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Name:Moel y Gamelin
Hill number:2039
Height:576.9m / 1893ft
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 17636 46520
Summit feature:small embedded rock
Drop:382m
Col:195m  SJ070475  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 255 256
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Notes:
  • aka Llantysilio Mountain

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 461 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Solo - 2/6 from Ponderosakindpercy20/04/2024
soloFabioski20/03/2024
Ascended from Tan y Bwlch, passing Oernant. Continued to Moel y Faen.ByPathsLessTravelled17/03/2024
Simple walk from the Ponderosa over Moel y Faen. Back same way. Solo.Dangerous Dave26/02/2024
From Ponderosa via Moel y Faen. Views to Moel Famau and Cadair Bronwen.peter4lc01/02/2024
Parked at layby at 193472 and left the car in mist. Direct ascent from layby to track leading to Moel y Faen. Continued along track to summit. Visibility poor, cold wind. Return by same route.MattKnowles28/10/2023
From Llangollen, via Ponderosa.welshe02/09/2023
Fine sunny afternoon. Up from long layby on Horseshoe Pass to S of Moel y Faen, contouring round that peak both ways. Rounsfell09/08/2023
Ponderosa > Moel y Faen > Moel y Gamelin > Moel y Gaer > Moel MorfyddJPW27/05/2023
Walk from Ponderosa with Pete and Finn over four summits. 17.4km/5 hoursWhiteFeather13/05/2023
Run-walk from col. 4th and 5th of a day of sun all the way after starting on Cadair Berwyn after a day of bag and drive which I try to avoid. At least car powered by sun. Enjoyed pint in Britannia Inn.davechaffey13/05/2023
There and back from Ponderosa (where cake and Coffee was eaten)M6KIO26/04/2023
2nd of the day walking from Moel y FaenDeego15/04/2023
with Y* encorporating Maesyrychen*windy conditionsFabioski22/03/2023
From Moel y Gaer returning the same way back to Bwlch y Groes (8 km)ByPathsLessTravelled21/02/2023
There and back from Ponderosa.KevPalmer03/02/2023
Toms 60thBaggerGutt03/10/2022
From Maesyrychen Mountain via good path through Berwyn Quarry. KeithByTheC03/10/2022
3/5 Whilst walking the Llangollen Round. From Trevor, Cyrn Y Brain, Moel y Faen, Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Gaer and Moel Morfydd. Finishing the day at Carrog and catching the bus back. A splendid walk and the weather was kind.nickywood101/10/2022
with L, Bambi & kidsFabioski01/09/2022
Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Gaer and Moel Morfydd from the Horseshoe Pass. Linear ridge walk. Nice views, bit cloudy, some sun but windy. Visited with Hitman9956.meltdiceburg12/06/2022
on circuit of Llantisilio mountain from Chainbridge via Graig ddu, Moel Morfydd, Moel y Gaer, Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Faen and Maesyrychen mountainFlatfield27/04/2022
From Ponderosa via Moel y Faen. Beautiful day.vuirich20/03/2022
Parked opposite the cafe, nice walk up and great views.Stevooo27/02/2022
from ponderosa to moel morfydd and backunderhill20/01/2022
Out and back from Horseshoe Pass lay-by to Moel Morfydd. Foggy but enjoyable with R+R.Dan Baddeley16/01/2022
Parked at the church on the verge. 1hr 30 round trip for just over 5km all on good paths and track. Stunning views over to snowden and the coast as well as llangollen. First wrlsh Marilyn.Nicky C21/11/2021
Lovely walk across the ridge. I walked low level around the hill (lovely walk in itself) and then up and over the ridge back to the ponderosa.davert12315/10/2021
Climbed as part of circular walk from Rhewl, also including an ascent of Moel Morfydd.southern_rambler24/09/2021
From Ponderosa, west along ridge visiting Moel y Faen, Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Gaer and Moel Morfydd. Then back along the ridge past the Ponderosa to bag Cyrn-y-Brain and on to the Trig, before returning to the car at the Ponderosa. Total for the trip: 16km with 960m ascent in 4.5 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan12/08/2021
From Ponderosa on out and back route taking in Moel y Faen, Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Gaer, and Moel Morfydd. Great views on a clear day.PeterD16/07/2021
The autobahn from the high point on the minor road west of Moel Morfydd to its summit and across the fire charred Moel y Gaer to Moel y Gamelin. Narrower and nicer paths below the northern slopes got us back to the campervan.summitter20/06/2021
Second of the four tops along the Llantysilio mountain ridge from Ponderosa. Eight and half mile in Five and half hours taking in Moel y Faen, Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Gaer, Moel Morfydd and then onto Cyrn y Brain on the otherside of the road.WAYNE ROWLETT17/04/2021
Llangollen - Coed Hyrddyn - Maesyrychen Mountain - Moel y Gamelin - Moel y Faen - Cyrn-y-Brain - Foel - Castell Dinas Bran - Llangollen.Mark Jackson03/04/2021
From Moel y Faen. With whole family. Good path, great views all round. 89m ascent. Moel y Gaer next up.RoguePulsar29/08/2020
It was very windy. I went with my family.speedyclimber29/08/2020
From Llangollen via SE ridge. Descended NE to Cryn-y-Brain.quadbarrel26/07/2020
Llanysilio Mountain afternoon walk from Ponderosa with Lindsey. Ticked four summits: Moel y Faen (1795ft), Moel y Gamelin (1893ft), Moel y Gaer (1652ft), and Moel Morfydd (1803ft). Weather sunny but a brisk southwesterly wind.Skip17/07/2020
From Ponderosa.Slash306/09/2019
From Ponderosa.Longwojo26/08/2019
Moel y Faen (Llantysilio Mountain) > Pt. 568 > Moel y Gamelin > Moel y Gaer > Pt.497 > Moel Morfydd (Llantysilio Mountain)  > Cyrn - y - Brain from GR: SJ 19270 48041Hippster21/07/2019
Moel y Faen (Llantysilio Mountain) > Pt. 568 > Moel y Gamelin > Moel y Gaer > Pt.497 > Moel Morfydd (Llantysilio Mountain)  > Cyrn - y - Brain from GR: SJ 19270 48041ronaldo33321/07/2019
From ponderosa. Much better views that when I first did moel y faen. Hot and sweaty.. steep in places. Too hot to go over to Moel morfydd. Pleasant walk though.Laura.W13/05/2019
Very steep climb up a gravelly path. Exposed summit with cairn, highest point of this line of hills. Extremely steep descent over other side, hiking poles would be advisablegiant_hiker28/04/2019
From Llangollen with Az.jamesjtite07/04/2019
2nd ascentthenomad17/01/2019
2/4 menacing looking as it is completely scorched. Very atmospheric with the sound of red grouse croaking. Looks superb from moel y gaer.tumpawumpa23/12/2018
Repeat ascent along wide track, burned heather either side, along impressive ridge, wild feeling.Denise 13/11/2018
From Ponderosa Cafe on tracks via Moel y Faen.Winterfloodian13/11/2018
Marilyn Walk 121. Ascent of Moel y Gamelin and Cyrn-y-Brain from Ponderosa car park. 12km taking 2h35m.silveracorn_alan19/09/2018