Hill number:14768
Height:172m / 564ft
Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
Col:122m  SJ231669  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1050311/03/2014SJ 25904 64771  F: 172m spot on Geograph
O: spot incorrectly located, LIDAR gives 164m, consistent with being in quarried area
1147819/12/2015SJ 26630 64062  F: Paddock W of large building
O: This is Penbrigog: obvious summit
1147919/12/2015SJ 25917 64767  F: Fencepost at quarry edge
O: 6-inch lip with garden immediately behind slightly lower. Quarry edge would be approx same height at OS spot height a few metres to W. This is natural HP as it now is.
1148019/12/2015SJ 25934 64743  F: Orchard House driveway
O: This looked to me to be as high as quarry edge, or possibly higher, albeit made ground (not intervisible due to gorse). A thorough survey of property including back garden would be needed to determine HP. Maybe neighbouring property to NH too?
2132205/12/2017SJ 26625 64063  F: No feature; field at side of large metal barn.
O: Alternative summit: Bryn-y-Baal. Bend in drive signed Orchard House and Quarry Cottage seemed highest point: SJ 25934 64745
Aye Jimmy
2132505/12/2017SJ 25934 64745  F: Alternative summit: Bryn-y-Baal. Bend in drive signed Orchard House and Quarry Cottage seemed highest point
O: :
Aye Jimmy
2229016/03/2018SJ 26634 64058  F: Field.
O: See my postscript to the ascent log on 16/03/18. The processing model used was LIDAR DTM at 1m resolution. The alternative summit at Bryn-y-Baal at 171.759m at SJ 25917 64778 can be removed from the note on this hill.
2231718/03/2018SJ 25919 64781  F: unidentified, near quarry edge on garden boundary
O: 14m N of subpoint 1 (RHW); vegetation W and N
328010/03/2014SJ 25900 64700  F: Side of covered reservoir
O: Above is location of another 172m spot height on OS Open Data at SJ 259 647.
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Visited Bryn-y-ball top on 6 February 2017. Noted Alex C's route for Prenbriog top, but new fence erected around football pitch so not possible. Therefore visited top via farm drive, but too early to ask permission.David Evans18/11/2019
Parked in farm drive. Nobody at farm to ask so wandered around. Hard to determine a high point.Campbell Singer05/11/2019
Failed attempt on Bryn-y-Baal, the twin top, from the quarry. AC did tackle the slippery scramble, with a bit of tree climbing. HP appears to be the base of a bushy conifer just beyond the fence on the garden side. Route to the scramble cleared of most brambles, at least till spring comes. POSTSCRIPT: Myrddyn Phillips has now analysed the LIDAR data for Prenbrigog and the alternative high point at the quarry edge in Bryn-y-Baal. Prenbrigog comes in at 172.139m at SJ 26632 64055, while Bryn-y-Baal at 171.759m at SJ 25917 64778. There is therefore now no need to attempt the scramble and/or disturb the house owner for the alternative top.Man of Kernow116/03/2018
Also Bryn y Baal.ngthack20/12/2017
As Carole, approached via farm drive early, no-one about. Series of very squalid horsey enclosures led to gate over into field with long grass behind large barn. Was taking readings when two large dogs came racing up, friendly though! - followed by lady from big house near barn. Was I lost? Mentioned I was trying to find Prenbrigog, she didn't know that place. Fortunately post-lady arrived at that moment with large amount of mail so I was able to slip away down her drive. Then went to Bryn-y-Baal to check that out. Bend in drive signed Orchard House and Quarry Cottage seemed high point.Aye Jimmy05/12/2017
Top near Prenbrigog accessed thru' a maze of small gated fields with horses - via farm drive. No one up at 7.30am to ask permission Returned 4th Dec 2017 to visit alternate summit at Bryn-y-Baal to NW. This time 6.30pm and felt it too dark to ask permission, so wandered up to suggested location up the drivewaycarole engel02/12/2017
Penbrigog: lady of house a bit bemused but gave me the ok . Pasture w of building. Bryn y baal. Nontechnical prickly route (secateurs would help) thru gorse to lip of quarry. Lip a few inches higher than back gardens, but Orchard House driveway at front feels as high.RHW19/12/2015
Tried my luck at the farm first. Seemingly nobody about. Wasn't quite satisified that I done enough to claim the Tump so headed round to the playing fields at the back. A paddock can accessed from the top pitch straightforwardly, with two sets of 'rungs' in position, no doubt for kids that may need to retrieve their footballs. Then it is through a muddy gateway to the east. One wooden fence and then a gate to climb and you are at the top. Quite an exciting bag as it does feel very private. Memorable one then to finish Flintshire, 30C and S04 on.Alex C21/11/2015
Much recent development, blocks access from E. Did not get further than farm. After discovering that it may be a twin tump I went back on 09/10/2015 to both candidate points. The friendly farmer at Penbrigog took me to what he said was the hp, just to the W of his house. Similarly the man in the new house just above the Bryn-y-baal Quarry at 259647 was equally helpful in showing me to the hp just inside his front gate.GordonAdshead23/08/2015
High point at SJ 266 640 is in a field on the west side of Penbrigog Farm. It would only be accessible via the farm itself. Also, according to OS Open Data, there is another 172m spot height in Bryn-y-baal at SJ 259 647. It is at the top of a quarry cliff in the back garden of Orchard House. The base of the quarry is open access, but a high wire fence, festooned with 'No Climbing' signs, guards access to the cliff, . So this twin-topped hill is a rather tricky one to summit.Man of Kernow111/03/2014
With Arthur who lived next door.JohnIvor01/08/1960
andrew brown07/10/2017
Alan Caine02/08/2016
Richard Gunn14/06/2016