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Name:Pen-y-coed
Hill number:5188
Height:218m / 715ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoU)
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 22569 41473
Summit feature:no feature: ground by wall
Drop:102m
Col:116m  SJ222411  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 255 256
Observations:summit in trees
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 61 users)ByDate of Ascent
From car park in Brook Street like others. What is up with Llangollen... The Humps feel like tumps and the tumps feel like Marilyns... Very nice area up here.tumpawumpa17/04/2019
Cyrn-y-brain, Pen-y-coedkeithouk20/01/2019
From bottom of Brook Street. Tarmac path forks steeply from pavement, then steep up and a right turn onto woodland path. Found our own way up. There are little trails amongst the trees. Nice woodland walking in the dusk. With B and R.jenx25/11/2018
At dusk from Llangollen town, parking in Brook street by garages free. See Jenx notes. Interesting top.nordicstar25/11/2018
Parked in Pay & Display car park behind church at bottom of Brook Street - Up road for 100yd & then forked left up Penycoed Road to fingerpost - Followed waymarked path through lovely mixed woodland & about 90 yd from top left path & up through trees to unmarked summit. (S)gerrybowes13/11/2018
From roadside parking, steep up tarmac path then good path through woods-easy to miss faint path steep up ridge through woods to top/wall no views at top but some in places. dry, cloud & some sun.apricorum26/03/2018
F/p starts about 70m NW of entrance to Tyn Dwr Hall, long zig NW then a zag SE to upper track. Cross this and up wood to summit near a gap in the wall.Aye Jimmy02/02/2018
Parked in entrance to Tyn Dwr Hall SJ230415carole engel10/06/2017
From pay & display car park behind church. The red route circumnavigates the hilljimbloomer19/04/2017
Small bagging day in the rain after the previous days exertions 9/9 (Cefn Ddu/Moel Tryfan/Mynydd y Cwm/Cefn yr Ogof/Moelfree Isaf/Moel Fodiar/Moel Tywysog/Mynydd Tryfan/Pen-y-Coed)Fergalh16/10/2016
Lovely area of mixed woodland with nice views from clearings above the tightly packed slate roofed houses of LLangollen. Circular trip from pay and display carpark behind church on A5 to NW of summit. No parking on other narrow streets.1:25 map detail useful.Summit- indistinct, but by crumbling slate wall- appears a little distance to the NW of the OS spot height.Denise 14/10/2016
From small car park in Brook St. at base of NW shoulder (pay and display, free after 17:00) narrow lanes reach path which crosses pasture and enters mixed woodland (Woodland Trust) Easily up through Oak, Ash and Pines to summit. No viewsRichardM14/10/2016
As chrisbien. Great path from road. Another great path on left well before reaching the walled track - follows line of broken wall shown on 1:25000 map which is actually a retaining wall to support the path - emerges onto higher track from which a very short climb through trees brings you to the wall. Highest point seems to be gap in wall as previously reported. OS map shows high point further along wall to south east and on opposite side of wall, but it is clearly not right.ijpowell17/09/2016
from pay and display car park as others.Rob5026/06/2016
With K and RM. From near old youth hostel. More paths on hill than info suggests.Ashley27/05/2016
From pay and display. A wood full of birdsong. Little else to get excited about. Could be made into lovely local amenity but is currently very unkempt summit area.no views at top.stig_nest16/03/2016
From pay and display car park. Easy through wood.Alan Caine12/03/2016
From Tyndwr Adventure Centre.Chris Peart11/03/2016
As DesTaylor. Up path then double back at crest and a quick off path trudge to the top.clivevilla20/09/2015
From Llangollen, simple ascent, views of abbey on route.rhalstead22/03/2014
parked near activity centre. An exercise in navigation through the trees.JohnStoneham22/03/2014
Came up with a bottle of cheap wine the night that Andy Murray won Wimbledon.Alex C07/07/2013
park in town. signed tarmac path to hill. bear right after 200m over three stiles to where path levels off. straight uphill through scrubby trees to wallarranc02/05/2013
Up from the town. Followed the public footpath then a good but unmarked path off to the right (after two styles) almost to the top then cut off through the trees to the right when the short holding wall ends.simon and co03/01/2013
Parked in Llangollen and followed A5 to Star Inn, turning S onto lane up past a chapel. Followed lane for 150m uphill, then left up tarmaced path by some houses. Where tarmac ends a sign shows way up hill. Made it unnecessarily difficult by following wall all the way to summit over barbed wire fences. True HP probably under wall but general summit area apparent. Descended NW thorough mixed woodland to pick up path down through kissing gate and down to houses. There is a pay & display car park right under hill by chapel at SJ 2190 4185.Man of Kernow109/12/2012
Up from Brook Street. A very pleasant wooded hill. I followes the ruined dyke through runnable woodland up and dropped northwards to a substantial path on return.fasgadh04/05/2012
3rd and last of the day, Walked from the middle of town,followed path up and the wall back down.heavyhorses18/02/2012
As Des, Chris B and Andrew from parking near activity centre and top appears near broken wall near large tree but walked along and around wall.Dugswell221/05/2011
Parked nr entrance to Activity Centre. ROW then path onto track at 190m. Across track through forest to wall with breaks. Top seems to be beside one of the breaks.chrisbien12/04/2011
Tried northern approach but parking was rubbish. Easy parking and good path from east side. Summit impossible to identify with any certainty.chriswatson15/09/2010
parked at 230 414. Followed path to within 130m of top then through forest. Top flattish so could be anywhere. probably the wall. Difficult to get reliable GPS because of trees.destaylor08/07/2010
From SJ 230 414. Walked along the summit wall to make sure.summitsup10/02/2010
I think the highest spot is a large tree next to the wall at grid 2254941479 but there's a good chance I'm wrong because it's in a wood.andrew brown04/12/2009
deciduous wooded hill, rather messy ascent, no view. park 229414, FP then steep scrubby climb thru wd, descend via good tk (poss access probs) to 229411 RHW19/01/2002
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