Pen yr Helgi Du

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Pen yr Helgi Du
Pen yr Helgi Du from the Craig yr Ysfa ridge
Highest point
Elevation833 m (2,733 ft)
Prominence85 m (279 ft)
ListingHewitt, Nuttall
English translationPeak of the black hunting-dog
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈpɛn ɐr ˈhɛlɡi ˈdɨ]
LocationConwy, United Kingdom
Parent rangeSnowdonia
OS gridSH698630
Topo mapOS Landranger 115

Pen yr Helgi Du (Head or Hill of the Black Hound) is a mountain peak in the eastern part of the Carneddau in Snowdonia, North Wales.

It lies on the south-eastern flanks of Carnedd Llewelyn, and is linked to Carnedd Llewelyn over the col of Bwlch Eryl Farchog, a knife-edge ridge over the cliffs of Craig Yr Ysfa.

From here the walker can drop down into Cwm Eigiau to the east or to the Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir to the south. Continuing over Pen yr Helgi Du to the east you will reach the even more beautifully named Pen Llithrig y Wrach (the slippery peak of the witch).[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: 53°08′53″N 3°56′54″W / 53.14818°N 3.94826°W / 53.14818; -3.94826