Name:Cadair Berwyn
Hill number:2087
Height:832m / 2730ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County (CoH):Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] (CoH)
County (CoA):Clwyd (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint), Severn
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Liverpool Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Historic County Top, Administrative County Top, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 07165 32355
Summit feature:rocky outcrop
Col:485m  SJ016305  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
Survey:obvious summit/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Higher than Moel Sych (hill 2089) which was formerly thought to be the historic Denbighshire County Top. Summit surveyed as 832.0 m. Dropped from Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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  • Clwyd (1974) administrative county top
  • Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych] historic county top


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HWCSC #6 - the Berwyns walkRumbo09/06/2024
17.6 miles 3710ft walk, start at B4391 lay-by OS018/305 to Moel Sych, Cadair Berwyn, Craig Berwyn, Tomle, Foel Wen, Mynydd Tawr down to Tyn-y-Ffrid in valey and back up to Gador, Moel Yr Ewig back up to Moel Sych then down west ridge back to lay-by.stephenbuda05/05/2024
Monster horse shoe of 15 tops, starting at the 2-space pull in at SJ11870. Beginning anti clockwise with Garneddwen, diverting to hit Cadair Brownwen, finnishing with Godor. Approached by curious farmer as descending through his fields, as I was 30 foot off the public footpath. Friendly and pointed me to where I should of been and then authorised me to continue on course, April is a stressful time of year for our farmers so understandbale.Alfa1M28/04/2024
Ascended from waterfall car park over Moel Sych and over high point to the trig pillar. Once back near Moel Sych descended on path leading to just above Llyn Llucaws. A great walk.KevPalmer02/04/2024
From base of waterfall.briandavies15/10/2023
From Tan-y-pistyll. Went around Llyn Lluncaws on the eastern side. The western side would probably be easier, slightly longer but looks much less boggy. Approached the summit directly from the south east, up the steep spur, not as bad as it looks.ByPathsLessTravelled16/08/2023
Time includes 15min detour to look at waterfall and 20 min break on summit. From Tan y Pistyll up to the llyn, up to ridge, out and back to summit, back down ridge to waterfall. Sunny at beginning and end but quite chilly on top. Light breeze. Rounsfell09/08/2023
Parked near end of the waterfall road, free (SJ 0758 2941). Good track leads up to Moel Sych, then across to here. On to the North Top, Craig Berwyn boundary, Tomle, Moel yr Ewig, Godor N top, Godor, Moel Poethion and return via a reasonably direct route for a 15.2km round.jonglew27/07/2023
Great walk-run in warm spring sunshine, up from valleydavechaffey13/05/2023
Walk 7.2KatyT09/05/2023
Parked at free layby before Tan y pistyll, then walked in to camp at Llyn Lluncaws. Round of Moel yr Ewig, Godor x 2, Moel Poethion, Cadair Berwyn x 2, Craig Berwyn & Moel Sych.welshyboyo01/05/2023
Ascended as part of long circuit from Llanarmon DC, including Hewitts Moel Fferna, Moel Yr Henfaes, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Foel Wen and Mynydd Tarw. Glorious sunny April day with expansive views from summit of most major ranges in North Wales and across to the Shropshire Hills.southern_rambler15/04/2023
Misty daybenwloudon20/03/2023
From Cwm Pennant. Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn North Top, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.alunrees4004/03/2023
with YFabioski05/02/2023
Cwm Maen Gwynedd - Godor - Godor N Top - Moel yr Ewig - Cadair Berwyn - Cadair Berwyn N Top - Craig Berwyn - Tomle - Foel Wen - Foel Wen S Top - Mynydd Tarw - Cwm Maen Gwynedd.Mark Jackson26/11/2022
first mountain for 5 years, walked past waterfallsdavert12329/07/2022
Up v early to beat the heat, setting off from Llandrillo, but blessed with partly cloudy skies and a warm breeze on the top. Bit of a struggle on the way down. Continued over the South summit onto Moel Sych.pclyndes19/07/2022
An anti-clockwise round of the horseshoe, with 4 Tumps and 7 Nuttalls. From limited parking by the bridge below the phone box.Minto02/06/2022
Anti clockwise circuit of the 600m summits surrounding the eastern Valley starting with the northerly one, returning down the southerlyvegibagger02/06/2022
Nuttall walk 7.2 with R.Dan Baddeley14/05/2022
Parked at the summit of Milltir Gerrig and followed natural resources Wales board walk across the heather moor before climbing up to Moel Sych. Easy walk to the summit shelter. Low cloud and strong winds. With Tom, Alastair and AliceM0YDH23/04/2022
The New Top - it wasn't even on the Bridges list! With client Jason. Rees18/04/2022
Berwyns. Foggy and very cold - missed out on Cadair Bronwyn.Barns15016/01/2022
Lovely walk up Cadair Berwyn with my dog Jess. Could not believe the weather in December, light snow on the top with great views. Popped to the top of the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall on the way back.Buckleymon19/12/2021
From the Falls carpark and then a horseshoe route over Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.Peterb01/11/2021
Llandrillo - Cadair Bronwen - Tomle - Craig Berwyn - Cadair Berwyn North Top - Cadair Berwyn - Moel Sych - Llandrillo.Mark Jackson27/10/2021
with HFabioski03/10/2021
From Pistyll Rhaeadr - a lovely day with great views.andrewcoles10/08/2021
With JackW, RobN & DaveL. From Pistyll Rhaeadr CP.masmith01/08/2021
With MS and JW. From carpark, Post Gwyn, Moel Sych and Cadair Berwyn.robertgn01/08/2021
Parked at lay-by before Pistyll Rhaeadr. Straight up to Moel Sych and then over to Cadair Berwyn. Down by path to Llyn Lluncaws and then back down the valley. Excellent afternoon's outing.the pigguy 09/07/2021
With eldest (18) from Pistyll Rhaeadr car park. Came up through the cloud from Llyn LLuncaws, when we got to the ridge there was a wall of cloud to the right but it was clear everywhere else. Followed ridge to summit then went on to the north top and back to Moel Sych.clyoung01/07/2021
From Pistyl Rhaeadr parking area. Moel Synch, Cadair Berwyn & N Top.ger30/06/2021
Nuttall route 7.2, parking by the bridge and taking in the summits of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen south top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn new top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor north top and Godor. Showers & cloud. With Harriet and Gillian. First outing after lockdown 3.richard6911/05/2021
From Llandrillo. Cadair Berwyn N top, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, return along ridge and across to Tomle.RobertP02/05/2021
CK SheilaS15/04/2021
Llandrillo circular route to memorial, cadair bronwen, cadair berwyn and back. Very boggy and frozen - good way to lose a boot and get frostbite!Iam_JoshEdwards16/01/2021
A round of the Maen Gwynedd valley from parking spot near stream. With B and R.jenx15/12/2020
Cracking walk up from waterfalls to lake, then straight up side, fine ridge walk along top to the other peaks, incredible views of pretty much the whole of north and mid Wales, nice and clear. Great views of Snowdonia, Cadair Idris and all the moorland and valleys in between. Great walkMaedhros226/09/2020
From roadside parking at Tan Y Pistyll, up beside waterfall then on the permissive path (boggy in places) over Trum Felen to Moel Sych. Crossed the fence then on to both Cadair Berwyn summits. Paused to eat lunch in the large wind shelter. Descent (quite steep) along the top of Craig Y Llyn cliffs to the outfall of Llyn Lluncaws then followed the valley of Nant y Llyn to the road. Approx 5.5 miles, 1900 feet ascent. Cold and breezy day, cloudy-bright with passing showers. With Lindsey.Skip25/09/2020
New GR TD & CThis Dog20/09/2020
Over Mynydd Tarw etc and on to Moel Sych and descent by Moel Yr Ewig.NormanW23/08/2020
Parked by bridge over stream near Tyn-y-ffridd. Round of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South, Foel Wen, Tomle, Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn North, Cadair Berwyn, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North and Godor.PGCE23/08/2020
#669 W-4 Berwyn traverse from Rhos-y-maerdy to Pistyll Rhaeadrtim74718/08/2020
From Moel Sych. With whole family. Great ridge walk with superb views of Snowdonia. There is a shelter just to the N of the summit which offers wind breaks (but no roof).RoguePulsar01/08/2020
7/11 As Nuttall book. Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen South Top, Foel Wen, Tomle, Craig Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Berwyn New Top, Moel Sych, Moel yr Ewig, Godor North Top and Godor. Great round A rush as late start due to rain. 4.5 hours.nickywood124/09/2019
Parked near road-end to view Pistyll Rhaeadr and on to Moel Sych, CB summit and N Top. Returned via Llyn Lluncaws to car to dry off, change and drive home.lordtonult03/09/2019
Parking space for a few cars at SJ 118 306. Round of Mynydd Tarw, Foel Wen, Cadair Bronwen, Moel yr Henfaes, Cadair Berwyn, Moel Sych, Post Gwyn, Moel Poethion, Godor. Descended through fields to track at SJ 110 302. Couple of farmers by the sheepfold didn't seem unduly concerned by our presence.Geoff Briggs01/09/2019