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Name:Bryn Pydew
Hill number:5170
Height:128m / 420ft
Parent (Ma):2052  Great Orme [Y Gogarth]
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Conwy
Catchment:Conwy, Catchment Boundaries
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 81100 78991
Summit feature:grass mound 2m SW of covered reservoir fence
Drop:115m
Col:13m  SH803801  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) OL17E
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 112 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at road junction of Pydew/Esgyryn/Firth Roads. Followed same route as others.jacobrichmond06/10/2023
One of the local dog walks. Some nice views of the Conwy valley and the Carneddau.alunrees198325/09/2023
Probably as everyone else. Parked at start of lane to farm, though there is space at bottom of hill to park and turn.Minto21/07/2023
I followed ROW east from road junction and then turned north onto track leading to the summit.johnbarnard2521/10/2022
Also along lane to Fron farm and up track to mast. Good views but even better from obelisk visited next. With Oscar.catman08/08/2022
As others. Save this one for a fine day when you can enjoy the views.tim74717/01/2022
As others: Parked near the start of the ROW at 807789. Route to Fron Farm and then service track to reservoir and mast.PGCE15/08/2021
Local walk from home taking in the Obelisk viewpoint, Bryn Pydew and Bryn Euryn. Lovely views for modest heightalunrees3707/06/2020
Return after nearly 5 years with Dad. somehow eneded up walking in a ditch. Those damn OS maps! Small hill, but still took more effort than you would think.. Great views to Carneddau. no rain surprisinglymattcymru11/06/2019
From bus stop on Queens Road, via Bryn Maelgwyn finishing off in Conwyderrymark04/04/2019
From Esgyryn - Obelisk on return. First of 4 today. Great views over Conwy estuary.JohnIvor12/01/2019
As others, parked tight into roadside by bend at SH80875 78962 - Up RoW towards Fron, through farm gate & up track past mast to summit mound by covered reservoir. Excellent viewpoint! (S)gerrybowes11/08/2018
Same approach as described by arranc.Aye Jimmy18/07/2018
Parked on the wide bend as others at 807789. Route to Fron Farm and then service track to reservoir and mast. 25 minute solo walk.bolton04/07/2018
Nice views over the Conway Valley to the Carnedds (snow still on tops). Came from the ROW to the east and left to the south by the access track to the mast.Alan Moore26/01/2018
Evening stroll from Rhos-on-Sea, skirting through Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve and out and back along Brynpydew Road. Stunning views of Conwy and the Carneddau from the mast.Jake99425/10/2017
Walked up from Llandudno Junction. Track up to mast from lane to Fron from the south.benalder28415/10/2017
parked near Bryn Pydew nature reserve. Some nice views over the Conwy valley to the carneddauAlunrees3310/10/2017
Final hill in the Llandudno Eight. Quite a density of tops that can readily be done in a one-er. The nearby Obelisk hill is also worth a visit.summitter31/07/2017
With Jenx from the wide junction described. Held up way out by cement mixer delivering load and blocking road. Nice views from top. Wonder which is the proper summit these days, man made water storage mound or 'natural' ground?nordicstar16/06/2017
Parking: Wide road junction SH 80721 78933. Route, same as arranc.David Evans19/02/2017
Me and Alf.jrj30/10/2016
From footpath south, followed lane past mast and on to summitJamesD197213/10/2016
On Craig-y-don -Little Orme -Bryn Pydew -Bryn Euryn -Rhos Promenade day walk with brother, Pete. 2nd of day, stopped at the Penrhyn Arms for a pint (brilliant local). No sign of fp at Lon yr Efail so used nice woodland path from 811797. No problem getting on summit for lunch and great view up Conway valley.pwheeler11/09/2016
Corner of grassy reservoir, by aerials. We accessed from Pabo, parking at the road junction of Pydew and Ffrith roads ( parking is problematic), then walking along a track signposted to Fron Farm, from which it is straightforward.The high point is not the obelisk.Denise 08/08/2016
Park at Ffrith / Pydew road junction. Track to summit reservoir from Fron Farm track. Good views of the Afon ConwayRichardM08/08/2016
With K. Short stroll.Ashley14/07/2016
Parked at T junction.Chris Peart08/03/2016
4/12 Fourth of peak bagging day (Great Orme/Little Orme (Creigiau Rhiwledyn)/Bryn Euryn/Bryn Pyden/Mynydd Marian/Mynydd Ellian/Bwrdd Arthur/Moel Rhiwen/Clip Y Orsedd/Foel Lwyd/Tal Y Fan/Moel y Gaer)Fergalh28/02/2016
128m - Easy walk to the summit, takes less than 5 minutes. Nia had an orange to give herself some energy before setting off.Rob-Nia15/11/2015
With Bevsimon and co21/08/2015
Havent quite reached the exact summit but came very close after visiting Obelisk. Have now reached summit! Large mast thing at top, great views to Carneddau and River Conwy. Skipped Obelisk this time got bus so i could bad Tump Mynydd Pant.mattcymru01/10/2014
Parked at Bryn Pydew nature reserve. lovely weather, excellent views down the conwy valley and to the carneddaeAlunRees3126/02/2014
Parked in the Marl Wood Nature Reserve car park at SH 80005 78617)and took the lane up through Esgyryn. A few hundred metres further on took path through copse into field and up to obelisk at SH 80511 78917. Then picked up the lane east again, diverting to RoW at a bend. Just after some limestone crags headed north through unlocked gate into pasture, past aerial compound and on up to summit. Agree natural ground just south of reservoir enclosure is highest point. A good viewpoint for Conwy Valley and Carneddau. Returned by same lanes back to the car.Man of Kernow126/12/2013
Park at wide road corner at 807789. Take path to Fron and up on green path to small covered reservoir.arranc29/05/2013
From Llandudno Junction Station to Llandudno Station via Bryn Pydew, Bryn Euryn and Little Orme.summitsup10/04/2013
excellent views for such a small hill. Walked up through Pydew and the down into Glanwydden. Pleasant stroll on a lovely day breaking in new boots ahead of tougher challengesHillboBaggings08/04/2013
Room to park at road junction at SH 80737 78925David Gradwell07/04/2013
Walked up through the village and bought a dianthus from Sherwood Flower Farm! Got to the highest corner of the fence around reservoir - the highest natural spot as far as I can see.DanHolme29/03/2013
One of my local hills. I must have been to the nearby obelisk a dozen times prior to today, but never before to the 'off limits' true summit.Alex C17/11/2012
Followed Bill's directionsBramley02/03/2012
Parked near the chapel to the north, SH 80874 79277. Highest natural ground outside the compound.Sprog07/01/2012
Easy walk up from road, great views from top :-)heavyhorses27/10/2011
walked up the road past the obelisk and followed it around to pen y bryn farm. took the footpath through the farm to the summit.Angelfon26/07/2011
walked up the road past the obelisk and followed it around to pen y bryn farm. took the footpath through the farm to the summit. Got stung and scratched by thistles!!Chloster26/07/2011
Parked at start of ROW. ROW then track to top. Highest natural ground is outside of fence SW.chrisbien13/04/2011
walked from train station, continued onto Criegiau Rhiwledyn then, Bryn Evryn, and finishing with Bryn Pydew, decended to Llandudno Junction.Rekrab23/02/2011
Parked near Obelisk then walked up + round it then back down road via Bill T's directions. Top artifical reservoir with gate that is climbable.Dugswell221/09/2010
Parked 809 790. Followed track. Top artificial mound/reservoir - fenced.destaylor09/07/2010
As per Bill. The top is a fenced reservoir near to the mast.PeteF17/01/2010