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Name:Penycloddiau
Hill number:2047
Height:439.5m / 1442ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoU)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4)
Grid ref:SJ 12717 67892
Summit feature:cairn on centre of walled mound
Drop:156.7m
Col:282.8m  SJ 1395 6674  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 319 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park to the SE thenalong Offa's Dyke path.Winterfloodian24/07/2018
Easy walk from Coed Llangwyfan car parkTony J26/05/2018
Parked at free car park to South East.David Evans19/05/2018
Moel y Parc, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll, Moel Famaukeithouk21/01/2018
Parked at the Coed Llangwyfan car park. No charge. Headed up and enjoyed the views. Cloudy but no rain. Company: Solo Marilyn 3/6.iandesbottes01/01/2018
2/7 Marilyn. From car park to SE, up the Offas Dyke pathN.Morters24/12/2017
From car park to SEPeterD07/09/2017
Walk from Moel Arthur car park across the offas dyke path, took about 1 hr 30 to get to the top and back.Sihuws15/08/2017
Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Mynydd Y Parc. Nice day after the rain showers stopped!!Alunrees3331/07/2017
On a windy day from the car park to SE.NormanW11/06/2017
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. Lovely walk!lisa90528/05/2017
With TJB from car park to the south easttrimarc224/03/2017
With Val. Parked at car park SE of summit and followed the Offa's Dyke path to the summit.mike.hoult09/03/2017
Penycloddiau & Moel Arthur from Forestry Commission car park @ SJ 13920 66781. With Gill, Debbie & Richard.ADT19/02/2017
Up and down of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur on Offa's Dyke from car park between them.rhalstead25/12/2016
Final day of a 140 mile across Wales for Christian Aid. Walked along the ridge from Bwlch Penbaras, finishing at Aifft (Egypt) to the SE of Aberwheeler (having started in Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire)huwthomas15/12/2016
From forestry commission car park and followed the offa Dyke path. Beautiful but chillyAJ_UNSWORTH05/11/2016
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).Gill14/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx from CP (free) to south, good walk up Offas Dikenordicstar01/10/2016
Always a nice walk.jenx01/10/2016
Very windy.climbingkershaw09/09/2016
Bagged whilst walking Offa's Dyke pathRamblingpaul26/06/2016
Marilyn 2 of 4 this evening. Nice walk up from the car park.assynt_bob31/05/2016
Whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path.Gayle24/04/2016
From the car park at the foot of Moel Arthur. Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Moel Y Parc. Cold, wet and generally pretty miserable!!AlunRees3129/03/2016
Aberwheeler, Moel y Parc, Moel Arthur, Moel Famau, along Afon Clwyd back to Aberwheeler!! With Martin and DaisyJohn Eley27/03/2016
Done with James. Leanne, Clair and Paul during storm Frank. Wet and breezy but nothing particularly bad.Aimless Rambler30/12/2015
Alone . Sun going down.tallblond13/11/2015
Start ~ Bodfari 094699. Via ODP.steve hudson27/10/2015
Ascended from car park to SE. Weather fine and great views.steve_a04/10/2015
great little mountainAristotle Chip23/09/2015
From car park at pass up to Penycloddiau by Offa's Dyke path and back, then up to Moel Arthur and over to Moel Plas-yw. Then cut back across over fields to path down. Cracking views on a perfect autumn day.SS19/09/2015
Doing part of Offa's Dyke Path from Mold to Bodfari. Excellent summit with panoramic views. Descent down to Bodfari was brilliant. Arrived at sunset. Awesome.BigJ19/09/2015
Llangwfan - Byway to Nantcoed-Y-Mynedd - Offas dyke path to summit of Penycloddiau - Llangwfanbriandavies28/06/2015
From the pass above Coed Llangwyfan, where there is a CP. Over pastures to a fine hill fort summit then back by the old road on its W side. This is a really nice walk. Fine weather but deteriorating- but still time to bag Moel Arthur afterwards.pwheeler08/05/2015
4/12 started from car park below surpisingly long walk to cairn at summitFergalh18/04/2015
7 mile circular walk from Langwyfan carpark, taking in Moel Arthur on as well as Penycloddiau. Beautiful spring day, unexpectedly warm.Lazylizzie08/03/2015
With MP and JK on a hill survey walk. Continued on to Moel y Parc.marktrengove16/12/2014
Normal route to summit from Coed Llangwyfan car park near bwlch. Continued on to Bryn Golau.marktrengove30/11/2014
Normal route to summit from Coed Llangwyfan car park near bwlch. Made good use of the ancient earth works to operate SOTA HF radioM0YDH28/11/2014
Delightful day out walking the Clwydians in party mode as I reached 1000 Tumps on Moel Arthur.Twice Shy24/11/2014
Solo from the car park to the south east. A good walk of just under one hour done in very pleasant weather.bolton07/10/2014
Short climb from car park at Penycloddia with Beth. For late September the weather was very warm. Great views of surrounding countryside with a distant Snowdon looming ovsr all.Chris92021/09/2014
Circular walk from Llangwyfan Forest car park to Moel Arthur via Nant Simon on grand late summer's day.Superb panorama all round.Great walk.With Bridget and Oscar.catman07/09/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge07/09/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie07/09/2014
From Offa's Dyke Path. Fine with good views. With Peter R.iredale25/05/2014
Parked in car park at bwlch above Llangwyfan Forest and took Offa's Dyke path NW to summit on a fine, if chilly, May evening. Continued on to Moel y Parc.marktrengove21/05/2014
Easy stroll along the Offa's Dyke path. Good Mountain Biking nearby.Phreerunner02/03/2014
Car park to SE Follow Offas Dyke to summit cairn - Reverse. Great 360˚ views. (DB)gerrybowes19/01/2014