Name:Esgeiriau Gwynion [Foel Rhudd]
Hill number:2104
Height:669.9m / 2198ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arans
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Dovey
Watershed:Cardigan Bay, Liverpool Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 88929 23621
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:170m
Col:499.8m  SH 8846 2298  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:ground 30m NE, by small cairn, is 0.3m lower
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With GM. This is a hill at the top of a magnificent combination of valleys that I consider as “no return”. Accept there will be tussocks, bog, peat hags and gloop and go for it. Good to reach the top though the parked ATV was a bit cheeky! For me, there will be no return to the top!!elizyanne21/06/2024
I started at the hairpin bend that gives access to Blaen Pennant where it's possible to park one car without blocking the new and much used gate. I met the farmer on my way back and he has had a lot of trouble with cars blocking his access so please bear this in mind. A superb path leads into the picturesque valley where I struck up to LLechwedd Du, a Simm then onto Esgeiriau Gwynion over easy slopes before coming off to the SW and then heading up another Simm, Foel Hafod-ffynydd. Great views everywhere especially the Arans.Peterb04/08/2023
Straight forward follow the path to find this next summit from Foel RhuddBuckleymon02/02/2023
En route between Waun Camddw and Pen-aran.PGCE22/11/2022
Third hill of Nuttall walk 8.2. Didn't see a soul all day on the hills. Good views all day particularly from the Bwlch Sirddyn valley.simocity16/09/2022
Bit of a slog though and round peat Hags bluffs & troughs n bog. But simple great hillside up the final 90 metres to Marilyn.vegibagger10/06/2022
A 10 Top anti-clockwise circular from Llanuwchllyn ... Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafod-fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Rhudd, Llechwedd Llyfn.summitter30/05/2022
16.25miles 2870ft walk. Foel Hafod-Fynydd, Foel Rhudd, Esgeiriau Gwynion and Llechwedd Du.stephenbuda30/05/2022
An easy walk from Llechwedd Du. Down the north ridge, and road back to the campsite at Llanuwchllyn.Minto24/05/2022
A cloudy mizzly day that meant some route finding issues across initial stretch of boggy ground.. As a result missed Llechwedd Du on way out and picked it up on way back. So first top was Esgeiriau Gwynion by which time coud had cleared so easily over to Foel Hafod-fynydd and back to pick up the missed top. Though clear now missed the best line back and finished a couple of hundred yards south on the road.dickscroop04/11/2021
Nuttall Walk 8.2, Eastern Arans from Bwlch Y Groes (913233), including Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Hafod-fynydd and Moel y Cerrig Duon. Also Foel y Groes. Beautiful autumn sunshine, didn't see a soul.Lazylizzie10/10/2021
Most of Nuttals Walk 8.2 from Bwlch y Groes, from Foel Rhudd. Cloudy, on my own.alwaysinshorts09/10/2021
https://www.strava.com/activities/5913808752Sleepwa1ker05/09/2021
From the east, followed the watershed divide fence on the north side. Some hags but mostly OK in dry and warm conditions.Topographer5716/07/2021
3/3 With Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. From Pandy after sleeping (not much) in van. Up ridge, over to Glasgwm, through the little door and down to 350m then back up to Bwylch Siddryn, nipped up Esgeiriau, road back to Pandy. Decent weather on ascent until ridge, then Fawddwy and Glasgwm clagged, cleared after that and breeze stiffened. Rounsfell12/07/2021
The bog trot from Bwylch y Groes CP - not too boggy today. Esgeiriau Gwynion then LLechwedd Du.ger02/07/2021
From Llechwedd Du en route to Aran ridge. Bogs dry.Campbell Singer23/06/2021
From Rhyd y bod (SH 89050 27439) up the lane and track in Cwm Croes to Cwm Ffynnon, then followed RoW - little trace on ground up to Bwlch Sirddyn. Waited there to join in surveying with MP and AW of Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Rhudd and Ffridd Cwm-ffynnon (Lechwedd Llyfn), before descending back into Cwm Croes again.Man of Kernow124/04/2021
from Bwlch-y-Groes via Llychwyd Du. Used Nuttals route but missed out Foel Rhydd [E top] due to lateness of day. Returned using opposite side of fence from their recommendation, which was much better underfoot, though no doddle!IanHHill11/10/2020
From car park to the East through bog and tussock. Also visited Llechwedd Du on the wsy back before driving back to Scotland.NormanW12/09/2020
Parked at Bwlch v Groes car park. Llechwedd Du, straight over to Feel Hafod-fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Rhudd, Foel y Groes and Moel y Cerrig Duon. Only problem was the friendly cattle that arrived at the car park while I was walking, had a dump on a wheel and had been rubbing themselves on the side of my car!CJM08/09/2020
Quick haul to here from Hafod. Company: Soloiandesbottes15/03/2020
Llanluwchlyn, Foel Rhudd, Foel Hafod-fynydd, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, Aran Benllyn. Watching Ras yr Aran.Geoff Briggs14/03/2020
Wet and boggy, small heap of quartz rocks marking the summit, awkward stock fence to negotiate.Taz3831/12/2019
From 545m high point on road (mistake). Easier accesses available.lordtonult01/09/2019
Bwlch y Groes > Llechwedd Du > Foel Rhudd > Esgeiriau Gwynion > Bwlch Sirddyn > Foel Hafod-fynydd > Ceunany y Briddell > Llechwedd Du > Bwlch y Groes.Winterfloodian24/07/2019
Back in the Arans. This time with Lucky and Mart.John Eley21/07/2019
A nine and half mile walk following Nuttall's route but first doing the out and back for Moel y Cerrig Duon and then over to Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd, Esgeriau Gwynion and Foael Hafod-fynydd. The climb up to the last top is very steep but is only around 400 meters and the climb up the road back to the car park was a sting in the tail too.WAYNE ROWLETT30/06/2019
Third hill from Bwlch y Groes. En route to the Arans.DanMaisieBex23/06/2019
10 mile walk from Cwm Croes, up Tir Gofal path from Nant-Y-Llyn farm to Llyn Lliwbran then climbed NW steeply onto the ridge, followed ridge onto Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and Aran Fawddwy (all bagged previously in 2011) then retraced steps to Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu and descended to Creiglyn Dyfi tarn, up easily onto Foel Hafod-Fynydd then diagonally onto Llechwedd Du, along ridge to Esgeiriau Gwynion, descended to Llechwedd Llyfn, then steep descent back to car in Cwm Croes, perfect sunny/breezy weather, good dry terrain, views from west Coast including the whole of Cardigan Bay to Shropshire. Saw 2 people all day. Later that day drove up to Bwlch Y Groes pass and bagged Foel Y Groes and Moel Y Cerrig Duon, great day.DanTrig15/05/2019
From road high point car park then onto to Aran FawddwyN.Morters11/04/2019
The five eastern Arans from Bwlch y Groes. Started with Moel y Cerrig Duan then back to the Bwlch and on to Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynian, Foel Rhudd and finishing on the best of these tops, Foel Hafod-Fynydd.knarf14/12/2018
Marilyn walk to Esgeiriau Gwynion from Bwlch Y Groes. Also visiting Llechwedd Du and Foel Rhudd. A round trip of 8.7km in 2h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan25/09/2018
half day walk leave Bwlch y groes at 0600 walk the 4 nutall hills easy nav good viz but hard bog and heather walking , Llecwydd du, Esgeiraau gwynion, Foel rhydd fine views of arran range and beyond pack to col then foel y groes and Moel cerrig duon again good viz and fine views back to car at 1030underhill06/05/2018
A beautiful walk with Alex C up the footpath from Blaen-pennant. Just adequate parking by the gate on the hairpin bend (the gate seems disused). The valley is a stunner, and the path grassy, dry and very nice. Straight to the top by the Nant y Ffuddai for a grandstand view of the Arans and most of mid-Wales.Gill17/02/2018
So much more enjoyable accessing the hill from this side, with Gill, instead of the grotty old bogtrot back to the Bwlch y Groes car park.Twice Shy17/02/2018
Parked at hare-pin bend, up to Llechwedd Du and on to Esgeriian Gwynion.andrew.morel16/02/2018
3/4 (Llechwedd Du/Foel Rhudd/Esgeriau Gwynion/Foel Hafod-Fynydd)Fergalh04/02/2018
SoloAimless Rambler14/10/2017
As part of Nuttall walk 8.2, with Penda. 4.75 hrs, cool with spots of rain. Shepherds were gathering all sheep off these hills with their collies, very impressive.beorwulf07/07/2017
A dull summit made more interesting by the ascent to the southwest after having already been up Aran Fawddwy.Alex C20/04/2017
More or less did section 8.2 from the Nuttalls book with the exception of the North face of Foel Hafod-fynydd which had a lot of snow on it so I skirted East and went up the Western ridge which was relatively snow free and not as steep. Started off from Bwlch y Groes which is apparently the highest pass in North Wales and it's worth coming up here just for the drive! It was very wet and swampy with lots of groughs and wetness on the way up to Llechwedd Du. After that it was a short hop up to Foel Rhudd and an even shorter hop to Esgeiriau Gwynion. Tied the backpack to a fence on the way up to Foel Hafod-fynydd and picked it up on the way back down. The views at the top were absolutely superb: Aran Fawddwy was sprinkled with snow and looked gorgeous with Creiglyn Dyfi at the bottom. The grassy track (presumably there used to be a quarry up here) was a delightful route down as I no longer had to watch my feet and could admire the delightful waterfalls below instead. The only downside otsharp23/03/2017
From Llanuwchllyn. Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw Y Ddafad-Ddu, Aran Fawddwy, Gwaun Lydan, Foel Hafodd-Fynydd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd and Llechwedd Llyfn.Alunrees3321/07/2016
From Bwylch y Groes, not doing the Nuttalls walk but used the faint path made by those so doing to circuit out around the neighbouring Simm and then collect the Marilyn. A right soggy bogtrot and best quickly forgotten :-). Great views of the main ridge where we had been earlier in the day on better mountain terrain.nordicstar12/07/2016
Not the best of walks from the high point of the road. It does get better.jenx12/07/2016
Nuttall Walk 36: WN 8.2 Eastern Arans from Bwlch Y Groes (913233), including Llechwedd Du, Foel Rhudd, Esgeiriau Gwynion, Foel Hafod-fynydd and Moel y Cerrig Duon. 16km with 850m ascent in 5 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan12/05/2016
Nuttall walk with extension over Aran Fawddwy as it looked so tempting from Foel Hafod-fynyddRuth17/04/2016
Nuttall walk 8.2 part: Llechwedd Du - Foel Rhudd - Esgeiriau Gwynionronaldo33331/07/2015
From Llanwchllyn, Garth Fawr, Pen-aran, Aran Benllyn, Erw y Ddafad-ddu, descent to tarn for perfect lunch stop, Foel Hafod-fynydd, steep descent and re-ascent to Esgeiriau Gwynion, Llechwedd Llyfn.ijpowell15/07/2015
Cerdded o Fwlch y Groes Walked from Bwlch y GroesDewi Prysor26/06/2015