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Name:Moel Ysgyfarnogod
Hill number:2074
Height:623m / 2044ft
SMC/RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Rhinogs
Topographical area:WN09 Llethr-rhinog
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn, Artro, Triples, Mawddach
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 65845 34594
Summit feature:large cairn by trig point
Col:441m  SH658299  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:Dropped from Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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Circular walk from car park at Llyn Trawsfynydd. Moel Ysgyfarnogod and Bryn Cader Faner, returned via Cwm Moch. Lots of bog, not many people.philroyle08/07/2024
Cambrian Way Stage 17Rob Rees04/03/2024
Yr Eryr Aur14/10/2023
Rhinogydd south to north: with Hannah, James, Housechild & Vicky.Grinner20/08/2023
With Deborah, Frances, Rory and RobDonpeblo01/08/2023
Am Bodach03/07/2023
Nuttall walk 9.2: Moel Ysgyfarnogod and Foel Penolau.Terrible weather- had to wait in car for 30 mins for rain to stop before walking in thick clag all afternoon. Could barely see lakes a visibility about 12 meters.Lazylizzie25/06/2023
Olaf Revell08/06/2023
Solo from Moel Penolau, descended grassy east flank and contoured NE then N descending v-shaped valley to col N of Moel Gyrafolen and descending Cambrian Way path.Nick Canute04/06/2023
Nice straight forward walk from where I parked, thankfully, I never past anyone on the way up and the road up doesn't have many passing places.Buckleymon20/04/2023
12 miles, 2035ft walk. start at Traws Fynydd Lake carpark up lane and turn left onto Cambrian Way up over Moel Y Gyrafolen, Foel Penolau, Moel Ysgyfarnogod + south top, Craig Ddrwg + north top, down Bwlch Gwylim turn left and follow path and track to carpark.stephenbuda09/04/2023
3/8 (Moel y Gyrafolen/Foel Penolau/Moel Ysgyfarnogod/Moel Ysgyfarnogod South Top/Corn-y-Stwc/Craig Ddrwg/Clip/Craig Won)Fergalh07/04/2023
From Road end East. Good miners track goes close to the base of the last steep climb.jef30/03/2023
Circular walk from CP at the south of Llyn Trawsfynydd. Moel y Gyrafolen - Foel Penolau - Moel Ysgyfarnogod. With R.Dan Baddeley04/03/2023
From Cefn Clawdd via Bwlch Gwylim, with Zoe and TedJim T29/12/2022
3/3 from Dolgellau by bike. Exceptional weather. Walk out in dark since started at midday. Lacerated by Blackberries.davechaffey18/10/2022
Parked on minor road from Esingrug. Walked up road and then track, headed south on old mining track and then around the shoulder north and headed for the summit. Returned down to sheep fold and then joined minors track. Very wild and interesting. Fab views across to snowdonia and south. Quite rocky and boggy in places.Woolly Hattie05/10/2022
Craig Ddrwg, Corn-y-stwc, Moel Ysgyfarnogod South Top, Moel YSgyfarnogod, Foel Penolau, Moel y Grafolenkeithouk26/08/2022
With HF Holidays. Day 2 of the Cambrian Way Northern Section:Cwm Bychan to Ffestiniog.jigglybones08/08/2022
Circuit of Northern Rhinogs, starting from small woodland walks car park at SH626366. Took footpaths by Garth-byr, Coetty-mawr to eventually reach open hillside and climb Moel y Geifr. Descent to Llyn Eiddew-mawr and continued on W side. Continued SSE and eventually climbed the rough ridge to reach Clip. Continued along the ridge to Craig Ddrwg, Corn-y-stwc [Craig Ddrwg North Top], Moel Ysgyfarnogod, the two tops of Foel Penolau (the first requiring some care), Moel y Gyrafolen, Craig y Gwynt. Return by path running W to reach minor road via Caerwych, then path through woodland at Ceunant Coch to start. Some rough terrain and paths not always clear and some overgrown with bracken.RobertP30/07/2022
With Gmac as the guide. Followed the track until ijust over the shoulder I t veers to the right following the hill contour and along a seam of quarrying. Followed the hill round until at the fenced area with danger signs, used the path which led up to the trig. Fascinating landscape where natural and man made features entertwine. Superb views from the top. Snowdon peeking through the cloud and the site of a hill fort on the nearby hill.elizyanne12/07/2022
Started from the end of the minor road leading east from Eisingrug 62913 34251, A Six mile walk taking in Moel Ysgyfarnogod and Foel Penolau, this was a lot easier terrain than the main Rhinog's mainly grass with only a few rocky sections, Three and half hours in total.WAYNE ROWLETT15/05/2022
Mid afternoon from Cefn Clawdd. In two minds about it due to late start o next to shortest day of the year and light rain which looked threatening. Track goes well up, past the small plantation. Then head up to ow point in ridge where there is a stile. Opted for Foel Penolau first as weather was deteriorating. Could not see an easy option up crags so followed path which took me round west side where they became more broken. Easy then across to Moel Ysgyfarnogod Descended by ascent route using plantation as guide back to track as light faded - I had left my headtorch at home!dickscroop22/12/2021