Name:Craig yr Hafod
Hill number:3389
Height:533.6m / 1751ft
Parent (Ma):2065  Carnedd y Filiast
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 88881 43753
Summit feature:small pile of stones
Drop:64.6m
Col:469m  SH888433  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Survey:Leica 530
Survey of Craig yr Hafod (Final).doc
Comments:alternative col at NS329961
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Parked at lay-by at Llyn Celyn. Lots of construction work at Dam. An anti-clockwise round of: Craig y Garn, Graig Ddu, Craig yr Hafod, , Trum nant-fach, Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast, Carnedd y Filiast, Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfyn, Foel Boeth, Pen Garneddwen and Moel Phylip. Hard going on first 3-4 hills.PeterD21/04/2024
Graig Ddu > Craig yr Hafod from GR: SH 90782 43748Hippster22/04/2023
Graig Ddu > Craig yr Hafod from GR: SH 90782 43748ronaldo33322/04/2023
Left the car at roadside parking at 86502 40873 and walked on the grass verge to the track that swings around to the south of Foel boeth where a short heather bash leads to the summit, back on the track walked East to the building at Cwm Hesgyn one padlocked gate, and then followed a wet track north a further padlocked gate, reaching the track that bends round the south side of Graig Ddu following this before a heather bash over Graig Ddu and Craig yr Hafod, dropping through the heather to reach the track to the West and following this to the ROW through the forest above the car. Just under Nine and half mile and taking Four and Three quarter hours.WAYNE ROWLETT02/10/2022
solo with Pen Garneddwen, Foel Boeth, carnedd Llechwedd, Carnedd Y Filiast, Waun Garnedd-Y-FiliastFabioski23/08/2022
Parked at Llyn Celyn. An anti-clockwise round of: Craig Y Garn, Graig Ddu, Craig Yr Hafod, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Y Filiast, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Foel Boeth, Pen Garneddwen. Some horrible heather bashing en route!! I'd do it this way round again. But you'd have to pay me a lot of money to go clockwise.Minto27/05/2022
from llyn celyn cwm hesgyn tracks then pathless heather then on to Craig Ddu could only find a few sheep paths and Craig Y Garn nice rocky top again no paths with heather and boulders hard going return over farmland could not find the row running east to west marked on mapunderhill30/01/2022
Moel y Gydros, Craig yr Hafod and Graig Ddu from Llyn Celyn Dam.rhalstead02/01/2022
https://www.strava.com/activities/5834250321Sleepwa1ker21/08/2021
On a route to Carnedd y FiliastJamesD197208/06/2021
Parked at Celyn reservoir for a round of 6 summits: Foel-boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd-llyfn, Carnedd y Filiast, Waun Garnedd-y-Filiast, Craig yr Hafod, Graig Ddu. Tracks and paths for the first 4, rough going for the final 2.PGCE05/02/2021
3/3 Dewey Walk. From the layby at SH 864 408 on the A4212. Up the good cart track through the forest and over moor to a height of 550m, just south of the summit of Foel-boeth. Short walk across fairly short heather to summit. Returned to the cart track and followed it east to the valley of Afon Hesgyn. Crossed the river (would be difficult after wet weather) and followed the zig zag track up the west side of Graig Ddu to SH 888 425. Then north along the ridge through fairly deep heather over the summit and down to the col between Graig Ddu and Craig y Hafod. Followed narrow track to up by wall to summit of Craig y Hafod and returned to the col and then down RoW to west to rejoin the cart track and back to the A4214. Unfortunately rather misty on top after a long walk there and back, but generally quick going on the cart track. 16km with 770m ascent in 4h40m. (S)silveracorn_alan22/09/2020
With Rufus from Ysbyty Ifan. Track to Bwlch Blaen y Cwm then atv track to fence junction NE of Waugh Carnedd y Filiast. Along fence to Trum Nant Fach then ruined wall to head of Cwm Hesgyn and Llechwedd Du. Continued straight through thick heather for 2km over Craig yr Hafod (wall on map is ruined and buried under heather) and Graig Ddu. Descended W to Cwm Hesgyn track and returned via track towards Foel Boeth and contouring around the 500m mark to spot height 505m and path then track off the moor to Ysbyty Ifan. Long way round for these hills but a good journey in dry weather.jacobrichmond16/04/2020
Parked on bend at 908437. Dropped to Cae-Hir then a reasonable walk to the bwlch as the recent dry spell had made conditions good. Through heather to the summit. Solo. Headed south to Graig Dhu.bolton26/03/2019
Circuit from Cwm Hesgyn.chalky195329/08/2018
2/6 (Craig y Garn/Craig yr Hafod/Graig Ddu/Ffrid-y-Fedw/Pen Ffrid-San/Moel Seisog)Fergalh03/12/2017
With Talisker whist Wasdale & Duddon MRT undertake SRT practiceMountain Goat07/10/2017
Climbed early one morning from the cottage I was staying at.hillexplorer31/05/2017
With AlexDusty27/03/2017
Parked 907452 off road just past gateway followed good footpath up Llechwedd Ddu then just as path starts to descend followed wall line to summit. Boggy, heather bashing carried on to Graig Ddu then dropped down to track to west and returned to car. Southerly approach to summit of Craig yr Hafod with hindsight is an easier approach.Rob5027/11/2016
Craig y Garn, Graig Ddu and Craig yr Hafod from E end of Lynn Celyn. Paths through fields were quite confusing in places and surprisingly wet and boggy in places! Saw a Barn owl perched on a branch just above ground level only a few yards away.RobertP02/10/2016
Parked at Llyn Celyn. Pen Garneddwen, Foel Boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Carnedd Y Filiast, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast, Craig Yr Hafod, Graig Ddu and Craig Y Garn. Some horrible heather bashing en route!!AlunRees3108/07/2016
Parked at Llyn Celyn. Pen Garneddwen, Foel Boeth, Carnedd Llechwedd Llyfn, Carnedd Y Filiast, Waun Garnedd Y Filiast, Craig Yr Hafod, Graig Ddu and Craig Y Garn. Some horrible heather bashing en route!!Alunrees3308/07/2016
From car park at Llyn Celyn, Graig y Garn, Graig Ddu, Craig yr Hafod, Foel-boeth, Pen Garneddwen. Few paths once on access land.ijpowell13/05/2016
Small parking area (2 cars) at start of PRW at SH90782 43748 – PRW to Cae-hir & Hafodnwydog – Across a mixture of tussock grass, heather & bog to wall corner on the bwlch – Up path alongside wall & then a short walk across heather to the summit stones. Continued to Graig Ddu. (S)gerrybowes10/05/2016
Continuation of walk from Graig Ddu. Heather bash down to the bwlch, then easier going up by a ruined wall, with another short heather bash to the summit. Walk continued to Carnedd y Filiast. Solo.Man of Kernow124/04/2016
Parked at Cae'r Gerrig and followed the path over the style to climb Craig yr Hafod and then Graig Ddu. Quite a bit of off path stuff, ploughing through boggy land and heather and billberries.clivevilla03/02/2016
Parking near Hafod-yr-Esgob i first climbed Graig Ddu,followed the high ground to Trum Nant-fach and then climbed Moel y Gydros making a great circular walk.mad max23/06/2015
From layby on B4501 up farm track then bit of a trudge through heather over Criag Ddu and Craig yr Hafod, particularly beyond latter. Easy track up Moel y Gydros then down to south and along access route (difficult to follow at first) and a mile of road walk.SS05/10/2014
Third on way round to Carnedd y Filiast, after Graig Ddu. Difficult walking through heather.Wheelsy21/06/2014
Parked easily on road by track to farm about 300m along from the telephone box. Most paths - particularly on Open Access - either tricky to follow or works of fiction. Ample heather and bog.destaylor26/03/2014
eyenose13/10/2012
Navigated from Graig Ddu, in the clouds all the way.JohnStoneham16/11/2011
As Graig Ddu.steve hudson07/10/2009
A return visit (since 1991) to do the (new)Nuttall to this north of the main Carnedd Y Filiast summit ( and to add some Deweys) A 4 hour outing in shorts and bare top on a late sunday afternoon after working on a 90 clients JG pre-exp weekend!Chris Pearson03/09/2000
Dewey bagging, walk 3/3, clockwise from 861411; Foel-boeth - Carnedd y Filiast - Craig yr Hafod (fine little hill) - Graig Ddu RHW07/12/1997
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