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Hill number:2042
Height:532m / 1745ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Hill area:Hiraethog
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SH 91713 54059
Summit feature:trig point
Col:269m  SH928499  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) OL18E 264S
Observations:base of trig point is higher than base of cairn 30m S at SH 91717 54030
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 219 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Rufus at dusk from the quarry on the A543. Took the track from the quarry until it peters out and then followed the ridge over a double fence line junction (electric fence potentially live) and then heather bashing to the trig point.jacobrichmond18/03/2020
From the quarry. With Dadotis.laws04/01/2020
With OtisGlenford04/01/2020
From hgh point at quarry to W. Purgatorial tussock-weaving in driving rain and wind. Grim and very rough underfoot. Rounsfell13/10/2019
From A543 Bwlch Gwyn quarry track (SH900548)Neil Midgley16/09/2019
It took us 2 days to bag this - 25/08/2019 - Hafodty Hafod Dre - Hiraethog Trail to point north of Tyn y n Wean - Path up onto access land - then via ruin and marker post near Ffynnon Llaethog (Spring) we head for summit but arrrrgh we loose the bright blue Luminex camera in the heather. After 2 hours of trying to find it we give up and retreated along path towards Fron Isaf (not bagging the summit) Returned 26/08/2019 - Blue and hot again bwe start from A543 (stone layby) near Bwlch Gywn (Old Quarry) - crossing Pen-Bwlch-y-Garnedd we bag summit and trig back down same way to celebrate with Banana Splits and the Riverside Café in Pentrefoelas (but alas the camera still lost to the heather).briandavies26/08/2019
From old quarry same as others on a very grey damp evening. Rough track then some tussocks but ground fairly smooth though wet. Two barbed fences. A bit harder through the heather nearer the top but assisted by animal tracks.with elizyanne.GmacT31/07/2019
Went up in the evening. Once path runs out you need to use landmarks to come back in on the path. Once you get there, good top with ruins of small holding.elizyanne31/07/2019
On way to Bala Town v Accrington StanleyLongwojo20/07/2019
Parked at lay-by off A543 a little way N of quarry & approx 2km W of summit. Pleasant walk, with summit almost always in view on approach.ger15/07/2018
From gate at SH912555Tony J27/05/2018
Parked in small lay-by 50m south of quarry near A543 summit. Followed track then increasingly rough moorland (tussock grass then deep heather) to summit. Back the same way.davidpettit8420/05/2018
From old quarry on a sunny evening. Rough track then some tussocks but ground fairly smooth and dry after a recent heat wave. Two barbed fences and up onto NW ridge. A bit harder through the heather nearer the top.Topographer5708/05/2018
With Steve.GinaSmith13/03/2018
Back in the area to make sure of the relocated summit at Moel Eglwys. Found four cans of cider left on a wall besides the A543 so it was a jolly bus ride back from Pentrefoelas :).Twice Shy20/02/2018
Much harder than the height and distance from layby would suggest! Lovely views from the hard won top.gettingonabit09/02/2018
Last hill of the day after an A55 bag fest, and a relief to get onto a proper hill after manicured paths. I'm very impressed by this wild and woolly moorland. It's an enjoyable walk, first on the track from the quarry, then mainly easy grass, and all bogs, tussocks, heather easily avoidable until the BWF. Bit of a blighter to get over, and then you have to cross another one, and then it's heather for a while, until the summit cone, when you can follow little paths on grass most of the way.Gill25/11/2017
1/6 (Mwdl-Eithin/Bryn y Gors-Goch/Moel Eglwys/Moel y Gydnos/Garn Pyrs/Foel Frech)Fergalh22/10/2017
From Allwen Resevoir. Wet and windy!!Alunrees3312/09/2017
With Trefor. From west. Parked at old quarry. Track to start soon became sheep tracks then tussock grass and heather to the summit getting worse with height. Returned same route. Very hot weather. Hard work in high temperatures and 4th hill of the day.mike.hoult20/06/2017
Parked at large layby 916561. Just a typical moorland walk mainly pathless and often boggy. Good summit cairns and shelter.NormanW12/06/2017
Parked at gate 912555. Horrible terrain, gets worse near top. Mild, breezy, sunny and good views.iangalbraith09/06/2017
From quarry on A543. Track for a few hundred metres, then tussocks & knee deep heather. Horrible. Driving rain & cloud right down. Not one of my more pleasant days on the hills, but a Marilyn, so it had to be done. Then to Bettws y Coed for the RHsoc AGM & dinner on Saturday.ngthack08/06/2017
Parked by disused quarry on A543.Head South along footpath then fence line S.W.jrj22/12/2016
From A543 (parked SH926565), soggy bridleway took me to engineered path which goes around reservoir. Left that after gate at SH9258154805 and followed a very boggy rough line (ATV track? trod? can't remember now) to summit. Route and write-up at:
The plan was to walk along the footpath and then turn up towards the trigpoint. However we couldn't spot a footpath so just made a beeline from main road to the trigpoint, tough but we got there in the end.thejackrustles05/08/2016
Sounds like I had a very similar experience to M0YDH without the benefit of the bilberries. Views from the summit made up for effort through the knee deep vegetation and barbed wire fence crossings. Only one hill tonight after work as I helped a paramedic out at a RTA.assynt_bob01/06/2016
from quarry on A road as many of logged descriptions to end of track then stumbled across the heather and marren grass bog to the summit. Not fun. Bilberries were good to eat. Great views from the summit of central Snowdonia. Never again!M0YDH25/09/2015
Just over 5 mile circular parking at Hafod Dinbych, walking up Hiraethog way then following overgrown path to summit from South-West, bagged summit followed wall to barely existent path North-West and followed it accidently to main road instead of through the fields, had to walk back down road to car, views of Snowdonia where we were that morning bagging Carnedd Dafydd and Pen Yr Ole Wen in sunshine, by now all of Snowdonia was in cloud, Surprising!DanTrig07/08/2015
With Martinbedfordtom31/05/2015
With Jonohaydnw25/01/2015
Parked in gate nr pt 415, down to quarry and took good TRACK out almost a km to 460m contour. Sheep tracks through furzve/heather. Small lochan, new bw fences easy to cross then final fence and track to within short distance of top. Grass lines and sheep tracks through heather to summit. Great viewpoint for Snowdonia, Berwyns, Rhinogs, etc.nordicstar26/10/2014
Parked by gate (912555) on north side of A543 - Crossed road, over fence by gate, and then S. over rough moor to summit trig point. (PM)gerrybowes12/06/2014
With GB from A543.bolton12/06/2014
From side of road (SH 90333 55087) over barbed wire and over moor. Interesting fence crossing well up with old fence, electric fence (no power), metal gate and stile all within 3 metres. Cluttered top with two large cairns and an old shepherd's hut as a shelter.SS01/04/2014
Combined with the Waterboard's well signed walk around Allen resevoir. Park at the dam and use the very long footbridge to get to the slopes (and a fence)leading to the summit. All very pleasant.mindlessflogger15/03/2014
Parked in layby 700m along A543 to the NE. Took direct route from SH 913 555. No fence problems as the only fence encountered was easily hopped, or you could cross by a gate to the west. Surprisingly easy, grassy, terrain.Phreerunner02/03/2014
From A543 to N using Tim747 coords, where there is a good layby ~500m further north. A lovely summit. Noce break in the stormy weather we have been having meant I had calm and mild conditions to walk in.Father Ted04/01/2014
From Glasfryn. A big sprawling hill with huge views, but though very rewarding we found it tricky, routes shown on the map being almost non-existent or buried in thick bracken. On descent we headed for the 370 m tump for easier going, ignoring a no access sign so late on our route it was useless to heed. Don't go this way though, please, it felt as though we were causing some disturbance there. Despite difficulties, I really enjoyed this half day's walk and later, savoured the view of the black distant hill from the train near Prestatyn on the way home.pwheeler14/09/2013
Visited on a walk across Mynydd Hiraethog from Glasfryn to Llanrwst.Alex C17/06/2013
Very cold day but good views of snowy Snowdonia. One hour up and down from the pold quary at Bwlch Gwyn on the A543Rob Pen y Garn06/02/2013
From A543 (91270 55515)tim74705/12/2012
6 miles up and down very boggy!mikependergast26/06/2012
With Nick G4OOE from Bwlch Gwyn to operate SOTA from summit on VHF. Excellent shelter on top.G4OBK (Phil)02/03/2012
Phil G4OBK and I having driven over from North Yorkshire we parked by small disused quarry at SH899547. I found this one quite tricky because of a couple of fences that we had to climb.G4OOE02/03/2012
Climbed on my own. From quarry on A543 and took direct boggy, fence plagued route to summit. Decided to stick to paths on way back so went north towards bridge over lake and then west to road.daveapotter17/08/2011
a super circuit of the alwen res. i did it anti clockwise.. the marker posts advise walkers go clockwise.. its a bit of a tramp across some boggyish ground to the summit, but not so badstig_nest13/07/2011
Parked west of Glasfryn in lay-by on north side of A5. Easy walk of about one hour to the top. Great views.clivevilla15/12/2010
very pleasant from main road - good views to snowdoniagigglejon26/06/2010