Moelwyn Mawr

Moelwyn Mawr

Introduction

770m - 2526ft

Moelwyn Mawr is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales and forms part of the Moelwynion. From its summit, which directly overlooks the Vale of Ffestiniog, it affords spectacular views in all directions.

A popular hike combines both Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach via the Craigysgafn ridge.

A steep climb to the summit (which sports a trig point) allow views of areas that cannot be seen without climbing.

Moelwyn Mawr has a high lake, Llyn Stwlan, which is used as part of the small hydro-electric power plant in Tanygrisiau.

The walk over the main peaks in the Moelwyns, those being Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach involves a walk up a disused incline, before gaining the grassy slopes of Moelwyn Mawr and onto the rockier Moelwyn Bach, before walking back down the road from the Stwlan Dam. Both the Snowdonia and Harlech Ordnance Survey maps are needed to cover the walk. Transport to the beginning may be done by car to Tanygrisiau or Ffestiniog, or by train from Llandudno Junction

Last Updated: 8 May 2017