bach.Yr Eryr Aur20/05/2023
2/13 (Moelwyn Bach/Craigysgafn/Moelwyn Mawr/Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top/Moel-yr-Hydd/Foel Ddu/Craig Llyn Llagi/Ysgafell Wen/Moel Drumman/Allt Fawr/Iwerddon/Y Ro Lwyd/Moel Drynogydd)Fergalh08/04/2023
from Tanygrisiau. Foel Ddu, Moel-Yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach and Craig Stwlan.alunrees4019/03/2023
Steady walk down from Moelwyn Mawr on route to Moelwyn Bach completing the Cnicht horseshoe. Once again lovely views from the top.Buckleymon14/09/2022
https://strava.app.link/DB0WwKtaJqbrhif709/06/2022
Base layer only all the way today, it doesn't get better than this. Clear and sunny.WanderingSnowdonian05/05/2022
From Tanygrisiauwelshe16/04/2022
From Tanygrisiau, past Stwlan dam then onto Moelwyn Bach and down to Cwmorthin, with Garethderrymark19/03/2022
outlier of Moelwyn Mawr, on circular Nuttall routerichardrosser06/12/2021
Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn BachChris Williams01/09/2021
From Croesor -Cnicht, Cnicht N Top, Moel-yr-Hydd, wild Camp, Moelwyn Mawr N Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Bach.lindslow25/07/2021
DB recce Andy Nmilejunkie17/07/2021
no views all day, penultimate summit, solo.colinfielding23/06/2021
Paddy Buckley Round recce Capel Curig to Rhyd-Ddu.twg2704/06/2021
Cnicht and the southern Moelwyns from Tanygrisau.Gary Heath30/05/2021
From Tanygrisiau. Moelwyn Bach and Craigysgafn.PGCE15/08/2020
Steep descent from Moelwyn Mawr, some tricky climbing to summit but otherwise perfectly doable. Great views of reservoir and Moelwyn Bach, which had to give a miss due to ankle injury on summitting this peakgiant_hiker12/07/2020
8 mile circular from minor road south of Croesor, walked down to Croesor then good path up side of Cwm Croesor to the ghostly Rhosydd quarry, from there followed footpath south and traversed grassy slopes onto Foel Ddu, then onto Moel-Yr-Hydd, from here we headed SW past the big quarrying hole and up steep grass slopes to Moelwyn Mawr, from here headed down steeply onto Craigysgafn, then interesting rocky descent down to Bwlch Stylan, up onto Moelwyn Bach then back down to car. Great weather with amazing views of every high peak in Snowdonia and all the way along Cardigan Bay, Moelwyn Mawr is probably my favourite view in Snowdonia, considering it was a sunny sunday there were only a few people about. Afterwards drove to and bagged Y Garnedd and Carreg Y Foel-Gron.DanTrig12/07/2020
From Croesor: Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel-yr-hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigsgafyn. With a small group from Hiking Manchester. Day started brigt and clear, then became very misty and difficult to navigate. Had to abandon walk and miss out Moelwyn Bach. One for another day...Lazylizzie02/11/2019
A walk of 4 Nuttalls with a great group of friends from the Cromlech Club.psteep196827/07/2019
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Cwm Corsiog, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Bwlch Stwlan, Moelwyn Bach, Croesor.Winterfloodian30/03/2019
Parked at croesor, circular walk. Ascent to cnicht, followed path to edge of llyn yr Adar, took a south towards the quarry, ascent to moelwyn mawr, decent down craigysgfan, then west down valley to road.noxibis17/11/2018
This was a great walk. Not sunny but dry and cloud was generally quite high. Great view of Porthmadog and other tops. Loved the ruined quarry landscapes. Hard to comprehend how huge these quarries were and how many people they employ unless you actually go there and walk round. Started in Tanygrisia and up to Rhosydd Quarry, Moel-yrHydd, past the huge 'twll', North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr,Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach, down to Croesor village, Cnicht, North Top and then back to the quarry via the col and down to Tanygrisia.tsharp10/09/2018
Nuttall 5.3Dan Baddeley10/09/2018
https://www.strava.com/activities/4464287965Sleepwa1ker11/08/2018
From layby off A496 near Tan-y-grisiau. 3rd of 6 summits in clockwise circuit of the Moelwyns. Quick and simple ascent following ridge from Moelwyn Bach.muzza206/07/2018
A lovely sunny day in the Moelwyns. Croesor - Moel-yr-hydd - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach.milimana09/06/2018
Start from Beddgelert to Moelwyn Mawr, return via Moelwyn Bach and Cnicht, back to Beddgelert, 20.8 miles.stephenbuda17/05/2018
From layby on south side of Tanygrisiau. Solo. After ascending Moelwyn Bach descended on west side and then went up old incline on the west side of Craigysgafn. Then easily gained summit of Craigysgafn. Followed path to summit of Moelwyn Mawr (next to trig point). Visibility poor so rather unnecessarily descended WNW before going N and E to pass over the col between Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top and back to Tanygrisiau.pwbellarby09/04/2018
Following the road to the dam then over to bwlch stwlan then a cheeky scramble to the top. We returned the same wayAristotle Chip30/03/2018
From Tanygrisiau. Foel Ddu, Moel-Yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bach and Craig Stwlan. Cold day with plenty of snow but some good views.Alunrees3329/11/2017
Aborted Paddy BuckleyDinoF22/07/2017
Foel Ddu - Moel-yr-hdd - Molewyn Mawr North Top - Molewyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Molewyn Bach -Craig Stwlan.Alex1759502/01/2017
Paddy Buckley recceGeoff Briggs09/10/2016
From Moelwyn Mawr. Good and unexpected bit of rugged ridge. View not helped by huge white-roofed building. On to Moelwyn Bach.Wycombe Wanderer16/09/2016
A walk from Cwmorthin taking in Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach on a beautiful clear sunny day.meltdiceburg03/07/2016
As part of the RCSL Snowdonia Challenge.matthewgibbs04/06/2016
between the moelwynsgbeniston25/03/2016
Nuttall walk 5.3(part): Moel-yr-hydd - Foel Ddu - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bachronaldo33325/03/2016
Solo. Wet & Windy. Cloud variable during the day but down to around 15-20 metres on the approach from Moelwyn Mawr. Easy enough though. Interesting bit on the descent that the rain elevated to a minute or two of near excitement after a long wet day of slogging through bogs and heather from Cnicht. I suspect there may have been a few wobblies thrown there over the years.Aimless Rambler27/01/2016
Round of the Moelwynsnordicstar16/11/2015
Croesor, Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Moel yr Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn BAch, back to Croesor. A fantastic day.lenman31/08/2015
Cnicht from Croesor village and taking in all the Nuttall summits in Walk 5.3 (Cnicht and the Moelwyns) in Nuttall Book 1 Wales.knarf13/05/2015