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Name:Holyhead Mountain
Hill number:1959
Height:220m / 722ft
RHB Section:30A: Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula
County/UA:Anglesey [Sir Fon] (CoU)
County (CoH):Anglesey [Sir Fon] (CoH)
Island:Holy Island (Anglesey)
Maritime area:North Wales - Anglesey
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
SIB, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,SIB,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 21859 82948
Summit feature:trig point on circular plinth
Drop:220m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 114
(1:25k) 262
Observations:rock by plinth is highest visible point but higher ground may be hidden under plinth
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Anglesey [Sir Fon] historic county top
  • Anglesey [Sir Fon] current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 460 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
3rd and final tump of a circular from Breakwater country park with Lesley. I veered off to climb Tre-Wilmot then we did South stack, using coastal path before i veered off on a fairly good path to the top. Really wild looking rocky terrain. Descent North to reach footpath and Lesley. We took a more direct route back to the start. Next: Rhoscolyn and Hirfron...Dazingdale16/07/2019
Easy walk up from South Stack car park. Low cloud (fog horn sounding) so no view possible.Eliza10011/07/2019
After the lighthouse directly to the summit then back to car at RSPB car park near new visitor centre being created.NormanW10/07/2019
With all the family early in our Anglesey holiday. Cal says that he enjoyed the wildlife 'and the submarines'(!) Started from the breakwater country park, walked over to South Stack.Ham and Skate14/04/2019
Fine evening walk from South Stack. We had the mountain to ourselves.DanMaisieBex12/04/2019
S Stack with PM, then onto Holyhead Mountain. Adrianís Puffin Island trip cancelled due unfavourable winds.CJM07/04/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from South Stack. Glorious day if cool easterly breezenordicstar07/04/2019
Great to revisit on a much better day. An impressive rocky hill.jenx07/04/2019
With AngelaCousin Jack31/03/2019
Easy walk from the RSPB car park...superb coastal viewssteven ruffles20/01/2019
From South Stack car park. Straight there and back with Rosie. Superb views in every direction.Longwojo16/10/2018
Parked near the RSPB center and walked up past the old stone circles. Decided to run from the summit out to North Stack and back to South Stack. Some great viewsAlunrees3328/08/2018
5 mile circular walk from the visitors centre. A very blustery day with squally showers and thunder and lightening threatening. Had cancelled high walk in Snowdonia due to the weather. Great views, a soaking on the way back.Lazylizzie28/07/2018
With Denise, Kevin and Jenny then on to South StackCrib Goch10/07/2018
Straight up from our cottage in Mountain - what a fantastic viewpoint this is!Crib Goch08/07/2018
Walked from our campsite at Blackthorn Farm . 7.8 miles including spending some time at South Stack.Janie08/06/2018
Lovely walk from south stack car parkadriane08/06/2018
Walked up and back from Holyhead. Early evening, no on else there.tsharp02/06/2018
Nice late afternoon stroll up to summit and Trigjmistry8604/05/2018
With Sue, Jeanette and Paul whilst walking the Anglesey Coast Path.Phreerunner16/04/2018
Staying at Plas Cadnant. With Anne. From the café at the RSPB South Stack Reserve. Along paths and tracks, of which there is a good deal of choice, to the trig point at the summit of Holyhead Mountain and back. Weather good.pwbellarby12/04/2018
Holyhead circular. Wicklow in view.raymondwilkes28/03/2018
At first light from main car park.rhalstead25/12/2017
from car park to ENE - with TJB. Good hill with excellent views but very windytrimarc214/12/2017
Mountain Coach tripTracey17302/12/2017
A nice walk from South Stack RSPB cafe, enlivened by amusing scrambling over the giant boulders below the crags and interesting slabby scrambling on the left of the summit gully. A gentle stroll down to the path, followed by soup, tea and cake in the cafe. What could be nicer? Probably been up before, but thought I had better check.Gill25/11/2017
AGLUisdean2510/11/2017
Parked on lane east of the hill and walked up to the trig point. Great view over the town and port - watched the ferry berth. Bright cool afternoon. With L.Skip09/09/2017
GIdris28/08/2017
Around a hour for this county top from the free car park at South stack visitor centre which has a café and toilets after 10am.WAYNE ROWLETT25/08/2017
On own. From RSPB South Stack car park. Good views. Plenty of activity around Holyhead port.Beeliner25/08/2017
Circular walk from Holyhead Breakwater Country Park visitor centreMountainTerrier16/08/2017
With Jo, Sam, grace, Clare and grahamstuduncan31/05/2017
With Val. From Country Park car park. Path towards North Stack then followed paths that headed to summit. Sunny weather and good views.mike.hoult03/05/2017
Wet end to the walkCyclistno114/04/2017
KJFcrazy05/04/2017
Parked just off road to South Stack. Easy stroll upto summit. Clear blue skies exceelent views. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes26/03/2017
My 100th Marilyn, on a bright blue sunny day. South Stack (Tyn-y-nant) - along cliffs to South Stack - small llyn - Radio station - Hill summit with trig and Roman tower foundation - North Landing with its Magazine - back round the landward side of the hill visiting the ancient hut settlement near South Stack as we return.briandavies13/03/2017
A very breezy walk before orienteering in Newborough Forest.M3WDD23/10/2016
A fine walk with picturesque views over the port of Holyhead. Another good SOTA activation with Victor GW4ONL & Dave GW3TQQ.G4OOE11/10/2016
From the RSPB centre, up via the tramway, down via South Stack CG Lookout. More bare rock than on many 1000 m summits- a second visit for great terrain, views (this time inc Wicklow and Mourne Mts) and close up views of choughs. With Pete. Our first visit was on 8/9/1997.pwheeler19/09/2016
From RSPB car park. Lots of tracks to choose from. Good views but breezy. With A&C.PeterD11/09/2016
A lovely walk from the South Stack visitor centre on good paths all the way. You can park right at the end of the road. Great views! With CH, MH and AM.Mark Jackson25/08/2016
Parked at SH 2260 8326 in the pay and display car park - but was cheap as I recall. Followed quarry track from pond to SH 2219 8350 then struck up on path to the summit. Chose an unsatisfactory route down through bracken on a very rough uneven path so the above route is what I would recommend.G4OBK (Phil)15/08/2016
Breezy sunny day with great views to Llynn peninsula, Holyhead and out to a grey sea with white horses. Trig has topograph.HP is outcropping rock nearby.Denise 06/08/2016
With K. Could not park in houses to E so parked on road near the castle house to S. Nice hill crisscrossed with tracks. Could see Wicklow hills in Ireland.Ashley16/07/2016
Great viewsTigger424229/05/2016
A quick afternoon trip to Anglesey after a morning on the Snowdon horseshoe. Holyhead Mountain was a very pleasant surprise- not too big, but a super walk and great views. Parked at Country Park car park.Cas-gwent24/05/2016
really wet evening whilst waiting for Irish Ferry next day - daft to get wet before hols but worth itnickywood110/05/2016
From RSPB car park at South Stack. With Stephen.ADT23/04/2016