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Name:Moel Arthur
Hill number:5155
Height:455.8m / 1495ft
Parent (Ma):2041  Moel Famau
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint] (CoU)
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 14530 66034
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:120m
Col:336m  SJ146657  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:ground 5m NE of cairn is 3cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 243 users)ByDate of Ascent
from the CP and back - Took the Offa's Dyke path then turned left at the Slate rockM6KIO21/09/2019
TD & CThis Dog25/08/2019
Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau from Moel Arthur car parkLongwojo12/08/2019
clique22/07/2019
Skirted Hill Fort summit along Offa's Dyke Path, North to SouthPeapod2131/05/2019
On Offas Dyke walkdgresty28/05/2019
Paddy31/03/2019
Nick Canute26/02/2019
Moel Pas-yr, Penycloddiau, and Moel Arthur, on a bright day ,lots of snow, with Frank.Lou03/02/2019
With Lindsay on an enjoyable walk in the snow taking in Moel Plas-yw, Penycloddiau and returning over Moel Arthur.knarf03/02/2019
beckybags02/02/2019
A Peckish02/02/2019
belly01/01/2019
A winter walk with Izzy and Jenna to test out our new walking gear and to see Arthur’s fort. It drizzled and the kit was excellent.MrHallorann02/12/2018
Clach Liath22/07/2018
From Coed Llangwyfan car parkTony J26/05/2018
Parked in free car park SJ146 657.David Evans19/05/2018
Robert Kemp14/03/2018
marraneth10/03/2018
Stormer04/02/2018
Parked free in small car park at SJ 145 657 then followed obvious path to summit and returned same way. Windy cold day but sun in the valley. With LF.Skip28/01/2018
Moel y Parc, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll, Moel Famaukeithouk21/01/2018
From car park at top of pass, steep ascent. Continued to Moel Plas-yw.Aye Jimmy01/12/2017
Andy_E25/10/2017
Clachaig07/10/2017
From car park to south having already been to Moel Dywyll, Moel Famau and Moel Llys-Y-Coed.PeterD07/09/2017
Cat081221/08/2017
Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Mynydd Y Parc. Nice day after the rain showers stopped!!Alunrees3331/07/2017
Breezy day, walk from car park at the bottom of the hill.Sihuws30/07/2017
With 13 members of SWOG on a fine summer's day on a long loop to Loggerheads.Phreerunner02/07/2017
Just a quick scamper up and down from the nearest car park in the middle of bagging 5 Marilyns.NormanW11/06/2017
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. Lovely walk!lisa90528/05/2017
Penycloddiau & Moel Arthur from Forestry Commission car park @ SJ 13920 66781. Solo.ADT19/02/2017
daddybond17/02/2017
Up and down of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur on Offa's Dyke from car park between them.rhalstead25/12/2016
A There and back again kind of day from the car park below Moel Arthur. Hill jogging in the damp and drizzle, but it all cleared up by 3pmShutterlag14/11/2016
From Loggerheads Country Park (SJ 19776 62606) - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Plas-yw - Moel Arthur. Return via Cilcain & Devil's Gorge (Leete Path) back to start.david23020113/11/2016
bondgirl23/10/2016
Gill14/10/2016
bigalga111/08/2016
Worthwhile hill. Used Offa's Dyke Path and at high point turned off for easy walk to toptrimarc213/07/2016
Continuing from Moel Dywyll along Offa's Dyke path and short detour along decent track up to summit, fairly steep climb.muzza207/07/2016
Bagged whilst walking Offa's Dyke pathRamblingpaul26/06/2016
Continuation of walk from Moel Plas-yw. Returned to grassy bwlch, up to gate and then path up to summit for sunset. To descend, returned to Offa's Dyke Path and headed north down to car park at bwlch. Nordic walk. Solo.Man of Kernow109/05/2016
From the car park at the foot of Moel Arthur. Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Moel Y Parc. Cold, wet and generally pretty miserable!!AlunRees3129/03/2016
Aberwheeler, Moel y Parc, Moel Arthur, Moel Famau, along Afon Clwyd back to Aberwheeler!!John Eley27/03/2016
spare.tyres22/03/2016
3rd and last summit of the day from famau country parkAvidSockWearer28/02/2016
Icarus2831/01/2016
3rd hill of the day. Straightforward short walk from the bwlch. Followed ODP around shoulder and out of the wind. Then up a decent path through the ramparts to the crazy as hell windy summit. Small untidy cairn.. huge views even on a drab day like today.stig_nest24/01/2016
With stig_nest. Followed the offas dyke path. Few short steep bits but enjoyable walk. Really windy at the top but good views!Laura.W24/01/2016
Done with James, Leanne, Claire and Paul while storm Frank vented its fury. (A bit wet and breezy but hardly warranted a title>)Aimless Rambler30/12/2015
From CP to the N (ample room)along OD path and back. nice to see the minging weather coming in from the West just before it smashed into us.PepandJen07/11/2015
AloneRob Pen y Garn31/10/2015
armetelko25/10/2015
great walk from the carpark belowAristotle Chip23/09/2015
The-Z-Man22/09/2015
From car park at pass up to Penycloddiau by Offa's Dyke path and back, then up to Moel Arthur and over to Moel Plas-yw. Then cut back across over fields to path down. Cracking views on a perfect autumn day.SS19/09/2015
Campbell Singer01/09/2015
Off Offas Dyke with Wombourne.steve hudson25/08/2015
Another recorded elsewhere using the date loggedBellebow13/08/2015
keano01/08/2015
From car park below summit. With Kieran and Jacob.JamesD197224/07/2015
AJ_UNSWORTH10/07/2015
MM12/06/2015
KM12/06/2015
From the CP on the pass above Coed Llangwyfan, after a walk to Penycloddiau. This was a bit of a bag, quickly deteriorating weather, but worth it- a fine summit.pwheeler08/05/2015
Richard Gunn04/05/2015
1/12 First of Long day quick hike up from car park below. Nice viewsFergalh18/04/2015
7 mile circular walk from Langwyfan carpark, taking in Penycloddiau on as well as Moel Arthur. Beautiful spring day, unexpectedly warm. Fantastic views for the height of the hill.Lazylizzie08/03/2015
johnbarnard2527/01/2015
srw98501/01/2015
1000 Tumps mark reached on this hill. Wonderful day for it too with views stretching out right up to Blackpool and Bowland.Alex C24/11/2014
jimbloomer16/10/2014
poppiesrara10/09/2014
Lolliescott09/09/2014
Circular walk from Llangwyfan Forest car park via Penycloddiau and Nant Simon on grand late summer's day.Superb panorama all round.Great walk.With Bridget and Oscar.catman07/09/2014
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge07/09/2014
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie07/09/2014
An out and back run from Foel Fenili taking in Moel Famau and Moel Arthur. Great weather, trails slightly crowded but people were friendly.Chris92009/08/2014
Kiltie07/08/2014
welsh walker26/07/2014
Bagged on first day of Offa's Dyke walk.RyParks06/06/2014
PeteN02/06/2014
Flobbus10/05/2014
Rob5009/03/2014
Colin Crawford22/01/2014
Climbed from Offas dyke trail. It sure was a steep climb up and the view of Moel Arthur from the next hill looks very impressive. It is such a dominating hill and the day i climbed it it was bathed in glorious autumnal sunshine.Dazingdale28/10/2013
With Bill and Andy from the car park at the wood under Pennyclaudiaumick26/09/2013
Mark Sims19/09/2013
With Moel Arthur, Nice straight forward wander across Offas Dyke pathRutheH20/08/2013
chalky195318/08/2013
Thorny06/08/2013
Climbed as part of linear walk along Clwydian Range.Wheelsy13/07/2013
marekiau01/07/2013
Short detour off of Offa's Dyke Path.tim74705/06/2013
hughbagger29/05/2013
Wycombe Wanderer17/05/2013
Car park virtually unusable - full of fallen trees and wet underfoot. Over the cattle grid found a faint path leading directly uphill to cross a path and to top at 10.30. Last HuMP in S4.arranc04/05/2013
PM17/04/2013
From SJ 146 657. Opportunistic, as snow falling.summitsup05/02/2013
acoll02/02/2013
From the Moel Arthur car park, then a circuit via the car park to the north.garyhoney30/12/2012
jameshoney30/12/2012
From the moel Arthur car park on the way to penycloddiauHillboBaggings12/11/2012
Mad Tom12/11/2012
Roger C10/11/2012
From the car park on the penycloddiau side. Decided to leave my waterproofs in the car while I nipped up and back. The rain took the opportunity to remind me; NEVER leave your waterproofs in the car!! It hammered it down on the summit, I was drenched within minutes....hillhiker28/10/2012
From car park to south. Smashing views all around.Chris Peart12/10/2012
With Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club on a lovely sunny day.alwaysinshorts06/10/2012
From car park below. A short, steep climb fot great views.clivevilla27/09/2012
nicolajane21/09/2012
Matt Hicks15/09/2012
mae20/08/2012
David Bell10/08/2012
Foel Fenlli, Moel Famau, Moel Arthur 13 mile circular walk.adrianturner09/06/2012
Foel Fenlli, Moel Famau, Moel Arthur 13 mile circular walk. Lakesgirl09/06/2012
richtea504022/05/2012
ceolfrip01/04/2012
On a round with Neil and the gang. Beautiful day.simon and co23/03/2012
Short Detour on Offa's Dykenickywood120/03/2012
Long, fast walk from near Cilcain. Clwydian Way - Bryn Alyn - Moel Gyw - Moel Eithinen - Foel Fenlli - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Arthur - Penycloddiaudavidpettit8417/03/2012
I did this one after doing Moel Famau, Foel Fenlli and Penycloddiau. First time HuMP activation of this one.G4OOE23/02/2012
alistairpooler29/01/2012
ianwatson12/11/2011
Nick Down112/11/2011
eviewright02/11/2011
With Fi, Andy and Charlie the dog to Penycloddiau.Saggers16/10/2011
From Nannerch. Pleasant, quiet walk alone.Saggers15/10/2011
To Penycloddiau. Alone.Saggers02/09/2011
mikependergast21/08/2011
Walked to the top from Coed Llangwyfan car park. So steep I nearly died! Had to fight my mum for the walking stick!! :)Chloster16/08/2011
From the Coed Llangwyfan car park, followed the Offa's dyke path, taking in this summit on the way to Moel Famau.Angelfon16/08/2011
2E0XYL09/08/2011
2E0TDX09/08/2011
DARRENG09/07/2011
Jim.Fothergill24/04/2011
CP. ODP to back of hill then path to topchrisbien12/04/2011
kopite20810/04/2011
from PenycloddiauSalopianb06/04/2011
Anylane22/03/2011
From picnic area car park. adrianturner27/02/2011
From car park to the S.destaylor24/02/2011
Galvgoon13/01/2011
RobertP29/12/2010
from Cilcain then along ridge to Moel famau and down to village. Cloudy/foggyjoseph mitchell20/11/2010
Short walk up from carp park, excellent views but very windy. With Roger.heavyhorses26/10/2010
AndyS19/09/2010
Offa's Dyke walk with G/F from Rhuallt via Penycloddiau. The hillfort is a minor detour off ODP. Excellent ramparts and steep natural defences - as the stiff climb up here and down to the south demonstrated. Finished in Denbigh.thesweetcheat31/07/2010
Halfdecent29/07/2010
Alan Caine28/07/2010
Bahan19/07/2010
Charli Wisbey14/07/2010
Offas Dyke routeJim B09/07/2010
scottp5520/06/2010
LostGnome16/06/2010
windridge06/06/2010
simda29/05/2010
Very steep in places but a short climb after completing Penycloddiaualisonp03/05/2010
SJ 1452866035Anton03/04/2010
bogdodger03/04/2010
carole engel03/04/2010
Sprog20/02/2010
BrianMatthews21/01/2010
thelonious23/12/2009
thenomad20/10/2009
BloodMonk03/10/2009
andrew brown13/09/2009
ChrisM22/04/2009
BobKelly23/03/2009
PeteF31/12/2008
PGCE29/10/2008
TK26/10/2008
maknipe12/10/2008
Circular across fields then back along Clwydian Ridge bagging Moel Arthur (once again), Penycloddiau and Moel Y Parc. Completed Moel Famau and others 2 years previous.DanTrig05/08/2008
PhilMcLean17/06/2008
From Penycloddiau. WIth Heledd and Rich. Beautiful sunny day, but quite windy.cat.cymru06/06/2008
Fifth HUMP of the day after 4 Marilyns, good route from car park after doing Penycloddian.Dugswell213/05/2008
W Jenx and Aid/Rosie on one of our strolls over Clwyddian hillsnordicstar02/05/2008
jenx02/05/2008
Tony S26/04/2008
Lorna S26/04/2008
TGRS13/04/2008
Came up to bag a geocache/waymark.nolan16/02/2008
A pleasent day but I still find this difficult. Need more aerobic exercise to build this up as well as basic strength. Circled round and went up n down fron saddle.BikerFool06/01/2008
Ben Lowery27/12/2007
stevent080910/11/2007
With Iain and Jo, from Moel Famau. Hazy day, and much quieter than Moel Famau - time for lunch on the summit.paddyirish29/09/2007
philroyle27/08/2007
TeasyChris31/05/2007
BobHancock25/04/2007
mjh302/04/2007
Parked at Loggerheads climbed up onto Moel Famau, along to Moel Dywyll and climbed steeply onto Moel Arthur and went back to Loggerheads.DanTrig16/12/2006
2.20/09/2008jimmy6616/09/2006
Torgin29/07/2006
Pete R28/01/2006
Wayne Mac21/01/2006
Martin R31/12/2005
Edwin Gradwell07/11/2004
David Gradwell07/11/2004
oldbagger2726/03/2004
Denise 16/02/2003
RichardM16/02/2003
iaindbrown12/10/2002
ScaSey11/08/2002
Phoenix01/03/2002
Rowan04/02/2002
Laurel04/02/2002
GordonAdshead00/02/2002
fine hill, fine view esp W across Vale of Clwyd. from gateway at 149660 RHW19/01/2002
paulsross01/01/2000
andrew.allum01/01/2000
OLIVERS01/01/1999
David Purchase19/09/1997
fasgadh23/08/1997
mad max13/06/1997
Climbed on a traverse of the Clwydians.Man of Kernow126/01/1997
GeoffC26/11/1996
Alan Whatley17/06/1995
GaryJones01/01/1995
IainT10/01/1993
DewiH19/07/1992
petey01/01/1990
Estimated dategeralddavison01/01/1990
jabbott196801/01/1990
suthjamie11/08/1989
Clive G01/07/1989
Iwanna Gethigh21/03/1982
Llanbedr – Llanbedr Hall – Bwlch Pen Barras – Moel Famau – Moel Dywyll – Moel Arthur. Lift back to Llandedr. (S)gerrybowes10/01/1982
Moorponder26/11/1977
Hammy16/05/1977
With: muhc; From Afon Wen up to Penycloddiau then by Offa's Dyke path to Moel Arthur & Moel Famau. Got 6 on Trig Pt. Continued down to Foel Fenlli before walking into Ruthin. Great freshers walk.Ian Baines19/10/1975
Not logged. Done on Offa's Dyke Path.ngthack25/08/1975
Nige R12/07/1971
JohnIvor10/06/1968
chriswatson12/02/1967
Estimatedjrj06/07/1962
Leading party of boys from King's School, Chester. After ascending Moel Famau along top of Clwydians to Moel Arthur with iron age hill fort (3 banks to NE) and then to Moel Plâs-yw. To road, following road to 169673. Followed path SW via Tynewydd to Clicain. Along road to R. Alun and then by path high up on E side - a level causeway with limestone cliffs E, and steep drop to dry bed of river W. Missed bus at Loggerheads and so walked along road to Mold.pwbellarby09/06/1962
Climbed on a school trip from Colemendy camp.signyred12/10/1958
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