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Name:Foel Ddu
Hill number:7870
Height:590.5m / 1937ft
Parent (Ma):1994  Moelwyn Mawr
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
Grid ref:SH 66974 46032
Summit feature:grassy knoll
Col:566.4m  SH 6696 4573  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:rock outcrop 80m S at SH 66962 45948 and outcrop 100m S at SH 66981 45926 could be as high
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 66 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cnicht, Cnicht North Top, Foel Ddu, Moel-yr-Hydd, Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top, Moelwyn Mawr, Craigysgafn, Moelwyn Bachkeithouk11/06/2023
6/13 (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
with KFabioski31/01/2023
Parked in the car park at the end of the road ar 68309 45423 and did a loop to include the two remaining tops in this area Foel Ddu and Craig Stwlan Un. Not the easiest route once the tracks had been left but enjoyable in spite of all the derelict buildings and spoil heaps.clivevilla16/12/2021
Climbed after visiting Moel yr Hydd for Rick and Jenny's final Snowdon Simm, etc, etc.chriswatson05/07/2021
After Rick n Jen's final Nuttalvegibagger05/07/2021
Paddy Buckley Round, leg 3 support.Flipperfeet20/09/2020
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 layby off A496 near Tan-y-grisiau. 6th of 6 summits in clockwise circuit of the Moelwyns. Easy route continuing from Moel-yr-Hydd. Full view of the quarries from summit. Lleyn Peninsula finally cleared of most of the fog that had been sat there all morning so was able to see it.muzza206/07/2018
From CwmorthinJamesD197222/06/2018
Start from Beddgelert to Moel-Yr-Hydd onto Foel Ddu return to Beddgelert. 18 miles.stephenbuda15/05/2018
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
Me Alf and Cerijrj31/08/2017
Foel Ddu - Moel-yr-hdd - Molewyn Mawr North Top - Molewyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Molewyn Bach -Craig Stwlan.Alex1759502/01/2017
Nuttall walk 5.3(part): Moel-yr-hydd - Foel Ddu - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bachronaldo33325/03/2016
3/7. Didn't expect much of this hill but as the top is on the edge of a cliff you get fabulous bird eye views on to Cwmorthin. Descended down the slope from the col between here and Moel-yr hydd to the southern end of the lake and then on to Tanygrisiau and eventually the Oakley Arms, taking in a few Tumps on the way.Herbert Anchovy10/04/2015
similar route to previous poster - just with better spelling. this is a superb viewpoint. no cairn marking the top but the view over rhosydd to cnicht and the view the other way down cwmorthin make this worth the visit alone.stig_nest20/08/2014
Craig Stwlan, Molwyn Bach, Craigysgafn, Molwyn Mawr, Molwyn Mawr North Ridge, Moel-yr-ydd and Foel Ddu. Very low cloud and no visibility until end of walk. Must repeat in the sun as very nice terrain/route.fellowsa28/06/2014
Paddy Buckley RecceGeoff Briggs07/04/2013
Sunny, some cloud, dry, cool on tops. Nice walk, interesting looking round the ruins and quarries. with Cnicht & Moelwynsjoseph mitchell13/04/2002
One of many visits, this time during my first Paddy Buckley Round completionRHW19/07/1997
A Peckish10/09/2020