Name:Moel Meirch
Hill number:2034
Height:608.9m / 1998ft
Parent (Ma):2006  Allt-fawr
SMC/RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Moelwyns
Topographical area:WN05 Siabod-arenig
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Glaslyn
Watershed:Cardigan Bay
Class:Simm, Dewey
Grid ref:SH 66128 50358
Summit feature:rock tor
Col:548.7m  SH 6638 4997  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17W
Observations:OS bolt is on flat rock a few m from summit rock
Survey:Leica 530
Survey of Moel Meirch Final.doc
Comments:col surveyed by Leica RX1250
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From Bethania via Hafodydd Brithion, tricky going in fresh snow.Chris Peart03/03/2024
End of road parking beyond Blaneau Dolwyddelan. BW past Coed Mawr to where it crosses the stream and then followed tracks to get up to Carnedd y Cribau, On to northern top then back along ridge to Moel Meirch doing all tops to Ysgafell Wen north top heading back over Yr Arddu.PeterD04/09/2023
11.7 miles 2399ft walk ,start at A470 Blaenau Ffestiniog layby. to Iwerdon, Allt Fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen, Moel Meirch, Yr Arddu and Moel Dyrnogydd.stephenbuda04/07/2023
A quick trip up to Moel Meirch and back from Dolwyddelan via Yr Arddu before the thunderstorm arrived.oldbagger2718/06/2023
From Crimea Pass and continuation of ridge walk from Moel Druman and the Ystrafells. Stunning morning. Fourth of five.Campbell Singer25/02/2023
Moel Meirch and Yr Arddu from Bethania.rhalstead27/12/2022
5/7 (Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen/Moel Siobod/Carnedd y Cribau/Cerrig Cochion/Moel Meirch/Moel Mierch South Top/Yr Arddu)Fergalh08/10/2022
From Llyn Gwynant campsite which has a excellent path up to Bwlch y Rhediad saving the need for a car park or bus, just over nine mile visiting in the summits of Carnedd y Cribau, Moel Meirch and Yr Arddu taking Six and a quarter hours.WAYNE ROWLETT09/08/2022
4/5 Parked in the road side parking area at the end of the public road at SH 696 512. Followed RoW up past Coed Mawr, up to the old sheep fold at SH 676 525. Then small track to the ridge near Bwlch Maen Pig. Headed north along the ridge to Carnedd y Cribau, and on to Clogwyn Bwlch y maen. Turned round and followed ridge back to the col at Bwlch y Rhediad, then south up to Cerrig Cochion, and Moel Meirch. At the tarn crossed the fence and headed SE along the ridge of Yr Arddu, and down to the RoW, which I followed back to the car. A small, clear, albeit often very wet track most of the way. A round trip of 17km with 930m ascent in 6 hours.silveracorn_alan14/04/2022
A round of Moel Meirch, Ysgafell Wen North top, Ysgafell Wen and Druman. Lost path in ascent of Moel Meirch which cost me time but not much difficulty. Ridge with diversions to each of tops fairly straightforward but initial lost time meant I had to pass on Allt-Fawr - left for another day. Descent line from Druman not clear to start with but a very good path from point where it turns sharply tyo west.dickscroop13/01/2022
with KFabioski23/11/2021
Route from Dolwyddelan. W along main road then by castle. Took path NW by Ceunant-y-Garnedd, but ford across stream was in spate so continued NNW and along N of forest. Ascending traverse steadily WNT to reach col just E of Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen. Continued to Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen then on to Carnedd y Cribau and rocky/wet route to the fine summit of Moel Meirch. Descended to NE end of Llyn Edno and then headed easily NE to summit of Yr Arddu. Descended NE along ridge to reach path to the road and rejoin the ascent route.RobertP30/10/2021
Clogwyn Dolwyddelan, Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion, Carnedd y Cribau, Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen, Moel Siabodkeithouk10/10/2021
Paddy Buckley Round recce Capel Curig to Rhyd-Ddu.twg2704/06/2021
A really nice circuit from Crimea Pass and down to Tanygrisiau, taking in Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch, three tops on Ysgafell Wen, Moel Drumen, Allt-Fawr, and Craig Nythygigfran. With B and R.jenx26/05/2021
Parked at Bethania for a walk to Pen-y-Gwryd via Ysgafell Wen Far North Top, Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch (my final Welsh Simm - a good one to finish on), Cerrig Cochion, Carnedd y Cribau and Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen.PGCE13/11/2020
Paddy Buckley Round, leg 3 support.Flipperfeet20/09/2020
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess16/08/2020
Iwerddon, Allt Fawr, Moel Druman, Ygafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen far North top, Moel Meirch and Moel Dyrnogydd. Parked at Crimea pass. Very hard walk, especially as it was completely pathless and ver boggy rough ground from Moel Merch to Moel Dyrnogydd. Cold July day.Lazylizzie14/07/2020
Dropped off with Xan at SH 637494 for 12km walk to the PYG Hotel. Paths most of the way and only patchily boggy. Visited Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion, Carnedd y Cribau and Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen. Sunny but chilly wind.Herbert Anchovy28/10/2019
Crimea Pass, Allt-fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen Far North Top, Llyn Edno to Moel Meirch. Then back along ridge. Path all the way. Excellent views from ridge, so retracing steps is no hardship.Winterfloodian28/03/2019
Part of a fine days circuit from Hafodydd Brithion. Solo. Many previous ascentsShutterlag14/02/2019
A cracking November day with blue skies throughout. A470 car park to Iwerrdon, Allt-Fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen, Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion, Carnedd y Cribau, Clogwyn Bwlch-y-maen, Moel Siabod, then through the forest to Dolwyddelan. Takes about 7.5 hrs in total, with terrific views to Snowden, then Tryfan and the Carnedds.summitter17/11/2018
Out and back from car space at SH636495. trod all the way but marshy at tin places. All three rock tors.Eddie10/01/2018
Moel Dyrnogydd, Iwerddon, Allt Fawr, Craig Nyth-Y-Gigfran, Moel Druman, Ygafell Wen, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen far North top, Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion and yr Arddu. Parked at Crimea pass. Nice day to start although very cold, Turned wet later on!Alunrees3326/11/2017
11.2 mile walk from end of Blaenau Dolwyddelan road on sunny day with high cloud, walked up lane through Coed Mawr farm climbing on good track then followed pathless route up onto Yr Arddu followed small trail to summit, pathless route towards Llyn Edno and trail to Moel Meirch summit, headed south back to Llyn Edno and onto Ysgafell Wen North Top and Ysgafell Wen (lovely and grassy), onto Moel Druman and followed easy grassy trails to Allt-Fawr, by this time the cloud started pouring onto the ridge behind us, left Allt-Fawr in a hurry down to Iwerddon on trail and then pathless across to Moel Dyrnogydd, followed lane over Blaenau Tunnel (footpath on map doesn't exist)back to car. Only saw two fisherman at Llyn Dynogydd all day. Very underrated area of Snowdonia. After walk headed home via Mynydd Nodol.DanTrig07/06/2017
From Dolwyddelan, up Moel Siabod, Clogwyn Bwlch y Maen, Carnedd y Cribau, Cerrig Cochion,Moel Meirch, Yr Arddu, Clogwyn Dolwyddelan. A superb round but boggy in places with great views. Mart sank to his thighs at one point!!John Eley17/04/2017
Me and Alf. From Cerrig Cochion.jrj31/03/2017
Cerrig Cochion - Moel Meirchronaldo33303/09/2016
from Crimea Pass. Moel Dyrnogydd, Iwerddon, Allt Fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell wen, Moel Meirch, Cerrig Cochion and Yr Arddu. Glorious weather and glorious views!!AlunRees3102/11/2015
From Crimea Pass via Iwerddon, Allt-Fawr, Moel Druman and Ysgafell Wen tops. Descent to Nantgwynant car park.webmaster16/10/2015
Easy parking on main road 657527. Good path up to Bwlch. Path then starts fairly well but then comes and goes.destaylor16/09/2015
Recce for future DofE Gold expedition. Llyn Gwynant - Hafodydd Brithion - Moel Meirch - Cerrig Cochion - Bwlch y Rhediad - out & back to Llynau Diwaunydd via the forest - Llyn Gwynant. Wonderful weather! Solorichard6915/09/2015
Allt fawr, Moel Druman, Ysgafell Wen,Moel Meirch, Lliwedd, Yr Wyddfa, Rhyd-dduwillias15/08/2015
An interesting rocky summit. Parked on the bend near Bryn Bedd and although the path is a little indistinct at times it climbs steadily to the col at 663501 for an easy ascent to the rocks. With GB.bolton14/04/2015
Parked by sharp bend on minor road at SH63702 49442 (Room for 2 or 3 cars) – Track to Hafodydd Brithion – Headed E up faint paths to the bwlch – N to the summit which requires a short scramble. (PM)gerrybowes14/04/2015
From the main road above Hafod Rhisgl up right of way to col then up to Moel Meirch (path from south to summit). From there to stile a little to south and on round to Yr Arddu on easy ground. Followed ridge for about half a mile then descended directly to footbridge over tussock grass. Followed right of way for a while before cutting up to ridge of Carnedd y Cribau and on to summit. Returned by fence line and right of way to car. Very hot for April - great views.SS06/04/2015
Start~ Hafodydd Brithion. 637495. Followed the sketchy RoW with the eye of faith, high up above the stream on the right bank, eventually coming up to the bwlch by Llyn Edno. Then climbed north to the summit, strong winds and lying snow hampered progress. We then headed east to Yr Arddu. Great, lonely area. With Wombourne.steve hudson02/03/2015
Parked at GR 637495, room for a few cars. Followed a track past a farm house then out onto open hillside on a faint path to the bwlch by Llyn Edno. A short climb took us to the rocky summit. We then walked across to Yr Arddu, returned to the bwlch then back to car. A bitterly cold and strong wind with a lot of lying snow made for hard going. With SH.wombourne02/03/2015
Agree with the adulation bestowed on this peak. Splendid.ngthack16/01/2015
Wonderful rocky top. Climbed after Ysgafell Wen tops, returning to Bwlch Crimea.jim pererin16/04/2014
Part of a circular route from the top of the Crimea Pass.JohnStoneham29/06/2013
Circular walk from the top of the Crimea Pass.mad max22/05/2013
Solo wild camp, from Dolwyddelanrichardsun20/04/2013
Paddy Buckley recceGeoff Briggs07/04/2013
Parked SH69889 51243. Did Carnedd y Cribau, Moel Meirch, Yr Arddu. Good walk but ground very wet which made it quite an effortMikeM10/11/2012
Horseshoe from Dolwyddelan: Moel Siabod - Carnedd y Cribau - Moel Meirch - Yr Arddudavidpettit8410/11/2012