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Name:Gyrn Moelfre
Hill number:2132
Height:523m / 1716ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SJ 18445 29388
Summit feature:ground within 1m of trig point
Drop:237m
Col:286m  SJ178299  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
Observations:flush bracket is 30cm from base of trig point; ground 3m SE is higher but is part of a decayed wall
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 174 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From layby 179302 fence beside stone wall has no barbed wire higher up just under 1 hour in total.rogreeves08/01/2019
Sunny day taking the dog a walkClachaig13/12/2018
Revisited with SG from Moelfre Hall.Smudge23/11/2018
As MichaelF. Hot, sunny and calm.iangalbraith14/07/2018
Walked as part of the Trefonen hill walknoxibis26/05/2018
Parked near MTB centre to S (got permission). Quite a nice hill. There are downhill mtb track(s) from almost hill summit, & there are several shelters.ger02/05/2018
Parked, with permission readily given, at Moelfre Hall, and walked up the track. The trig is unusual, and, if you walk out on the grassy promontory beyond the trig, there is a spectacular view. The parking situation might become less good once the farm buildings are converted to holiday cottages, so bag it while you can.Gill04/12/2017
Parked by Llangadwalader chapel 182303 and across field on diverted bridleway and ascent from there. Reasonable views but very windy. Descent same way .MichaelF20/11/2017
With TJB. Enjoyable easy walk from Moelfre Hall where we parked after asking permission. Plenty of parking just don't block anyone in!! Good viewpoint. But the roads between the two Marilyns are as bad as others have stated.trimarc206/09/2017
1/7 (Gyrn Moelfree/Hen Graig/Cefn Pantglas/Craig Ysgwennant/Moel y Gwelltyn/Mynydd Mawr/Y Glog)Fergalh23/07/2017
From NW starting at diverted (why?) bridleway at 180301. Parking OK but unpleasantly muddy, thereafter no problems. Fine all round views.Topographer5711/04/2017
Completed this favourite hill of mine many times before but with a renewed hill bagging interest this time. Magical hill so high compared to the nearby hills that the view becomes oddly daunting. Walked up the seemingly unnamed hill with the wood 'coed y bwlch' on top first.tumpawumpa19/10/2016
Drive through the gate to park. Then up easy track.jenx02/10/2016
Drove in through farm gate to area designated for the MTB uplift. Today being used by paragliders. Easy walk up the track to summit for fine repeat on a lovely day.nordicstar02/10/2016
With Trefor. From Moelfre Hall . Path then track to gain height. Headed more steeply uphill where track makes a large zig-zag and on to summit. Great view point.mike.hoult24/08/2016
Nice hill. Up track from the hall with Bev.simon and co09/02/2016
Small layby at SJ 179301 where diverted bridleway starts. Followed faint path through fields to join previous RoW above Fron then followed stone wall on its right hand side to summit. Steep slopes towards the top, would be awkward if wet.bowlesy25/10/2015
With Jenx from Moelfre Hall, parking by farm. Site being prepped for MTB downhill event from the trig summit. Pleasant walk up track which goes to top.nordicstar09/07/2015
From Moelfre Hall where we parked. An easy walk up the gravel road. With GB.bolton24/06/2014
Parked by ruined farm buildings at E. end of Moelfre Hall Followed track to summit. (PM)gerrybowes24/06/2014
Anticlockwise from Llansilin on rights of way apart from ridge and drop down track. Stiles and gates along ridge so all walker friendly.SS04/04/2014
Via Bridleway starting at SJ 179301 (Rerouted on latest maps - no PRoW past Fron now. Operated for SOTA on VHF FM.G4OBK (Phil)26/11/2013
From Llanarman DC.Alan Moore07/11/2013
Not being sure about access to this one we walked along the bridle way north of the hill until it looked possible to gain the east ridge and double back to the top. At the top we met a mountain biker who was looking sheepish, so I don't think he was sure either. He got down a lot quicker than we did via the southern side.mindlessflogger26/08/2013
A blue sky and superb visibility day. Also notable for being my 200th HuMP.Alex C16/08/2013
Farmer let me park at Moeliwrch to E (9:15). Followed track round farm and past wood on L; thence v pleasant ridge walk to top. Very strong cold NE wind but dry; good views. On return, short cut through woods a mistake. Finished 10:35.dbb24/05/2013
Started from Llansilin and walked past Moeliwlch. Descended via Craig Gamhyll and walked back via the lane.mad max03/04/2013
Start: Moelfre; parked in area opposite houses (without any objection). It may also be possible to park at Moelfre Hall where there appears to be plenty of room, but would need to ask. Notes: ascended up track above Moelfre Hall. Descended on discontinuous paths to near Nanthirwen (probably a trespass!) and continued to Mynydd y Briw.raffemeister21/12/2012
Parked on road near Fron, then down the hill to pick up the diverted bridleway! Track from the south seems to go all the way to the summit and there is even a stile at the top.tim74708/11/2012
from north - easy ascent in sunshine - brill views - easy access up by fences to topgigglejon12/07/2012
Date approximate but year certain. Sweltering spring heat. A Scotland-dwelling street performer, his trusty husky and I melted our way to the top. Have summited many, many, many times, often with tumpawumpa.nwormgage14/06/2012
parked just up the road from llangadwaladwr, took the track from fron,no-one challenged me about my tresspass, a stiff climb up from the track. wonderfull views of the berwyn. trigpoint.stig_nest12/07/2011
Path from road to Fron (NW of summit) is now a private road. An exposed climb where you feel the heat of the sun.JohnStoneham03/07/2011
Parked at phone box at Llangadwaladr, missed bridle path, found no FP at Fron, contoured back to pick up BP and then followed fances to top. Misty, a bit like my head after 8% beer last night, so no view for me today.Father Ted25/06/2011
As Des Taylor on a lovely sunny spring morning just wall to wall sunshine, parking near phone box.Dugswell216/03/2010
Followed road then track from Lledrodwindridge20/02/2010
Start~ 181303. Llangadwaladr Church. Took bridleway to track near Fron then followed fences direct to summit. An unexpectedly good, steep little hill.steve hudson09/12/2009
From the Bridleparth from Fron followed the fence line stright up the hill...why did I choose the warmest day of the year to do this one :-) http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses02/07/2009
Parked at the start of the bridlepath N of Fron and ascended direct from the path. Steep little hill with a nice summitclimbingkershaw15/02/2009
Alan, otis, frankGlenford28/12/2008
I too parked by the phone box above Fron. Unfortunately I had to be towed out as it is deceptively muddy too. Great views on a cold, bright winter's day.clivevilla09/12/2008
From the telephone box above Fron. easy parking here - the parking near the bridleway is VERY wet if wet. Good walk.destaylor24/11/2008
Track starting just N of Fron. Pleasant hill with a most unusual trig - it has a motif embossed on the side; never seen that done before. Highest point just over adjacent fence.Aye Jimmy09/05/2008
the public footpath has moved further down the road and not past the farmhouse as shown on the mapDARRENG21/01/2007
Up and down from Moelfre as quickly as possible.Eddie10/06/2006
People at Fron near 5 ways junction obviously don't like walkers and have diverted the bridleway further north. Trig column has interesting embossed concrete emblem on the side above the brass plaque. What is it?? A bunch of flowers or a county crest??signyred31/07/2005
By starlight with a sprinkling of snow - sheer magic. Vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Diverted b/w now starts just N of Fron - worked fineRHW12/03/2005
KeithByTheC27/11/2004
Parked in Llansilin and followed RoW to ridge then continued to top. Summit had bike race markers set out. Followed these due S then to Pentre and back along road to car.robphys27/08/2004
with Jamievegibagger05/08/2004