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Name:Cadair Berwyn
Hill number:2087
Height:832m / 2730ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
County (CoH):Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoH)
County (CoA):Clwyd (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Severn
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Liverpool Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Historic County Top, Administrative County Top, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,CoH,CoA,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:SJ 07165 32355
Summit feature:rocky outcrop
Drop:346m
Col:486m  SJ017305  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Higher than Moel Sych (hill 2089) which was formerly thought to be the historic Denbighshire County Top. Summit surveyed as 832.0 m
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Notes:
  • Clwyd (1974) administrative county top
  • Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] historic county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 692 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
7/11 As Nuttall book. Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn New Top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North Top and Godor. Great round A rush as late start due to rain. 4.5 hours.nickywood124/09/2019
Parking space for a few cars at SJ 118 306. Round of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Cadair Bronwen, Moel yr Henfaes, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Post Gwyn, Moel Poethion, Godor. Descended through fields to track at SJ 110 302. Couple of farmers by the sheepfold didn't seem unduly concerned by our presence.Geoff Briggs01/09/2019
Super ridge walk from pistyll rhaeadr including Moel Sych, Cadair Berwyn & Cadair Berwyn Topdjaphoto31/08/2019
Short walk from Moel Sych to the new summit of Cadair Berwyn, the rocky outcrop before the shelter where there is no trig point. Fine views of the valleys on either side, great spot for a picnic.giant_hiker03/08/2019
Walked round anti clockwise. Path up to foot of hill lovely. Path up the edge of hill definitely on the edge! Wide area at top. Continued to highest point, the broch (?) and then onto cairn. Didnít go down the path but carried on to next small cairn (full of wasps) then down to fence and finally to stunning waterfall.elizyanne02/08/2019
from stream south tan y fridd anti clockwise horseshoe nattalls and deleted tops and minor tops 10 hrsunderhill25/05/2019
Up from the waterfall carpark and Moel Synchjmistry8625/05/2019
Hill ten & we had fun trying to balance both of us on the top of the summit rock. In the home straight now!DanMaisieBex06/05/2019
From Tyn-y-ffridd SJ 11883 30812,via Rhos, Mynydd Taw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Berwyn North Top, then onto Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Moel Poethion, Godor North Top and Godor.Westdenewalker30/04/2019
Jennaís PB to date, with Izzy, Simone and Guy.MrHallorann21/04/2019
Off for a full day hike with a group of friends from Shrewsbury. Parked at the Pistyll Rhaeadr carpark, and a long slow walk up the Nant y Llyn valley. Steep climb up the ridge of Craig y Llyn overlooking Llyn Lluncaws, then a march along the top to bag both Cadair Berwyns, old and new. Easy bagging of Moel Sych on the way back down to Pistyll Rhaeadr across Trum Felen. 700 metre ascents, 7 miles walking, just over 6 hours (but with a big group of children).Cangarwbach19/04/2019
From Blen-y-Dre above Llandrillo, limited parking at track end. Following advice from local, at the mountain gate with the park sign instead of following the path, took the path/track onto ridge. Saves the horrible bog at the small woodland. He was right...great path...over onto Moal Sych and the rocky prominent true summitN.Morters06/04/2019
Along from Moel Sych. Easy walk along ridge with great 360 views at trig point. Steep descent down to Llyn Lluncaws. Then boggy path alongside stream before joining up with sturdy path down to car park.Eliza10023/03/2019
First snow of winter then good path down face instead of Moel SychMark Sims29/10/2018
Continuation from Moel Sych - first snow ( almost a blizzard at one point ) of the 2018 winter. Freezing!DanMaisieBex26/10/2018
From Tan y Pistill.Topographer5711/09/2018
2nd time on this summit, much better weather today and as a result better viewssimocity04/08/2018
Quite good weather and a great view, although a little too hazy to see much of Snowdonia. Well worth it.Ganymede04/08/2018
Up from Pistyll Rhaedr car park, taking in Moel Sych, Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen before camping at Llyn Lluncawsandrew.morel01/08/2018
From Tyn-y-Ffridd; part of Berwyn Horseshoe. Sunny.Winterfloodian25/07/2018
From LlandrilloJamesD197218/07/2018
walked up from CP at water fall. excellent views all round.Nozzer17/07/2018
13.2 mile walk from Pistyll Rhaeadr, climbed up path by Nant Y Llyn then followed dried up stream onto the ridge (very rough), went out and back to Godor, then followed ridge over Moel Yr Ewig and lovely trail up face of Cadair Berwyn above the almost dried up tarn, joined ridge up to Cadair Berwyn summit (2nd time) and onto along to Moel Sych (2nd time), then descended path south onto Trum Felen ridge, then cut down the side on grass to footbridge over Afon Disgynfa, climbed on grass then hideous heather to Post Gwyn, then followed ridge pathless but fairly easy terrain all the way to Glan-Hafon (have to cross several fences on ridge one with barbed wire), then descended down lane and path to Pistyll Rhaeadr. Started walk in cloud, but got sunnier as the day went on and very hot, storm clouds towards end, didn't see anyone throughout: 6hrs 35.DanTrig13/07/2018
10 mile circular running Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn North, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Gondor North and Gondor. The 11 summits taking past one hundred 2000ft Nuttals in Wales. Time 1 hour 54 minutes.rhif714/06/2018
From Llandrillo via Foel Fawr. Very wet crossing to the foot of the ridge followed by a tough pull up in the heat. Unexpectedly wonderful top though and had fun scrambling on the small crags by the top.Jake99405/05/2018
From Moel Sych. Incredibly windy, could just about stand up! Lost reading glasses over the edge.MichaelF21/11/2017
Retirement celebration walk with IB, TM, PS et al.Man of Kernow119/11/2017
Solorobba_wag17/11/2017
From Llandrillo cp, free. A good track up to the memorial stone, freed a stuck sheep from the fence. A boggy climb to the summit, my advice would to go back the same way unless it's very dry. T100/53bardolph18/10/2017
With Val. Good weather. From Ty Uchaf north of Llandrillo. Good path to col between Cadair Bronwen and Cadair Berwen. Went to the summit this time. (A month ago only went to the TP without realising until I returned home that that was not the summit.) On to Tomle then returned on outward route.mike.hoult06/09/2017
832mThe Grouse02/09/2017
Three and a half hour, five and a half mile county top walk from Tan Y Pistyll £4 for Parking, 20p for the toilets and a café. Route was over Moel Sych onto Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn north top and then onto Wrexham top Craig Berwyn.WAYNE ROWLETT24/08/2017
This was a group walk with Walking for Pleasure and started from Pistyll Rhayader and over Moel Sych to Berwyn and onto the N top and Craig Berwyn and descended to Llyn Lluncaws and then back to PistyllWayne Mac08/07/2017
highest top solocolinfielding03/07/2017
Berwyn Round from Pistyll RhaederMountain Goat23/06/2017
2nd visitsoftsquare13/06/2017
With Cary on a clockwise circuit from Tan-y-pistyll on a lovely summer's day - 24 km, 8 hours.Phreerunner01/06/2017
Felt like passing out due to exposure on the top. Couldn't actually open a Kendal mint cake with my handstumpawumpa12/04/2017
On own. From car park at Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall. Up via Moel-Sych.Beeliner30/03/2017
thers not alot of parking for this walk as anne and john say in there book THE MOUNTAINS OF ENGLAND AND WALES very hard under foot as it was cold and had been snowing this is a boggy walk so my advise is do it in the hight of winter or summer as you will get wetDarren-44310/02/2017
Start ~ 076293,Pistyll Rhaeadr. Took a direct Route up the south end of Moel Poethion, quite hard going. Summit not marked, continued to Moel yr Ywig through the normal Berwyn bogs and on to Cadair Berwyn. Weather was dry with a cold wind. Descended via Moel Sych and down to Llyn Luncaws and the valley path. With Wombourne.steve hudson01/02/2017
Second ascentPeteF30/12/2016
Solo walk. Start/finish in Tyn-y-Ffridd. Climbed Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Berwyn (both tops), Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig and Godor ... basically Nuttall route minus Cadair Bronwen. 5 hours. Weather horrendous at times ... squally showers, gales, cold, but sunny spells in afternoon. A good walk; few paths and boggy in places but the escarpment of the main ridge is impressive, especially view of Llyn Lluncaws. Cadair Berwyn is really a forgotten mountain of Wales, despite its height ... saw nobody all day! Have done this one previously.jamessteel10022/12/2016
Solo walk during a weekend trip to Llangollen for a friend's Birthday. Tyn-y-ffridd - Godor - along Nuttalls to Cadair Berwyn - north as far as Moel yr Henfaes - back to Cadair Bronwen - over Tomle ridge - back to Tyn-y-ffridd. Amazing weather with a cloud inversion.AGWilliamson17/12/2016
From lower (free) car park near Pistyll Rhaeadr. Good hill with a bit of wet snowrogreeves07/11/2016
Nice walkies in wet snow with good viewsCodyleCoyote07/11/2016
From Pistyll Rhaeadr, from the valley, unconventional ascent up by the stream and by the lake. Excellent views from summit.muzza225/09/2016
King of the east - a mountain amongst hills. The horseshoe would make an interesting winter walk. From Moel Sych - on to the trig point.Wycombe Wanderer14/09/2016
On a clockwise circuit from Llandrillo on a perfect summer's day. Solo, met 5 people all day.Phreerunner16/08/2016
From Pistall Rhaedr, up the ridge, down the valley, lovely routeDavid Bell15/08/2016