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Name:Cefn y Cist
Hill number:7517
Height:492.5m / 1616ft
Parent (Ma):2040  Cyrn-y-Brain
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Wrexham
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SJ 24306 48199
Summit feature:not recorded
Drop:43m
Col:449m  SJ239471  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 256
Observations:ground 160m N at SJ 24302 48363 and 200m N at SJ 24318 48401 are both of similar height; ground 80m S at SJ 24294 48120 is 0.3m lower
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Parked on Panorama Walk. Castell Dinas Bran, Ruabon Mountain South TP, Eglwyseg Mountain, Cefn y Cist, return via Offa's Dyke Path. With R+R.Dan Baddeley29/12/2023
6th hill of 7 on a 31km circuit from Llandegla, continuing from Eglysywyg mountain following track for the most part then veering off to explore the High points with both alt points visited. Last one seems to be an Orienteering record point as it has a stake and flag at the exact point. Continuation to Esvlusham mountain...Dazingdale28/04/2023
From ridge to NE. Boggy heather moorland with cut patches for grouse and an occasional bit of track. Level ,featureless, heather /bog summit. Grey day. Returned to car via paved Offa's Dyke way onto tracks of Llandegla Forest.Denise 19/03/2023
Featureless summit of grass and cut heather. Level. Indistinct high point. Typical patch work hillsides of Grouse moor. Ominously grey overcast skies. Nice views SW.RichardM19/03/2023
https://www.strava.com/activities/8252473634Sleepwa1ker15/12/2022
Thin path from west - start difficult to find because of fallen trees.Mark Sims06/10/2022
Tom’s 60thBaggerGutt01/10/2022
From Eglwyseg Mountain. Followed path to east of summit from World's End crossing, then headed directly to summit from southesat through short heather. Easy westerly descent on faint RoW just north of summit. KeithByTheC01/10/2022
After Eglwyseg Mountain.PGCE07/02/2022
with KFabioski06/11/2021
After Eglwyseg Mountain, a mix of ATV tracks and heather bashing to reach top in heather. Back down narrow FP to road.PeterD16/07/2021
ROW from Dinbren Isaf through escarpment and then various paths, 4x4 routes and animal tracks to Trig point then on to Eglwyseg Mountain and Cefn y Cist. Returned along OD below the cliffs - fabulous section.summitter21/06/2021
From near Mountain Lodge (SJ 2641 4729). Traversed all high ground N of the 492m spot height.summitsup26/07/2020
As Aye Jimmy for Cefn y Cist and Eglwyseg.David Evans22/12/2019
Returning to car from Eglwyseg. Quad tracks all the way. Final Wreham hill. Wrexham hills could be summed up as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”Campbell Singer27/10/2019
Circuit from World's end to Frozen Clock - Cefn y Cist on return via Mountain Lodge - with HSJohnIvor26/09/2019
Parked on left verge just past the top edge of forest. fairly straight-forward to start of e/w footpath. Very hard going on crutches as path is mostly a deep narrow trench. Slightly easier going (for me) dropping south to marked summit.GordonAdshead24/08/2019
Parked to the north of World's End, where the road leaves the forest and by the cattle grid. Took a track to Pt.470, from where an atv track went all the way to the summit of Eglwyseg Mountain. We then ascended Cefn y Cyst and Esclusham Mountain on atv tracks and rough heather and bilberry moor when the atv tracks ran out. A road walk took us back to the car. With JT.Sprog25/05/2019
As Aye Jimmy. Parked on wide verge at N. end of wood at 232484 - Up tracks for about 175m to start of RoW - Turned left & up RoW to high point - S. over heather, much of it recently burned, to unmarked summit. (S)gerrybowes07/02/2019
2/3 Eglwyseg range. Male red grouse to Female red grouse: I've been waiting to get you alone for some time baby (puts on romantic grouse music The Lady in Red Grouse by Chris de Burgh). Tumpawumpa: CRUNCH CRUNCH BASH BASH CRUNCH Lady grouse flies off QUACK QUACK QUACK Male Red Grouse: MY. How NICE to SEEE you. Tumpawumpa: BASH BASH BASH CRUNCH CRUNCH REPEAT X LOTStumpawumpa02/01/2019
From Ponderosa. Cyrn-Y-Brain, Cefn-Y-Cist and Eglwyseg Mountain. Lovely day. Cold and clear with plenty of snow still on the tops.Alunrees3306/02/2018
From N edge of wood at SJ 2324.4843. Up to large track, along this for short way then narrow track leads off leftwards. Followed this to top then heathery trod to summit. Some heather cropping has been done. Continued to Eglwyseg Mountain, rough going in places if you miss the tracks.Aye Jimmy30/01/2018
Aint life grand. A day like today to visit a top like this. Good path almost all the way if you keep your eyes open. Remarkably dry too for what I'd describe as North Berwyn terrain. 8th top of the day completes Wrexham county.stig_nest11/05/2017
Up from RoW to south, then down & on to Eglwyseg Mountain.ngthack21/02/2017
Moel Garegog, Esclusham Mountain, Cefn y Cistkeithouk05/02/2017
Cyrn y Brain, Foel, Eglwyseg Mountain, Cefn y Cist. Clear but infrequently used vehicle track almost to path crossing south of summit. Took path uphill to junction then short descent along northern path to visible track over hear her. Track goes well east of summit but reduced heather bashing. Went north again to find RoW down to West. Path clear mostly but lost and found it again twice. Path to south of summit likely to be clearer.ijpowell16/09/2016
Parking at 232 486 i visited the Airmans Grave first then bagged this unmarked top on a faint path.Path back to car a lot clearer.mad max26/02/2016
From minor road to WNW with Eglwyseg Montain.clivevilla07/08/2015
8/9 Did as a double along with Eglwyseg Mountain tough going in parts !Fergalh09/05/2015
With Cabe. Up the ROW to the north, cut across the heather and back along the ROW to the south.simon and co01/09/2014
From the west. Parked just beyond the cattle grid.JohnStoneham22/03/2014
No permitted parking now at World's End by cattle grid. Parked on verge (space for 1-2 cars) at SJ 23254 48712. Took RoW track SE to small bwlch, then heather moorland north up the ridge (some sheep tracks helped) to traverse the highest ground. Onwards to Esclusham Mountain.Man of Kernow115/05/2013
From 2328 4842. Limited parking - but plenty where the lorries turn around. Good track then path until the last 400m - then its heather and bits of 4WD track and burnt heather.destaylor10/01/2013
With Minnie, from Ponderosa via Clywdian Way & minor rd to Worlds End, untracked heath to Cefn y Cist, then Offa's Dyke Path to trees then up to Sir Watkins Tower on Cyrn-y-Brain. Cloudy, some sunny spells & showers.apricorum17/10/2012
A circuit of Eglwyseg Mountain, Ruabon Mountain South trig and Cefn Y Cist which included some heather bashing on a reasonable morning. Watch out for snares.Dugswell217/09/2012
Parked at SJ233484, and followed path, Once off main path tracks become quite faint in places.WARNING -Wire snares have been placed on some of the tracks so take care in poor risibility or if you take your dog with you.heavyhorses13/03/2012
Rubbish bogtrot across rough heather. Not recommended.PeteF14/02/2012
Estimated dategeralddavison01/01/2011
Climbed with Eglwyseg Mountain from car park on minor road at SJ 23230 48333.David Gradwell25/04/2010
Date estimated.TK16/08/2009
dullish deep-heather tops, nice limest area between centre & N tops. circuit from W with C-y-Brain but best on its own RHW04/07/2004
Alan Moore28/07/2023
Adrian23/07/2023
Clachaig04/06/2023
Matt09/12/2022
Richard Gunn27/04/2022
Martin R06/03/2022
Ianto&Sue28/10/2019
baerrito08/09/2019
clique21/07/2019