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TP4867 - Moel Wyn
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S8450
OSGB36 Station :
SH62/17
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4867
County :
Gwynedd
Nearest town :
BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Moel WynSH62/17SH62S017265821.08344859.69770.5342PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0

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There are 24 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 557th with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.22/10 (from 49 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Apr 1986
Was Last logged: 20th Aug 2014

Of the 49 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 63m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 2m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th Aug 2014  11:56  by stignest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

from tany. vua fp to m.bach then to trig. a lovely mountain. 3rd visit. continued to m.yr hydd & the splendid top of foel ddu before having a wander around rhosydd & cwmorthin. a very worthwhile trig to visit.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Picked up on a trip round Cnicht.


Good condition 15th Jul 2014  10:21  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Mar 2014  13:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A slog up to the summit, to be rewarded with low cloud and mist in spite of a sunny start. A substantial square slate construction with asphalt plug replacement. Some graffiti on the slates but this does not in general deter from what would be a great spot on a clear day. Must footfall erosion around pillar. Sight holes all closed.


Good condition 18th Aug 2013  14:40  by g4wsb

Gridref: SH 65824 44864   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©g4wsb


Good condition 9th Jun 2013  13:07  by [Monki]

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A lovely walk in the sunshine today up Cnicht and then across to Moelwyn Mawr

Me at the trig ©[Monki]
Sharon at the trig ©[Monki]
Flush Bracket ©[Monki]


Good condition 19th Sep 2012  14:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nuttall walk 5.3 on a good September day. Lovely views today but prefer Cnicht to Moelwyn Mawr.

Trig + Surrounds ©dugswell2


Good condition 8th Sep 2011  18:25  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Not Logged 7th Sep 2011  12:58  by bambam897

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Jul 2011  13:35  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I had a great walk up that started with sunshine from Tanygrisiau, however all blue sky eluded me by the time I reached the summit. The cloud was so dense in fact that I was a bit concerned about finding the path down to Croesor. I needn't have worried though and was soon down into the village. I took the bridleway northwest there, and then followed the road through Blaen Nanmor to Bethania. All in good time to catch the Sherpa bus home.


Not Logged 16th Apr 2011  15:00  by chocolate_chops

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Mar 2011  18:27  by Tuco Ramirez

Gridref: SH 65821 44864   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked from Croesor to Moelwyn Bach then to Moelwyn Mawr (correct name), visabilty very bad, Trig is made from local stone & looks Great, logged at 773 metres


Good condition 14th Oct 2010  10:58  by martinc

Gridref: SH 65822 44867   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug filled, local stone pillar. In low cloud.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2010  13:40  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

warm dry day


Good condition 29th Jul 2010  14:30  by Gary ''Foxdog' Jones

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The name for this should be 'Moelwyn Mawr'. I hiked a loop from Croesor, first climbing Cnicht then across to Moelwyn Mawr.

Looking across to Cnicht Sham the mist is coming down
Looking back Looking back up the ridge on the decent of Moelwyn Mawr


Not Logged 13th Jun 2010  17:20  by PeterKirkwood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th May 2010  12:30  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Bagged on a circular walk from Tanygrisiau. We were lucky with the weather and the views were tremendous today.

Moel Wyn S8450 ©Kelsborrow Wayfinders
Moel Wyn ©Kelsborrow Wayfinders


Not Logged 26th May 2010  00:00  by Curlew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Mar 2010  14:24  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Huffed and puffed my way to the top having got a bit out of condition over winter. Met champion trigger Rob on a nearby peak. An excellent day for walking - cold clear and no wind.


Good condition 12th Sep 2009  00:00  by gwynmoseley

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 7th May 2009  11:49  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Blustery day. Walked up from Croesor on a Moelwyn round. More scratched graffiti than ever including 3 PARA MID NIGHT. Most recent of four visits, first on 25/08/1980


Good condition 26th Apr 2009  13:03  by Terry L

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Sturdy slate pillar [some graffiti etched on]. Unusually, no open sighting holes. Asphalt plug. Public. Access Land. Snowdonia National Park. A circuit of the Moelwyns, from Croesor or Tanygrisiau, makes one of the finest outings in Wales. Trig on lofty summit of Moelwyn Mawr. A real mountain trig.

Moel Wyn pillar


Good condition 18th Apr 2009  00:00  by bogdodger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Sep 2008  13:56  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SH 65826 44866   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superbly solid looking trig built with local slate. Disfigured with 3 PARA (and other) graffiti.

Moelwyn Mawr Summit.
Moelwyn Mawr Trig. Cnicht on right, not very dramatic from here!
Moelwyn Mawr Flush bracket.
Moelwyn Mawr Location and plug.


Good condition 29th Jun 2008  15:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Supporting Alan Lucker on his Paddy Buckley Round, which he completed on 23h12m. He started at Nantmor 6pm yesterday, did the Hebog and Snowdon sections in thick mist, slippery Glyders in the rain, Carneddau mostly dry, Siabod thru to Moel Meirch in pouring rain. By the Moelwyns the weather had at last cleared up - great run off Cnicht back to Nantmor rounded off a memorable day! The Paddy involves 60+ miles, 27,000+ feet of ascent. (I just did the Snowdon section and this last section).


Good condition 22nd May 2008  08:29  by tom

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

The slate built pillar is sited on an exposed grassy mountain; its foundations are exposed by a couple of inches, it has an asphalt plug and FB S8450. I parked at Tanygrisau, followed the road to Stwlan Dam, trudged up to Bwlch Stwlan, scrambled up on to Craigysgafn and finally approached Moelwyn Mawr from the southeast. Despite the morning murkiness the pillar had breathtaking views from the estuary at Porthmadog in the west to numerous peaks and upland lakes in other directions. My return took me northeast to the quarries and then east to the quarry at Wrysgan where a path goes down the tip to the Afon Cwmorthin and back to Tanygrisau. An easier route there and back would probably be to use the disused incline that rises from the Stwlan road to Wrysgan.


Good condition 11th Aug 2007  17:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Supporting Alan Lucker.s Paddy Buckley attempt. He didn.t quite make it this time but see 29/6/08 log ....


Good condition 3rd Jul 2007  15:35  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on the Nuttalls horseshoe walk, interesting looking around the quarry buildings. Trig in good order, good views.

Trig ©theblack


Good condition 4th Feb 2007  15:43  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 19th Jan 2006  14:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Has there really been noone up here in the past 11 months? A day of thick dry cloud with huge amounts of surface water on the Cwm Croesor Round. Top 6 of 7 for the day but the only trig. Condition unchanged but remembered the plug has been filled in this time


Good condition 2nd Sep 2005  11:46  by mad max

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th Feb 2005  12:20  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SH 65826 44859   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Highest of 5 snow covered tops climbed from Tanygrisau. Trig itself remains in very good condition even it well etched with visitors names on the slate. As well as the Tar plug it is also missing it hooking points. Frustratingly the snowshowers refused to lift until after I left the summit and was almost back to the car

There is a view honest©rhayader_wanderer


Good condition 18th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, slatebuilt, asphalt plug

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 2nd Jun 2004  17:54  by barryhunter

Gridref: SH 65823 44862   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar is in good condition, being repointed in places to keep in good condition. There is no sighting holes, although these could of be covered over when it was repaired. The Plug is made of tar. This pillar is actually at the Summit of Moelwyn Mawr - Large Snow-Hill in english. This is one of my local hills, so been there around 10 times, this begin the latest visit. My first recorded visit there, was 8-8-1999 but i think i had been there before then. See my photo for the FB number, S8450.

FB ©barryhunter
spider and view to NW notice the repointing on the corners©barryhunter
trig and view towards snowdon ©barryhunter


Good condition 22nd Nov 2003  15:00  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S8540  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Square pillar built of slate, was badly eroded but has been repaired by someone. Centre of spider filled in.


Good condition 7th Nov 2003  13:26  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Moelwyn Mawr: Stone built pillar. Several visits. Quarries seem to change every time.


Not Logged 25th Oct 2001  14:35  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 30th Jul 2001  13:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ffestiniog Railway to Tan y Bwlch then Moelwyn Bach and Moelwyn Mawr. Walked back to the car in Ffestiniog. Sunny, hot


Good condition 10th Jul 2001  13:55  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Indicative date for most recent of numerous visits since 88


Good condition 1st Jan 2000  12:00  by ProSpec

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th May 1999  15:00  by Marshsand

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on the "Nuttall" Cnicht and the Moelwyns walk (5.3). In my view Cnicht is the finest mountain in the whole of Wales. Moel Wyn is also known as Moelwyn Mawr.


Good condition 9th Aug 1996  00:00  by widget

Gridref: SH 65800 44800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Set off from Car Park at foot of Dam Road at 0915. Contoured round re-entrant from S end of dam wall to reach saddle S of summit. Good scramble over subsidiary peak & ridge to trig. Brilliant all round views from top, especially of Porthmadog & the estuary. Having reached peak at 1030, ran down in 30 mins to car - great walk!


Good condition 25th Jun 1996  14:51  by Crazy

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Mainly for the exercise as the thick morning hill cloud has rendered the view obsolete and also caught me out as I missed my junction on the descent. A tough slog up to Llyn Stwlan from the foot of the Nant Ddu on the Cambrian Way. Good thing the trig was here so I knew I was at the summit.


Good condition 15th Apr 1995  12:00  by Particle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th Oct 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views, made of local stone.


Good condition 21st Nov 1993  13:00  by gemini man

Gridref: SH 65800 44800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited whilst on a walk with Merseystride LDWA


Not Logged 21st May 1990  00:00  by gowrie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Feb 1987  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SH 65830 44860   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

One of several visits to this fine top on the southern side of the main Snowdonia hills over the years; this time it was a round of Cwm Croesor with some of the guys from work.


Good condition 2nd Apr 1986  13:05  by arranc

Gridref: SH 65800 44900   FB Number: S8450  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

rustic column (stones not cement). crampons used following someone else's footprints, along mine track to old tramway crossing. last 200 yards on exposed ridge with snow cornices. views of dark storm clouds - snow falling in fields we had just left. Runner in shorts from B F direction! Patricia wrote "Happy Birthday" to herself in snow.



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