Name:Craig y Garn
Hill number:14372
Height:461m / 1512ft
Parent (Ma):2065  Carnedd y Filiast
SMC/RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
Topographical area:WN05 Siabod-arenig
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SH 89418 41231
Summit feature:rocky tor (one of two) 10m W of large cairn
Col:397m  SH890416  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Observations:tor has memorial plaque on it
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill


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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Round of Craig y Garn, Graig Ddu and Craig yr Hafod from parking to the east on the B4501. 3 1/2 hours, 7 miles.Alan Caine21/07/2024
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-llfyn, Foel Boeth, Pen Garneddwen and Moel Phylip. Hard rough going on first 3 hills. Avoided the gorse on this one by going up the ridge from the east. Memorial plaque at top.PeterD21/04/2024
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. Some delightful navigation through the fields on alleged public footpaths and dilapidated stiles to reach the foot of the hill. Water works bridge very useful.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
Rights of way immediately below this hill are a figment of somebody's fevered imagination... (they're just not there) Lucky The Dog thought that the gorse was pants. Lovely top, thoughmaknipe15/10/2021 Approach from the east to avoid gorse.Sleepwa1ker04/10/2020
1/6 (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
With AlexDusty27/03/2017
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
From car park at Llyn Celyn, Graig y Garn, Graig Ddu, Craig yr Hafod, Foel-boeth, Pen Garneddwen.ijpowell13/05/2016
First on way round to Carnedd y Filiast. Parked car near dam and walked up from south. Lots of gorse to walk through.Wheelsy21/06/2014
Parked at Celyn dam at SH 88204 40347 and took RoW up past Ysguber-uchaf, then E to Cwm Hesgyn track. Then down to ford river by forest. Then south to very fine craggy summit. For return, dropped south and picked up RoW on south side of hill, and so over river by bridge, and up to ruin at Plas-drain. Then foundered through fields (barbed wire) to reach Ysguber-uchaf again. Maybe best ascended from the east. A fine hill with excellent views.Man of Kernow126/05/2013
fine rocky summit, nice view, ankle-nipping gorse below. from car park to S, f/p from old chapel, crosses pasture then gorsy slope RHW01/04/2006
A Peckish26/08/2019
Steve Q01/03/2019
Alex C27/03/2017