CNICHT & MOELWYNS
A PHOTOGRAPHIC WALKING WEBSITE by NEIL HASLEWOOD
Cnicht & Moelwyns - 14th February 2007
WALK STATISTICS
Date 14th February 2007 Description Cnicht & Moelwyns
Start Point Croesor Village Peaks Climbed Cnicht 689m
Total Time 6hrs 28min   Cnicht North Top 686m
Walking Time 5hrs 02min   Moel-yr-hydd 648m
Stopped Time 1hrs 26min   Moelwyn Mawr North Top 646m
Distance 10.53 miles   Moelwyn Mawr 770m
Moving Average 2.1 mph   Craigysgafn 689m
      Moelwyn Bach 710m
Elevation at Start 150 metres Temperature 3°C to 6°C
Total Ascent 1,142 metres Weather Sunny
Max Elevation 770 metres Walking With Mark
WALK NOTES

Croesor Village - Cnicht - Cnicht North Top - Llyn yr Adar- Moel-yr-hydd - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top - Moelwyn Mawr - Craigysgafn - Moelwyn Bach - Croesor Village

The weather forecast had changed from a "wash out" to a lovely sunny day in the two days prior to our walk. In the end the whole walk was virtually in glorious sunny cloudless weather. The only "rogue" cloud was while on Moelwyn Bach. Excellent views to Snowdon, Moel Hebog and the Nantlle Ridge from Cnicht. It was very interesting walking through the disused quarries at Rhosydd. Fantastic views over to Blaenau Ffestiniog and Tanygrisiau Reservoir from Moel-yr-hydd. The ascent of Moelwyn Mawr was very steep and scree slope up Moelwyn Bach was steep and loose. Now "clocked" up over 1,000 miles.

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PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1 Wales by John & Anne Nuttall (Cicerone)
Maps Used
OL17 Explorer - Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa
  OL18 Explorer - Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala
PHOTOGRAPHS
Cnicht from Car Park in Croesor
Moel Hebog & Snowdon from Croesor
Cnicht comes into view
Disused Slate Quarry
Snowdon in distance & Disused Slate Quarry
Cairn on path up Cnicht
Looking back down spine of Cnicht ridge towards Porthmadog
Nearing the final ascent of Cnicht
Nearing the final ascent of Cnicht
The Final ascent of Cnicht
Snowdon from just below Cnicht
Zooming in to Snowdon from Cnicht Summit
Snowdon from Cnicht Summit
Nantlle Ridge in distance from Cnicht Summit
Moel Hebog & Nantlle Ridge from Cnicht Summit
Moel Hebog & Nantlle Ridge from Cnicht Summit
Snowdon from Cnicht Summit
Cnicht North Top from Cnicht Summit
Cnicht Summit
Cnicht North Top
Nantlle Ridge from Cnicht North Top Summit
Snowdon from Cnicht North Top Summit
Cnicht from Cnicht North Top Summit
Heading towards Llyn yr Adar from Cnicht
Snowdon from Llyn yr Adar
Cnicht from Llynnau Diffwys
Bwlch-y-Rhosydd & deserted quarries
A difficult "Stile"!!
Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Rhosydd Slate Quarry Buildings
Rhosydd Slate Quarry from First Incline
Second Incline at Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Cnicht from Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Cnicht & Snowdon from Rhosydd Slate Quarry
Cnicht from Moel-yr-hydd Summit
Blaenau Ffestiniog from Moel-yr-hydd Summit
Moel Hebog Cnicht & Snowdon in distance from Moel-yr-hydd Summit
Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top from Summit of Moel-yr-hydd
Tanygrisiau Reservoir from Moel-yr-hydd Summit
Moel-yr-hydd
Cnicht from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Moel-yr-hydd from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Snowdon in distance from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Snowdon in distance from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Moel Hebog & Cnicht from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Moel-yr-hydd & Blaenau Ffestiniog from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Cnicht from Moelwyn Mawr Summit
Cnicht & Snowdon from Moelwyn Mawr Summit
Moelwyn Mawr Summit
Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Bach from descent of Moelwyn Mawr
Llyn Stwlan Reservoir
Moelwyn Mawr from Craigysgafn
Llyn Stwlan Reservoir from Craigysgafn
Moelwyn Mawr from Craigysgafn Summit
Llyn Stwlan Reservoir from Craigysgafn Summit
Moelwyn Mawr from Craigysgafn Summit
Moelwyn Mawr from Craigysgafn Summit
Quartz on Craigysgafn
Llyn Stwlan Reservoir from Moelwyn Bach
Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Mawr from Moelwyn Bach
Blaenau Ffestiniog & Tanygrisiau Reservoir from Moelwyn Bach Summit
A "rogue" cloud covers summit of Moelwyn Bach
Moelwyn Bach Summit
Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Bach from path back to Croesor
Sunset over Porthmadog Estuary
Moelwyn Mawr Craigysgafn & Moelwyn Bach from path back to Croesor
Cnicht on return to Croesor
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