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Name:Moel y Golfa
Hill number:2201
Height:403.2m / 1323ft
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:SJ 29076 12533
Summit feature:rock on knoll 20m NNE of memorial
Col:142m  SJ329120  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 126
(1:25k) 240
Observations:knoll 45m SSW at SJ 29050 12495 is 10cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Surveys of Moel y Golfa and Long Mountain final.doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 221 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
P by grit bin @ SJ283120. Good path through woods - summit in open ground - a couple of little rock bands add interest to ascent. Nice hill.ger29/04/2018
Parked at SJ297130. Gate 100m to west was padlocked. Spoke to a local paraglider who said it was a recognised footpath but unmarked. Pleased I had wellington boots for the first field. Good views of River Seven & oxbow lakes being formed.rogreeves16/03/2018
frozen ground and very misty. worth another visit.gettingonabit09/01/2018
Circular walk from SJ297130: Moel y Golfa - New Pieces - Breidden Hill - Middletown Hill.Tony J17/12/2017
A lovely walk, starting from the grit bin parking space at Shepherd's cottage. Nice woodland, good paths, a little rocky bit near the top and spectacular views.Gill04/12/2017
With: hb; Parked at SJ297130, then 100m W on road to Bryn, over gate and followed good path up through field to fence before finger post, over gate and delightful path through mature beech woods to summit tops. Returned same way. Superb views.Ian Baines05/11/2017
Via SW ridge. Interesting, with fine views.Winterfloodian10/10/2017
Walked up from Breidden InnPaulineD19/08/2017
With TJB, approached from Bryn where there is parking.trimarc205/07/2017
Candidate for New Favourite Hill! Find it hard to locate public footpaths up from the West and South but eventually made sense of it. Was a dramatic ascent, with several false tops one of which was a fool on the Scramble for a minute, the ummit is so homely with its 3 Candidate tops and interesting monument. It was so still and warm, such a nice place to have lunch. Great views of the berwyns comma the arans and cadair IdrisWalked around the whole Breidden range today, a long time goal. It was a wonderful day would (in sandals) so much variety including Rocky ascent, grassland, Forest, beautiful Gorse fields and the gorgeous country lanes. I would say that it is hard to construct a logical route around the three main peaks and there is a mixture in the area of clearly marked paths and public access but also defensive slash aggressive signs warding away walkers. Superb views all day, still weather and warm April Sunshine, such a great day out. Solo.tumpawumpa19/04/2017
From NE, P 297130 easy access to summit from gate at 295130. Impressive hill.Topographer5705/04/2017
Super hill. Took a direct southeast descent for a quick return to Middletown and spotted a few deer on the slope along the way.Alex C10/03/2017
A lovely Christmas new year walk. Popular as featured in Times but Bernard and I were just finishing what we had intended a few days earlier. Lovely viewsSarahS02/01/2017
Parked beside the Breidden Pub in Middletown for a three hill winter walk, this being the first. Impressive monument on the top and a fantastic view to the welsh mountains dusted in snow.Bernard02/01/2017
1/8 First of eight (Moel y Golfa/Breiddon Hill/Long Mountain (Beacon Ring)/Caeliber Isaf/Shadwell Hill/Pen-Caenion/Ddifed/Mynydd Cerrigllwydion)Fergalh18/12/2016
A nice route and summit views.jenx02/10/2016
Repeat from the same spot as last time, to NE between Golfa and Middletown hill. Good lines up hill to fence and finger post on other side. Superb line up through mature beech trees in autumnal splendour to majestic views out from summit tops. Sweet memorial. Saw a lad on the land on return who said it wasn't a public path however directed us out the way we came cheerilynordicstar02/10/2016
After Breidden Hill and New Pieces headed over Old Mills Hill and then down to the W of the hill, ascending via SW. Continued over top and ignored sharp right hand turn in path, finding a path that led down NE to Bryn.Wheelsy26/08/2016
Number two of three summits on this walk. Cloud, sunshine and heavy showers. From Coedway using Braggington Lane to Middletown Hill (367m). Onto Moel y Golfa (403m) then through Breidden Forest to Breidden Hill / Rodney's Pillar (366m). Returning through Brimford Wood and Crewgreen. Distance = 21.45km. Average moving speed = 5.0km/h. Time moving = 4:17. Ascent = 722m.paulnewby8121/05/2016
I made a right mess of getting to this lovely summit. Parked at SJ 29709 13021 but then headed south and lost height and tried and failed to get onto the hill at the end of the track marked The Dingle. Back tracked and eventually got onto the hill to be rewarded with a great top and fine views. Came down the much more sensible route end ended up on the road near Bryn.Father Ted03/04/2016
With Trefor. Very enjoyable walk up from west. A small easy scramble near top. Great views of the snow covered hills of North Wales.mike.hoult11/03/2016
Approached from SW parking at jcn of Shepherd's Lane & Garret Bank one of only two available places, the other being entrance to Shepherds Hill cottage. Both spots limited and room for only one medium vehicle. Smashing hill with tight contours and one easy scramble on SW ascent. Smashing views all round in sight of English Welsh border summits to the east including Stiperstones, The Wrekin and Brown Clee Hill + Corndon Hill on the Welsh side of the border. To the west Cadair Idris, The Arans and The Berwins.SteveSmith25/02/2016
From Middletown taking steep ROW through woods (wet and slippy), returning by Bryn and through quarry workings (nobody about on Sunday).SS10/01/2016
SS, I was around! With Steve a circuit of ascents from Middletown.Lou10/01/2016
Second of three Marilyns on the way to Baggers Meeting at Plas Tan Y Bwlch. Windy but fine views.SteveG13/11/2015
Parked in Middleton. Up via col to NE. Down via Rights of Way to SE. Route and write-up at:
Fell Racerichardsun11/10/2015
Parking space on the grassy verge of the track to the Shepherd's cottage at SJ283119. Ascent with two cliff scrambles that lie on the footpath.M0YDH12/09/2015
The hill that's trying to be a mountain. Parked near grit bin 28351195 (one or two spaces) and took path (not track) uphill into woods. Second path on the left went through oak and beech woods to the rocky top with fine views. Descended to the sound of woodpeckers on this beautiful spring morning.mindlessflogger21/03/2015
Started from car park in Middletown and walked up road opposite a short way before turning left onto a track then right at a sign post where a narrow path climbs steeply up to the ridge and a tarmac road. A short walk along the road to the second gate which gives access to a field and a grassy ridge through trees to the summit. We returned to the road then walked up Middletown Hill. Descended on a path which eventually contoured through trees back to car. Saw several monk jack deer. With SH and Pat.wombourne22/12/2014
Start ~ 301124, Middletown. Followed the road then RoW up to the col between Middletown Hill and Moel y Golfa then headed West up to Moel y Golfa Summit. Returned East and did Middletown hill also.steve hudson22/12/2014
Difficult to find suitable parking place on minor road to the west, but eventually managed to ascend by tracks from the south west.JohnW23/11/2014
From the minor road (small parking area) to the north east and a short walk to the summit.bolton02/09/2014
Parking area NE of summit (297130) E. along road to second gate Path up ridge through bracken and woods to summit knoll. (PM)gerrybowes02/09/2014
With Josh and Cabe. Nice walk up from the car park between this and Middleton Hill. Second gate back as others said. Met the farmer who was fine with us crossing his land - nice guy.simon and co20/07/2014
Parked in car park at SJ29709 13021 and through second gate along road at SJ 29608 13035 and up to stile as tim747.Lionel Bidwell27/04/2014
As previous log, parked on edge of wood and followed good track then straightup scree.rhalstead06/04/2014
Walked up from parking area on edge of wood at SJ 286125. Operated on VHF FM for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)26/11/2013
With Jenx, parking area described off to NE, lots of parking off road. Back along lane and through gate into pasture/gorse/ scrubby area. Pick a line up hill to crest where a path can be found leading to summit with amazing memorial to the great gypsy King Uriah Burton.nordicstar17/11/2013
From NE, gate at 29527 13012 then faint path up ridgeline into woods (Stile) at 29323 12700. ROW to top.tim74726/08/2013
With Minnie. From Criggion parking area on easy forest tracks to the col(v muddy across the valley)then steep up through The Dingle woods, good views & interesting monument. V brezy but dry, sun & cloud.apricorum30/01/2013
Cycled from ShrewsburyNormski19/09/2012
Short solo walk after lunch. Criggion - Breidden Hill - Moel y Golfa - Middletown Hill - Criggiondavidpettit8415/07/2012
from road to west - cold fog at car,hot sunshine on topgigglejon25/03/2012
Agreed, brilliant hill. Shapely, beatiful beech woods, hidden paths, rocky summit, near 360 views to far distance.Matt Hicks22/10/2011
SJ 2907712533Anton04/08/2011
Easiest to climb from the east - park at the western edge of Middletown Hill.JohnStoneham31/07/2011
Parked at Criggion, couldn't find any of the field paths north so had to walk the very busy road over the R.Severn walked along the riverbank to a path from Pool Quay, no path signs on bridge across the river and along Watery Lane: the wettest lane from hell, finally got to the hills, with no footpaths signs we guessed our way over Moel Y Golfa, Middletown Hill and up to Rodneys Pillar and back to Criggion. They really need to spend money on footpaths and signs around here! 16.3 miles.DanTrig13/11/2010
What a great hill. Frustrated by access from the quarry I tried a different approach from the layby on the west side, and with some scrambling achieved the memorial on the tops. There are mountains that are less work than this...DanHolme10/04/2010