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Name:Moel Gyw
Hill number:2046
Height:467m / 1532ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 17153 57547
Summit feature:small cairn 50m NE of trig point
Drop:181m
Col:286m  SJ165581  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 256 265
Observations:cairn is 15cm higher than trig point at SJ 17109 57523
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 271 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Clwyd Gate cp.Longwojo12/08/2019
Offas Dyke path, parked at old Pub carpark (grid ref in other comments) walked Moel Gyw then back on self to Foel Fenlli and Foel Famau and return. According to watch total distance 17.9km, 1580m elevation gain and 4hrs with stops.Stevooo26/06/2019
Offa's dyke from NW road pass, initially down in direction SW, then directly up. Back down via Garreg Lwyd.Topographer5710/09/2018
6.3 mile walk from road south of Moel Y Gelli, followed Offas Dyke onto hill, then trails onto Moel Y Plas summit, continued along Offas Dyke path around Moel Llanfair then onto Moel Gyw, then headed back south over Moel Llanfair (had to climb barbed wire fence on descent), back over Moel Y Plas along road, onto footpath then across field to Moel Y Waun summit, descended back to car same way. This was the second walk today, earlier re-bagged Moel Famau and bagged Foel Fenlli and Moel Eithinen, changeable weather; cloud to showers to sun, not many people around, great views to Snowdonia, Liverpool and even the Pennines.DanTrig25/08/2018
From Clwyd Gate.Winterfloodian24/07/2018
From small layby on A494 at SJ164581across the road from the end of pub CP, used Offa's Dyke path to Garreg Lwyd then up path to summit. Returned same routeGmacT23/07/2018
With SteveGinaSmith16/03/2018
Parked at track between Moel Llanfair and Moel y Plas. Room for a couple of cars. Followed track up to Moel Gyw, enjoyed the views, rain still holding off. Came back via Moel Llanfair. Company Solo. Marilyn 4/6.iandesbottes01/01/2018
4/7 Marilyn. From the closed/for sale pub car park to the west. Followed Offa Dyke path round to the SE ridge, easy path to summit, return the same way.N.Morters24/12/2017
With: hb; From small layby on A494 at SJ165581, used Offa's Dyke path across muddy fields. Recommended ascent and descent route is via S ridge from SJ170570. Excellent views. Clwyd Gate pub is closed and for sale now.Ian Baines04/11/2017
From pub car park. Following Offa's Dyke, through muddy cow field, then round the back, taking left at the path crossroads. With Fin.jim1m27/10/2017
From Bwlch Penbarras. Foel Fenlli, Moel Y Waun, Moel Gyw and Bryn Alyn.Alunrees3321/08/2017
Beautiful day, lovely views of Snowdonia across to liverpool. Gorgeous purple heather covering the hill.Sihuws10/08/2017
From pub car park ( for sale signs) - through a field then slogged up through Heather- should have gone round the back and found the path through the Heather, nice and easy that way !NormanW11/06/2017
From car park of former pub. With TJBtrimarc224/03/2017
With Val. After Moel Fammau and Foel Fenlli drove around to Bwlch-y-parc and parked at the (closed down) pub car park. Followed Offa's Dyke path to south of summit and followed marked path to summit. Returned same routemike.hoult08/03/2017
A494 hotel car park, Foel Fenlli, Moel Eithenen, Moel y Waun,Moel y Plas, Moel Llanfair, Moel Gyw. With Mart and Daisy. Strong winds and snow flurries.John Eley12/02/2017
From little layby (A494) near Clwyd Gate - followed Offas Dyke Path with diverts to bag Moel Gyw (and trig) then Moel-y-Plas past Pen y Ffrith (memories of the Moas) then Moel-y-Waun (and trig) - returned back along Offas dyke Path but took track along east side if Moel-y-Llanfair.briandavies29/12/2016
The no. 76 bus from Llanbedr to Llangwyfan allows a fabulous linear walk taking in 4 Marilyns: Penycloddiau, Moel Famau, Foel Fenlli and Moel Gyw. Mainly easy going on the Offa's Dyke path, with a few steep deviations onto the summits. Penycloddiau can be accessed via a steep, faint path off the Clywdian Way above Fron-gelyn, just past a massive iron tank. (The paths marked on the OS map do not exist). The last hill, Moel Gyw, is easy after tea in the Clywd Gate. The direct route is steep, lanky heather and baby trees; the easy way is on the path from Garreg Lwyd (doh!!!), which makes a fine descent. The paths back to Llanbedr are not signposted but easy to follow.Gill14/10/2016
Repeat w Jen from reopened Clwyd Gate. Easy bagnordicstar01/10/2016
Great views.jenx01/10/2016
G MyIdris22/08/2016
Morning walk before cat hunting. Pleasant wander from small parking spot across from Clwyd Gate restaurant.SS13/08/2016
Minor detour whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path.Gayle23/04/2016
With stig_nest. Followed the offas dyke path, steep in places but stunning views.Laura.W24/01/2016
Having weighed up the weather forecast we ditched the Peak District and headed for the Clwydian range. Second hill we parked at Clwyd Gate for Moel Gyw next. Pink Next trainers size 2. Who lost them. Theyre still in car park. Followed ODP around back of hill then up along path through the heather to trig and slate signed summit. Sign advises return same way. We descended over Tumulus and gate then alongside fence.pretty steep. A superb hill. Great viewpoint even on a claggy day like today.stig_nest24/01/2016
Parked in the hotel car park 164584 and followed the signed footpath to pick up the Offa's Dyke route to 171569. From here up the path to the summit. Great views.Peterb23/10/2015
Circular walk from Llanarmon yn Ial-Moel Gyw- Moel Llanfair-Moel y Plas on overcast and somewhat hazy day.Would be grand views from all three on a clear day.Am beginning to like this area more and more.With Bridget and Oscar.catman11/10/2015
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge11/10/2015
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie11/10/2015
Wet and windy (wet boots :(dentalchimp24/05/2015
Beautiful day. Circular walk from village of Llanarmon yn Ial taking in Moel Gyw, Moel Llanfair,and Moel y Plas. Lovely views and no one else on the hills. The community run Raven pub in the village afterwards is lovely for a pint.Lazylizzie23/05/2015
Rained until 4, so just time to walk up from Llanarmon-yn-Ial- direct route from the chapel,via Bannaddlen-uchaf proved pleasant all the way to a nice heathery summit. Return via Moel Llanfair an Ty'n-y-Mynedd; meal in excellent community run pub in village.pwheeler06/05/2015
10/12 Done as part of a double with Moel Llanfaur. Obovious safe track up from that sideFergalh18/04/2015
from Clwyd Gate via Offa's Dyke. Wind and rainThearlaichdubh28/03/2015
KeithByTheC28/12/2014
Parked at the now closed Clwyd Gate hotel on the A494. A very pleasant solo walk of just over one hour in reasonable conditions.bolton07/10/2014
Parked at the càfe on right hand side of road and ran to summit following the offas dyke path until taking the Moel Gyw path to summit. Summit itself it slightly higher than trig.Chris92020/09/2014
Parked at closed Clwyd Gate Inn. Easy walk up Offas Dyke Path and the ridge from the bwlch.climbingkershaw07/09/2014
Car park at Clwyd Gate Inn (now closed) – Offa’s Dyke path to signpost at 170571 – Path up SSW ridge to summit cairn. (DB)gerrybowes01/06/2014
A good walk along Offa's Dyke then the steep ascent. SOTA activation went well.G4OOE14/04/2014
Up from the quarry car park on the B5430. Nice walk 17 of the Clywdian Range book. With Bev. Moaned about me going straight up the side once on Offas Dyke path through rather steep heather.simon and co21/03/2014
On a circuit from Bwlch Penbarrass, easily ascended directly from the Offa's Dyke path.Phreerunner01/03/2014
Took advice from previous logs and followed Offa's Dyke path round to south of the hill where there is an easy path to the summit with a fair bit of height already gained.Mark Sims19/02/2014
Lovely easy walk up from the Clywd Gate Motel CP (Closed in 2013). A 30 mins walk to summit. Operated for SOTA on VHF FM.G4OBK (Phil)27/11/2013
SOTA activation. Solo.M0YDH15/11/2013
Missed this one when doing Offa's dyke so had to return. Parked at Llanarmon and made circuit from there. Nice not to be carrying a pack.mindlessflogger27/08/2013
Lovely evening!Salopianb02/06/2013
Parked on lay-by on A494 500m W of motel. Used Offa's Dyke Path and straight up from W through all the heather. Sign at top said the easiest way down was to re-trace your footsteps but the path down S ridge looked much better than the way I came up!!tim74724/04/2012
Parked up at the Clwyd gate hotel and followed the Offa's Dyke path, then diverted up to Moel Llanfair before backtracking to Moel Gyw. Followed the only path I know of up here back down to Offa's dyke and returned from there.hillhiker31/03/2012
On Offa's Dykenickywood120/03/2012
Long, fast walk from near Cilcain. Clwydian Way - Bryn Alyn - Moel Gyw - Moel Eithinen - Foel Fenlli - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Arthur - Penycloddiaudavidpettit8417/03/2012
eyenose27/12/2011
Up from the centre of Ruthin. Along to Moel y Waun and then back via Graig-Fechan.Alex C09/11/2011
From Foel Fenlli on the Offa's Dyke Path.Angelfon26/09/2011
Parked in Eryrys , then onto Bryn Alyn making it a nice 7 mile circular walk.heavyhorses10/02/2011
Frosty Offa's Dyke walk with G/F. Worth the steep diversion off path for the heather-covered bronze age summit cairn. Views over Snowdonia, from Carneddau to Arans absolutely stunning, mist in the valleys with just the peaks rising above.thesweetcheat22/01/2011
from Llanbedr over Foel Fenlli firstjoseph mitchell08/01/2011
Offas Dyke routeJim B09/07/2010
from a road - lovely steep heathergigglejon26/06/2010
SJ 1710957523Anton03/04/2010
Parked on excellent lay-by on A494 500m W of motel (SJ 15964 58467). Used Offa's Dyke Path to south ridge then fairly gentle ascent to summit on good path/track.David Gradwell12/02/2010
From pub car park at top of pass, followed Owen G way to closest point to summit then strenuously to top through thick undergrowth. Sunny, one shower; good views. Back same route, but much better would have been to traverse along N slope and up from NE. dbb04/08/2009
run w Jenx from Clywd gatewat cafe!nordicstar17/05/2009
Did from NW. Good until last 200m. Thick heather and steep. AWFUL.destaylor19/01/2009
Parked at Clwyd Gate restaurant on A494 and climbed from Offas Dyke path. The path up to the top is from the south so no need to plough through steep heather.clivevilla13/01/2009
with Jamievegibagger26/07/2008
Parked at the restaurant car park just off the A494. Good path taking you the long way round to the summit. Wall to wall sunshine with a cooling wind.Dugswell213/05/2008
Came up to bag a geocache/waymark.nolan12/01/2008
with Chris, Tony and DevonStuart Hyde28/12/2007
From Bwlch y Parc to NW. Further than it looks because summit protected by heather, gorse and bilberry, forcing detour round the back to get to summit. Cairn passed on way to trig and slate marker stone saying "No through route - retrace your steps."Aye Jimmy28/06/2007
Part of a walk along Offa's Dykerhalstead16/06/2007
Parkedat the Bwlch-y-parc And made our ay up the heathery slopes. At the top I realised that walking through heather in shorts is a bad idea Followed path down with bloody shinsChinnockC26/05/2007
The summit is a small cairn some 20 meters from the trig. there is a path up off Offa's Dyke. No need to yomp through steep heather like I did.Father Ted06/02/2007
Parked in hotel CP @SJ164581 - not sure you're allowed to! Paths to top are waymarked but not on 1:50000 map.robphys09/04/2006
Trig revisit.RHW16/06/2005
With my husband.ju ju12/06/2003
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp12/04/2003
Estimated date.jrj03/04/2002
Started from the Pub on the A494 and used Offa?s Dyke to come along side the hill. Then up to trig. The flush bracket was hidden by some kind of ariel unit. The mast had long fallen over. Braille used to obtain number.garyhoney28/12/2001
By Offa's from N.Eddie16/07/2001
petey24/09/2000
Galltywenallt16/09/2000
Solo evening stroll along the Offa's Dyke Path.marktrengove08/07/1999
Parked in hotel car park. On farm track across sheep pastures and off ODP up over heather, thorn and blueberries to top. Mast mounted into trig with cables to generator alongside.arranc19/05/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...good steep hill, lovely views even on a grey day; Jul05 hot sunshine. from Clwyd Gate motel, offas dyke path, cross mdw to SE cnr then grassy line beside fence (or longer path to ridge, thence to summit) RHW21/11/1998
Helenmeugher28/08/1998
Nipped up with Pete Hemmings in passing to N Wales for CB11 Himalayan team 1st meeting at Helyg which I had booked for w/endChris Pearson14/05/1993
Offa's Dyke PathRob Rees23/06/1983
Ascended whilst walking from Llangollen to Maeshafn hostel.JohnW31/08/1982
with DL Climbing & Fell Walking Club (date est.)batrigg01/08/1980
On Offas Dyke walk. Several other ascents/training runspetesimpson10/04/1975
With Foel Fenlli based on Offa's Dyke path.summitsupblank
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