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Mountain or Hill:Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain

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Pen yr Ole Wen

Pen yr Ole Wen

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At 3,209 ft, Pen yr Ole Wen is the seventh highest mountain in Snowdonia and in Wales. It is the most southerly of the Carneddau range. Its name translates as "Head of the White Slope".


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Map reference: SH 655619  Lat: 53.13770 Long: -4.01131

The mountain lies to the north of Idwal Cottage youth hostel on the A5 south-east of Bethesda; it can be accessed from here or from Tal-y-Llyn Ogwen, about a mile north-east from the hostel.