Mwdwl-eithin from road A543


Estimated net time 1-1 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but a little cumbersome because of heather.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (March 2014).
Parking Room for one car, or two if you're "friends", at trail head.
Start height 408 metres
Vertical metres 145 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 4.6 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Mwdwl-eithin trail head by road A543.


From the junction where roads A5 and A543 meet, in north Wales, drive A543 4.8 km (3.0 mi) north. Park where a mountain road goes off right just after a right curve.

Start your walk by following the mountain road 570 metres, to where it splits. Fork left and continue another 50 metres north when the mountain road fades away 50-60 metres after the split. Gradually turn right (east) and aim for Mwdwl-eithin's north shoulder. Then turn right (south) and head directly towards the summit, which is marked by a large pile of stones. You will probably pick up a path the last 100 metres or so.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



14. March 2014

This was my third hike this Friday, and a relatively short one but a bit more cumbersome than expected because of heather. As expected I didn't meet any other hikers, nor was it much of interest to be seen along the route.

Photos 14.03.2014