Name:Moel Arthur
Hill number:5155
Height:455.8m / 1495ft
Parent (Ma):2041  Moel Famau
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint]
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 14530 66034
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:120m
Col:336m  SJ146657  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:ground 5m NE of cairn is 3cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau.pdf
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With Sal doing Offa's Day 2 N-S from Bodfaridavechaffey07/04/2024
Parked at col car park north of moel artur. Up peycladdieu on offas dyke. Headed north to col. Followed bridleway all the way back to col south of moel arthur. Up to summit on offas dyke and morth back to car park. With MCWWoolly Hattie04/02/2024
From parking area to south steep climb up after Moel-lys-y-coed.mart079708/06/2023
From car park to the southByPathsLessTravelled03/05/2023
Up path from cp and on to PenycloddiauFlatfield07/03/2023
Second visit, 56 years after first time with University Hiking Club.chriswatson23/02/2023
From high mountain pass SW. Up steep path to summit cloud skimming tops. 2/9 HuMPN.Morters20/02/2023
Crowded free car park to the south. Straight up by the fence to the summit. Solo.Dangerous Dave26/11/2022
From the car park S of the hill, followed Offa's Dyke path a short way, then steeply up on a path through the ferns. Good viewpoint. No obvious cairn now, just its remains. Descended more directly on a steep path by the wall.LizH18/11/2022
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
Drove with Lindsey to carpark at Bwlch Penbarra. Followed Offa's Dyke LDP up to Moel Famau then on to Moel Arthur summit. Retrned by same route. Overcast morning; cloud on hills at first, lifted later. Approx 9.56 miles with 2,480 feet total ascent.Skip02/05/2022
from Llangwyfan car park up and down with Winnieunderhill04/03/2022
solo 4 tops baggedFabioski23/02/2022
From Penycloddiau car parkwelshe02/01/2022
From car park to S in thick mist, on a there and back walk to PenycloddiauRockdoctor27/12/2021
stroll over the range. Blowy and viability was pretty crap but great to see the effort the previous owners put in to the placedavert12306/11/2021
From the Moel Arthur car park and then on to Penycloddiau all in fabulously dramatic lightgreboicus12/12/2020
From Afon-wen. Took the lane and track up to join the Offa's Dyke Path south over Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Dywyll and Moel Fama. Then down via Pt. 464m and Ffrith Mountain to Cilcain. Solo. 18.5km, with 1030m of ascent.Man of Kernow115/10/2020
Gwydr Saturday day walk with Lindsey. Met group (16 people) at Aberwheeler (SJ 096693). Route: Moel Y Parc, Offa's Dyke path, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, return along Clwydian Way path. Approx 12 miles with 2800 ft ascent. Started approx 10am; finish 17.30pm - a lot of stops and an easy pace.Skip05/09/2020
Second visit. Walked with Lindsey from the carpark at SJ 145 657 to Moel Plas-yw then up Moel Arthur. Descended then walked up Moel Llys-y-coed on a cloudy afternoon.Skip19/12/2019
from the CP and back - Took the Offa's Dyke path then turned left at the Slate rockM6KIO21/09/2019
TD & CThis Dog25/08/2019
Offa's Dyke Walk with HarryTarkus13/08/2019
Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau from Moel Arthur car parkLongwojo12/08/2019
Skirted Hill Fort summit along Offa's Dyke Path, North to SouthPeapod2131/05/2019
On Offas Dyke walkdgresty28/05/2019
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
A winter walk with Izzy and Jenna to test out our new walking gear and to see Arthurís fort. It drizzled and the kit was excellent.MrHallorann02/12/2018
From Coed Llangwyfan car parkTony J26/05/2018
Parked in free car park SJ146 657.David Evans19/05/2018
Parked free in small car park at SJ 145 657 then followed obvious path to summit and returned same way. Windy cold day but sun in the valley. With LF.Skip28/01/2018
Moel y Parc, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll, Moel Famaukeithouk21/01/2018
From car park at top of pass, steep ascent. Continued to Moel Plas-yw.Aye Jimmy01/12/2017
From car park to south having already been to Moel Dywyll, Moel Famau and Moel Llys-Y-Coed.PeterD07/09/2017
Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Mynydd Y Parc. Nice day after the rain showers stopped!!Alunrees3331/07/2017
Breezy day, walk from car park at the bottom of the hill.Sihuws30/07/2017
With 13 members of SWOG on a fine summer's day on a long loop to Loggerheads.Phreerunner02/07/2017
Just a quick scamper up and down from the nearest car park in the middle of bagging 5 Marilyns.NormanW11/06/2017
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. Lovely walk!lisa90528/05/2017
Penycloddiau & Moel Arthur from Forestry Commission car park @ SJ 13920 66781. Solo.ADT19/02/2017
Up and down of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur on Offa's Dyke from car park between them.rhalstead25/12/2016
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
Worthwhile hill. Used Offa's Dyke Path and at high point turned off for easy walk to toptrimarc213/07/2016
Continuing from Moel Dywyll along Offa's Dyke path and short detour along decent track up to summit, fairly steep climb.muzza207/07/2016
Bagged whilst walking Offa's Dyke pathRamblingpaul26/06/2016
Continuation of walk from Moel Plas-yw. Returned to grassy bwlch, up to gate and then path up to summit for sunset. To descend, returned to Offa's Dyke Path and headed north down to car park at bwlch. Nordic walk. Solo.Man of Kernow109/05/2016
From the car park at the foot of Moel Arthur. Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Moel Y Parc. Cold, wet and generally pretty miserable!!AlunRees3129/03/2016