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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
Grid ref:SJ 17153 57547
Summit feature:small cairn 50m NE of trig point
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 280 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From hotel car park,up SSW ridge. S.CJM17/12/2019
With Dad, Moel Gyw, Foel Fenlli and Moel Famau via Offa's Dyke.otis.laws20/10/2019
In the cloud with no view.TeasyChris15/09/2019
Rambling Ray15/08/2019
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
Nick Canute22/02/2019
A Peckish28/01/2019
Offa's dyke from NW road pass, initially down in direction SW, then directly up. Back down via Garreg Lwyd.Topographer5710/09/2018
Tony Wilson30/08/2018
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
Clach Liath22/07/2018
Andy West19/07/2018
Tony J26/05/2018
With SteveGinaSmith16/03/2018
Robert Kemp15/03/2018
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
With: ib; 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. Helen 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
Richard Gunn02/10/2017
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
Neil Midgley14/07/2017
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