Name:Bryn Alyn
Hill number:5156
Height:408.3m / 1340ft
Parent (Ma):2040  Cyrn-y-Brain
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
Hill area:Clwydian Hills
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 20082 58752
Summit feature:no feature: grassy top
Drop:100.9m
Col:307.4m  SJ 21153 56203  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 256 265
Observations:tops at SJ200590 and SJ197588 are a few metres lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Bryn Alyn (Final).doc
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6th hill of 9 on a 20km linear route from Llanarmon yn-lal. After a well-earned but short break at Pen Llanerch, I dropped down to a track and this led to a gate and then I headed NW on a track to get to the open access land where a gate and path heads up this took me to the higher ground to the West. I dropped down and across just North of the fence and then headed up directly to the grassy top. Great views although the more interesting limestone outcrops seem to be to the western edge of the hill. Continuation North to Burley Hill...Dazingdale27/01/2024
From Maeshafn with ClaireByPathsLessTravelled08/10/2023
From lay-by to east near Pen-y-coed. Grassy track past old pits holes to surprising pleasant summit. 3/9 HuMPN.Morters20/02/2023
From layby to the east. Pleasant short walk along track, then grassy path to the summit.LizH18/11/2022
Walk in from east. Grassy summitcjo28/08/2022
From layby to east, up FP then south to the top. Then followed FPs over to Pen Llanerch.PeterD11/08/2022
soloFabioski02/05/2022
Parked in space by stone building at WNW end of Eryrys- at SJ 198582. The walk to this hill felt like it was all on access land and it was easier to go directly up the S ridge than follow the RoWs. A delightful scene unfolded- limestone knolls and pavements- plenty of rock with springy turf between. Happy picnicers and walkers, about a dozen folk about. We could not resist going over all 3 knolls and down the S ridge of the W knoll exiting, by a stile (RoW) onto the lane 250m NW of the stone building. On to Pen Llanerch(qv). Sunny and mild. With brother, Pete.pwheeler23/03/2022
Grassy ridgelet in sheep pasture on limestone - clear wild views. Cold wind. From Llanerch and onto Burley Hill.Denise 10/12/2021
From the S, the access land pleasant sheep grazed grass. High point marked by alone stone. Nice area of limestone pavement in col to W.RichardM10/12/2021
As others, from the layby to E.PGCE17/08/2021
From lay-by to the summit on a windy day.. Good views thoughM6KIO03/12/2019
During DEE orienteering eventJK22/05/2019
Layby to E. at SJ 20558 58717 - Pleasant walk along track to gate. Through gate & then a short climb S. to the summit, currently marked with a single piece of limestone. (S)gerrybowes13/11/2018
From Pystyll Gwyn Quarry (disused) car park.Gwastadros18/06/2018
From layby and info board to E. Pleasant easy walk including the two nearby hills.Aye Jimmy19/11/2017
Walked up with the ramblersBellebow06/09/2017
From Bwlch Penbarras. Foel Fenlli, Moel Y Waun, Moel Gyw and Bryn Alyn.Alunrees3321/08/2017
Walked up from the east, covered 3 peaks, gentle walk with lots of sheep, only took about 50 minutes.Sihuws27/07/2017
Layby at SJ206587. Grassy track up from east making for a very pleasant walkcarole engel10/06/2017
New Year's eve walk on a pleasant mild day. From Llanferres, Bryn Alyn, Nercwys mountain and Moel Findeg.Lazylizzie31/12/2016
From Pen y Coed. A smashing limestone hill - visited all three tops.Chris Peart27/09/2016
Parked in the lay-by on the A 494 south of Llanferres at SJ 18707 59776. Took RoW down over R. Alyn (bridge)and up south-east to lane-end. Then RoW steeply uphill to summit. Also visited both Pt. 403m tops. A fine limestone hill. Walk continued to Pen Llanerch. Solo.Man of Kernow106/08/2016
Having weighed up the weather forecast we ditched the Peak District and headed for the Clwydian range. 3 marilyns and 2 humps targeted.Theres a very usefully placed layby near Pen y Coed to the East. From there a short yomp up sheepie fields and past some mining relics led to an easy stroll up to the unmarked summit. For such a short walk the view is an absolute sensation. My oh my was it windy though.. Off to Clwyd Gate for Moel Gyw next.stig_nest24/01/2016
Gentle walk up with stig_nest. Very windy but well worth it for the viewLaura.W24/01/2016
Easily up path from lane to south. Brilliant views . Then across to Pen Llanerch .Mark Sims03/11/2015
Wonderful shirt-sleeves weather.A much modified version of Simon and co's route(caused by hostile bullocks and totally inept map-reading by me)eventually led to two pleasant limestone hills-Bryn Alyn and Moel Findeg.With Oscar and Bridget.catman01/11/2015
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge01/11/2015
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie01/11/2015
Parked in the layby near Lllanferres. Also climbed Burley Hill and Moel FindegSprog12/09/2015
1/13 Quick walk from layby to east. great views for small hillFergalh16/05/2015
Visited on a little circular walk TMD and CL. A pleasant summit.meltdiceburg25/04/2015
Up and back from layby to the east.JohnStoneham13/07/2014
With Cabe and Bev from the layby on the A494. Used the 'Walking in the Clywydian Range' book by Carl Rogers. Walk up to the hill good but the middle part of the walk is a joiner upper and a bit rubbish.simon and co02/01/2014
Track from the road on the east side as part of walk from Clwyd Gate to Eryrys , Llanarmon-yn-lal, Moel y Plas. Sunny. Alone.Saggers10/08/2013
Left Motor In Big Layby Near Llanferres, & Plodded Straight Up To Top..Three Separate Tops To Circle With Great Views Of The Clwyds,.. & An Impressive Limestone Pavement To See.beedeedee26/06/2013
From Clwyd Gate.mad max11/06/2013
park in layby at pen y coed at 206586.arranc04/05/2013
This is a lovely hill. This is my first recorded time up it. However, I've been coming to the area since the 1970s and stayed nearby and have records of going to 'Pothole Crags' which may have been what we used to call the hill in the old days.Alan Moore20/04/2013
I'd just come from the trig on Nercwys Mountain. Carried on to Foel Fenlli next.Alex C18/02/2013
Visited all 3 of the tops. Very nice area and a great afternoon for it.hillhiker16/12/2012
Parked on minor road to east. Easy early morning walk. Loads of industrial archaeology. With David Jackson.Campbell Singer07/11/2012
1 mile up from lay by to eastmikependergast22/05/2012
Track from road on E to access land.tim74724/04/2012
Long, fast walk from near Cilcain. Clwydian Way - Bryn Alyn - Moel Gyw - Moel Eithinen - Foel Fenlli - Moel Famau - Moel Dywyll - Moel Llys-y-coed - Moel Arthur - Penycloddiaudavidpettit8417/03/2012
From Llanferres To Nercwys via Pant DuSalopianb04/05/2011
Parked to the east - stroll.destaylor24/02/2011
Walked up from Eryrys , then onto Moel Gry making it a nice 7 mile circular walk.heavyhorses10/02/2011
From SJ 205 586summitsup24/10/2010
Limestone country easily approach from east and well worth walking to all 3 likely tops...as the least interesting one is the highest. Dry with some occasional sunshine.Dugswell217/10/2010