Hill number:2006
Height:697.9m / 2290ft
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
Grid ref:SH 68174 47463
Summit feature:rocky outcrop
Col:451.8m  SH 6651 4634  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:rock 5m E slightly lower; ground 25m W is about 1.5m lower; ground 110m SW is at least 3m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 526 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy grassyAdventurers524/04/2024
Near perfect wintry conditions, first hill of five for the day. Was impressed with the views of the Yr Wyddfa massive and the Nantle ridge, as well as the Moelwyns of course.simocity01/12/2023
With my LOST group. Parked in Crimea Pass and tried to follow a Trail Magazine walk, but on the descent it seemed to fall into a chasm, so we had to navigate across the pathless bogland. Most of the walk was pathless. Windy but easy ascent.gbeniston25/09/2023
With Deborah, Frances, Rory, Suzi & Rob. Breezy with shifting visibility. Easy ascent from Crimea PassDonpeblo29/07/2023
11.7 miles 2399ft walk ,start at A470 Blaenau Ffestiniog layby. to Iwerdon, Yr Allt Fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen, Moel Meirch, Yr Arddu and Moel Dyrnogydd.stephenbuda04/07/2023
10/13 (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
Iwerddon and Allt-Fawr from Crimea Pass with Rufus. Parked just downhill from the summit of the pass towards Blaenau Ffestiniog in the lay-by on the right. Followed the track WSW to the air shaft then more or less made a beeline west to the summit of Iwerddon staying underneath the crags. Followed the ridge SW to pick up sheep tracks that led S to the summit of Allt-Fawr. Retraced steps N for a short time then dropped down steeply E to the S shore of Llyn Iwerddon. Followed sheep tracks vaguely above the L bank of the stream back to the air shaft. Pretty murky morning but had a slight break looking N.jacobrichmond02/02/2023
Parked up at the top of the Crimea path, a short walk to the start of the path and went left once over the stile. The path is very straight forward with great views of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Manod Mawr, Moel Siabod, Snowden, Glyders.Buckleymon23/09/2022
Gmac selected a lovely hill and a lovely day. Parked in the lay-by on the Crimea Pass. Walked down to the gate and took the path to the left (west). Follow the path up and climb up linking close yo the fence. Follow fence until slight drop in height and over second stile (Loch below). Keep with the path which eventually meanders up to the top. Excellent views including Snowdon.elizyanne13/07/2022
Circuit from car park above Tanygrisiau. On to Meol Druman next.Grinner04/07/2022
Fell running. Nuttalls route 5.2. Last 3 miles bog trotting.Chris Williams31/08/2021
Walked up over Cnicht and on to Moelwyn Mawr. With Samrobphys02/08/2021
I headed up through Cwmorthin before heading to the summit of Cnicht (690m), Ysgafell ridge (South) (672m), Moel Druman (676m) and then the highest to finish at Allt-fawr (698m) before a steep descent back into the Cwmorthin valley. 22km, solo.meltdiceburg20/06/2021
Paddy Buckley Round recce Capel Curig to Rhyd-Ddu.twg2704/06/2021
Allt-Fawr - Moel Druman - Ysgafell Wen (all three Nuttall tops) from Tanygrisau. Climbed from Cwmorthin quarry, followed the ridge then descended to Rhosydd Quarry before returning to Tanygrisau. 9 milesGary Heath02/06/2021
From Cwmorthin and taking in Allt Fawr and Moel Druman.greboicus28/05/2021
A really nice circuit from Crimea Pass and down to Tanygrisiau, taking in Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch, three tops on Ysgafell Wen, Moel Drumen, Allt-Fawr, and Craig Nythygigfran. With B and R.jenx26/05/2021
With Martin. Cold, windy, misty so couldn't go rock climbing. Challenging finding route between two Marilyns in mist.davechaffey09/05/2021
From parking spot on Crimea pass solocolinfielding23/04/2021
With Cnicht and Moelwyn Mawr from Croesor after sleeping in van near pen y pas. Sunny day but a little hazy. Cold when sunshine weaker. Not too busy. Rounsfell18/04/2021
Tanygrisau, Cwmorthin quarry, on to Moel DrummanFlatfield14/09/2020
Tanygrisiau up incline to Wrysgan quarry, down to Cymorthin lake and on to the quarry. Up the ridge to Moel Druman, Ysgafell, Yagafel North top and Ally Fawr before dropping back in to Cwmorthin quarryandrew.morel24/08/2020
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess16/08/2020
Family walk over the Moelwynsamswanston21/07/2020
Family walk over the Moelwynseks21/07/2020
Family walk over the Moelwynsiks21/07/2020
Iwerddon, Allt Fawr, Moel Druman, Ygafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen far North top, Moel Meirch and Moel Dyrnogydd. Parked at Crimea pass. Very hard walk, especially as it was completely pathless and ver boggy rough ground from Moel Merch to Moel Dyrnogydd. Cold July day.Lazylizzie14/07/2020
In atrocious conditionslordtonult17/02/2020
Parked at Crimea Pass layby. Short distance to start of hill up along ridge by Nuttalls route 5.2 along to Moel Druman then over the 3 Ysgafell Wen Nuttalls. Lovely ridge walk, very scenic with path most of the way around. descent route down the valley fine at first picking up bits of paths but in part quite wet and rough underfoot, unlike the description in the book.JulieB01/12/2019
Nuttall walk 5.2.noxibis22/06/2019
from Crimea pass.IanHHill26/05/2019
Dromedary Marilyn... Cnicht is its Hump summitvegibagger16/04/2019
From Crimea Pass up the ridge...low cloud but clear summitN.Morters08/04/2019
Crimea Pass, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen Far North Top, Llyn Edno to Moel Meirch. Then back along ridge. Path all the way. Excellent views from ridge, so retracing steps is no hardship.Winterfloodian28/03/2019
Unseasonable fine weather finally over - low cloud coming & going - fog in valleys - some drizzle. Approached from P at Crimea Pass. Grassy path. Some local weather windows. A few blades of rock at summit area (one of which marks the summit). No cairn & no summit views(hill fog). Quite a pleasant atmospheric hill walk.ger28/02/2019
Nuttalll 5.2Dan Baddeley29/09/2018
Another attempt from Crimea pass, this time successful. Intermittent light rain. Raced to the summit against descending clouds, result dead heat, although the clouds subsequently lifted intermittently.Topographer5713/09/2018
Parked at the Crimea Pass and headed up Allt Fawr and Moel Druman. I walked past Ysgafell Wen, despite Mark challenging me. We did the North Top and the Far North Top and then returned to it. Quite a long slog down, following the stream downhill. The river crossing at SH 6834 4952 was not easy and also there was a new barbed wire fence with no style which was a bit of a problem. The last mile and a bit on the track was easy.tsharp13/09/2018
A circular walk which included Moelwyn Mawr. Start point was the car parking area at SH683454.G4OBK (Phil)03/09/2018
From Crimea Pass. Up to ridge then followed ridge to Allt Fawr. Wet to start but improving so some fleeting views from summit. Returned same route. Solo.mike.hoult07/08/2018
soloAimless Rambler08/06/2018
3 day wildcamp in the MoelwynsTaz3803/06/2018
First attempt from slate quarries abandoned after unfounded concern about safety of descending south ridge. Second attempt, from Crimea road pass, abandoned after concern that my tired calf muscles may not make it safely back by nightfall.Topographer5710/05/2018
Moel Dyrnogydd, Iwerddon, Allt Fawr, Craig Nyth-Y-Gigfran, Moel Druman, Ygafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen far North top, Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion and yr Arddu. Parked at Crimea pass. Nice day to start although very cold, Turned wet later on!Alunrees3326/11/2017
Aborted Paddy BuckleyDinoF22/07/2017
As part of Nuttall route 5.2, with Penda, 4h. Nice day, nice hill.beorwulf06/07/2017
From Crimea. 701489.Easy ascent, but cloud on summit spoiled the views.NormanW12/06/2017
Parked on stoney verge at summit of crimea pass. Gate to track (FP) then open hillside. A path materialises after the col with the power lines. Very wet and windy, low cloud. Yukk.Minto11/06/2017