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Name:Gors Lydan
Hill number:3469
Height:529.3m / 1737ft
Parent (Ma):2183  Beacon Hill
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 12614 76868
Summit feature:tumulus
Drop:125.4m
Col:403.9m  SO152765  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 136 148
(1:25k) 214E
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Clockwise circuit of Gors Lydan, Ty'n-y-ddol Hill, Warren Hill and Tylcau Hill from Wakefield Green Farm. A lovely sunny day. Broached the access issue at Little Moelfre with a couple of locals and got the impression that this is known problem with county council and may possibly relate to a planning cock-up and/or appropriation by landowner. Either way, other walkers have apparently been refused use of the driveway.milimana03/07/2019
Last Dewey of five starting from the Lay by outside Llangunllo station, route also took in Pool hill, Beacon hill, Stanky hill and Warren hill, 19.5 miles in just under seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT07/07/2018
A steady walk views for miles.granddadscott03/06/2018
GaryJones15/10/2017
First top of a clockwise circuit of 4 Deweys N. of the B4356. Parked on large area of hardstanding just E. of Wakefield Green Farm at136745 – Up road to cattle grid & a ‘No RoW’ sign by entrance to Little Moelfre – Nipped over gate into access land & followed byway (now a cul-de-sac!) to summit tumulus. Continued to Warren Hill. (S)gerrybowes25/07/2017
Parked S of tel box at Moelfre City and walked up BOAT to get to summit; to return to road, followed track on N side of Moelfre Hill above attractive cwm. One of several enjoyable rough pasture hills in area, in which Beacon Hill is the highest. Fine views, today from Cader Idris to the Carmarthen Fan. Open access, but there are evident problems with locked gates and no ROW sign that didn't discourage us from using the lane up to Little Moelfre, which leads to the BOAT. There have clearly been problems with petrolheads and trailbikers and their antisocial behaviour needs to be prevented but it appears that walkers are being discouraged, while it seems impossible for equestrians, to gain access from Moelfre Citypwheeler29/04/2017
Another fine top in this wonderful area.Alex C25/03/2017
A perfect sunny day in excellent company (Steve and Alex). Parked at Ty'n-y-Rhos, bridleway to Rhydhir, then direct to Pool Hill (friendly farmer). Beacon Hill, Stanky Hill, Cefn Pawl, then down to Llanrhys. Short road bash then Warren Hill and Gors Lydan. Short heather bash to track and road, then via Newhouse Farm to Tylcau Hill. 21 km, 840 m and wonderfully easy going makes an easily do-able roundGill25/03/2017
6 of 7 from Ty'n-y-rhos with Gill and AlexSteveG25/03/2017
From southeast at SO 13230 76259. Then north along the right-of-way.Alan Moore17/08/2016
8/13 Eighth of thirteen on misty and sunny day (Stanky Hill/Beacon Hill/Pool Hill/Cynwch Bank/Rhos-Crug/Warren Hill/Tylcau Hill/Gors Lydan/Cefn Pawl/Ty'n-y-ddol/Pen Cnych Mawr/Crugn Lywyd/Domen-Ddu)Fergalh07/05/2016
softsquare10/02/2016
With RMRob Pen y Garn29/01/2016
boxblade25/10/2014
TK05/10/2014
Clockwise circuit from near Wakefield Green Farm taking in Gors Lydan, Warren Hill, Stanky Hill, Beacon Hill and then Pool Hill with a road walk back. Met a farmer bagging crows with a rifle on Beacon Hill - very friendly.SS16/08/2014
Deedubr12/07/2014
As DARRENG - a fine ascent route.Chris Peart09/07/2014
Colin Crawford09/07/2014
wychwood18/05/2014
RobertP01/12/2013
Campbell Singer07/11/2013
Alan Whatley07/11/2013
chalky195327/09/2013
Steve Q15/02/2013
Over Moelfre and then followed track almost to summit. Unremarkable spot, especially on a wet and misty day.chriswatson16/11/2012
mae11/08/2012
Parked at Moelfre City. Nice green bridal path steadily uphill to heather covered top. Over rough heather to two tumuli - the southern was higher.arranc25/07/2012
andrew brown13/05/2012
As DarrenG - fine track.destaylor04/05/2012
MikeM04/11/2011
a heathery rollercoaster circuit over 17k taking in 3 humps and a marilyn. some very good tracks but some very arduous heathery bits too. parked at entrance to llanrhys farm where there's a large grassy patch.stig_nest08/10/2011
No gorse, despite the name. Silly over-zealous warning signs by a small drop.Martin R26/08/2011
Andy West15/08/2011
climbed from Warren hillJohnStoneham07/08/2011
On the 1:25000 map there is a track at 117 761. A good path right the way to the summit.DARRENG27/06/2011
3rd Dewey and 4th HuMP of a grey cloudy short day just as the rain and hail arrives. Top is bilberry knoll with some stones in it...? tumulus ?Dugswell217/05/2011
MM25/11/2010
johnbarnard2512/11/2010
Indifferent little hill, but quite a nice walk doing 3476 on the way. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humpsheavyhorses09/07/2010
bogdodger06/04/2010
Man of Kernow128/12/2009
From road to the south. Exactly 1 mile each way. The path is the other side of the tumulus to what is shown on the OS map.clivevilla04/12/2009
From SO 12365 75330 - a circular returning via Cwmllechwedd.summitsup27/03/2009
carole engel01/03/2009
Anton28/02/2009
BaggerGutt18/07/2008
Denise 08/06/2008
stevent080929/03/2008
Start ~ The Groes. 117761 Climbed up a good track all the way to the summit of Gors Lydan and then continued on same to Warren Hill. Return thro, Upper Cae-glas, then crossing the shoulder of Moelfre Hill. Weather freezing, strong winds and lying snow. Wisteve hudson09/01/2008