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Moel y Garnedd
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Highest point
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Prominence 85 m (279 ft)
Parent peak Arenig Fawr
Listing TuMP
English translation Bare Hill of the Cairn
Language of name Welsh
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Arenigs
OS grid SH896355
Topo map OS Landranger 124 / "Explorer" OL18

Moel y Garnedd (English: Bare Hill of the Cairn) is a hill within the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, North Wales.

Location and Summit View

Moel y Garnedd is a member of the Arenig range, with Arenig Fawr lying approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) to the west. It is the high point of an area of moorland known as the Gwastadros. On a clear day Snowdon and the Glyderau can be seen in a gap near Arenig Fach and Mynydd Nodol, 21 miles (34 km) away. Carnedd y Filiast, Moel y Gydros and Moel Emoel are to the north / northeast, with the more distant Mwdwl-eithin on the Denbigh Moors peeking over the horizon, 12 miles (19 km) away. To the east are the Clwydian Range summits of Moel y Gamelin and Moel Morfydd, along with Cyrn-y-Brain, a spur of Esclusham Mountain of which its twin radio towers are just discernible 22 miles (35 km) away on a clear day. Cadair Berwyn and Bala Lake are to the east / southeast, and to the southwest is Aran Benllyn, Cadair Idris and Dduallt. The furthest feature visible is Fron Hafod hill, within the Llandegla Forest, 22 miles (35 km) distant.


A scenic route to the summit begins in nearby Bala and takes approximately two to three hours for a round trip. The summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey trig point.

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