Name:Moel Plas-yw
Hill number:14427
Height:420m / 1378ft
Parent (Ma):2041  Moel Famau
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint]
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SJ 15250 66891
Summit feature:no feature: ground 4m NW of cairn
Drop:32m
Col:388m  SJ 1492 6656  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:ground 45m SE at SJ 15281 66856 and 6m from second cairn (SJ15286 66857)is 9mm lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Moel Plas-yw.pdf
Comments:Drop was measured to be 32.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 70 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Moel ArthurByPathsLessTravelled03/05/2023
Moel Arthur cp up to gate and across pasture to summit, back to Moel Arthur.Flatfield07/03/2023
First new Tump of 2023chriswatson23/02/2023
Continuation from Moel Llys-Y-Coed up footpath that ramps up I veered off where the rough track comes in from the East and from there over pretty easy grassland reaching and following grassy track before veering off for the summit area, visiting both tops. Moel Arthur was very busy today, this top has a really nice secluded feel. Back the same way past the benign baa baas.Dazingdale28/01/2023
from moel arthur car parkunderhill20/12/2022
From Moel Arthur. Solo.Dangerous Dave26/11/2022
With Rachel from Moel Arthur car park. Ascended to gate on path, W to Moel Arthur and then E to Moel Plas-yw. After descending to the car park on the PRoW we then climbed up and down Moel Llys-y-coed.JK21/08/2022
Parked at Bwlch Penbarra car park (only £1.50 for the whole day). Firstly popped to the top of Foel Fenlli, before returning to the car to collect my rucksack for the longer journey north over Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, then a big descent and ascent to Moel Arthur, and Moel Plas-yw. As no car to collect me, I had to walk south back along the ridge to Bwlch Panbarra. Mainly on Offa's Dyke trail with many people in glorious sunshine and a refreshing breeze. 21km with 1040m ascent in 6 hours.silveracorn_alan07/08/2022
From Moel ArthurJamesD197214/06/2022
Walk over from Moel Arthur car park. The top is a few stones but great views arounddavert12306/11/2021
Walked from carpark below Moel Arthur with Lindsey. Cloudy, rained later.Skip19/12/2019
Gentle start to the day. Good path and pleasant gradient all the way to within 30 mts of top. From sw.Campbell Singer06/11/2019
Moel Pas-yr, Penycloddiau, and Moel Arthur, on a bright day ,lots of snow, with Frank.Lou03/02/2019
With Lindsay on an enjoyable walk in the snow taking in Moel Plas-yw, Penycloddiau and returning over Moel Arthur.knarf03/02/2019
Car park by cattle grid at 147658 - NE along road for 250m & then up farm track/RoW to col - ATV track to summit cairn, the smaller of the 2 cairns. (S)gerrybowes22/12/2018
Parked at start of track to SW (SJ 1485 6599)carole engel17/11/2018
Parked in free car park SJ146 657.David Evans19/05/2018
Me and Alf.jrj23/01/2018
From Moel Arthur. Hard to tell which is the highest point. Even harder to guess how one pronounces 'Plas-yw'..!Aye Jimmy01/12/2017
From Moel Arthur.PeterD07/09/2017
Walked across the field from moel ArthurSihuws30/07/2017
After revisits to Moel Llys y Coed and Moel Arthur - good views to the snow capped Carneddau. Flushed a snipe 10 yards from the summit.JohnIvor06/02/2017
Finishing off Clwydian T4s. Paw Moel Arthur then climbed Moel Llys-y-Coed and Moel Dywyll before going up the other side of the road to climb Moel Plas-Yw.clivevilla02/01/2017
A There and back again kind of day from the car park below Moel Arthur. Hill jogging in the damp and drizzle, but it all cleared up by 3pmShutterlag14/11/2016
From Loggerheads Country Park (SJ 19776 62606) - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Plas-yw - Moel Arthur. Return via Cilcain & Devil's Gorge (Leete Path) back to start.david23020113/11/2016
Same route as marktrengovetrimarc213/07/2016
From the Llangwyfan Forest car park near the bwlch, at SJ 13907 66859. Followed Offa's Dyke Path south to its highest point on Moel Arthur, over a wooden gate, down to the bwlch in sheep pasture and up to grassy summit. Visited all three cairns. Solo Nordic walk near sunset. Walk continued to Moel Arthur.Man of Kernow109/05/2016
Aberwheeler, Moel y Parc, Moel Arthur, Moel Famau, along Afon Clwyd back to Aberwheeler!! With Martin and DaisyJohn Eley27/03/2016
From car park at pass up to Penycloddiau by Offa's Dyke path and back, then up to Moel Arthur and over to Moel Plas-yw. Then cut back across over fields to path down. Cracking views on a perfect autumn day.SS19/09/2015
2/12 Quick walk over from Moel Arthur followed by return to car patkFergalh18/04/2015
With Moel Arthur from road summit car park.jimbloomer16/10/2014
Took in as part of a run from Foel Fenili to Moel Y Parc. Great views over the countryside, you can even see Snowdonia. Parked at Foel Fenili/Moel Arthur car parkChris92009/08/2014
A circular walk from Cilcain.mad max24/02/2014
SJ 1525466890Anton20/02/2011
Estimated dategeralddavison01/01/2010
roughish cattle pasture, nice view. track from SW, parking just SW of CG RHW16/07/2005
Last hill on on a traverse of Bryniau Clwyd from Bwlch Penbarra to near Nannerch. With IB, TN and EC.Man of Kernow126/01/1997
Leading party of boys from King's School, Chester. After ascending Moel Famau along top of Clwydians to Moel Arthur with iron age hill fort (3 banks to NE) and then to Moel Plâs-yw. To road, following road to 169673. Followed path SW via Tynewydd to Clicain. Along road to R. Alun and then by path high up on E side - a level causeway with limestone cliffs E, and steep drop to dry bed of river W. Missed bus at Loggerheads and so walked along road to Mold.pwbellarby09/06/1962
Droppes off ov A 541 at start of PF to NE. Along track up Moel Evan then Moel Plas-yw.mart0797blank
Continuation from Moel Llys-Y-Coed up footpath that ramps up I veered off where the rough track comes in from the East and from there over pretty easy grassland reaching and following grassy track before veering off for the summit area, visiting both tops. Moel Arthur was very busy today, this top has a really nice secluded feel. Back the same way past the benign baa baas.Dazingdaleblank
Barry Smith29/02/2024
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