Manod Mawr

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Manod Mawr
Highest point
Elevation 661 m (2,169 ft)
Prominence 266 m (873 ft)
Parent peak Arenig Fach
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
Translation great snowdrift (Welsh)
Pronunciation Welsh: [ˈmanɔd ˈmaur]
Location Gwynedd, Wales
Parent range Moelwynion
OS grid SH723446
Topo map OS Landranger 124
Listed summits of Manod Mawr
Name Grid ref Height Status
Manod Mawr North Top 658 m (2,159 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall
Moel Penamnen 623 m (2,044 ft) Hewitt, Nuttall

Manod Mawr is a mountain in North Wales and forms part of the Moelwynion.

Although known as a mountain in the eastern Moelwyns, it and its sister peaks are sometimes known as the Ffestiniog hills.

Manod Mawr is a mountain which has been extensively quarried. The recently closed Graig Ddu Quarry is to be found on the 600-metre (2,000 ft) contour, in the hollow between Manod Mawr's summit and Manod Mawr North Top. Manod Mawr's summit is in the exclusion zone of the Snowdonia National Park around Blaenau Ffestiniog, while Manod Mawr North Top's summit only just misses out on the national park's protection. There were fears the quarry would eventually remove the North Top.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 52°59′01″N 3°54′13″W / 52.98348°N 3.90360°W / 52.98348; -3.90360