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Name:Y Golfa
Hill number:2136
Height:341.4m / 1120ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 18252 07091
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:165m
Col:176m  SJ166059  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
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Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 216 users)ByDate of Ascent
From clubhouse along buggy track, only the friendly green keepers for company.N.Morters17/01/2020
Start of a Shropshire holiday - From A458 (Layby at Sylfean Halt) - across the fields through the wood and golf course to reach the summit and trig. A Red Kite soars above.briandavies11/10/2019
Friendly greeting at the clubhouse on a day when there were no golfers due to rain and low cloud. Walked the fairways at will to get to the trig.NormanW01/10/2019
a WWW (we welcome walkers). Drove up to clubhouse (interesting in camper, especially meeting car coming down narrow steep road!!!) on Monday when staff are off - no bar or cafe. Go round first hill (anticlockwise) and then follow ridge. As I was going up, a greenkeeper coming down in buggy came across and was fully welcoming. The 18th is not for the faint-hearted - as you come down, take a look at the last tee before descending - across a col to the lower hill and then up it. A snorter of a final hole!henryfm16/09/2019
Welshpool - Upper Park - Pen-y-foel - Y Golfa - Welshpool.Mark Jackson26/08/2019
Up through beautiful estate and well marked. Felt slightly surreal as I neared the top sweating, puffing and panting to hear voices and “whack” as we passed folk playing a sedate game of golf.elizyanne01/08/2019
Parked at Sylfaen Halt layby, then along the road to Barn Farm. Up onto the hill, great views, back down via the footpath at the W end.DanMaisieBex22/06/2019
From Welshpool parked in Brook St followed Glydwr’s way a tarmac private drive that starts a few metres from the roundabout on A490. Good views over the golf course. No golfers just greenkeepers.rogreeves17/10/2018
Break on journey from home to Mid-Wales. Short walk to the summit from Club House after using the cafe.Winterfloodian16/05/2018
Parked at lay-by near Sylfaen halt (narrow gauge railway - no trains today). Golf course a bit of a culture shock - access land however. Nice gorse summit.ger01/05/2018
On way home from three day Welsh trip with Smithy & Shaky. More iffy weather so quick ascent from golf clubhouse car park where, as others have noted, you get a friendly welcome & some banter! The golfers were streaming off Y Golfa (pun intended) towards the clubhouse as the rain worsened (with every one without exception giving us a cheery greeting) but there was still a great view at the summit, reached by following access tracks & then the edge of a fairway. The 11th hole, whose tee is near the summit, is named Five Counties & I could believe that, for even on a murky day, the view was extensive.NotReallyABagger24/04/2018
Last hill on 4 day's walking trip. Delightful view- the big, snow clad mts of S. Snowdonia, Arenig Fawr but unlike any other hills on the trip, included Delamere Forest and the Peak District. The golf club's welcoming noticeboard mentioned how wonderful the view was. My good walk, from the clubhouse, was however unspoiled! Just 2 golfers out on a cold Wednesday afternoon with the light starting to fade.pwheeler07/02/2018
From A458 layby near Sylfaen halt, got to summit just after sunset. No golfers this late in the day.Tony J16/12/2017
From the Golf Club car park. Very friendly people there, no problems parking and helpful with giving directions.Gill02/11/2017
9/9 (The Lawley/Caer Cradoc/Hope Bowdler Hill/Hill End/Hazler Hill/Ragleth Hill/Earl's Hill/Upper Park/Y Golfa)Fergalh06/05/2017
Tracks and greens from clubhouse to summit. A friendly golfer showed me the way.Topographer5711/04/2017
From layby by rail station, no golfers out today.rhalstead24/12/2016
Parked with permission at the golf clubhouse. Great looking golf course- and what a view!hillsman13/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx from Golf club, same route. Beautiful morning w mists is valleynordicstar03/10/2016
A beautiful early morning walk from the clubhouse. Mist in the valley.jenx03/10/2016
From the CH. Great place for golf. Cadair Idris and the Aran ridge in sight.huwthomas26/08/2016
With Trefor. Steep pull up to golf course then on to summit. 4th of 5 Marilyns today.mike.hoult12/05/2016
I also started from the nasty layby A458 near Sylfaen Halt. The road is like a straight section of a Grand Prix circuit with frustrated motorists taking their opportunity to overtake. Take care. Nice walk up hill, past house then almost double back on yourself and use tracks across golf course. Just one narrow fairway to cross near top. Lovely views again on a fine blustery day.Father Ted10/04/2016
pm walk starting from layby A458 near Sylfaen Halt. Same start point for am walk up Upper Park, with hindsight should have done both walks at same time. Took footpath on other side of road to open access land then followed path up fairly steep hill to golf course. Headed for high point alongside fairways crossing when absolutely necessary, turning right at 16th tee to final ascent to trig. Return due south and after steep diagonal descent followed path east to fp back to layby and van.SteveSmith24/02/2016
From roadside parking on Brook St in Welshpool, we simply followed Glydwr's way as far as the trig. This keeps out of the way of golfers, but there weren't any out in the wind and showers anyway.TeasyChris29/01/2016
From Golf Club car park across course (very quiet) and back again. Must play the course sometime (but not in wind).SS10/01/2016
Revisit to make sure of the high point after having passed by on Glyndwr's Way in 2008.Alex C06/01/2016
Third Marilyn of the day. Sat out hailstorm before asking permission to park at the clubhouse which was readily given. Pleasant stroll to the top.SteveG13/11/2015
From layby on A458 by Sylvaen station. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/a-short-week-in-wales-wednesday.htmlGayle14/10/2015
As part of Owen Glyndower route from Meiford. Great location for a gold course. Pity I don't like golftrimarc230/09/2015
Well named. Parked at Sylfaen station on the A458 and walked up path opposite into the busy golf(a)course. Not sure where the right of way goes through the fairways but every one was friendly and helpful.mindlessflogger21/03/2015
W Jenx from Golf CH. Easy and ok parking. Followed track and RoW to col between two hills, then directed by players up main path along ridge. Joins Glyndwrs path to trig and nearby summit in short gorse. Glorious crisp winter day. Golfers friendly.nordicstar13/12/2014
On the last stage of Glyndwr Way.ruthatlast25/10/2014
No problems parking at golf course clubhouse, and what a golf course it is. Located the trig point and operated for SOTA from there on VHF.G4OBK (Phil)12/08/2014
Parked in the layby at Sylfaen station. The footpath directly opposite to the woods and then through and over the golf course. With GB.bolton06/08/2014
Parked in layby at Sylfaen SJ17622 06492 – Over stile by gate and up field to another stile – Followed path until close to white house – Headed E. through woods and then through golf course to summit trig point. (PM)gerrybowes06/08/2014
From the north, using Glyndwr way to get to top legally and avoiding golf halls. Good parking to East of path leaving road.PeteN30/05/2014
KeithByTheC17/03/2014
With Cabe up from the layby. Nice top great views.simon and co31/10/2013
Parked in quarry at 18703 06598 then straight up the ROW to pick up Glyndwr’s Way and onto the top.tim74707/07/2013
With Minnie. From Welshpool there & back on Glyndwr's Way, steady up & easy down, hilltop golf course might be fun for those that indulge. sunshine & cloud, dry & cool.apricorum20/10/2012
From SylfaenSalopianb18/05/2012
5th of 6 m's today - very very hot up from the road to southgigglejon25/03/2012
From the large layby at Sylfaen. Golf course very busy on a Saturday afternoon.Sprog25/02/2012
watch out for wayward golf balls on the back nine!JohnStoneham31/07/2011
After doing lots last month this was the first one in November ! (with Lyn and Roger)heavyhorses24/11/2010
with AlastairM0YDH12/11/2010
Parked in layby at Sylfaen then up footpath to golf club. Then skirting GC to gain trig and one stray golf ball on dry clear day with occasional sunshine.Dugswell217/10/2009
Walked from Welshpool up a path to the summit. Lovely day with mist in the valley belowChinnockC30/08/2009
walked from welshpool on a loop which would take us through meifod and on towards llanfyllin. creatively tresspassing in some areas..stig_nest16/07/2009
Near end of Glyndwrs Waynickywood105/07/2009
Left car by main rd at 187065 (10:25) and followed path though field and brackeny heath to top of ridge and then W to trig pt by golf course. dbb15/06/2009
SOTA activation - good views looking down on golfers and buzzardsG4OWG01/04/2009
Decided to climb at night to avoid flying golfballs! Few folk drinking in clubhouse when I parked up outside & don't know what they made of a headtorch heading off to hole 15! On summit 7.45pm - no moonlight to spoil view!!signyred11/02/2009
Alan and OtisGlenford07/12/2008
With Tony and Devon. Glyndwr's Way Day 7Stuart Hyde23/08/2008
Nice day, despite the predictions of a big storm. Watch the rainclouds rolling around us (with young Beth) Not an easily found path.wee mac09/03/2008
From main road to S, parking in little quarry in side lane. Path through bracken and gorse to trig at top, overlooking golf course. Good views of the Marilyns Moel y Golfa and Upper Park.Aye Jimmy06/09/2007
From the footpath W of Golfa farm.Eddie01/07/2007
With: solo; Parked on minor road just off A458 S of summit while returning home from RHB meet. I followed the steep footpath up to the ridge then the short distance to the summit.Ian Baines19/06/2005
Revisit. #6 of 40 Marilyns in 24h, Brent drivingRHW12/03/2005
with Jamie from the golf clubvegibagger03/08/2004
Parked to S and followed path through deep bracken to golf course then round to top. Best route I did 4 years later from Welshpool itself, following ridge up to summit. Very good walk this way.robphys05/04/2004
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp31/12/2003
Galltywenallt24/05/2003
Parked just off the A458 where the footpath meets the road. Climbed via the paths to the ridge before making way to trig point from the E. This meant that no fairway had to be crossed as despite the thin layer of covering snow golf was still being playedgaryhoney27/12/2000
petey03/12/2000
From golf club 3/4m over links past golfers and gorse thickets to top.arranc16/05/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...nice summit, lovely view esp of Breiddens. (1) from S, from last stile kep L for path thru bracken; (2) from clubhouse, network of paths to summit RHW28/11/1998
w/e after running 'Elite' course on KIMM with Simon F in Galloway. Still recovering with sore heel.5 drive and bag Marilyns around Welshpool day after Indian Mountaineering symposium at Plas y Brenin and night at Llangollen YH. 1st top of the day at 7.30amChris Pearson03/11/1996
With BE/HE/DM walking the Glyndwr WayJohnIvor27/04/1995
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From Golf Course club house. Went in to ask permission but no-one there. cold but clear. Snow on higher tops to north and west.gettingonabitblank
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