Name:Coed Hyrddyn [Velvet Hill]
Hill number:5166
Height:232.4m / 762ft
Parent (Ma):2039  Moel y Gamelin
RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 20031 43946
Summit feature:grassy knoll
Drop:102m
Col:130.4m  SJ 2005 4464  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 255 256
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey_of_Coed_Hyrddyn.pdf
Comments:Drop measured as 102.0m
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Around the bottom and over the top from Horseshoe Falls CP, with David and Timmykindpercy05/05/2024
Maesyrychen Mountain, Graig-ddu, Coed Hyrddynkeithouk21/01/2024
https://www.strava.com/activities/9502123739Sleepwa1ker22/07/2023
with YFabioski12/03/2023
From parking near Horseshoe-falls/Chainbridge. Pleasant path to grassy summit, fine little hill. Great views over Llangollen. 6/9 HuMPN.Morters20/02/2023
Walk with Cameron from Horseshoe Falls, LlangollenDJClarke15/01/2023
From a lay-by to the east and followed ROWs to approach summit from the south.summitter27/11/2022
Parked to south near Horseshoe falls car park, then up FP, past rotting sheep carcass. Good views from top.PeterD19/10/2022
On a circuit from the SunTrevor Inn barns. along the LLangollen canal to Horseshoe Falls car park. Up from the car park (took a rather steep route where the public right of way is on the map however there is a much better path coming up from further around. Followed the path over the ridge to the end , then down to the pillar, then the Abbey and back along the Clwydian Way. 10.2 mile circuit 1,189ft climbing.JulieB04/10/2022
From car park near Chainbridge Hotel. We found the intial signposting confusing but soon got onto the lovely, open ridge, over the HP and right along the spine of the hill which has the main path. At houses/gardens, it doubled back to the A543 by the RoW crossing the river. Just where we needed to be to go up Fron Fawr. With Pete.pwheeler21/03/2022
Free parking on layby near Horseshoe Car Park. Quick up and down.PGCE05/02/2022
From car park near Chainbridge Hotel. There's a signpost directing you to the hill but when you get to the stile, the arrow points right - to the path that contours the hill. Instead, take the less obvious path to the left. Super little hill.Wycombe Wanderer25/01/2022
20 mins up and down from the car park near the chain bridge in. Beautiful views up and down the valley.Nicky C20/11/2021
Up from north east end on RoW. Down to road near Berwyn station.Moorponder15/10/2021
Free parking on Lay-by near Horseshoe Car Park.... Straight up on good path from the south and along ridge to summit of Coed Hyrddyn. Descended to N, followed paths to Abbey Cottage and headed south to climb Castell Dinas Bran from the East. descended to the west and followed canal back to Car.... With CaroleDave27/06/2021
Llangollen - Coed Hyrddyn - Maesyrychen Mountain - Moel y Gamelin - Moel y Faen - Cyrn-y-Brain - Foel - Castell Dinas Bran - Llangollen.Mark Jackson03/04/2021
Straight up from Horseshoe Falls, then descended to Llangollen via NE ridge.quadbarrel25/07/2020
Pleasant dog walking route with LFabioski19/10/2019
3/3 Llangollen is a challenge as every one of its hills requires a bit of planning and understanding, and are each their own endeavour. This was a fine Hill, as if God just plopped it there.tumpawumpa06/04/2019
With CPgarth8725/02/2019
From Abbey Grange Hotel. Quick walk on path beside main road, then a nice time exploring this beautiful little hill. With B and R.jenx26/11/2018
Left car at hotel nearby, flanked hill then up east side to col and top. Lovely viewpoint. With Jenx and Bryhernordicstar26/11/2018
Called velvet hill for a reason- short cropped soft grass. Several summits on delightful ridge with views of autumnal woods along the river, ruined abbey and interlocking hills. Elisegs pillar to east worth visitingDenise 13/11/2018
Layby N. of hotel at SJ 19870 43330 - Up to junction & then up steps & through wood to stile - Over stile, turned left & alongside fence up to ridge - Good path along ridge to summit knoll. (S)gerrybowes13/11/2018
From the S, didn't find the path so steeply up through the crispy frongs of dead bracken and scattered birch with pale golden leaves bright in the morning sun. Join path on grassy ridge, As AJ arrive on S Top convinced it was high point until at N summit! Bowling green grass/moss and superb views. Slithering all over the place today should have worn better boots.RichardM13/11/2018
From busy parking area to S of hill, kayakers, dog walkers, cyclists and one bagger. Into wood, soon over stile then left 100m, track to top. First summit looked as high on arrival, not so when on N summit.Aye Jimmy14/01/2018
10.1 mile walk from car park near Berwyn Station, walked along minor road to Rhewl then climbed up good path near Cymmo Farm across fern slopes onto Graig-Ddu (for first time) then climbed obvious steep tracks onto Moel Morfydd, Moel.Y.Gaer and Moel.Y.Gamelin (bagged these 3 previously in 2010) and along little trails through ferns onto Maesyrychen Mountains (first time) and followed paths back to road near Llantysilio farm, turned left along more minor road and across field paths to Coed Hyrddyn (first time) along this nice little hill back to car park, overcast with brief bursts of sun, then drove home just beating the bank holiday rush.DanTrig25/08/2017
Short steep ascent from south- nice little hill with good views of Llantisylio and Berwyns.Mark Sims18/05/2017
With HS. Brilliant viewpoint - even in today's gale !JohnIvor11/01/2017
From car park to south. Well cared for National Trust hill with interesting earthworks and easy path. Excellent views.ijpowell17/09/2016
With K after dinner. RM rested at abbey campsite which became extremely busy for the bank holiday weekend.Ashley27/05/2016
ROW from S.Chris Peart11/03/2016
6/6 Aproached from north but this is covered in tracksFergalh10/05/2015
From Llangollen, Fron Fawr and Coed Hyrddyn, sleet and snow on a off all morning.rhalstead22/03/2014
Climbed from the Chain bridge car park.Sprog12/10/2013
Visited during a three day stay at Llangollen Hostel. It was the start of Eisteddfod week and I just about managed to catch the colourful parade through the town's streets before I had to head back home.Alex C09/07/2013
on signed paths to the ridge and the top at 9.50. Llangollen belowarranc03/05/2013
A planned day off from the 'OFF'as Dyke trail. I started from the Abbey grange hotel and climbed up Castell Dinas bran, Dropped back into Llangollen and then took road and path on the South side of the vale , walking over the Dee at Berwyn. I then explored the Horseshoe falls and Llantysilio church before backtracking to the Chainbridge hotel, as somewhere on this stretch I had dropped my ordnance survey map! I never found it. Light was fading but i noticed the National trust signs and just waded up the slopes of Velvet Hill aka Coed Hryddyn. At the top I walked the ridge all the way to the end and dropped down onto the road that profiles the hill and from here i made it to the Abbey Grange hotel's grounds. I have now (Oct 2013) made it back to Llangollen to continue with the Offas dyke and I have walked both the Dee valley and North Berwym way and this little hill really stands out!Dazingdale28/03/2013
Climbed on G&J survey of summit and bwlch.Man of Kernow107/02/2013
Up from the chain bridge. This is a really nice little top with great views all around the valley.simon and co03/01/2013
eyenose28/10/2012
From Chainbridge car park, steep up onto Moel Tan y Coed down to Valle Crucis (closed??) steep up onto Fron Fawr down to South onto minor roads-Llangollen canal back to chain bridge. sun & cloud, cool breeze.apricorum29/09/2012
From Chainbridge car park, steep up onto Moel Tan y Coed down to Valle Crucis (closed??) steep up onto Fron Fawr down to South onto minor roads-Llangollen canal back to chain bridge.leeoohmaknee29/09/2012
Short evening walk from and back to the Abbey Grange Hotel.Salopianb19/04/2012
From SE. No cairn there any more but top is obvious. Nice but daunting view of my next summit Fron Fawr.clivevilla28/12/2011
An easy hill whose views outweigh the effort inolved. The eastern approach was greasy and slippery.JohnStoneham18/09/2011
Short evening walk with sons from and back to the Abbey Grange Hotel.Man of Kernow122/08/2011
Velvet Hill from parking to ESE up steep slope on dry but breezy morning.Dugswell221/05/2011
quick foray up whilst at abbey farm for first trip in the caravantreborconde21/05/2011
Parked on B5013 nr junction with minor rd. UP ROW to grassy top.chrisbien12/04/2011