Hill number:14772
Height:168.6m / 553ft
Parent (Ma):1961  Mynydd Bodafon [Yr Arwydd]
SMC/RHB Section:30A: Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula
County/UA:Anglesey [Sir Fon]
Topographical area:IW01 Anglesey-bardsey
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SH 46677 84810
Summit feature:outcrop 10m S of ruined wind shelter
Col:137.1m  SH 4658 8500  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 114 115
(1:25k) 263N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 63 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked by lakePeteF07/01/2023
From pull-in by bench overlooking pond, headed SW along road for about 30m, SW up decent path to high point & then up over heather & a bit of gorse to wind shelter & summit.gerrybowes29/10/2022
From pond after having been up Mynydd Bodafon, good path to start then took an indistinct path that headed to top.PeterD12/08/2022
From the bench by the lake. There are two paths and we decided the one heading se was by far the better one. Great viewpoint. Something primeval about this area. Met Dangerous Dave at the top and discussed important hill bagging issues.Campbell Singer21/04/2022
Path not as good as I was promised. It seemed to go missing in a few places. Great views. Met Dangerous Dave.Barbara Singer21/04/2022
Good path through the heather from the pond. Met Campbell Singer & Barbara Singer on the summit. Lots of Hillbagging talk ensued!Dangerous Dave21/04/2022
1/3 Barclodiau then over to Mynydd Bodafon and Pen Y Castell, quick circuit close to the duck pond. Saw a fox really close up which was a treat.nickywood102/03/2022
Parked by the reedy lake at the pull-in with a bench. There is a faint but easily followable path opposite where I parked starting at SH 46823 85042 which took me to the top.DC11main17/05/2021
Parked on the verge opposite the lake and did a circular walk linking Yr Arwydd, Barclodiau, and Pen y Castell. A charming rocky oasis within the gentle pastures of Anglesey.silveracorn_alan18/08/2019
From bus stop in Brynrefail via Pen y Castell NE topderrymark13/08/2019
7th top of 11 today, climbing Penmynydd, Bron Alar, Cefncwmcwd, Bryn-teg, Bryn Carmel and Pen Y Foel, continuing to Maenaddwyn where i turned N up the lane to park just South of the lake. I used the lane to the houses Sw of the top before scrambling up a few metres then up to the obvious outcrop. All 3 tops look great as the Bell Heather is in bloom. I headed N iver rough terrain to reach the road and onwards to Mynydd Bodafon...Dazingdale17/07/2019
Path to top (indistinct in parts) from bench by pond.chrisbien16/04/2019
Quick evening round of the three hills here with my brother, from a layby near the lake. Thin path up from opposite the layby. Possibly the best views of the three hills.wheresthepath14/04/2019
Easy ascent along paths from the small lake to the N. Parking by the lake.DanMaisieBex13/04/2019
Parked near the small lake and walked up small paths to Mynydd Bodafon and then Barclodiau.davidpettit8407/12/2018
Had done Bodafan 4 years ago, but came back to pick up the other 2 tops in this lovely little spot- from the path opposite the bench on the road by the lake.Mark Sims14/11/2018
Path up almost opposite layby with bench @ SH468851. No shorts!carole engel03/12/2017
Up from Point Lynasbardolph14/07/2017
From road to the north. Surprisingly hard work deep heather laced with gorse. Welcome my wellies but our decision to leave the shorts onvegibagger13/06/2017
Obvious path to the top leads from the roadside opposite the seat overlooking the lake.milimana01/03/2017
All 3 summits of Mynydd BadafonJamesD197217/02/2017
Walked up on a track of sorts from the road to the NNE just after the sunset and back to car for 17:00.Dugswell225/01/2017
From roed due N of top. Waded over fern and gorse to rock, then an easy walk up. Remnants of a stone-built shelter cairn at HP.jonglew18/09/2015
Parked by track south east of lake (GR468853)to Mynydd Bodafon, Pen y Castell NE Top and back to car. A few metres west a good but narrow path leaves the road and leads right to the summit of Barclodiau.ijpowell12/06/2015
Very pleasant circular walk from wonderful Traeth Lligwy-Pilot Boat Inn(!)-Barclodiau-Mynydd Bodafon-Traeth Lligwy.With Bridget and Oscar.catman11/06/2015
With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge11/06/2015
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie11/06/2015
As RHW: Track starts at E end of lake: Nice top.GordonAdshead22/04/2015
Parked roadside by small lake, easy short walk up path to top.Craig6712/02/2015
From NW, track then faint path thru bracken, then nice rocky going, avoiding ankle-nipping gorse.RHW07/09/2014
heather clad hill.Adrian07/08/2014
On a tour of Sir Ynys Mon bumps. From SH467850.summitsup16/06/2014
After Yr Arwydd, already wet so bagged the other two ThUMPs. Be better when you could look up and see a view!nordicstar14/12/2013
Brynrefail circular. Still rough going but not quite so awkward as Pen y Castell.Smudge29/11/2013
Small car park just off the road at SH 47026 85235. Barclodiau (easy) - Pen y Castell (nightmare). Already done the Marilyn Mynydd Bodafon twice so didn't bother today.David Gradwell10/07/2010
walk over Mynydd BodafonJohnIvor28/02/1993
Short run with Pauline .. parked in small lay by by church gate 479860 dropped down from Bodafon then up from lakemilejunkieblank
Martin R16/12/2023
Andy West19/07/2023
Ben Rinnes27/03/2023
Swindon Bagger19/09/2021
Richard Gunn20/08/2018
Alan Caine23/07/2018
andrew brown02/04/2017
Tony J20/04/2015
Alex C15/11/2013