Name:Gyrn Moelfre
Hill number:2132
Height:522.9m / 1716ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 18446 29388
Summit feature:ground within 1m of trig point
Drop:233.3m
Col:289.6m  SJ 1780 2991  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
Observations:flush bracket is 30cm from base of trig point; ground 3m SE is higher but is part of a decayed wall
Survey:Abney level
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From Moelfre Barns as others. No signs about honesty box. Nice hill.IanHHill21/05/2024
Gyrn Moelfre [S3128] from GR: SJ 18128 30334ronaldo33310/02/2024
Parking at SJ188282. A tk, initially a RoW, starts up between the buildings of Moelfre Hall then goes R, then L, then up the E flank of the steep gully before switchbacking almost to the top (it is no more bulldozed than any other agricultural vehicle tk)Isbjorn06/02/2024
Moelfre Hall car park. Honesty box £5. Up track behind the buildings all the way to the summit. With Jill.Dangerous Dave02/02/2024
Ascent from Moelfre Barns car park (£5 honesty box) via the farm track which takes you to the summit (good surface, steep in places) with views improving all the way up. Fantastic viewpoint from the summit trig and small grassy platform. Despite strong winds we found a sheltered spot for flasks of coffee and enjoyed the solitude. Descent by same route. 5km up and down, 90 minutesCumbriancyclist25/09/2023
With LJanet M14/09/2023
As Richard69. Nice hill.Moorponder22/06/2023
Parked at honesty box car park (£5 cash) at Moelfre Hall Barns and followed the winding track up and back to the trig point. Very hot but good views all round, if a little hazy. Solo.richard6911/06/2023
One space on road up to Pentre. Nice hill run in evening sun after a week of rain.davechaffey11/05/2023
Straight up and down the track from the honesty box car park at Moelfre Hall. Windy at the top but sunshine and passing showers gave lots of rainbows.prwild29/12/2022
From barns, followed track most of way to top, but more directly for last 300ft of ascent. Good views from top and trig.PeterD10/08/2022
From honesty box car park at the barns.Stevooo16/07/2022
As others, from Moelfre Hall.twg2724/06/2022
Anti clockwise circuit after paying £5 at the honesty box at Moelfre Hall. Followed bridleway for short way that cut up across fields to reach other bridleway higher on the east edge of the hill. After a few hundred metres cut up along ridge to summit. Descended bulldozed track to just before Moelfre and rejoined original bridleway just before returning to Moelfre Hall. Round trip of just under 4 miles.KevPalmer12/06/2022
Started from the parking area at Moelfre Hall which has an honesty box. Track up behind the hall is not a right of way, sign says no access. So I started NE on bridalway for 300m. Then over bridge and across field to join the uphill zig zag track.Minto29/05/2022
Started from the parking area supplied by Moelfre hall which has a honesty box and asks for five pounds, and used the track behind the hall which is not a right of way (but as I reluctantly paid the full asking price for the the car I felt justified in using it). Three mile in an hour and a half.WAYNE ROWLETT24/04/2022
Parked near the Moelfre holiday cottages and headed up the track. What marvellous views from here, one of my favourite peaks in the area. On for another 4 mile walk after as well.greboicus13/04/2022
Limited parking near Clyrun. Fenced in track with 2 escapee sheep which ran all way up hill ahead of me then back down again on return. On summit at 8.30 am, superb views. Trig was in early stages of love lock infection, but I used my medical training and a stone to restore health. Onward to Moel Ferna next.Nick Canute06/03/2022
From Moelfre Barns - great viewpoint but hazy today. Descended east and made circuit via Moeliwrch and Pentre. Solo.JohnIvor25/01/2022
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML04/01/2022
As others from Moelfre Hall Barns. Then up track all the way to summit. Very pleasant hill. 2.9 miles easy walking. 1hr 10 moving time.JulieB29/12/2021
I paid my fiver and parked at the Moelfre hall barns and then just followed a good track all the way to the summit. A smattering of snow from around 350m upwards and superb summit views.Peterb28/11/2021
park moelfre hall barns easy parking took track past honesty box tracks all way 3.7 ks 70minsunderhill23/09/2021
1/3 Dewey Day. Gyrn Moelfre from Moelfre Hall. Still (August 2021) large parking area at Moelfre Hall, but now charge of £5 (honesty box). Along bridleway, then up bulldozed MTB tracks direct the summit. Splendid all round view from the summit. A round trip of 5km with 300m ascent in just over an hour. (S)silveracorn_alan15/08/2021
From Moelfre Hall, new housebuilding in course. Track and then path to top. A grand viewpoint.NormanW02/10/2019
Up through area set out for motor cross event. Walked up steep rubble track to higher level. Very hot and flies manic up by trig point. As well to stick with track unless really keen and love steep slopes! Great views.elizyanne02/08/2019
From Moelfre Hall as others.. lots of holiday units being built. Up through middle onto track then short cut up mountain bike route to summit. Fine views. 1/4N.Morters10/07/2019
Ascended from Moelfre Hall up bulldozed track which I accessed by ROWs. Then finish up pastures to the excellent summit. The W slopes had been white from overnight hail, conditions which gave very clear distant views. Descended to Llangadwalader chapel; choice of gates to bridleway, messy diversion, then straight down field to gate. Met brother Pete by chapel- he'd driven round from Tynyffridd and bagged a Tump (which also had a messy diversion) rather than do this Ma again while I'd walked all the way, via Moel y Gwelltyn- a splendid walk in beautiful country.pwheeler04/05/2019
From layby 179302 fence beside stone wall has no barbed wire higher up just under 1 hour in total.rogreeves08/01/2019
Sunny day taking the dog a walkClachaig13/12/2018
Revisited with SG from Moelfre Hall.Smudge23/11/2018
Gyrn Moelfre from Moelfre Hall. Along bridleway, then up bulldozed MTB tracks direct the summit. 5km taking 1h25m.silveracorn_alan26/09/2018
Parked at Moelfre Hall and ascended via track. Fine and warm. Beware of ticks!steve_a22/07/2018
As MichaelF. Hot, sunny and calm.iangalbraith14/07/2018
Walked as part of the Trefonen hill walknoxibis26/05/2018
Parked near MTB centre to S (got permission). Quite a nice hill. There are downhill mtb track(s) from almost hill summit, & there are several shelters.ger02/05/2018
SOTAmike.hartley27/01/2018
Parked, with permission readily given, at Moelfre Hall, and walked up the track. The trig is unusual, and, if you walk out on the grassy promontory beyond the trig, there is a spectacular view. The parking situation might become less good once the farm buildings are converted to holiday cottages, so bag it while you can.Gill04/12/2017
Parked by Llangadwalader chapel 182303 and across field on diverted bridleway and ascent from there. Reasonable views but very windy. Descent same way .MichaelF20/11/2017
With TJB. Enjoyable easy walk from Moelfre Hall where we parked after asking permission. Plenty of parking just don't block anyone in!! Good viewpoint. But the roads between the two Marilyns are as bad as others have stated.trimarc206/09/2017
1/7 (Gyrn Moelfree/Hen Graig/Cefn Pantglas/Craig Ysgwennant/Moel y Gwelltyn/Mynydd Mawr/Y Glog)Fergalh23/07/2017
From NW starting at diverted (why?) bridleway at 180301. Parking OK but unpleasantly muddy, thereafter no problems. Fine all round views.Topographer5711/04/2017
Completed this favourite hill of mine many times before but with a renewed hill bagging interest this time. Magical hill so high compared to the nearby hills that the view becomes oddly daunting. Walked up the seemingly unnamed hill with the wood 'coed y bwlch' on top first.tumpawumpa19/10/2016
Drive through the gate to park. Then up easy track.jenx02/10/2016
Drove in through farm gate to area designated for the MTB uplift. Today being used by paragliders. Easy walk up the track to summit for fine repeat on a lovely day.nordicstar02/10/2016
With Trefor. From Moelfre Hall . Path then track to gain height. Headed more steeply uphill where track makes a large zig-zag and on to summit. Great view point.mike.hoult24/08/2016
Nice hill. Up track from the hall with Bev.simon and co09/02/2016
Small layby at SJ 179301 where diverted bridleway starts. Followed faint path through fields to join previous RoW above Fron then followed stone wall on its right hand side to summit. Steep slopes towards the top, would be awkward if wet.bowlesy25/10/2015
With Jenx from Moelfre Hall, parking by farm. Site being prepped for MTB downhill event from the trig summit. Pleasant walk up track which goes to top.nordicstar09/07/2015
From Moelfre Hall where we parked. An easy walk up the gravel road. With GB.bolton24/06/2014