Name:Halkyn Mountain
Hill number:14613
Height:293.8m / 964ft
Parent (Ma):2051  Mynydd y Cwm [Coed Cwm]
SMC/RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint]
Topographical area:WN07 Gamelin-famau
Catchment:Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SJ 19574 71926
Summit feature:ground 2m south of trig point
Drop:31m
Col:262.8m  SJ 2036 7085  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:ground 100m SE is lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Halkyn Mountain.pdf
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Primarily came here for trig point, although it's not on the OS map.desperate dan02/05/2024
Revisit whilst bagging sub-tumps in the area. Very windy.Richard Gunn15/04/2024
4th hill of 6 on a traverse from Mold to Holywell. After Moel Y Gaer I continued Nnw past various relics from quarrying, heading West of the Wireless station and passing just West of the hamlet of Windmill. I headed Nw not far from there to climb upto the Trig pillar and top nearby. I descended to an area that is called Shafts on the OS map and had a food and coffee break before continuing for Cefn...Dazingdale10/02/2024
An interesting hill with lots of fenced off mine shafts. I would have been surprised to find a trig point if I hadn't read the other blogs beforehand, as it isn't shown on my maps.Alan Moore07/02/2024
2/8 (Cefn/Halkyn Mountain/Elysian Hill/Hawkstone Hill/Grotto Hill/Chirk Green Hill/Caergwrle Castle/Moel Y Park)Fergalh17/09/2023
Parked on grass to NE up track and then across to trig and HP. Good views.PeterD12/08/2022
I parked near the quarry at SJ 20830 70026, and took a track west up to the summit of Copa'r Frân, then various tracks across the heath and up to the summit of Halkyn Mountain. Returned much the same way. Hot & sunny, with a refreshing NW breeze. Solo. 5.1km, with 75m of ascent.Man of Kernow122/06/2022
Fine viewpoint in short grass and gorse, short walk from road with parking on un fenced grass. Surprised to find unmapped trig.Denise 10/04/2022
A short walk from the road to NE. Easy parking on unfenced road. Short grass and gorse in area of old and new quarry/mine workings. Good views. Surprised to find a trig pillar at the summit, for a moment thought we'd gone to the wrong place!RichardM10/04/2022
Parked in lay-by on E. side of junction at SJ 1948 7231 - From junction, grassy track to trig point. Fine viewpoint. (S)gerrybowes20/03/2022
from n with winnieunderhill03/03/2022
Orienteering training on Halkyn, called in at summit trig.JK23/08/2020
From nw. Great views.Campbell Singer06/11/2019
From Moel y Gaer strolled across the common with Ed to Halkyn Mountain and back. Pleasant enough but not worth repeating.John Eley07/09/2019
From junction to NW - great views- shame about the pylonsMark Sims30/05/2019
Easy walk from the NW following the pylons. Good views of the Dee Estuary.clivevilla16/05/2019
Parked SJ193722. Short stroll following pylons at first.David Evans30/12/2018
Easy bag from nearby layby. Fine views.David Bremner01/11/2018
Me and Alf.jrj23/01/2018
Parked at crossroads to N, short walk up road towards Windmill then straight up hillside at obvious track.Aye Jimmy26/11/2017
P near T jnct to N. Track virtually to top.chrisbien07/06/2017
Circular walk from the lovely Blue Bell Inn in Halkyn. Spring weather, fantastic views from these modest hills, lots of flowering gorse. Moel-y-Gaer, Moel Ffagnallt and Halkyn MountainLazylizzie20/04/2017
Fine morning with good views on common land - part of Westminster estateJohnIvor30/12/2016
Highly enjoyable wander round Halkyn Common,including grand viewpoints of Moel-Ffagnallt and Halkyn Common.With Oscar and Catman.rosiebridge29/10/2016
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie29/10/2016
With Oscar and Bridget.catman29/10/2016
Roadside bagging with Dugswell.Smudge13/11/2015
Parked to the NW then walked up the bridleway to bag Billins trig point which isn't shown on the map.Dugswell213/11/2015
Short stroll from ERobertP09/08/2015
Parked in Halkyn opposite Bluebell Inn at SJ 20948 70270. Followed B5123 south for 200m, then various tracks NNW over access land past Windmill village to the summit. Visited 290m contour ring to the south-east, which appeared to be lower. Walk continued to Moel y Gaer. Nordic walk, in sunshine but strong south-west wind.Man of Kernow128/06/2015
Great hill area: Track from NW to trig pointGordonAdshead28/02/2015
From SJ193722.summitsup15/10/2014
If P30s are your quarry...Martin R22/03/2014
limestone pavement, fine views. FP from minor road to N RHW19/01/2002
My father said I have done this!Play2End01/08/1972
With Chester Rambling Club. From Flint along paths and country roads to Pentre Halkyn and then Halkyn Mountain. Through Rhes-y-cae to Moel Ffagallt and Moel y Gaer. On to Rhosesmor and return to Flint.pwbellarby13/05/1962
paulsross13/01/2024
PM10/12/2023
Matt05/12/2022
Halfdecent06/11/2022
Man of Kernow222/06/2022
andrew brown24/09/2020
DC11main23/09/2020
Cumbriancyclist07/02/2020
johnbarnard2520/01/2020
TREBORK21/06/2018
MM26/05/2018
KM26/05/2018
TK01/01/2018
ngthack19/12/2017