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Carneddau
Carnedd Dafydd
Carnedd Llywelyn
Cwm Idwal
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Carnedd Dafydd



OS Grid ref:- SH662630


Carnedd Dafydd, rising to 1044 metres (3,425 feet) is the third highest peak in Wales and the second highest in the Carneddau massif.

Carnedd Dafydd is situated to the south west of Carnedd Llywelyn (3,491 feet / 1,064 metres) and to the north of Pen yr Ole Wen (3,209 feet / 978 metres) the mountain is on the main ridge of the Carneddau and lies on the border between Gwynedd and Conway County Borough.

In common with most of the mountains of the Carneddau range, it has a flat, boulder strewn summit plateau. On a good, clear day the views from the summit are superb, encompassing Mount Snowdon, the Isle of Anglesey and the Glyderau.

The name translates as "David's cairn" and it is widely thought that Carnedd Dafydd and its neighbouring peak, Carnedd Llywelyn were named after Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and his brother Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the last independent prince of Wales. An alternative theory states that the twin peaks are named after Llywelyn the Great, or Llywelyn ap Iorwerth and his son and successor, Dafydd ap Llywelyn.



A walk to the summit of Carnedd Dafydd

Stay safe, by following a few simple rules when walking in the mountains:-