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Name:Moel Bentyrch
Hill number:2176
Height:338m / 1109ft
Parent (Ma):2171  Garreg-hir
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn
(Hu,Tu,3,sMa)
Grid ref:SJ 05550 09523
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:142m
Col:196m  SJ045093  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 215E 239
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 48 users)ByDate of Ascent
Undulating sheep pasture with trig, though the HP is a few m away . Superb clear views- great hill. We ascended the steep rocky cliff to the South- harder than it looked and fun- and descended on the overgrown and somewhat precarious right of way. Parking was awkward. We parked with permission outside a house just south of Four Crosses.Denise 16/02/2018
From Four Crosses via field path then steep rough springy grass to the more interesting banded rocks (more difficult than they first appear!) Great views from summit. High point 60m WNW of trig pillar.RichardM16/02/2018
That enticing looking path across the E face was as awkward as other logs say- melting snow and not taking a walking pole made it feel precarious. Nice hill and summit though. I decided to cut down easier slopes to Gyfylchau- many horse hoofprints and much mud on track to the farm, though there was a solid surface just underneath. NB this is a trespass, good gates all the way. There is a ROW at the farm, accessed by what looks like the farm's rubbish tip. I solved the parking problem by parking on the side road at Four Crosses- well no objections in February. Sunny afternoon after light snow.pwheeler06/02/2018
6/7 (Mynydd y Cemmaes/Esgair Ddu/Moel Eiddew/Mynydd Waun Fawr/Disgwylfa/Moel Bentrych/Galt Yr Ancr) Do not attempt in summer very heavy bramble growth makes the track up east side precariousFergalh05/08/2017
With Trefor. From Gelli. Followed footpath that diagonally crosses the east face. Then up ridge to TP and summit. Very heavy shower just short of summit.mike.hoult14/05/2017
Just enough time to leg it up here and still cycle over to Welshpool for the 1656 train home (but it was close). Delightful view and one I'd love to come back to savour again and again.Alex C29/04/2017
Nice hill with entertaining path up slopes -not much in way of parking anywhere nearbyMark Sims28/06/2016
With Edie...on my shoulders.. an interesting climb up.. precarious to put it mildly. A superb wee hill. A great way to break up the journey to the coast.stig_nest18/07/2015
Parked by the chapel due south (space for a couple of cars)and used the marked path to get to the farm. The loose footpath up the eastern face is very loose and faint in places, this may be a safer ascent in full winter conditions, I was certainly wishing for an ice axe to jam in when the path was crumbling.JohnStoneham16/07/2014
Parked at Gelli, very rough path but terrific hill.Chris Peart13/07/2014
From the east. Parked by farm on minor road.clivevilla24/10/2013
From SJ 057 088summitsup20/11/2011
Parked at road end to SE (not very satisfactory) and took loose path across face of hill. Obvious summit to west of trig point with small cairn.chriswatson04/05/2011
Parked at RHB to SE. Followed path across hillside - walking stick handy. Fine top.destaylor16/03/2011
Bagged the trig on the morning of a friends wedding. Also wandered across to the highest point but did not log this with the GPS.TomL25/07/2009
great views all around. excellent panorama for a small hillDARRENG04/12/2008
Parked on A458 then approached directly from SW.garyhoney19/08/2006
Short but steep climb on very loose footings if sloping across the face. limited parkingRhayader_wander29/03/2006
lovely volcanic hill. gelli 058093, good FP thru fmyd onto hill RHW05/02/2000
At the time (i.e. not taking account of subsequent changes of classification), this was my final SubMarilyn in Wales.David Purchase27/07/1999
Through farmyard and pleasant path through field on an upward traverse and 550' under crags to top over grass and a wire fence.arranc16/05/1999
TK11/12/2016
Mick Moore17/09/2016
BaggerGutt30/03/2016
Dusty03/04/2015
Colin Crawford12/07/2014
richtea504017/05/2014
RobertP06/10/2013
iaindbrown18/06/2013
Campbell Singer15/01/2013
Anton25/11/2012
carole engel25/11/2012
andrew brown30/09/2012
chalky195302/09/2012
AndyS03/12/2011
stevent080917/07/2011
Martin R04/04/2011
alda04/09/2010
GordonAdshead23/05/2010
Alan Whatley24/06/2009
mae29/03/2009
Steve Q23/01/2009
Adrian28/08/2005
robphys29/07/2005
ianwatson17/04/2004
marktrengove01/12/2002
Halfdecent16/07/2002
andrew.allum01/01/2000