Moel y Cerrig Duon

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Moel y Cerrig Duon
Moel y Cerrig Duon from Foel y Geifr summit
Highest point
Elevation625 m (2,051 ft)
Prominence80 m (260 ft)
Parent peakEsgeiriau Gwynion
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
English translationbare hill of the black rocks
Language of nameWelsh
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeAran Fawddwy
Topo mapOS Landranger 125

Moel y Cerrig Duon is a subsidiary summit of Esgeiriau Gwynion in Gwynedd in north east Wales.

Moel y Cerrig Duon tops the eastern end of a long peat bog plateau along with Llechwedd Du. Its summit has a conical shape, rising suddenly from the bog. The summit itself is grassy, marked by a small cairn and a stake. To the north-east is Foel y Geifr, to the east Cyrniau Nod and to the west is Llechwedd Du, Esgeiriau Gwynion, and Aran Fawddwy.

The Aran range continues south from Moel y Cerrig Duon forming a large area of high moorland to the west of Lake Vyrnwy, crowned by Mynydd Coch. To the north it continues to Foel y Geifr, the eastern outpost of the Aran Fawddwy range.[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.

Coordinates: 52°52′48″N 3°22′55″W / 52.88011°N 3.38191°W / 52.88011; -3.38191