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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)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 05550 09523
Summit feature:small cairn
Col:196m  SJ045093  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 215E 239
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 59 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked alongside door of chapel at SJ 0569 0902 (Space for 1 car) - Over makeshift footbridge & along RoW to Tan-y-foel where woman who lives there kindly loaned me her walking poles. These proved to be useful when continuing along RoW across steep E. face; brambles not as vigorous at this time of year, but still a tripping hazard - Once on ridge, SSW up over short sheep pasture to gate below trig point & across to small summit cairn. (S)gerrybowes03/03/2020
Tony J26/08/2019
From Four Crosses a more or less direct ascent. Returned down the SW/S ridge initially alongside a fence through thickish vegetation at lower levels to get into a field and through woodland to pick up the outward route.Jim.Fothergill25/11/2018
An impressively steep hill. Parked at chapel, space for one car. Went pretty much straight up. Fences and brambles lower down. Back via woodland which worked ok too. With R and B.jenx24/11/2018
Parked at the chapel by Four Crosses. As Jenx description, brambles a pain but avoided in the woods to WNW on way down. With Bryher toonordicstar24/11/2018
Up and down from the chapel. Purgatorial brambles at this time of the year.Eddie23/08/2018
Robert Kemp04/08/2018
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
Colin Crawford12/07/2014
From the east. Parked by farm on minor road.clivevilla24/10/2013
Campbell Singer15/01/2013
carole engel25/11/2012
andrew brown30/09/2012
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
Martin R04/04/2011
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
Alan Whatley24/06/2009
Steve Q23/01/2009
great views all around. excellent panorama for a small hillDARRENG04/12/2008
Revisit. Fine little hill, lovely view. Moderately brackeny slopes this time of year.RHW12/08/2007
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