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Name:Mynydd Nodol
Hill number:2081
Height:539m / 1768ft
RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
County/UA:Gwynedd (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 86515 39346
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Drop:168m
Col:371m  SH856390  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124 125
(1:25k) OL18E
Observations:rock by fence corner 20m W is 20cm lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 192 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From west, at first cattle grid. Took track under pylon and path to meet fence. Faint path continues along fence line past a couple of pine trees...mostly clear of heather. 3/3 quick 40min round trip.N.Morters23/12/2019
Not to be forgotten in a hurry. Bashed up through heather and bracken beside fence. Hot and challenging. Walked over to other cairn to try and find easier path down - not to be. Tough but good views.elizyanne29/07/2019
From cattle grid to the SW.Winterfloodian01/04/2019
From parking to S near cattle grid.ger24/02/2019
Parked in big lay-by to south. Quick stroll up. Clear blue sky, a good view from summit. 40 mins in total. Company: Soloiandesbottes22/02/2019
From old quarry to the south. Straightforward although there is some heather bashing. Good viewpoint. With TJB.trimarc220/02/2019
A nice sunny evening, easy thanks to Gill's directions around the steep heather.Topographer5705/05/2018
Thank you Gill, your directions worked perfectly.Lionel Bidwell29/03/2018
With: hb; Parked just west of cattle grid at SH861384. Up grassy bank and followed W side of fence to small gate. Through this then followed path on E side of fence to the gate in the wall. Over this then up the heather past the ruined fence to the ridge (Gill's description is perfect) and then along this to cairn. From here follow the good path to the summit. Excellent views to E side of Arenig Fawr and across Llyn Celyn to Arenig Fach. Returned by same route.Ian Baines16/03/2018
With: ib; Helen Baines16/03/2018
From the parking area by the cattle grid (seems to be a target for thieves, judging by broken glass). Up the grassy bank, head right to the small gate, through it, then up a track on the E side of the wall, which becomes a good narrow grassy path to the wall corner. Hop over the gate and head for a wooden post below a grassy area. Up the grass, head right to another patch of grass, up this, then follow a mossy runnel. When this runs out, there's only a little bit of steep, long heather left to climb to the ruined fence above. After that, the heather is much shorter and easier. There's a path once you get close to the first cairn, continuing to the summit. Good views. Very easy descending the steep heather at first, but gets rough once level with the higher grassy patch, so divert back to the grass.Gill09/03/2018
5/9 (Foel Cwm(Sian Llwyn)/Foel y Geifir/Trum y Gwragedd(Trum y Gwredd)/Foel Goch/Mynydd Nodol/Boncyn Foel Bacg/Cefn Ddu/Llysy Frenhwes/Foel Gasnach)Fergalh20/08/2017
From car park 100m west of cattle grid. Go another 100m west on road, where a track heads uphill to the pylon, and continues up parallel with the fence to it's corner. After this you're on your own in the heather and bilberry delight.Minto12/06/2017
Same route as everyone from road south, I hadn't read logs on here before so wasn't expecting the good little trail to just disappear without a trace halfway up, annoyingly found another trail to summit when on top but following it down went in the wrong direction, the rain chased us off the summit. This was our last (9th) hill of the day after an 11.2 mile walk bagging Yr Arddu, Moel Meirch, Ysgafell Wen North Top, Ysgafell Wen, Moel Druman, Allt-Fawr, Iwerddon and Moel Dyrnogydd in nicer weather.DanTrig07/06/2017
Started from parking space close to cattle grid and 371 spot height. Room for three or four cars. Walked up for a few metres on west side of fence to a gate. Through gate and followed a good path to a right angle corner in a fence. Climbed gate. Generally followed fence but moved to right. Path vague and tenuous until it finally died out. Crossed to left to a cairn through heather and bilberry. Not too bad. Cairn was not the top. The top is a further 280 metres to north but there is a good path all the way. Reversed to where a cross fence comes up from the NW. Followed this down on a vague sheep trod? and then gradually moved to left until met a good track. Followed track back to road and road to car. Nice walk bar the heather and that wasn't too bad. Views from top very good.MikeM18/05/2017
With Trefor. Parked to the SW and straight up to summit.mike.hoult29/11/2016
From parking space SSW. Good track NW side fence line for half the distance, then good luck after that. Although I did find the faint track all the way down.jonglew04/11/2016
As others from parking spot at SH 86106 38449 near cattle grid. Fairly decent path beside wall but when the wall turns right at SH 86361 38858 the path goes with it! We followed the path for a couple of hundred metres looking for an easier way up but there isn't one so we just aimed directly for summit. Deep, wet heather and steep slopes not pleasant!David Gradwell20/08/2016
Parked at Cattle Grid at 371m spot height south of Mynydd Nodol SH 86120 38393. Straight up and down fence to summit. Reasonable path to follow at bottom and near top making a guest appearance in other places, not necessarily on the steeper bits. Rest of it is a trudge through knee deep heather and some gorse. Length of fern depends on time of year.SteveSmith19/06/2016
As others from cattle grid through enclosed field. Then followed old fence line. Path? on the steep bit would have helped if I could have found it. Just had to make way best I could till found it again on the top.Never mind, fantastic views lovely blue sky day.Rob5030/05/2016
Parked by the track after the cattle grid, and bashed up through the heather. 30 mins up and down, but pretty hard going. Lots of insects flying about too. Great views of Arenig on top though.huwthomas30/08/2015
From cattle grid to SW as per most others. Narrow paths alongside low wall with fence on top to the corner, then pathless heather. Headed for the fence posts thinking there might be some sort of path but none found, so just hard heather until near the top. Better option is to keep heading straight up in line with the wall/fence aiming for a low rock outcrop. At the top of this is a cairn from which a good path leads to the summit. This minimises pathless heather walking.ijpowell02/05/2015
With Cabe up a load of crappy heather. Rubbish.simon and co07/04/2015
With Jenx from cattle grid. New fence put in, follow this and enter enclosed field through gate. Better path up to second gate in top left corner, not seen from below. Gives access to rough path leading up to old fence posts on skyline. Easy stroll from there to summit cairn.nordicstar03/04/2015
From minor road to SW at SH 86095 38454.Alan Moore14/03/2015
Walked up from the small car park close to the cattle grid with GB. A great vista from the summit!bolton02/10/2014
Parking area by cattle grid at SH86108 38425 NNE alongside fence (fence ends well short of summit) Continued NNE through heather & bilberry to summit. (PM)gerrybowes02/10/2014
Was able to bag this inacessible hill by combination of bike and a train to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Last of the season's bilberries kept me going on the way up.Alex C05/08/2014
From end of dam (so a bit of low profile involved). The going is horrid on top if you miss the path and even it is tough!SS25/05/2014
Plenty of parking just beyond the cattle grid to the south-west, there are several tracks heading straight to the summit.JohnStoneham25/03/2014
Quick up and down from layby to south. Path along wall/fence comes and goes.rhalstead15/03/2014
From Ffridd y Fawnog.mad max24/11/2013
Parked on the minor road to the west and 'banged' up it. A doddle (up the Nodol).mindlessflogger25/08/2013
Short walk from layby to the southdavidpettit8404/05/2013
Parked in layby, (86108 38425), just past the cattle grid on road to south, then straight up and down.tim74705/12/2012
an afternoon wander with this top as sole objective, followed farm track from arenig road. fairly pathless. lots of heather.. very good viewpoint i dare say, but a bit hazy today.stig_nest11/08/2012
Solo192128/06/2012
Parked to SW in passing place by the cattle grid. Less than a mile each way.clivevilla28/04/2012
from road to west - easy up and downgigglejon28/03/2012
climbed after Arenig fawr as a nice finish in 45 minsAristotle Chip23/03/2012
OtisGlenford03/07/2011
Parked car at GR877382 in disused quary at roadside. Walked north then NW up steep heather slopes to a false summit then W to stone cairn with a wooden pole marking the highest point. Good views across to Arenig Fawr. Returned same route.wombourne18/05/2011
Start ~ 860384. Rough, heather clad hill.steve hudson18/05/2011
WITH PETER AND THOMASM0YDH24/04/2011
Easy climb with John Bastablesignyred09/02/2011
Parked under noisy, electrifying pylons to use path to skirt round to make ascent from west. Good views on dry, clear but cloudy day.Dugswell218/06/2009
From the cattle grid to SW. Paths pretty much OK apart from the top 200m or so.destaylor05/05/2009
From nearest point on road to W directly to summit (cairn). dbb06/12/2008
with Jamievegibagger25/07/2008
Came up to bag a geocache/waymark.nolan10/11/2007