Carnedd Llewelyn

Details

Elevation (feet): 3,491
Elevation (meters): 1,064
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Snowdonia
Latitude: 53.160564
Longitude: -3.969841
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Birmingham, Liverpool
Convenient Center: Llanberis, Bethesda

Thanks to thom for adding this peak.

Description

The second major peak of England and Wales. A Really bleak and lonely place, often windy. Usual ascent from Llyn Ogwen over the top of Carnedd Dafydd (1044m). Superp views to the Glyders and Snowdon in the south and on clear days over the sea to Liverpool and the Lake District. TB

The peak is the highest point of the Carneddau - a range of mountains in the northern part of Snowdonia between the Ogwen Valley and the North Wales Coast. It is a remote region populated by wild ponies and sees comparitively few hikers despite containing 7 of the Welsh 3000 foot summits. You will often have the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn to yourself - something you can't say about Snowdon to the south! The character of this northern range is typified by wide sweeping ridglines and open country in contrast to the sharp peaks and rocky cwms south of Llyn Ogwen.

Other ascent routes include that from Gerlan near Bethesda to the west and the long trek over Foel Fras from the north. The one described on the link is particularly interesting and ascends from the little known valley of Cwm Eigiau below the mountain's steep and craggy eastern slopes. PB

Thanks to thom for this description.