Manod Mawr

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Manod Mawr
Highest point
Elevation661 m (2,169 ft)
Prominence266 m (873 ft)
Parent peakArenig Fach
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall
English translationgreat snowdrift
Language of nameWelsh
PronunciationWelsh: [ˈmanɔd ˈmaur]
LocationGwynedd, Wales
Parent rangeMoelwynion
OS gridSH723446
Topo mapOS 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]

During World War II, the Manod range was used to store valuable paintings.[2]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.
  2. ^ "Manod Mawr paintings". Daily Post. Retrieved 20 December 2018.

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