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Name:Craig Wen
Hill number:3347
Height:548m / 1798ft
Parent (Ma):2013  Creigiau Gleision
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 72906 60283
Summit feature:large rock
Drop:50m
Col:498m  SH728604  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 231 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Capel Curig. Crimpiau, Graig Wen, Creigiau Gleision, Creigiau Gleision North Top. Cowlyd Return. Boggy.Yr Eryr Aur21/04/2024
11.3 miles 2382ft walk, start at Crafnant Forest carpark, to Crimpiau, Craig Wen, Craiglwyn, Creigiau Gleision and Cefn Cyfarwydd.stephenbuda14/04/2024
A rather boggy walk!emily27/01/2024
Capel Curig > Crimpiau > Craig Wen > Creigiau GleisionJPW08/10/2023
From Crimbiau with D.Dave. A walk of about 4 miles, 3 hours in miserable drizzle and mist and windy at the summit. Back to parking behind Joe Browns.bolton22/07/2023
Good path from Crimpiau. With bolton.Dangerous Dave22/07/2023
https://strava.app.link/ObhMNj1PMAbJohn19/06/2023
Creigiau Gleision Horseshoe. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North Top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau.alunrees4008/04/2023
The Creigiau Gleision horseshoe from the car park at Llyn Crafnant.Alan Caine27/08/2022
A big day from parking West of Moel Eilio at 73166 66302, first a long stretch of Two and half hours to reach Craig Wen via the path beside Llyn Cowlyd reservoir retracing my steps back to the dam, onto Cefn Cyfarwydd and returning to the dam finally up to the 482 point on the Moel Eilio ridge, the ridge at this time of year was deep heather and really awfull so much so after reaching the summit of Moel Eilio I descended by dropping of the west side to avoid it and reach the track around Afon Porth Llwyd back to the car. Just over Seventeen miles in Eight hours twenty.WAYNE ROWLETT21/08/2022
Parked to SW in layby for 1 car just N of Bron Heulog. Craiglwyn and Craig Wen.PGCE22/07/2022
From Crimpiau followed path roughly NW. Visited both summits. Headed across to footbridge at the head of Cowlyd valley to meet my Gold DofE team and return to Capel Curig.richard6913/07/2022
Crimpiau > Craig Wen from GR: SH 72056 58242ronaldo33318/06/2022
Parked at the end of the road that goes past Llyn Crafnant at SH 740 602. Followed the track to Llanberis to its summit (after which a new path has been laid). Then took the mountaineers path over the super peak of Crimpau, down to the col and then up to the summit of Craig Wen for a leisurely lunch in the sun. A round trip of 6.7km with 520m ascent, taking 2h 40m with stops.silveracorn_alan17/04/2022
5/7 (Creigiau Gleision North Top/Creigiau Gleision/Craiglwyn/Moel Ddefoid/Craig Wen/Crimpiau/Moel y Dyniewyd)Fergalh18/03/2022
From Llyn Crafnant parking. Walk took in summitts of Crimpiau, Craig Wen, Craig Lwyn, Creigiau Gleision, Creigiau Gleision North Top, descending on zig zag foret paths.JK10/10/2021
Circuit from Llyn Crafnant - a short detour from the main path which skirts round to the W.milimana19/06/2021
Started car park in Capel Curig at the back of Joe Brown's shop. Walk took in summitts of Crimpiau, Craig Wen, Craig Lwyn, Creigiau Gleision, Creigiau Gleision North Top. Descent to Llyn Cowlyd reservoir and return to start via Maen Trichwmwd.lindslow26/05/2021
Hill-bagging walkhaydnw25/04/2021
As part of the Creigiau Gleision horseshoe from Llyn Crafnant. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau. Lovely conditions though a tad boggy in places!WelshMountainGoat3824/03/2021
From Llyn Crafnant. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North Top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau.angelfon3716/11/2020
From Llyn Crafnant on a circular of the Gleision topsderrymark27/09/2020
5 summits from Crafnant with Rufus. Parked in NRW car park and followed yellow footpath to end of the llyn. ROW from Blaen y Nant to E of Crimpiau then path to summit just beyond wall. Rough tracks leading over Craig Wen, Craiglwyn and both tops of Creigiau Gleision. Rough track E to fence then over stile by huge blanket bog to follow track S along old fence posts into forest. Simple forest paths and tracks back to Llyn Crafnant. Boggier and rockier than I expected but a cool perspective of Ogwen.jacobrichmond24/08/2020
Nuttall walk 1.4(ish). One of a few detours.Dan Baddeley08/08/2020
Y Pincin, Crimpiau and Craig Wen from Capel Curig. Very wet underfoot, and mix of sunshine, showers and hail. Fine series of rocky tops.RobertP15/03/2020
Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision north top, Cregiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau. Parked at Llyn Crafnant. Lovely cold, crisp winter's day.alunrees050418/01/2020
Tumps and Nuttalls from Capel Curig. Y Pincin then along the Nant y Geualt to Crimpiau and along the ridge line to take in Craig Wen, Craiglwyn and Creigiau Gleision.knarf26/03/2019
SoloAimless Rambler02/11/2018
OS bolt on the slightly lower S top.chalky195301/09/2018
A lovely round of Y Pincin, Crimpiau, Craig Wen, Clogwyn Mannod NW Top, Clogwyn Pryfed and Clogwyn Mannod. Just over 8 miles in just over 4 hours as the second half was mainly pathless.clivevilla30/08/2018
park behind joe browns on 3 day back pack of carneddau on to craigua gleisonunderhill12/05/2018
From Capel Curig: Pen Llithrig y Wrach, Creigiau Gleision North Top,Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen, Crimpiau. Really hard walk,on Good Friday: 12 miles over rough terrain and faint paths. Took 9+ hours.Lazylizzie30/03/2018
Free car park in Capel Curig - From Crimpiau, down well-used path to col & then straightforward ascent on a fairly decent path to foot of large summit rock. From S. side, a bit of a scramble; from E. side, a stroll up through heather. Descended back to col & then followed path which contours across W. slopes of Crimpiau to Llyn Coryn - Path continues S. & then SE to join RoW. (S)gerrybowes24/11/2017
Me Ceri and Alf from CC.jrj19/11/2017
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess13/11/2017
Climbed with Paul BurgessP.Thirkettle13/11/2017
Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision north top, Creigiau Gleison, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau. From Llyn Crafnant.Alunrees3309/07/2017
12 mile walk from Capel Curig starting in sunshine, followed road then up boggy path to water channel, followed water channel to foot of Y Braich ridge and climbed to Pen Yr Helgi Du, the weather was still good by this time but the Glyders went into cloud, descended and steeply ascended onto Pen Llithrig Y Wrach, descended to end of reservoir and ascended pathless slopes onto Creigiau Gleison, by this time the weather had took a turn for the worst, we nearly went into cloud. Followed rough path onto Craiglwyn, then climbed up Craig Wen and Crimpiau, by this time every hill we had done earlier went into cloud, descended to Capel Curig. Great but strenuous walk, if we had started an hour later all the walk would have probably been in cloud!DanTrig09/04/2017
From Capel Curig up and out past Llyn Cowly Rsvr then return over Creigiau Gleision ridge, Craig Wen and Crimpiau before dropping back to Capel Curig.SS31/07/2016
From Crimpiau. Pretty soggy under foot but auperb hill/s. The Glesion group reminds me of the Glaramara range in the lakes..stig_nest01/07/2016
Part of the MynyddCC 60th anniversary challenge, from Blaen-y-Nant over Crimpiau and Cragwen and back to B-y-N and beer.PepandJen20/06/2015
Solo walk on CUHWC Vacation Trip to Cwm Dyli. Nr Capel - Craig Wen - Creigiau Gleision ridge - dam - Pen Llithrig y Wrach - back. The Creigiau Gleision Nuttalls are fantastic. Weather deteriorated on Pen Llithrig.AGWilliamson13/03/2015
Start ~ car park Capel Curig. Took the RoW towards Llyn Grafnant and turned at the high point to ascend Crimpiau. From the summit we walked the ridge up to Craig Wen, Craiglwyn, Creigiau Gleisien and CG North Top. With Wombourne.steve hudson30/07/2014
Parked at rear of Joe Browns shop in Capel Curig. Followed good track towards Llyn Crafnant to its high point then path leads up Crimpiau then on to Craig Wen. Continued to the Nuttalls of Craiglwyn, Craigiau Gleision and CG north top. Returned to CG then took direct route to A5 about half mile north of Capel crossing the leat by the bridge then a good path to the road. Warm and dry but very windy. Excellent views towards Snowdon and the Glyders. With SH.wombourne30/07/2014
Heavy going underfoot due to the heather from Pen Llithrig-y-wrach.JohnStoneham15/07/2014
From Capel Curig via Crimpiau and onto Creigiau Gleision and around Llyn Cowlyn. With Hamish (spaniel) and Phil. Sunny spells but windy on top.Saggers08/06/2014
Up from the farmhouse at the end of the track past the reservoir. Limited parking to be had beyond the forestry commission car park.Richard18/05/2014
Llyn Crafnant parked at the end of the road through the gate to Crimpiau to Craig Wen to Craiglwyn to Creigiau Gleision and CG North Top. Descended through forest to Hendre. heavy rain from Creigiau Gleision on.axe.stephen23/04/2014
With Ben, Lau, Bev and Cabe on a five bagger.simon and co16/04/2014
Parked at crafnant. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North Top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen, Crimpiau and mynydd DeulynAlunRees3104/04/2014