HILL, DALES AND MOUNTAIN HIKING

26 Dec 2009: Croesor - Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top

Start/Finish: Croesor

Highest point: Moelwyn Mawr Nth Rdge Top 646m

Distance: circa 8 kms

Weather: Mainly sunny, cold

Vertical altitude gain: circa 540m

Time: 4 hrs 35 mins

Photo of track from Croesor to Croesor Quarry
I find Croesor an excellent starting place for walks into the Mowleyns, as here on Boxing day
heading up the old miners' route to the long since closed quarry.

Photo of part of Croesor Quarry
Quite lot of the old quarry area remains below the small summit of Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top.

Photo of Moel Hebog from near Croesor Quarry
Height gained gives a lovely view back over Moel Hebog and neighbours.

Photo of Moelwyns from Near Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
Into the quiet and peaceful Moelwyns.

Photo from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
Summit area of Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top.

Photo of ridge to Moelwyn Mawr from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
View along the broad ridge up to the main Moelwyn Mawr.

Photo of Moelwyns from Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top
Still on the summit of Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top.

Photo of Nantlle Ridge and Cnicht from near Moelwyn Mawr North Ridge Top Summit
Nantlle Ridge party hides behind the much closer Cnicht.

Photo of  part of Croesor Quarry
Back past the quarry and the most distinctive of a number of surviving shells of old buildings.

Photo of Croesor
A lovely walk comes to an end, with a very pleasant view heading into the small hamlet of Croesor.