Name:Eglwyseg Mountain
Hill number:3356
Height:512.1m / 1680ft
Parent (Ma):2040  Cyrn-y-Brain
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych], Wrexham
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 23161 46424
Summit feature:cairn on tumulus
Drop:88m
Col:424m  SJ234495  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 255 256
Observations:tumulus 100m S at SJ 23158 46327 is 0.13m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Trimble GeoXH 6000
Survey of Eglwyseg Mountain.pdf
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5th hill of 7 on a 31km circuit from Llandegla, continuation after Foel, descending via footpath to a farm (where i had to wait for the sheep to be rounded up) then up via fp to the Offas Dyke path and then up via break in cliffs where a small stream runs down. Nice climb up via boulders. Had lunchstop halfway up next to a gnarled Hawthorn tree. Climb gets easier at the 370 metre mark. Passed over track and continued directly to trig pillar and then high point further West. Continuation to Cefn Y Cist...Dazingdale28/04/2024
Up from the east via trig first then on to summit in hall storm squall that quickly left with sunshine following onvegibagger27/03/2024
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
https://www.strava.com/activities/9742601747Sleepwa1ker28/08/2023
I'd been along the edge below this many times. Today I decided I'd go to the top. The edge is much nicer.Alan Moore28/07/2023
KJ Visited on a walk from Trevor Rocks car park taking in the top and foot of the stunning Eglwyseg escarpment on a sunny day with a refreshing breeze. From most directions heather and bilberry make for tough walking to the summit. However there is a very good and clear ATV track running from the path to the W marked on the 1:25000 OS at SJ228465 up to the summit of the hill and on round to near the trig.crazy30/05/2023
Eglwyseg Mountain > Ruabon Mountain South S3111 from GR: SJ 23234 48424ronaldo33308/04/2023
Eglwyseg Mountain > Ruabon Mountain South S3111 from GR: SJ 23234 48424Hippster08/04/2023
From Penycae on in the ice and mist, return via Trig.rhalstead18/12/2022
https://www.strava.com/activities/8252473634Sleepwa1ker15/12/2022
From SunTrevor Inn barns, Offas Dyke path until it met the minor road, then follow the wall up onto the ridge, found a path towards the summit, descended along the ridge then down the path to Worlds End, then folowed Offas Dyke path around the Panorama walk (excellent path with great views) as far as Castell Dinas Bran, up the path to the Castle then down the other side to the canal, along the canal back to the start. 12.25 miles. Great walk.JulieB01/10/2022
Toms 60thBaggerGutt01/10/2022
From Trevor Uchaf via Trevor Rocks. Mostly on paths and tracks, except for a section of heather bashing about 1k south of summit, before picking up decent track. KeithByTheC01/10/2022
From car park area up from worlds end to airmans monument 2435 4758 Dewey top point 511 then trig 1k se of .511 return down worlds end cwm then up road either paths or atv tracks all way easy walking 8.7 ks 2 hrsunderhill05/09/2022
From north mostly along quad tracks. Then on to the trig pillarcjo27/08/2022
From the car park above World's End at SJ 23237 48433. Took the Denbighshire Way around the head of the cwm, then a bracken and heather thrash to the summit up a shallow valley from SJ 23548 47389. Then track south to the trig point and route west down the gully to Bryn Goleu. Then Offa's Dyke trail north back to the car. 12.2km, with 435m of ascent.Man of Kernow114/07/2022
Parked at cattle grid north of Worlds End. Track, then ATV track (boggy in places). Saw 3 black grouse. Onwards to Cefn y Cist.PGCE07/02/2022
From the Panorama taking in the trig point 502mFabioski15/01/2022
From Wern Isaf campsite. With Rick and dogs.jenx16/10/2021
Eglwyseg Mountain from just beyond cattle grid north of Worlds End. Very easy track goes all the way across the moor to the summit. Great views. A round trip of 9km with 220m ascent in 2 hours. (S)silveracorn_alan12/08/2021
From parking by cattle grid north of worlds end. Followed good track heading SE until FP junction then Good ATV track all the way to summit cairn. Back over Cefn y Cist.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 the parking area north of Worlds End, just under Four and half mile.WAYNE ROWLETT17/04/2021
On a day that was supposed to be wall to wall sun but ended up snowing!A long circle from near Prospect Place.greboicus10/04/2021
As Aye Jimmy for Cefn y Cist and Eglwyseg. Wrexham tumps completed.David Evans22/12/2019
Started as Sprog but missed some of the quad track resulting in wading through heather. Found the track all the way back. Pleasant bog walking.Campbell Singer27/10/2019
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
From Rock Farm, up the delightful limestone cwm, several climbers on the crags above, Sadly, the heather flatness above was less exciting; glad of the vehicle tracksColin Crawford01/04/2019
3/3 Eglwyseg range. Wanted to this for around 15 years, eyeing it longingly every time I drove to Wrexham. Just didn't get round to it for some reason, I guess I presumed it would be a bit of a navigational nightmare. There are actually many paths in the network up here, to the point where you are spoilt for choice and it becomes confusing. Many grouse, much heather. Wrexham's big brown hill, lovely. It is clear that Cyrn y Brain is the boss from here, though.tumpawumpa02/01/2019
Carried on after field trip to the escarpment looking for the Llangollen Whitebeam.JohnIvor04/06/2018
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 Cefn y Cist, some poor tracks here and there if you find them, otherwise rough going. Nice summit.Aye Jimmy30/01/2018
From offa's dyke path up footpath/cliff to eglywseg plantation (fairly tricky ascent) then more or less due north to summit. Probably not again.nwormgage07/07/2017
After Cefn y Cist. Snares across path & a dead Black Grouse. Last 1/2 km through knee deep heather. Hard going.ngthack21/02/2017
From Penycae via the Airmans Grave,and on to trig point after.mad max29/09/2016
Cyrn y Brain, Foel, Eglwyseg Mountain, Cefn y Cist. Climbed from Offa's Dyke via path to south of Craig Arthur. Found path at top of climb and followed to right along edge a short way to waymarked post. Turning uphill here there was a faint path through heather. After it faded only a short heather bash to good track. Followed track to right until a good path to summit appeared just before the brow.ijpowell16/09/2016
Parked at 233485 and followed the track to the way post as GB previously. Track uphill shortly after this takes you close to the summit and avoid heather bashing. Solo walk of 80 minutes and 3.84 miles. Drove up the spectacular Eglwyseg valley in good conditions after awful weather earlier.bolton29/04/2016
Number two of two summits on this walk. Sunny intervals. Castell Dinas Bran (321m) and Eglwyseg Mountain (502m) from Llangollen. Returning via Clwydian Way, Valle Crucis Abbey, Horseshoe Falls and Llangollen canal. Distance = 21.57km. Average moving speed = 4.8km/h. Time moving = 4:31. Ascent = 682m.paulnewby8110/04/2016
From hairpin on panorama. A thiroughly enjoyable yomp up initially cropped grass to the Egwylyseg plantation. From here I headed pretty much direct for the pillar. Crossing the cultivated fields which in practice are just grazing fields. Large boulders in the far corner. From here a thin path leads to the left side of a small stand of pines. Some trackless heather fording to a point midway between trig and summit.on way from summit to trig a young gamekeeper turned up on quad. Had a lengthy chat about access, the working environment.stig_nest16/03/2016
From SJ232484. Almost all on tracks made by the grouse gravel container refillers in their vehicles. Fine viewsjimbloomer10/03/2016
As Des Taylor, parked at start of track on minor road at 232484 (Room for 1 or 2 cars) - Followed excellent track around World's End to waymarker post at 235474 - Left main track & headed W & then SW up ATV track to good path at 229470 - S up path to junction with ATV track at 229466 - SSE up ATV track to summit. No heather bashing! (S)gerrybowes15/02/2016
From Worlds End as a circular walk to complete a section of Offa's Dyke. With SH and PR.wombourne11/01/2016
Start ~232484. Followed Offa's Dyke path south to below Craig Arthur and then took a good path up to the top of the crags. A good track leads from there to the summit. Panoramic views of the snowy tops to the west. Followed good tracks North back direct to the car. With Wombourne.steve hudson11/01/2016
After visiting pillar near by.Dusty08/08/2015
From minor road to WNW of Cefn y Cist. Parked just as the road emerges from the woods. There is a path opposite which heads in the right direction although there was a bit of heather bashing involved.clivevilla07/08/2015
7/9 Long walk up from top of forest and not a clear track all the way !Fergalh09/05/2015
From SJ 22130 44068 via the standing stone and the trig pillar - returned along the crag tops.summitsup01/05/2015
Great 360 view of surrounding area. I walked up from Penycae, then through newtown forrest and over ruabon mountain to the trig point. Then went north to the cairn @ 511m, then to the airmans grave @ OS 256 24/47, then back to rhos mountain and back into Penycae, about 8 miles. Note: for final 100m assent you do need to come off the beaten track and go through the heather to reach the summit, but well worth it.Welshmanwalking21/04/2015
Nice 11 mile circular from Pentrefelin, walked along canal in rainy weather, up to Castell Dinas Bran, thought about turning back but suddenly the weather completely cleared, walked up along ridge onto the wet Eglwyseg Mountain (trig and summit) picked up Clwydian Way and back along field paths to Pentrefelin.DanTrig05/12/2014
From eglwysyg via rock farm. Dreary trudge across heather to sumit. No path. Uninteresting. Better of sticking the the panorama path.treborconde27/10/2014