Name:Moel Farlwyd
Hill number:3366
Height:575.7m / 1889ft
Parent (Ma):2068  Manod Mawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
County/UA:Conwy
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 70741 48646
Summit feature:vegetated rocky rib next to cairn
Drop:101.4m
Col:474.3m  SH 7114 4871  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL18E
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Farlwyd.pdf
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Parked near the high point on the A470, across and up to the summit. Lovely day, good views.LizH20/04/2024
12.65 miles 2937ft walk ,start at A470 Blaenau Ffestiniog layby to Moel Farwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras and Manod Mawr.stephenbuda05/07/2023
From Crimea Pass lay-by. Recompletion of Welsh Humps. Cold biting wind and thick mist at top.Campbell Singer19/02/2023
From Crimea Pass layby straight up to Moel Farlwyd and along to Moel Penamnen and Foel Fras and back. Low cloud and steady rain for the whole trip. Others went to zip world as a drier option.richard6906/05/2022
From the parking area at Crimea pass for a straight up and down, three quarters of a mile and just over an hour.WAYNE ROWLETT20/03/2022
1/8 (Moel Farlwyd/Moel Pennamnen/Foel-fras/Y Ro Wen/Manod Mawr North Top/Manod Mawr/Manod Bach/Ffrid yr Allt-Llwyd)Fergalh20/03/2022
https://www.strava.com/activities/6528514095Sleepwa1ker15/01/2022
From Crimea Pass on a cloudy morning, mist just clearing as I gained the summitColin Crawford09/10/2021
From Crimea after Dyrnogydd for a 5 Dodd day.NormanW29/06/2021
From Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras and Manod Mawr North Top. With B and R.jenx25/05/2021
Moel Farlwyd from GR: SH 70161 48902ronaldo33322/05/2021
Moel Farlwyd from GR: SH 70161 48902Hippster22/05/2021
A splendid walk along a mainly grassy ridge from the car park at Crimea Pass on a very warm September day, visiting Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-fras and Y Ro Wen. Then return along the ridge, cutting below the summits on the south side to the Crimea Pass. Followed by a quick up and down of Moel Dyrnogydd. 18.5km with 810m ascent in 6 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan15/09/2020
From Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-fras, returned below Moel Penamnen (under the crags) then across A470 to climb Moel Dyrnogydd. Nice day with excellent viewsRobertP06/09/2020
Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnem & Foel Fras from Crimea Pass with Rufus. 7am start, took a few minutes to find the stile, I wont give any more details to save you some fun! Out and back basically following the NP boundary on the OS map, cutting across a fence and gully above Llynau Barlwyd and traversing under the summit of Moel Penamnem on the return. Better terrain than I expected and a fast round trip of just under 2 hours.jacobrichmond31/08/2020
Parked in Lord Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Footpath through quarry to Llynau Barlwydd (nice swim). Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-fras, Manod Mawr North Top, Manod Bach.PGCE15/08/2020
From the Crimea Pass. Welsh Hump completion for the nth time. I may well have been on this before as I climbed Moel Penamnen from the same place but thought Id make sure.Chris Peart06/03/2020
From Crimea Pass car parkJamesD197205/02/2020
from crimea Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras then return south of Moel Penamnen, res and Moel farlwyd hail and windunderhill11/11/2019
From Crimea layby - then on to Moel PenamnenJim T17/09/2019
From the car-park at SH708443. Manod Bach, Monad Mawr, Foel Fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel FarlwydGeoff Briggs18/08/2019
From car park on Crimea Pass at 70176 48937. Headed straight for the summit with faint or no paths. Underfoot fairly easy 30 minutes, 0.93 miles.clivevilla24/10/2018
From the car park at Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel-Fras and Y Ro Wen. Beautiful winter day, very cold but clear and sunny.Alunrees3324/11/2017
From the stile at the south end of the car park on the Crimea Pass. Headed E.N.E to the ridge to make it easier. Headed for Foel Fras next. Solo.bolton09/06/2017
Steep and rocky descent from Moel Penamnen to bwlch north of Llynnau Barlwyd and nearly as steep ascent again up Moel Farlwyd. Maybe something to do with long hard day from the Manods. Very satisfying to see 4 of the days five peaks from this summit, the Manods seem a long way away. Now for a 3 mile hike back to the van in Blaenau Ffestiniog.mntainman11/10/2016
Parked in the free car park at the Crimea Pass, then over the hidden stile, located by the wall at the edge of the car park. Quick, easy ascent, great views in lovely autumn sunshine. With JT.Sprog09/10/2016
From car park to west. Surprisingly big drop to bwlch that wouldn't have been surprising if I'd looked at the map properly. On to Moel Penamnen.Wycombe Wanderer17/09/2016
From the car park at the Crimea Pass. Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, Y Rowen and Clogwyn Dolwyddelan.AlunRees3106/07/2016
Crimea Car Park at SH70163 48927 Over hidden stile immediately south of car park & then straight up & down, hitting the ridge to the north of the summit. (S)gerrybowes18/06/2016
From car park at Crimea, up road, over BWF and follow fence steeply to top.arranc06/09/2015
Quick gain of height using mountain bike access road then across to summit after negotiating barbed wire. Returned straight down to road (more barbed) and back to car. Good views to south east and south west, cloud obscuring northern view.SS25/05/2015
From Crimea Pass. With Moel Dyrnogydd.ngthack18/01/2015
From Foel Fras - mainly pleasantdestaylor15/04/2014
From Blaenau Ffestiniog, a round of Manod Bach, Manod Mawr, NT, Foel-fras, Moel Penamnen, Moel Farlwyd and Moel Dyrnogydd.rhalstead21/03/2014
Clockwise circular round from Blaenau Ffestiniog. Garreg Ddu - Moel Farlwyd - Moel Penamnen - Foel Fras - Manod Mawr North Top - Manod Mawr - Manod Bach. The extremely large building in Maen-offeren Quarries is well worth a peek inside. It's like an industrial museum. The descent off Manod Mawr to the northern tip of Llyn y Manod is fairly ghastly!David Gradwell11/08/2013
As part of a circular walk of Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras. Manod Mawr North Top, Manod Mawr and Manod Bach.JohnStoneham04/06/2013
I climbed up from the Crimea pass. Above about 550 metres the snow was quite deep, hard and coated in rime. At the summit it was a white out. I then continued to the Hewitt.isabelle11/02/2013
Took Ffestiniog railway from Porthmadog to Blaenau F and then walked up through the Maen Offeren quarry. Circular walk taking in Moel Farlwyd, Moel Penamnen, Foel Fras, the Manods Mawr and Manod Bach. Only just made the last train back but had a good beer to end the day.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2012
Blaenau Ffestiniog skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran.davidpettit8413/11/2011
Second day of CUHWC Caseg Fraith Trip. With DP. Entire Blaneau skyline from Manod Bach to Craig Nyth-y-Gigfran. Fantastic and interesting walk in excellent weather!AGWilliamson13/11/2011
Wild camp day 2 - Yr Arddu, Moel Meirchfellowsa08/05/2011
Parked in layby on Crimea pass. Climbed Moel Dyrnogydd and Iwerddon, then descended to the pass road and climbed south to summit of Moel Farlwyd.Clear day with lots of lying snow.steve hudson17/02/2010
Started from the top of the crimea pass, A470. Made a direct line to summit. Cold, clear day with about 6 inches of snow at road level and good views over surrounding hills. Walked with SH.wombourne17/02/2010
Snuck off from pre-exp w/e for a 5 hour outing around 500m tops around Blaenau Ffestiniog. Back through main quarry to west of road -some nasty unfenced holes! felt exhausted by end - Ecuador trip virus lingering?Chris Pearson30/08/2003
Galltywenallt22/08/1999
Ffestiniog Dewey bagging, walk 2/3; Moel Farlwyd from road to W, fine location, heather thick RHW27/12/1997
With Trevor. Also climbed Moel Penamnentrimarc224/02/1996
Easy rise on direct route to Pananmaen from the top of the crimea passRhayader_wander03/08/1991
petey01/01/1990
PeterAH20/04/2024