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Name:Craig-y-llyn
Hill number:2152
Height:622m / 2041ft
Parent (Ma):2137  Cadair Idris - Penygadair
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dysynni, Catchment Boundaries, Mawddach
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 66538 11992
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m from fence
Drop:132m
Col:490m  SH669127  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
Observations:several points for 20m to SW are just lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Craig-las along the ridge path to the summit. Lovely day. Descended to the col at about SH669 127, and over a stile with a ROW sign. Descended past a sheep fank and down to the stile at SH6642 1310, and back to the car at Llynau Cregennen.LizH19/04/2024
Pony path up. Cyfrwy, Penygader, Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn. Decending via Cambrian WayYr Eryr Aur12/04/2024
second mountain today following Tyrrau Mawr, great views over Barmouth Bay.Buckleymon26/09/2023
From Kings YH, on Martin's birthday weekend.Grinner23/09/2023
Day three of Dragons Back Raceemily06/09/2023
A walk from Barmouth, across the Mawddach then up Braich Ddu. Followed the rim of the escarpment round for excellent views down onto Llyn Cyri. On starting the climb up the steep ridge, the previously gentle breeze turned into a proper blow, threatening to knock us down (but luckily blowing us away from the steep drop to our left). Stopped off for a visit to the fine Bronze Age cairn, then onwards to the unremarkable summit via the precariously windy outcrops overhanging the void. Carried on down the ridge to the Cambrian Way descent route before Tyrrau Mawr, which is extremely steep but not dangerous. The last section of steep descent is tortuous, a very narrow path through impassable vegetation either side, full of waterlogged bits and obstacles. We were very happy to reach the flat area by Hafotty-fach. Carried on on paths via Llys Bradwen and the intriguing Arthog stones, then back down to Morfa Mawddach to recross the river as the sun was sinking. An excellent 13.75 mile walkthesweetcheat16/09/2022
2/2 Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn Round of the Nuttalls West of Cadair Idris. A very pretty valley to enjoy on the walk too. Stunning view to Barmouth from the Corries at the top. Nice walk.nickywood114/07/2022
Parked opposite Mary Jones chapel in the hamlet of Llanfihangel y pennant and followed Nuttall's route to Tyrrau Mawr and Craig y Llyn. Ten mile and 2640ft of ascent no time recorded as this was a group walk we took around five or six hours.WAYNE ROWLETT24/04/2022
Ascent from Pony Path to the N. Descent via Cambrian Way.sebastiencale17/04/2022
Pony Path, Tyrrau Mawr, Craig-y-llyn returnChris Williams09/12/2021
Up the pony track and west along the ridge over Craig-las and on to Craig-y-llyn. back to coll between them to drop down to road and return to car park. A brilliant sunny winter's day.dickscroop22/11/2021
15km linear route starting up the Pony Track and finishing in Llwyngwrilsturuss31/08/2021
From Dolgellau (ca.15.45) along roads and Pony Path to Cyfrwy, then west, following  ridge, as it falls and rises over lower tops to finally descend to Llanllwyda campsite (22.20) near Aberglynolwyn. richardrosser18/06/2021
Cadair, Craig Llyn a Craig-las o Llanfihangel y Pennant https://www.strava.com/activities/5366200704rhif727/05/2021
622mThe Grouse13/11/2020
Parked at Castell y Bere for a round of Esgair Berfa, Trawsfynydd, Craig Cwm-llwyd, Craig-y-llyn and Craig-las.PGCE11/11/2020
28 mile run to the west of Cader Idris.Claireb 19/09/2020
Traverse of whole ridge from Craig-Y-llyn to Graig Gau. With R and B.jenx16/03/2020
from Tyrrau Mawr we followed the path that hugs the fence line to the col and up over to the summit which was easy to do so. we came back to the col and you can follow a farm track right that goes to the pony track or as we did take the style down left back to the road. the descent is easy at first but gets steeper but is easy to followAristotle Chip28/12/2019
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant church > Gwastadfryn > Hafotty Gwastadfryn > Tyrrau Mawr ( Craig las) > Craig-y-llyn > Nant Caw-fawr > Maes-y-llan > Llanfihangel-y-Pennant church.Winterfloodian14/09/2019
17.4 miles, 3333ft walk.stephenbuda18/06/2019
Nuttall baggingnoxibis04/05/2019
Bunkhouse between Garn & Ffridd Gorllwyn - Ffridd Gorllwyn - Fegla Fawr - Craigymerwydd - Pen Llynnau Cregennen - Bryn y Gregennen - Craig-las - Craig-y-llyn - Braich Ddu - Bryngwyn - FairbourneMark Jackson18/04/2019
Dragons's Back Reccedc9622/03/2019
DB day 3 reccemilejunkie02/03/2019
REPEATSteve Q04/08/2018
From Craig Las. Returned to tourist path down to Tycyneunant avoiding the HuMP Crag Las by the lower green road on the E side.Eddie12/01/2018
2/6 (Craig-Ias (Tyrrau Mawr)/Craig-y-Llyn/Braich Ddu(Craig Cwm-Llwyd)/Trawsfynydd/Pen Y Garn/Esgair Berfa)Fergalh15/10/2017
Dragon's Backhaydnw24/05/2017
Up from LLanfihangel y Penant, then on to Craig las and Penygadair- overcast, rain on topandrew.morel15/04/2017
Walk from Tynant car park (west of Gwernan Lake hotel), south up Llwybr Pilin Pwn (Pony Path) to reach top of Rhiw Gwredydd, turn right, proceeded west to Tyrrau Mawr and south west to Craig y Llyn.Dewi Prysor08/04/2017
From Mary Jones Chapel some tracks then cross country up to Craig Y Llyn, path to Tyrrau Mawr, then cross country and use track SW to Mynydd Pencoed acroos river to Mynydd Tyn Y Fach and Foel Ddu no paths hard going now down to Nant Eira and back to the Chapel visit Chapel is worthwhileunderhill29/01/2017
With ClaireAimless Rambler17/09/2016
With G. From Llanllwyda > Craig-las via Bodilan, Tynyfach & Hafotty Gwastadfryn > Craig-y-llyn > Llanllwyda via Bidilan. Right of way around Graig Llywd not visible.RT197014/08/2016
Hafotty Fach-Penygarn-Trawsfynydd-Braich Ddu-Craig y Llyn-Hafotty Fachwillias25/05/2016
Nuttall walk 10.2: Cyfrwy - Craig-las [Tyrrau Mawr] - Craig-y-llynronaldo33322/04/2016
Nuttall Walk WN 10.2 West of Cader Idris from Llanfihangel-y-pennant (672088, visiting Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn. 18.7km with 870m ascent in 5h50m. (S)silveracorn_alan01/04/2016
Nuttall walkRuth27/12/2015
Great day getting this pair of HuMP's and stack of other stuff walking from Corris hostel to Kings over Cadair.Alex C04/09/2015
Used route C7 in John Gillham's mountains of Snowdonia Guide from Hafotty Fach to get up Tyrau Mawr and then along ridge to Craig-y-Llyn returned over Braich Ddu to the Blue Lake. If using an older map be aware the confier forest has expanded. Footpath past the hut circles gets very boggy, but the tracks for forestry vehicles are a better alternative. Finish with a dip in the sea at Fairbourne.jimclinch05/08/2015
Detour including Craig-Las hoping for the clouds to lift before climbing up to Cadir Idris.Dusty25/07/2015
Met up with Frank an a clear day that ended up very wet and windy on the tops. Walk 10.2 from Nuttall BookLou04/07/2015
Tyrrau Mawr & Craig-y-llyn from Llanfihangel-y-pennant with Lindsay. Dry start with drizzle later and bright return to start point.knarf04/07/2015
Dragon's BackDinoF24/06/2015
ONLY THE 2ND WET DAY THIS MONTH SO SETTLED FOR NUTTALLS WALK 10.2. VERY EASY WALK UP TO THE COL AND GENTLE WALK OVER CRAIG LAS AND CRAIG Y LLYN. NO VIEWS AND CAREFUL NAVIGATION REQUIRED TO COME DOWN TO AND THROUGH THE FIELDS AT THE END IN THICK MIST.BURGESS17/06/2015
From Llynnau Cregennen car park. Continued over Tyrrau Mawrjim pererin17/11/2014
Wet and windy!Emlyno29/08/2014
With LynfaRob Pen y Garn24/08/2014
With RobLynfa Penygarn24/08/2014
Continuation of walk from Braich Ddu. Followed path on north edge of the forest down to Twll yr Ogof and then up ridge to unmarked summit.Man of Kernow115/06/2014