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Name:Puffin Island
Hill number:14846
Height:58.5m / 192ft
Parent (Ma):none
RHB Section:30A: Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula
County/UA:Anglesey [Sir Fon] (CoU)
Island:Mono Tump island
Maritime area:North Wales - Anglesey
Class:Tump (0-99m), SIB
(Tu,0,SIB)
Grid ref:SH 65053 81996
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:58.5m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 114 115
(1:25k) 263N
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 24 users)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed with 8 others thanks to Adrian organising a tour. Vegetation was 'challenging', but we all summited & a few of us even went to the monastic site. We left the telegraph station to the brambles! Excellent day out - cheers Adrian.DanMaisieBex25/08/2019
Thanks to Adrian for organising the boat trip. 2nd attempt. With 9 others.CJM25/08/2019
Very enjoyable morning with nine others on RIB, through brambles and nettles to summit and church, kindly organised by Adrian.David Evans25/08/2019
Thanks to Adrian for organising the 10 of us on this grand visit. Came back battered and bruised from the undergrowth but well worth it. Sunny and very warm because we all had to be fully clothed!bolton25/08/2019
2nd attempt, after aborted attempt earlier in the year.many thanks to Adrian for arranging and re-arranging this trip. Part of a 10 strong group on a RIB, Jason the Skipper took us round the island showing us the seals, Razorbills and Cormorants. We were landed on the beach and a procession of us headed up the narrow bramble strewn path. The route soon became a free for all and several of us tral-blazed new routes through the dense bramble jungle interspersed with elder, gorse and bracken. Eventually we came across the small cairn and further exploration confirmed this was the top. Dan, David and i pushed through to the old monastic tower. An easier route was found back to the cairn nearer the cliff edge and David and i found a much easier route back down. I marked the grid ref and David built a cairn for future baggers. Nice tump to complete Anglesey!Dazingdale25/08/2019
On one of Adrianís Puffin specials, with Pete Milne, Alan Caine, Alan Whatley, Chris Bear and Smudge. After the knee deep brambles the head high nettles took over, and over the top Elder. After the summit battled on to the old monastic tower, in about two hours. A great experience :-#, much easier on return, found the old cairn under bramble growth. Very glad of my gaiters, wader length would be even better. Next ascenders please note, the only path gets you but a short distance up the hill. All in a good day!nordicstar29/06/2019
Summit and monastic settlement both visited. Hard work through vegetation!Alan Caine29/06/2019
A good excuse to escape the worst of the Spanish Plume in southern England & head to the cloudy coastline of North Wales!Smudge29/06/2019
The magnificent 7 came, saw and conquered. Bloodied, bruised but unbowed.chrisbien29/06/2019
Canoed from Trwyn Du around island and fought to the top from stony beach to the south east. Nightmare, do not go end of July and take loppers whenever you do go.andrew brown23/07/2016
Starida boat trip from Beaumaris. Dense and difficult briar and other vegetation covers the island, often chest high and higher - nothing to graze it: wear old clothes! HP marked with small cairn. Need 2 hours on island to get to the old chapel (trig intersected stn) 200m NE of the HP.jonglew20/04/2015
Covered in dense vegetation, a rather slow and painful ascent! A machete would have been useful.Tony J20/04/2015
BaggedAdrian07/09/2014
As Mark Trengrove states best done in early spring with a machete.Dugswell207/09/2014
Climbed as a member of the Tumpmeister's fist assault party. Took RIB out from Beaumaris, landing on a stony beach at the south-western tip of the island. From there an overgrown path (at about SH 64779 81788) through nettles and brambles ascends the western flank of the hill. I continued on too far north-east before abandoning. Returning near to the beach (also to make sure ALT got down safely, as she preferred to sit on the beach), I discovered the path turned SSE. I managed to follow it most of the way to the summit cairn, where I found the others. Descended with the group by much the same way as the route of ascent. The trick to climbing this hill is to keep to the south-eastern side of the island (beware the cliff) as soon as the steep climb from the beach is done. Do take strong old over-trousers, and certainly don't do in shorts! Best done in winter, to avoid the nettles on this prickly thicket of a hill.Man of Kernow107/09/2014
Have been fascinated by this little island since an early age. Very grateful to have the opportunity to land and also visit the summit. Fun video of the day up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaC1HG39F2M .Alex C07/09/2014
Amusing ascent (brambles, nettles, elder scrub) involving some blood letting... Decent path along clifftop, which of course we found on the way down. Landed at SW corner on shingle, brambly path from SH 64778 81786 climbs W, levels off and immediately cuts back R (SH 64745 81850); fairly clear path thru scrub to emerge on clifftop, making for scenic and mostly easy walking Sept onwards but would be bird issues (shags, gulls) in summer. Landing at NE end would be ideal as should allow relatively scrub free access to telegraph stn and monastery ruins. Amusing smartphone battle to be first to log, in which trip organiser rightly beat Doug. Amusing reaction of tour boat commentators 'Don't know what those guys are doing ashore...' GPX route file http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=2148 - S route is good clifftop route, N route is our BAD ascent route; another path is reported a bit further NRHW07/09/2014
Island visited, but summit not reached. I was one of those who were defeated by the brambles!David Purchase07/09/2014
AndyS25/08/2019
chalky195325/08/2019
PM29/06/2019
Alan Whatley29/06/2019
DARRENG23/07/2016
GordonAdshead07/09/2014
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