Name:Creigiau Gleision
Hill number:2013
Height:675.9m / 2218ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 72903 61540
Summit feature:cairn
Col:414.4m  SH 7166 6095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Observations:ground 40m S at SH 72906 61499 is 0.5m lower
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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
Staying at Pen-y-Pass YH, circular route from Capel Curig.Grinner25/09/2023
With JamesThis Dog18/04/2023
Creigiau Gleision Horseshoe. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North Top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau.alunrees4008/04/2023
Round of Llyn Cowlyd tops. From Siglen up to reservoir, on to NW shoulder and N top to summit. Paths all the way some faint. Not too wet under foot. Massive quartz vein after NW top. Dropped from summit down to SW end of reservoir before ascending Pen Llithrigg and going down the NW ridge and back to Siglen over fairly featureless ground after SH726639. With Samrobphys25/09/2022
The Creigiau Gleision horseshoe from the car park at Llyn Crafnant.Alan Caine27/08/2022
From b+d in Trefriw, loop round the reservoirStevooo18/07/2022
From North top followed path SW along top to main summit. Return via Cowlyd dam wall to car park near Eigiau reservoir. 5/5 - Waen Bryn-gwenith/Moel Eilio/Cefn Cyfarwydd/Creigiau Gleision North top/Creigiau Gleisionrichard6912/07/2022
Back on track following Nuttalls route in the cloudscolinfielding17/06/2022
12 mile circular from holiday cottage in Trefriw. Up steep hairpin bend road to Cefn Cyfarwydd trig point then down and along to Llyn Cowlyd. An easy-to-follow path heads up the hillside from the dam and along the sometimes boggy ridge to Creigiau Gleision North Top, then Creigiau Gleison. We retraced our steps to the boggy cwm and descended a good but sometimes boggy footpath into woods down to Llyn Crafnant. Followed tourist track along Llyn Crafnant and followed minor road then riverside footpath back to Trefriw. 905m ascent. Saw 3 people on the hill and quite a lot by Llyn Crafnant. Great views in all directions throughout.DanTrig12/06/2022
Parked at Cornel. Up via Llyn Crafnant fforestry. Creigiau Gliesion ridge. Descent via Craig Lywd.andrew.morel11/06/2022
taking in Creigiau Gleision north top & Cefn Cyfarwydd, en route, done with KFabioski27/05/2022
Creigiau Gleision horseshoe. Cefn Cyfarwydd, Creigiau Gleision North Top, Creigiau Gleision, Craiglwyn, Craig Wen and Crimpiau.alunrees3907/05/2022
Fouth peak from todays walk with Jess, nice and easy with great views of the reservoir below.Buckleymon25/03/2022
2/7 (Creigiau Gleision North Top/Creigiau Gleision/Craiglwyn/Moel Ddefoid/Craig Wen/Crimpiau/Moel y Dyniewyd)Fergalh18/03/2022
Llithrig y Wrach and crossing over via bridge to do the two tops of Creigiau Gleision. Only problem was finding the path for the lower section of final descent but not a problem on sometimes tussocky but not difficult ground.dickscroop15/12/2021
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 - easy continuation along the ridge from the North Top.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
Round of Craig Ffynnon, Pen Llithrigg and the two tops of CG from the car park to the North. 17k.NormanW26/05/2021
Hewitt-bagging walkhaydnw25/04/2021
Round of reservoir from dam to N, taking in Llithrig y Wrach. Set off 4.18pm. Still, weak sunshine, stronger later. Rounsfell17/04/2021
Day 2 of a 3 day backpack exploring the Carneddau. Misty and overcast when I summited.morgs4mountains01/04/2021
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
Once again just limited to local walks at the moment. So, today cycled over to Crafnant for a repeat bag of Creigiau Gleision. No need to include any other tops so the forest track to the east was very handy for gaining height, and then some heather bashing up to the clagged-in summit.Twice Shy14/10/2020
From Llyn Crafnant on a circular of the Gleision topsderrymark27/09/2020
Great day out, perfect weather with the Jake and Joe. Boys got their first taste of scrambling on some of the tops. great views of the 3000ers from up here.simocity19/09/2020
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). Quite a few accidental detours.Dan Baddeley08/08/2020
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
Round of Carnedd Llewelyn, Pen yr Helgi Du, Pen Lithrig Wrach and Craigiau Gleision from Gwern Goch Isaf. From 415m bridge, west face up onto 600m ridge, trackless pathless and wet at first but gets better on grass higher up. Pick up path up ridge to rocky summit. From bridge, route back to car was mostly on bank above water channel, marked ROW looked wet and muddy.Topographer5724/08/2019
Circuit from Llyn Crafnantchalky195324/08/2019
From Llyn Crafnant car park. Track along short then up nice path to exit woods. Mistake to follow rough path along forest edge as end in heather thrash to pick up ridge path. Stay with path even though detours away to start. Fine viewsN.Morters07/04/2019
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. Missed out North Top on this trip.knarf26/03/2019
From A5 / reservoir bealach - tough ascent to summit, a faint path leading to Craig Wen and on down the ridge to Crimpiau.twg2711/03/2019
SoloAimless Rambler02/11/2018
From A5Winterfloodian07/08/2018
Used CP near Joe Brown shop, Capel Curig - walked by A5 to start of track just past Bron Heulog - eventually made a grassy ascent (using faint tracks here & there), to a little way S of rocky summit. Pleasant summit.ger17/07/2018
park behind joe browns on 3 day back pack of carneddauunderhill12/05/2018
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
678mThe Grouse29/03/2018
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