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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), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
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 355 users)ByDate of Ascent
With OtisGlenford03/01/2020
From car park to aS, along Offa’s Dyke path. S.CJM17/12/2019
From free carpark below Moel Arthur at SJ146657. Followed Offa's Dyke ascending east flank of Moel Arthur then descended to col and the small Coed Llangwyfan carpark. From here continued on Offa's Dyke path skirting woodland to the summit. Reconstructed tumulus, impressive hill fort ramparts, fine views to south. Returned same way, late lunch stop at carpark. Breezy, squally rain, but mild. Walked for two hours, back to car just before dusk. With Lindsey the day after Llandudno gig.Skip06/12/2019
Offa's Dyke Walk with HarryTarkus13/08/2019
Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau from Moel Arthur car parkLongwojo12/08/2019
Summitted along Offa's Dyke Path, North to SouthPeapod2131/05/2019
Penycloddiau from the Coed Llangwyfan car park and then on to Moel y Parc. Return back over Penycloddiau.knarf09/02/2019
Moel Pas-yr, Penycloddiau, and Moel Arthur, on a bright day ,lots of snow, with FrankLou03/02/2019
With Lindsay on an enjoyable walk in the snow taking in Moel Plas-yw, Penycloddiau and returning over Moel Arthur.knarf03/02/2019
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
G Mn MyIdris21/06/2016
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.Man of Kernow116/12/2014
Normal route to summit from Coed Llangwyfan car park near bwlch. Continued on to Bryn Golau.Man of Kernow130/11/2014
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.Man of Kernow121/05/2014
Easy stroll along the Offa's Dyke path. Good Mountain Biking nearby.Phreerunner02/03/2014
Car park to SE – Follow Offa’s Dyke to summit cairn - Reverse. Great views. (DB)gerrybowes19/01/2014
Up from the car park to the SE. Good paths all the way and good views from top, Caught in a hail squawl on the way down. Ouch!Father Ted03/01/2014
With Bill and Andy from Moel Arthurmick26/09/2013
Lovely walk and summit. Walked up from free car park at SJ 138668, 22 mins walk to summit. Operated for SOTA with M6PYG, 18 contacts each on VHF.G4OBK (Phil)03/09/2013
Pictures on cloudStephan006806/08/2013
Climbed as part of linear walk along Clwydian Range.Wheelsy13/07/2013
Completed with Geoff M6PYG after doing Foel Fenlli, Moel Famau and Moel Arthur.G4OOE06/03/2013
From moel Arthur car park. Very wet and soggy underfoot!!HillboBaggings12/11/2012
From the car park at the bottom, wandered up (in soggy pants) via the forest track and followed the Offa's dyke path up.hillhiker28/10/2012
Accessed by walking the Offas dyke trail having been dropped off at the of trails on the flanks of Moel Y Parc. Lovely path that leads to wooden steps to reach the inner pallisade of the hillfort. There is a cairn at the centre with a memorial to an early Offas dyke pioneer.Dazingdale28/10/2012
With Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club walking Clwydian hills ridge. Sunny.alwaysinshorts06/10/2012
Lovely walk up from the car park. About a mile each way with wonderful views and the hill fort is one of the finest too.clivevilla27/09/2012
completed as part of Offa's Dyke walk Prestatyn to Sedbury Cliffs (23 Jun - 4 Jul 2012)garw123/06/2012
SJ 1271767891Anton19/06/2012
On a round with Neil and the gang. Beautiful day.simon and co23/03/2012
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
From Moel Arthur to Pennycloddiau with Fi, Andy and Charlie the cocker spaniel.Saggers16/10/2011
From Moel Arthur to Pennycloddiau. Alone.Saggers02/09/2011
From Coed Llangwyfan car park, followed the Offa's Dyke path up to summit.Angelfon16/08/2011
Listened to the audio tour on the way to summit. very interesting. Windy at top :)Chloster16/08/2011
Penultimate day of offas dyke back packing trip. Very tired and camped at Bodfari.mindlessflogger14/08/2011
straightforward out and back to summit from coed llangwyfan carpark. lovely day.stig_nest25/07/2011
Circular walk from Moel Arthur car parkscottp5505/06/2011
Sunny, windy, views, rainbow.oneplusdog14/01/2011
Nice walk up from car park , excellent views but very windy. With Lyn and Roger.heavyhorses26/10/2010
With G/F on Offa's Dyke walk, starting Rhuallt and finishing in Denbigh town centre. Penycloddiau is a terrific hillfort, the cairn is a reconstructed bronze age one (not well-known as not referred to as an antiquity on the OS map).thesweetcheat31/07/2010
eyenose17/07/2010
Offas Dyke routeJim B09/07/2010
Climbed folling the Offas Dyke path from Bodfari.alisonp03/05/2010
Lovely hill with good viewssignyred04/12/2009
From car park at top of pass to SE, walked along Offa's Dyke Path for about 2k up to summit. Overcast and quite windy but dry. dbb03/10/2009
One of our local hills, so not the first ascent & likely to be lots more! Steep in places. Ancient hill-fort remains at the top. Golden Lion Inn in Llangynhafal is recommended!HMollusc21/06/2009
As part of circular walk with Moel ArthurBen Lowery10/06/2009
Offa's Dyke pathdestaylor20/01/2009
Circular across fields then back along Clwydian Ridge bagging Moel Arthur (once again), Penycloddiau and Moel Y Parc. Completed Moel Famau and others 2 years previous.DanTrig05/08/2008
with Jamievegibagger24/07/2008
From cark park. With Heledd and Rich. Beautiful sunny day but quite windy.cat.cymru06/06/2008
Gentle walk from car park on a sunny afternoon for the fourth Marilyn of the day.Dugswell213/05/2008
Doing the full Offa's Dyke Path south to north. On the home stretch now.Alex C01/04/2008
Came up to bag a geocache/waymark.nolan16/02/2008
from car park to North, circuiting the hill. With Jenx and Rosienordicstar02/12/2007
along the ridgegigglejon21/10/2007
Excellent hill. Parked in CP @SJ139668 and followed Offa's path to top.robphys07/10/2007
Carpark to SE and big path. Cairn and cemented cairn/post on top. Delightful little hill.Aye Jimmy28/06/2007
Climbed whilst walking the Offa's Dyke National Trail from Chepstow to Prestatyn.dhbond28/05/2007
From the car park at the south we followed an easy path - the Offas Dyke - to the top. Obvious old hill fortChinnockC26/05/2007
2.20/09/2008jimmy6616/09/2006
Revisit. #3 of 33 Marilyns in 20h, Brent Lynam drivingRHW19/11/2005
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp14/06/2003
With my husband.ju ju11/06/2003
From the car park to the south east used Offa?s Dyke to easily obtain the summit amongst another hill fort. A great day.garyhoney28/12/2001
Evening run of Welsh Border Marilyns. Up and down Offa's from S.Eddie16/07/2001
Galltywenallt16/09/2000
First of many ascents. My first deliberate ascent of a Marilyn, after buying RHB.Man of Kernow119/09/1999
fine hill & view. track from minor road @ 118681, N along offas dyke to open hill then up RHW07/02/1999
And many times solo, also with Gaynor, Mandymeugher23/05/1998
On Offa's Dyke Path.arranc30/03/1997
En route to ferry to Ireland-quick solo run whilst Martin Farr waited in car. Then to Holyhead to meet Mark for Irish Munros in 24 hours challenge.Chris Pearson09/05/1992
on Offa's Dyke Path Southboundprwild26/08/1990
petey01/01/1990
KeithByTheC18/08/1985
Offa's Dyke PathRob Rees04/07/1983
with DL Climbing & Fell Walking Club (date est.)batrigg01/08/1980
With: muhc; From Afon Wen up to Penycloddiau then by Offa's Dyke path to Moel Arthur & Moel Famau. Got 6 on Trig Pt. Continued down to Foel Fenlli before walking into Ruthin. Great freshers walk.Ian Baines19/10/1975
Done on Offa's Dyke Path.ngthack25/08/1975
Estimatedjrj01/01/1960
With IR and JWJohnIvor16/08/1958
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