Name:Moel Llechwedd
Hill number:2055
Height:817m / 2680ft
Parent (Ma):2053  Arenig Fawr
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Bridge, Deleted Nuttall
(Bg,xN)
Grid ref:SH 82934 37284
Summit feature:cairn and wooden post
Drop:5m
Col:812m  SH829371  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Observations:rock 3m from post 165m S at SH 82917 37118 is higher but not at the grid reference given in The Mountains of England and Wales Vol 1: Wales
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Parked at SH 8231 3924 for a circuit of 3 Dodds, 2 Nuttalls, 2 ex-Nuttalls and a repeat Marilyn. 8/8. Visited both summits. Descended directly North, to avoid the wind and rain. Passed the small reservoir and reached the road near the ruined works. Short walk along road to car.PGCE25/01/2024
From Minor road off the A4212 Nr. Pont Rhyd-y-fen SH 8170 3936 via farm track and following wall/fence. On way to, Arenig Fawr. Arenig Fawr South Top. Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top. Returned down west to farm track the along track via Amnodd-wen to starting point.Westdenewalker02/06/2023
Accompanied by Westdenewalker. From Minor road off the A4212 Nr. Pont Rhyd-y-fen SH 8170 3936 via farm track and following wall/fence. On way to, Arenig Fawr. Arenig Fawr South Top. Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top. Returned down west to farm track the along track via Amnodd-wen to starting point.Kwalkway02/06/2023
From Arenig quarry on the Arenig Fell Race road via cairn at 697m. Direct route not recommended.ByPathsLessTravelled24/05/2023
with MFabioski13/04/2023
On the way up Arenig Fawr!Iam_JoshEdwards03/04/2023
Birthday walk with Paletta. Chose to do the arenigs as they looked so striking from the A4212 on a recent trip. Parked opposite quarry at blocked off carpark. The route which was from Trail mag was labelled easy which probably warrants a complaint letter to them. The route took us south east of the quarry between Daear Fawr and Gelli deg. Any semblance of a path was quickly lost, it was raining and visibility poor. We ended up bashing around in very inhospitable Heather full of deep rivets and surprise holes, the large rocks all seemed unstable and wanted to move, quite litreally everything was slippy. We bashed around here wasting all our energy for 2 hours cursing Trail magazine. My boots were full of water from the get go. We eventually found the higher ground and some vague paths. Once we were on the ridge it was much better and it was apparent that the majority of elevation had been achieved in the Heather struggle. Found moel Lechwed thanks to its big stick, carried on to the faitumpawumpa23/10/2022
Wet climb all the way solocolinfielding08/10/2022
Led a group for HF Holidays past Llyn Arenig Fawr to the summit and down to the west finishing at Llyn Celyn.jigglybones01/09/2022
21.2 miles 3630ft walk. Moel Llyfnant, Arenig Fawr and Moel Llechweed.stephenbuda04/06/2022
Up past Llyn Arenig on the way to Arenig Fawr, with Garethderrymark29/03/2022
https://www.strava.com/activities/5680624153 Arenig Fell RaceSleepwa1ker24/07/2021
https://www.strava.com/activities/5652732190Sleepwa1ker16/07/2021
From layby on the B4391: Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr Sounth Top, Carreg Y Diocyn, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Craig Y Bychau, Moel Llyfnant, Foel Boeth, Gailt Y Daren, Bwlch Y Bi, and Moel Y Slates. Warm day, views would have been better with less haze. Very tough walk, lots of boggy pathless parts.Lazylizzie12/06/2021
Nuttall Walk 6.1 with R. Started in the fog but turned into a really nice day.Dan Baddeley29/05/2021
On the ascent of Arenig Fawr.pNormanW27/05/2021
Lovely walk bagging Arenig Fawr and all the outliers. Parked at the start of the track to the north and then over Craig y Hyrddod. Returned via the track from the head of the valley.Alan Caine01/05/2021
5/5 with Rufus from dismantled railway to N at SH 82302 39249. Took track SW then S as far as stream at SH 82105 35983 marked waterfalls. Steep direct line to Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top then easy ground to Carreg y Diocyn, back across to ridge and over Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr and Moel Llechwedd. Descended wide depression to W and ended up back on track at Amnodd-Wen. Quick round less than 3 hours walk.jacobrichmond07/04/2020
From 822392 along track and up to Moel Llyfnant and over to Arenig Fawr in thickening snowfall. Some shelter at AF summit but wet through by that stage.lordtonult16/02/2020
8.85 circular walk from Pant-yr-Hedydd, bagging Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Carreg y Diocyn and Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top. Great weather and amazing views.fellowsa07/09/2019
Looking for paths in the dark with Mandy night navigating!Sockpan26/08/2019
Moel Llechwedd > Arenig Fawr > Arenig Fawr South Top from GR: SH 82284 39265ronaldo33312/07/2019
With Richie from SH823392. Revisits of Moel Lechwedd and Arenig Fawr (also 22/09/08) followed by AF South Top, Carreg y Diocyn, AF South Ridge Top and Moel Llyfnant. Very wet and windy and the cloud only started to clear when we got to Llyfnant. Nice sunny decent and lovely walk down to Amnodd-wen, during which the birds, which had all been cowering in the undergrowth, suddenly sprang to life. We were treated to good views of a hen harrier, cuckoo, sparrowhawk, redstarts and buzzard.Herbert Anchovy08/06/2019
A horseshoe walk taking in Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant and Foel Boeth. Parked in layby on B4391.Claireb 18/05/2019
From Arenig Quarry SH83236 37726. Then onto Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, & Cerreg y Diocyn. Return via Llyn Arenig Fawr.Westdenewalker04/05/2019
Moel Llechwedd > Arenig Fawr > Arenig Fawr South Top > Arenig Fawr East Top > Moel Llechwedd NE Top (Y Castell) > Pen Tyrau > Pen Tyrau South - West Top from GR: SH 82284 39265ronaldo33323/02/2019
Moel Llechwedd > Arenig Fawr > Arenig Fawr South Top > Arenig Fawr East Top > Moel Llechwedd NE Top (Y Castell) > Pen Tyrau > Pen Tyrau South - West Top from GR: SH 82284 39265Hippster23/02/2019
Bump on way to summit. Company: Soloiandesbottes22/02/2019
Start ~ 822392. Roadside took track along towards Amnod-wen then followed wall, fence up NW Ridge. Cold, wet, windy day. With Wombourne.steve hudson23/10/2018
A Marilyn day on the Arenigs, visiting Moel Lechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Moel Llyfnant, before going on to climb Arenig Fach and then Mynydd Nodal. Over 20km in 7h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan24/09/2018
Moel Llyfnant, Foel Ystrodur Fawr, Foel Boeth, Moel Ymenyn, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Carreg y Diocyn,Arenig Fawr South Top, Arenig Fawr and Moel Llechwedd. Another glorious dayAlunrees3303/07/2018
With JW, from bothy at Llyn Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr, Moel Llyfnant.robertgn31/05/2018
rock 3m from post at SH 82917 37118 and cairn and wooden post at SH 82934 37284PeteF11/11/2017
Redid Nuttall's 6.1 to include the two deleted ones.clivevilla16/08/2017
https://www.strava.com/activities/4464779829 Arenig Fell RaceSleepwa1ker06/08/2017
On way to Arenig FawrMark Sims04/08/2017
https://www.strava.com/activities/4464779832 Arenig Fell RaceSleepwa1ker30/07/2017
https://www.strava.com/activities/4464934910Sleepwa1ker18/06/2017
Solo. Hot and sunny. Long dry spell meant bogs were not a problem throughout the route. This was first of a 10 peak route.Aimless Rambler26/05/2017
1/7 Great walk on sunny day (Moel Llechwedd/Arenig Fawr/Arenig Fawr South Top/Carrig y Diocyn/Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top/Foel y Strodur Fawr/Moel Lyfant)Fergalh02/04/2017
Last of 3 up here.Dusty28/03/2017
CUHWC Rhyd Ddu trip. With Chris H, Fingal and two others. Cloudy so no views.AGWilliamson12/03/2017
Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top & South Ridge Tops, Moel Llyfnant from Pont Rhys-y-Fen. Followed Nuttall route as far as Moel Llyfnant then along fence down North ridge back to disused railway and return to road. Beautiful day with blue sky, frozen ground, cloud inversion. Arenig Fawr is one of Wales's hidden gems .... a big rugged mountain with views encompassing most of North and Mid Wales. Highly recommend ... walked solo but saw no-one all day until I summited Moel Llyfnant.jamessteel10026/11/2016
on way to Arenig Fawr poor viz no viewsunderhill13/11/2016
Solo. On the way to Arenig Fawr from the old rail track to the N.jonglew04/11/2016
Up north then west ridge en-route to Arenig Fawr: at least 25 degrees C in valley. Does anybody climb this without climbing Arenig Fawr? Why on Earth am I logging deleted Nuttalls?Wycombe Wanderer15/09/2016
Followed route to east of Llyn Arening Fawr to summit of Arening Fawr, bagged this subsidiary peak on return. Windy and not particularly warm for the end of June!!JamesD197227/06/2016
Nuttalls route 6.1 as far as AF south ridge top. Then due west to ascend Moel Llyfnant by E flank. Return down valley.Crib Goch12/04/2016
Nuttall walk 6.1: Moel Llechwedd - Arenig Fawr - Arenig Fawr South Top - Carreg y Diocyn - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top - Arenig Fawr South Ridge Far South Top  - Moel Llyfnant - Foel Boeth - Gallt y Daren - Moel yr Wden - Moel y Slatesronaldo33302/04/2016
1 of 7. Moel Llechwedd, Arenig Fawr, Arenig Fawr South Top, Carreg y Diocyn, Arenig Fawr South Ridge Top, Foel Ystrodur Fawr and Moel Llyfnant.BobHancock19/03/2016