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Name:Pen y Castell
Hill number:2028
Height:623.5m / 2046ft
Parent (Ma):1965  Carnedd Llewelyn
RHB Section:30B: Snowdonia
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Carneddau
County/UA:Conwy (CoU)
Catchment:Conwy
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SH 72190 68883
Summit feature:boulder
Drop:29m
Col:594.5m  SH 71943 69030  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 115
(1:25k) OL17E
Observations:boulder is 0.46m higher than outcrop 60m SW at SH 72222 68925 and 2.43m higher than rock tor 230m ESE at SH 72437 68877
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica RX1250
Survey of Pen y Castell (Final).doc
Comments:The Nuttalls give the summit as the rock tor at SH724688. Drop 29.0m by line survey.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 298 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
tomcr8823/02/2020
haylesb30/12/2019
From Bwlch Y Ddeufaen. Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell and Penygadair. Very Windy, very claggy and at the end very wet!alunrees050423/12/2019
hughstuart20/12/2019
From Ros Lyn, down to Avon Dulyn, up to Penygadair and over Pen Y Castell. Onto Drum, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian and Foel Granch. South east to Gledrrfordd, scrambled over Craig Eigiau then over Bryn-gwenith.ByronHaywood10/10/2019
decibel22/09/2019
Second top of three on a ten mile walk following Nuttalls route The Northern Carneddau. From the small car park south west of Tal y Fan at the end of the minor road.WAYNE ROWLETT04/08/2019
geoffreycurnock04/08/2019
andy6321/07/2019
Nice Sunday walk bagging Nutallsjmistry8623/06/2019
rossdrossd03/05/2019
Stormer28/04/2019
From Bwlch Y Ddeufan. Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell, Tal Y Fan and Foel Lwyd. Lovely DayAngelfon8319/03/2019
From AberDan Baddeley15/03/2019
From pub car park in Tal-y-bont, via Pen y Gaer and Penygadairderrymark16/02/2019
SamTudor9126/12/2018
spallen08/04/2018
1/3 (Pen y Castell/Pengadair/Waen Bryn-Gwenith)Fergalh25/03/2018
From the car park west of Cae Coch Farm (SH721715). Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum and Pen y Castell. Very windy on the tops, otherwise a good day with nice views.Lazylizzie23/03/2018
Climbed with Peter Thirkettlepsburgess15/11/2017
davechick16/09/2017
Solo. From Drum and on to Penygadair.Aimless Rambler28/08/2017
dicky bird06/07/2017
alda14/06/2017
Swindon Bagger28/05/2017
From Bwlch Y Ddeufaen. Pen Y Cydgoed, Foel-Ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd Y Ddelw, Drum, Pen Y Castell, Penygadair and Pen Y Gaer. Lovely day, warm and windy!!Alunrees3322/05/2017
softsquare21/04/2017
Parked at small car park at head of valley. Foel Lwyd, Tal y Fan, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castell then Penygadair (east and west tops).BobHancock12/04/2017
tgboosh13/02/2017
Ben Lowery29/12/2016
Charli Wisbey13/11/2016
Elwyn_Summers13/11/2016
monkey28/10/2016
lenman03/09/2016
Parked by bridge at Aber falls.£2 all day. Walked up road to top car park then straight up Foel Dduarth. Steep going on scree & through gorse but great view of whole valley and snow covered tops on gaining the ridge.Then stroll down to col and upto summit of Foel-ganol. On to Yr Orsedd,Carnedd y Ddelw.Drum, out & back to Pen y Castell,Foel-Fras,Carnedd Gwenllian,over Yr Aryg,Bera Mawr & Bera Bach then descending to Aber falls. Great views all daymart079716/04/2016
Great view of Conway valley did it as the nuttalls book walkAristotle Chip05/03/2016
Curlywurly05/03/2016
oldbagger2710/02/2016
jrj08/02/2016
Foel-ganol, Yr Orsedd, Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, Pen y Castellkeithouk17/01/2016
With Mrs G on Nuttall's 1.3 walk. Damp day, but rain only intermittent.jonglew14/09/2015
Matt07/08/2015
Carnedd y Ddelw, Drum, and Pen y Castell from Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Path less tramp back to car! DSFred Windsor11/07/2015
Nuttall walk 1.3: Tal y Fan - Foel Lwyd - Carnedd y Ddelw NW Top - Carnedd y Ddelw - Drum - Pen y Castell - Penygadairronaldo33327/06/2015
See Foel Grach logDewi Prysor23/06/2015
smb2008/06/2015
geoffh1203/06/2015
patrick24/05/2015
needanewdog29/04/2015
salen26/04/2015