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Name:Pen y Darren [Moel Hyddgen]
Hill number:3456
Height:529.4m / 1737ft
Parent (Ma):2166  Banc Llechwedd-mawr
Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey
Class:Hump, Dewey
(Hu,Tu,5)
Grid ref:SN 76435 94301
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:105m
Col:424m  SN770904  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) OL23W 215W
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Replaced hill 3454 (Foel Fras, SN765926) as Hump in September 2014
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
The 4th top of an anticlockwise circuit of 8 Deweys, starting with Banc yr Wyn & finishing on Moel y Llyn. From Foel fras, continued N. along forest road & then a short climb to the summit mound marked with a few rocks. Continued to Pen Creigiau’r Llan. (PM)gerrybowes04/07/2017
Half way round of 12 tops for the day with GB. Headed to Pen Creigiau'r.bolton04/07/2017
11/13 (Banc Bwlchygarreg/Banc Yrwyn/Esgair Fraith/Foel Grafiau West Top/Foel Grafiau/Bryn Moel/Mynydd Bychan/Foel Uchaf/Foel Fras/Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen/Pen Y Darren (Moel Hydden)/Pen Creigiau'r Llan North Top/Pen Creigiau'r Llan)Fergalh13/05/2017
Easy going from the forest road to the south. Went down to the west (pretty waterfall) but very tussocky. Alan Moore08/04/2017
Parked in passing place/layby near to where Glyndwr's Way leaves the no through road at 775960. Round of Pen y Darren, Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen, Foel Fras, Foel Uchaf, Foel Grafiau, FG W.Top, Bryn Moel and Mynydd Bychan.clivevilla24/03/2017
From Talbontdrain - Glyndwr's Way and forest track almost to summit.Chris Peart07/09/2016
petey16/04/2016
From Cwmyrhaiadr,visited the waterfall first,took the slanted path to top of waterfall then a forestry track to near the summit,short walk to this wonderful viewpoint,we could see for miles.Returned via Esgair.mad max18/08/2015
Last summit of a two day bivvy walk from Taliesin to Machynlleth via Plynlimon.Alex C01/08/2015
Long round from below RhiwgamColin Crawford22/06/2015
Parked at old mines then off in a counter clockwise loop through Ban yr Wyn (out and back), Foel Grafiau, Foel Fras, Moel Hyddgen, Pen Creigiau'r Llan, Banc Bwlchygarreg, West Top (Or East Top of next), Moel y Llyn then returned past old level after missing higher row. Note new footbridge just north of ford before Lluest-y-rhos (noticed after fording it). Open ground to south of Pen Creigiau'r Llan (shown as forest) but need to negotiate barbed wire. Overcast all day.SS17/05/2015
This has best views of the three contenders and a two stone cairn. My GPS said 1754'arranc05/08/2014
Parked at end of lane at Cwmyrhaiadr at SN 75676 96309 - room for 2-3 cars. Took zig-zag track up through, and to above, forest on north ridge, then to summit, leaving track on the western side. Two possible high points. Onwards to Creigiau Bwlch Hyddgen.marktrengove18/05/2014
From track at 766 943. Started from Maesnant on blistering day so this one was at limit of water supply!dicky13/07/2013
On round with 3454.destaylor09/08/2012
On way to Foel FrasMartin R30/08/2011
From B&B at SN 777 958.summitsup23/07/2011
Start ~ 775962. Followed Glyndwrs Way before turning off left up a good track for most of the way to the summit. With Wombourne, Ron & Pat.steve hudson20/10/2010
On walk from Machynlleth following Glyndwrs Waypowyswalker07/07/2007
Plynlimon Dewey bagging, walk 3/4; Glaslyn track 826936 - Clipyn Du - Foel Grafiau - Foel Fras - Moel Hyddgen - Pen Creigiau'r Llan - Moel y Llyn - Banc Bwlchygarreg - Banc yr Wyn - Banc Llechwedd-mawr - Carn Hyddgen - Foel Uchaf - Banc Bugeilyn - car. RHW14/02/1998
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Andy West26/07/2012
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Rob Pen y Garn07/01/2012
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carole engel25/05/2009
Anton25/05/2009
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