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Name:Fron Fawr
Hill number:5161
Height:378m / 1240ft
Parent (Ma):2040  Cyrn-y-Brain
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ 20822 45064
Summit feature:no feature
Col:254m  SJ216447  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 255 256
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 65 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
2/3 a tougher walk than anticipated. From Vale Crucis Abbey, was looking for somewhere to pay for parking but nothing is clear here. Parked by shop. A few walkers around all interested in this spot. Through the chalets, Over the bridge, up the steps, left, through sheepfield and over fence to ascend 60° slope. Hard work. Nice on top, velvet Hill looks nothing from up here.tumpawumpa06/04/2019
From Abbey access, over footbridge then pretty much East and direct up fellside. Showers on top, back down South ridge and to car whilst Jenx and Bryher to Llangollennordicstar28/11/2018
Over footbridge from abbey then directly up. South from top and down to Llangolloen with Bryher.jenx26/11/2018
Approached steeply from west. Summit grassy, in sheep pasture with small cairn. Fantastic views of limestone escarpment.Denise 13/11/2018
Small parking area at SJ 20362 43874 - RoW to Abbey, through caravan park, over footbridge & up to Clwydian Way - Crossed sheep pasture to fence at 2073 4440 - Over fence & steep path up through bracken & some gorse to ridge - Along ridge to summit stones. Descended N. & RoW back to car. (S)gerrybowes13/11/2018
Steeply up through open birch woodland then bracken slope to the Access Land boundary at W edge of hill top. N along fence line then short excursion over bwf through sheep pasture and scattered birch to open grassy summit. Low flat cairn at high point. Great views. Descend along fence line N then steeply down to Tan-y-fron.RichardM13/11/2018
From NE starting along soggy RoW then followed hedgelines as far as possible. Some bwfs on the way. When on summit large sheep round-up started with quads and dogs, meant a long diversion for return.Aye Jimmy30/01/2018
With K and RM. Evening walk directly up from abbey. Doesn't seem to be an easy way.Ashley26/05/2016
Tight parking to north then straight up steep slopes.Alan Caine12/03/2016
Parked at T junction to NE - along road a bit then directly up N ridge.Chris Peart11/03/2016
5/6 Stopped here on way back from Carnedd Llewellyn quick hop up from roads and through a few fields to topFergalh10/05/2015
Straight up from the Valle Crucis caravan site. Lovely views of the Dee Valley and of Llangollen.Alex C01/11/2014
From Llangollen, Fron Fawr and Coed Hyrddyn, sleet and snow on a off all morning.rhalstead22/03/2014
#due to road closures I parked at the road junction to the south. A pair of paths to the base of the hill then followed a track up the hillside, a simple walk through gated fields to the summit.JohnStoneham22/03/2014
Followed route suggested by PeteF. A series of gates allow access to the fields beside the CROW access land and mean no fences need be climbed.Sprog12/10/2013
From Llangollen.mad max01/10/2013
park below rock farm at 217454. walk up road past neglected farm up by stream to tree clump and around to right through gates to top.arranc03/05/2013
From Chainbridge car park, steep up onto Moel Tan y Coed down to Valle Crucis (closed??) steep up onto Fron Fawr down to South onto minor roads-Llangollen canal back to chain bridge. sun & cloud, cool breeze.apricorum29/09/2012
From Chainbridge car park, steep up onto Moel Tan y Coed down to Valle Crucis (closed??) steep up onto Fron Fawr down to South onto minor roads-Llangollen canal back to chain bridge.leeoohmaknee29/09/2012
Parked at double gates to north east then used gates and fields to gain summit. Good views today.Dugswell217/09/2012
parked at sj208458 and followed fence lice straight up hill. It was a lot easier going up than coming back down !heavyhorses18/02/2012
Very windy day from steep path to W. The path goes up the slight dip but, in December, I just went straight up through the dead bracken.clivevilla28/12/2011
Only a short walk up from the road, but the start is very steep. Simply followed the open access land until close to the top. If you stay to the right then only one fence needs to be crossed. Short walk blue sky will not bother with waterproofs, however hPhilsidwell16/09/2011
Done on a long round with Eglwyseg Mountain. Ascent from the west on a very steep path, and then through sheep pasture to the summit. No scaling of barbed wire fences was needed.Man of Kernow114/08/2011
Came over from Velvet hill. Managed to find the correct path up after fitting in a geocache on the way. Its a pretty steep climb up but well worth the effort.Father Ted25/09/2010
Squeezed car into gateway to north and followed edge of access land to top. Several barbed wire fences to be negotiated.chriswatson15/09/2010
Parked 209 458. Followed the private road and then up through high ferns. Followed fence back - no ferns!destaylor08/07/2010
Ascent from phone box on other side of valley. Across river to Abbey Cottage There is a steep path directly opposite the caravan site which leads to the skyline. Good views of the steam trains.PeteF06/12/2009
Used a small path to ascend from the public footpath at SJ 21150 44390summitsup21/03/2009
marvellous view E to Egwyseg cliffs, superb in afternoon winter sunshine against dark sky & rainbow, also SE along Vale. park 209458, short way SW along FP then steep slopes & ridge (sheep pasture) RHW19/01/2002
A Peckish17/02/2019
carole engel15/04/2017
Campbell Singer01/09/2015
Colin Crawford20/10/2014
Alan Whatley03/01/2014
Pete R06/12/2013