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Name:Moelfre
Hill number:2080
Height:589m / 1932ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Rhinogs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Artro, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SH 62623 24592
Summit feature:cairn on large pile of stones
Drop:162m
Col:427m  SH637245  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL18W
Observations:summit 250m NW is at least 3m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 182 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Talybont station - Moelfre - Y Llethr - Rhinog Fach - Y Llethr - Crib-y-rhiw - Diffwys - Diffwys W Top - Craig y Grut - Mynydd Egryn - Mynydd Egryn S Top - Garn - bunkhouse between Garn & Ffridd GorllwynMark Jackson17/04/2019
With Trefor. Parked on minor road to North at start of footpath which heads S to Pont-Scethin. Followed foorpath then up East ridge to summit. On to Diffwys west top after. Weather cold and some rain but high cloud base allowing good viewsmike.hoult20/11/2018
South Rhinogs from Cil-cychwyn farm (Cwm Nantcol). Walk to Lyn Hywel then climbed Y Leithr, Crib-y-rhiw, Diffwys West Top and Diffwys. On return included Moelfre (Marylin & Dewey).knarf25/09/2018
With LynfaRob Pen y Garn29/04/2018
With Rob.Lynfa Penygarn29/04/2018
From sw. Back down to Tal y ffynonau &horrendous fp over Waun Hir.ngthack17/02/2018
3/3 (Craig-y-garn/Foel Ddu/Moelfree)Fergalh10/02/2018
Foel Ddu and Moelfre today. Great walk and not a crazy rush for the bus for a change.Alex C11/11/2017
Parked up at the viewpoint nearby then walked a circle down the lane and up the bridlepath then up Moelfre from the eastern side.Neolith22/04/2017
Parked at viewpoint to NE and climbed on mostly sheep trails, although stiles present over the walls. Incredible views. Then on to Llethr and Rhinog Fachhuwthomas15/04/2017
GMIdris28/12/2016
A fine circuit of Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Moelfre on a stunning, clear November day from Cwm Nantcol.Gill25/11/2016
With Tim747 and Parlick- A fine day outShutterlag11/10/2016
#613 Parking for a couple of cars at 62893 25782. ROW to coll, Molefre, Y Llethr, descent via disused quarry to NW. Fine day out with Parlick & Shutterlagtim74711/10/2016
Parked in the small car park at top of Fford Gors in Llanddwywe and walked up the good track to where the path drops down to Pont Scethin. Carried on towards the reservoir until almost where the PROW coming up from Pont Scethin and crosses the track. Turned left here and climbed up to the wall that runs W to E. No path on the ground. Followed wall on S side to a ladder over the wall close to the summit. Over wall to summit and back to ladder. Over ladder and followed the wall down to a track. Followed track towards Tal y ffynonau. Turned left on PROW towards Tal y ffynonau. Good walking to Tal y ffynonau. Rest of way is for sado masochists. Mostly waist deep grass etc with many rocks on the ground whichever way you go. Some gorse and some bracken.Some marker poles to show the way through fences. Wouldn't recommend this as a way back to the car park at all.MikeM10/08/2016
With Cabe.simon and co29/05/2016
Run from Llanbedr cottagerichardsun29/12/2015
Parked at bottom of bridleway on north side of hill. After the last gate at the col, Walked west on the south side of the wall to a stile that gives access to the top which has wonderful views. Returned same way.mindlessflogger09/10/2015
13.5 mile circular ridge walk from the car park east of Cors y Gedol Hall, walked up to the grassy dome of Moelfre then along the low ridge to Y Llethr, bagged Crib-y-Rhiw and onto Diffwys, then carried on along to Diffwys West Top, Craig y Grut and out and back to Mynydd Egyrn, followed bridleway back to the car park, a very pleasant walk with great views, good paths and not too much rough terrain.DanTrig26/09/2015
Day 1 of three-day backpacking expedition from Harlech to Llanuwchllyn via the Rhinogs, Cadair Idris and the Arans.davidpettit8418/09/2015
From parking to West. Followed track to gate below hill and direct to top crossing a foot and ladder stile. Summit cairn in wet dreek weather.nordicstar26/06/2015
After Y Llethr our second marilyn of the day - steep climb of Moelfre - vast amount of loose surface rock - surely and old hill fort? - but nothing on the OS - Amazing 360 dgree panorama from the top as the clearing cold blue skies from the coast push the clouds inland.briandavies22/06/2015
Following Nuttalls route plus Moelfre.rhalstead25/05/2015
Parked at603231 and followed the track to the east side of Moelfre. A great vantage point for the Lleyn peninsula. Return trip in under 3 hours with GB.bolton28/04/2015
Parked in the small car park E of Cors y Gedol Hall (SH602230) ENE along good track for about 3km & then headed up to the E ridge Up ridge to summit cairn. (PM)gerrybowes28/04/2015
From Tal-y-Bont. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/moelfre.htmlGayle29/12/2014
Tal-y-bont to Barmouth Epic...Caddy200011/08/2014
On own. Rhinog Fach, Y Lethr, Crib-y-rhos and Moelfre from Cwm Nantcol. Brilliant walk on a sunny day - perfect walking conditions.Crib Goch19/04/2014
Start ~ 602230, Small car park Dyffryn Ardudwy. Followed good track past hill then ascended easy ridge at the rear. Outstanding views from the summit. Large summit cairn with two wind shelters. With Wombourne & Ron.steve hudson02/12/2013
Started from small car park at GR 602230. Followed good track to approx. GR 633240 then headed north to pick up the east ridge which we followed to the rocky summit. Excellent view point in all directions. Descended steeply SE passing E side of wood to track and back to car park.wombourne02/12/2013
KeithByTheC22/09/2013
I approached this from the east having parked to the NE at Cil-Cychwyn (4 spaces for cars just after cattle grid - but more southern of the roads in had 8 gates on it). Followed wall up to top and then ladder style over wall to top.Father Ted01/07/2012
another hot sunny day (3rd in a row) from valley road to north - easy to find but 1:25000 map is missing obvious walls (but you shouldn't get lost) - lovely views of rhinogsgigglejon27/03/2012
petey01/10/2011
One aprking space (if it's not too wet) a few yards down the road from the start of the path.clivevilla28/05/2011
Parked at viewpoint to NW. Seem to have caught a cold, made this a bit of a flog. Large cairns. Not much snow but plenty on Rhinogs.Aye Jimmy27/12/2009
With: hb; We did a two day backpack through the Rhinogs with the car parked at SH620298. Ascended Moelfre from Penisarcwm via the bridle track to E then up the E ridge. Returned to the track then headed up W ridge of Y Llethir. Stunning stuff.Ian Baines26/09/2009
Finale day of my 4th decade on the planet so I thought I would drag myself from the beach and get this one out of the way.Starting from SH 61482 25829 made my way stright up the side. very hard going though rough grass and heather, but great views on top.heavyhorses19/09/2009
Started from the road (A496) between Dyffryn Ardudwy and Llanddwywe up Ffordd Gors till you meet the wooded area then cut acroos to peakwindridge06/08/2009
From car park at 613259 (10:00) followed intermittent path upwards over 2 stiles and steeply up final slope to huge summit cairn. Weather fine; good views of Rhinogs. Back by same route to car (11:45) dbb03/08/2009
Parked at SH602230, then track to south of hill, then up grassy slope beside wood and fence. Top half of hill was in cloud but no rain.Dugswell220/06/2009
Started at the track from the North.destaylor26/05/2009
Brilliant round of hills: Rhinogs round from Rhinog Fawr to Moelfre.Eddie11/06/2006
Should have been doing a bigger hill with Mark but he'd got pissed the night before so I settled for this one alone. Parked at SH602230 CP and went up to foot on hill on track. Then straight up and down the same way. Steep but good views.robphys11/09/2005
one of my first ever hills, we used to camp at nearby Talybont and Moelfre towers over the village...so it had to be done. climbed via the plantation on the southern side.stig_nest15/08/2004
Climbed on a gastronomic weekend in Harlech.marktrengove03/11/2002
petey07/04/2002
Galltywenallt30/04/2000
Rapid approach on good moorland tracks. RP in view from start. Off track over light swamp past ruin and up on grass avoiding boulder scree. Around top of sparse wood over sturdy wall to top at 11.10. to Diffwys west.arranc17/05/1999
Clear sunny day after overnight snow.JohnW12/04/1998