Name:Bryn-llus
Hill number:3417
Height:547.8m / 1797ft
Parent (Ma):2087  Cadair Berwyn
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Berwyns
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SJ 08567 40897
Summit feature:no feature: heather
Drop:31.8m
Col:516m  SJ 09433 40520  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 255
Observations:summit is 17cm higher than top 75m SE at SJ 08636 40871
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
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20 miles 3619ft walk, start at Cynwyd lay-by to Bryn-Llus, Pen Creigiau'r Barcut, Moel Fferna, Cerrig Coediog, Cefn Perfedd, Pen Bwlch LLandrillo, Cadair Bronwen and Y-Drum down and along forest track back to lay-by.stephenbuda04/05/2024
Parked as others to the south on forest road. My 200th Dodd.Alan Caine03/06/2023
From large parking area just before bungalow outside Cynwyd: Bryn-llus; Pen Creigiau�r Barcut; Moel Fferna; Cerrig Coediog; Pen y lladron; Moel yr Henfaes. Sweltering day, for which we were ill prepared without sufficient water or suncream. Visited Liberty Hall but omitted the last 2 peaks we planned. Welcome meal at the Blue Lion at the end of the walk.Lazylizzie13/05/2023
From Cynwyd and after Moel Fferna - with VaughanJohnIvor30/05/2022
Lay-by in Cynywd, up road and forest tracks out onto moor track to Liberty Hall, then back to at track all the way to the summit. Then back down through forest and on towards Moel Fferna.Flatfield02/05/2022
Bryn - llus > Pen Creigiau’r Barcut from GR: SJ 08435 40110ronaldo33330/04/2022
Bryn - llus > Pen Creigiau’r Barcut from GR: SJ 08435 40110Hippster30/04/2022
soloFabioski23/03/2022
From M-y-Henfaes, down rough moorland to forest corner, then forest tracks and ATV tracks to the top.Moorponder10/10/2021
https://www.strava.com/activities/6150567510Sleepwa1ker17/09/2021
1/5 on a Dewey walk from Cynwyd. A clockwise horseshoe around the valley of Afon Trystion visiting Bryn-llus, Pen Creigau’r Barcut, Moel Fferna, Cerrig Coediog, Cefn Perfedd, Moel yr Henfaes [Pen Bwlch Llandrillo Top], Y Drum and Moel yr Henfaes. 22.6km with 1000m ascent in 6h20m. (S)silveracorn_alan13/08/2021
Parked next to the shop in Cynwyd (no restrictions on sundays) and followed the Nuttall route East with a spur up to Liberty Hall to take in Bryn llus, from here I pressed on to Moel Fferna, along the ridge taking in Cerrig Coediog and Cefn Perfedd before arriving at the Nuttall top of Moel yr Henfaes, from here I followed the hills over Y Drum and the Dewey Moel yr Henfaes. If your lucky when striking out for the last top you'll walk over a grassy track heading North East which will take you back to Cynwyd forest albeit having to cross a grazing field at 07959 39525 to access the forest tracks that you follow left back to the car. Fourteen and half mile in Six and quarter hours.WAYNE ROWLETT09/05/2021
As PGCE. With Andy.Campbell Singer21/04/2021
From forest cp 1.5km east of Cynwyd. Along track then up edge of plantation and straight up.PGCE15/12/2020
Afternoon hike. Really quiet area. Only seen one other person.Ant peters07/09/2020
The 8 summits around Cynwyd Forest anti-clockwise with Rufus. Parked at far end of reservoir and took forest track to open hillside, used a mixture of fences and rough tracks for navigation but plenty of the round is in deep heather. A good logical round for the northern Berwyn and took just over 4 hours at a fast pace - 16km 700m ascent.jacobrichmond01/09/2020
3/6 - long round from road at Nant y Dramwys Wood - cold. I/M rain. Weather deteriorated after dark - this summit in last of the lightwychwood15/11/2019
from forest cp 1.5 k east of Cynwyd up track then edge of plantation and straight up to pen craigiau barcut across tractor pathsunderhill15/06/2019
Through walk from Cynwyd to Corwen with Jo Innes Galltywenallt21/04/2019
Afternoon start, only time for half Cynwyd horseshoe. Forest road to SJ 0842.4010. Into trees a short way then left edge of forest and straight up hillside. On to Pen Creigiau'r Barcut visiting Liberty Hall on way.Aye Jimmy24/02/2018
1/5 awful weather to p[ick off some tumps and my last 2 nuttalls in the area path boggy but not as bad as i thoughtmy-list21/10/2017
7/8 (Craig Rhiwarth/Glen Harfon Cygarg/Post Gwyn/Bryn Gwyn/Cefn Coch/Pen Creigiau'r Barcut/Bryn Ilus/Mynydd Mynylld)Fergalh19/08/2017
10 hill circuit based around Cadiar Bronwen. Start and finish on a forestry track not far from Cynwyd. Fantastic, sunny Saturday with hardly anyone on the hills.BobHancock22/04/2017
Parked up the gravel track at 081403. Gare to field open and then up and over stile onto various tracks that lead to the summit. 75 minutes with Marli.bolton18/04/2017
Done with Olwynn, Keith and Bryan from south and then on to Pen Creigiau'r BarcutAimless Rambler28/10/2016
From 360m contour in forest. Id first seen Liberty hall on a map many moons ago. As a young un I had imagined 5his grand gothic mansion stood high on the moors. But alas it was nothing more than a shoot lodge and today its barely discernible from a sheep fold. The walk up is easy though and a fine view from the nearby highpoint.stig_nest15/05/2016
Large parking area just before bungalow at SJ07149 40545 - East along upper track to stile & gate at edge of forest at 084404 - NNE up path/ATV track & then path alongside old fence posts to Bryn-llus - Continued to Pen Creigiau’r Barcut - Cerrig Coediog - Y Drum - Moel yr Henfaes. (S)gerrybowes11/03/2016
With Sub Dewey to the east.clivevilla20/09/2015
Horseshoe of 4 Deweys from minor road to E of Cynwyd.RobertP02/08/2015
From Cynwyd up tracks to near Liberty Hall then across heather and straight drop back to forest. About a foot of really annoying soft snow on top made going slow.SS01/02/2015
Up from Cynwyd, parked at track junction 084 401-track up to Liberty Hall & Bryn-llus, then track to Pen Creigiau'r Barcut, heather bashing to join North Berwyn Way to Bwlch Cynwyd & onto Moel Fferna, back tracked then onto Cerrig Coediog & Pen y Lladron Good path to Cynwyd forrest & car. warm & dry. Stick to tracks-avoid Heather.apricorum05/09/2014
Parked at forest track junction at SJ 08435 40101. (Be aware that since I parked here in July 2011 to do the Northern Berwyns, part of the forest track before the junction has become badly pot-holed. Care would be required in non 4x4 vehicles or maybe better still, park at the end of the minor road.) Visited Bryn-llus first then Pen Creigiau'r Barcut. Returned south to forest track then through forest back to car.David Gradwell29/08/2014
From single track road leading east from Cynwyd. Parking possible at junction with forest track. Pleasant horseshoe with minimal climbing. Bryn Llus, Pen Creigiau'r Barcut, Cerrig Coediog, Pen y Lladron, Moel yr Henfaes (Nuttall) Y Drm, moel yr Henfaes (Dewey). Good paths and tracks most of the way.ijpowell31/07/2014
Parked near bungalow on narrow lane up from Cynwyd at SJ 07149 40545 - plenty of room. Took forest road branching off lane up and along to edge of forest. then, once over stile, headed steeply north, using ATV and sheep tracks where possible, though some heather-bashing involved. Reached track along ridge and so to summit - high point on this track. Continued on to Pen Creigiau'r Barut.Man of Kernow114/06/2014
From Pen Creigiau'r Barcut I took the track to Liberty Hall and from there I took a shot of a distant tree framed by the ruins and then backtracked to arrive at Bryn-llus using the track that runs over the hill, I explored all the different possible heathery mounds before exiting down to Cynwyd forest on a bearing aiming for one of the corners so that i could get onto one of the tracks taking me close to my next objective; Moel Henfaes East top.Dazingdale04/05/2014
From Cynwyd, a round of Bryn-llus, Pen Creigiau'r Barcut, Moel Ffarna, Cerrig Coediog, Pen y Lladron, Moel yr Henfaes [Pen Bwlch Llandrillo Top], Y Drum and Moel yr Henfaes. A nice horseshoe for this area.rhalstead07/04/2014
Horseshoe from Cynwyd with Ruth.davidpettit8404/05/2013
From Corwen to Liberty Hall and back via Cynwyd in deep snow especially in the forest back to Cynwyd. Alone.Saggers31/03/2013
Parked 07142 40551 easily - unless forestry lorries around. Good track to end of forest then directly up on mainly grass and paths to top.destaylor11/01/2013
eyenose21/10/2012
Seventh and final top on round of Afon Trystion. Visited Liberty Hall which is a ruin.chriswatson15/07/2012
From Corwen, back via Cynwyd. With Mark.Saggers09/04/2012
From Corwen to Liberty Hall and return via Cynwyd. Alone.Saggers24/03/2012
A lot of heather underfoot, climbed on a hot, sunny day.JohnStoneham30/09/2011
With Tony and DevonStuart Hyde20/08/2011
Start~ 084402. Followed forest tracks zig zaging north to Liberty Hall and Bryn-Llus Summit. Continued to Pen Creigiau'r Barcut, Moel Fferna and Cerrig Coediog. With Womboune.steve hudson17/11/2009
Parked at end of forest track east of Cynwyd. Walked with SH. Continued to Cerrig Coediog and Moel FFerna.wombourne17/11/2009
Walked with the wife, Sarah. Came up from the quarry, through the forest track. Made the mistake of going over the heather rather than sticking to the low path. Good views of Moel Siabod. Stuck to the paths on the way backwee mac03/06/2008
petey01/05/2007
heathery; delightful Dee valley view; Liberty Hall is 3-cell ruin. drive with difficulty to end of forest tk 083403, follow fence RHW08/10/2000