Name:Craig y Penmaen
Hill number:7544
Height:419.3m / 1376ft
Parent (Ma):2057  Moel Llyfnant
SMC/RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
Topographical area:WN05 Siabod-arenig
Class:Tump (400-499m), Subhump
Grid ref:SH 72465 29952
Summit feature:cairn
Col:321.5m  SH 7258 3180  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Craig y Penmaen.pdf
Comments:Uncertainty in calculated drop and height of bwlch +/-0.3m.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 27 users)ByDate of Ascent
Solo. Evening stroll from parking at chapel to north. Path on the right hand side of wall which goes up mountain from the NNW. Superb clarity and viewpoint.Nick Canute04/06/2023
From the chapel at 72681 31543, south on the track then up at the side of the wall which is quite steep and rocky in parts including a bit of a scramble where the other wall crosses. Great views of the Rhinogs and other mountains.clivevilla27/03/2023
Only Climbed this one to get the Geocache near the summit.WanderingSnowdonian12/10/2021
Craig y Penmaen North Top > Craig y Penmaen from GR: SH 72672 31511ronaldo33322/04/2021
From chapel CP, along cycleway, over wall where broken and then up through young bracken on faint paths. Then another wall crossing and through heather and bilbury to the top. Two cairned summits but the furthest one seemed highest to me. Glorious morning, good hill.Herbert Anchovy28/05/2018
5/5 (Arenig Fach/Mochowgryn/Mynydd Egryn South Top/Mynydd Egryn/Craig Y Penmaen)Fergalh24/02/2018
From Bronaber, great little hill.Taz3801/08/2017
Parked by chapel to North 727 315, followed road then ascended from North along side of wall which leads to summit area. Lots of ferns but there is a path of sorts to follow right next to wall. Descended to SW to join up again with Roman road and return to chapel(mistake, hard going should have returned way I came up).Rob5012/07/2017
From Bryn-pig. Descended north-west over rough ground to a track, following it north to the road. Took this SW, then on byway south along ridge, leaving it to follow a high wall south, steeply up at first. Left it to climb to the summit. To descend, returned north, following branch track and RoW down to the lane. Followed this south to the Afon Gain, then permissive path back to Pont dol y mynach. Solo.Man of Kernow117/04/2017
As for Phil M. UGH!arranc22/09/2016
SH72450 29940Anton21/06/2013
Parked layby. 713294 Tarmac rod then roman road to a gate sw of top then as log through rough ground to top- 2 cairns -one 15m east loks as high - first logged ascent of this topPhil M29/10/2012
Rough climb with slabby scrambles, deep heather, tussock & bilberry once above upper wall. Nice summit, 2 cairns of similar height, NW apparently slightly higher. From W, layby by house. Tarmac road, gate, follow wall, cross upper wall by forest cnr then rough gd to summit RHW23/01/2010
In 2000(?) as planner for Welsh 6 Day O event.summitsup01/01/1952
Martin R12/08/2021
A Peckish09/04/2021
Alan Whatley26/12/2018
Alex C19/08/2015
carole engel21/06/2013