Name:Pen-y-gelli
Hill number:14710
Height:233.6m / 766ft
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:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
(Tu,2)
Grid ref:SJ 13544 76250
Summit feature:no feature: summit is in woodland
Drop:30.6m
Col:203m  SJ 15392 76506  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Observations:summit of Moel-dda, pasture, 1km SE at SJ 14279 75444 is 231.9m
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Pen-y-Gelli and Moel-dda.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 37 users)ByDate of Ascent
After Pen Y Ball. I parked up in a large car park area for the bar and grill or residents in flats nearby and then walked up the road and took bridleway following edge of wood. A gate that easily climbed through gives access to a few trails. I did a loop incorporating the high poin, spending a few minutes to wander aimmlessly around the indistinct summit. Plenty of footpaths and wilder trails to use to bring me back to the bridleway and the back to the start. Drove over Coed Pen Y Garreg for the final hill of the day...Dazingdale10/02/2024
From nature reserve parking, ENE then up faint path and across wider track to top in woodland.PeterD17/10/2022
As johnbarnard, parked in entrance to nature reserve at SJ 1355 7604 - ENE along path for about 50m to path junction, turned left & up to T-junction - Went straight across & through open woodland to summit GR, ivy-clad banking on S. side of track. Also visited the alternative summit. As MoK, good verge parking at SJ 1504 7488 & road walk E. & then N. to bridleway - Along bridleway to marker post & stile at 146750 & then RoW to plantation at 145752 - Through plantation containing a fair bit of bramble, & then up over sheep pasture to high point. (S)gerrybowes20/03/2022
I parked at the entrance to the nature reserve (SJ 1355 7604) where there is room for two cars. Into reserve and followed path right and through woods to summit area which is rather flat, so the summit position is not clear.johnbarnard2501/02/2022
Quick visit. Went to the grid ref, but there appeared to be higher areas of land…. Noticed that the Strava map shows a 240 contour. Interesting.HillyBilly21/09/2021
Parked at the east entrance to the nature reserve. Pleasant beech woods.Campbell Singer06/11/2019
P by nature reserve. E along pavement to RoW. Up to indistinct top.chrisbien02/07/2019
Small pull in for nature reserve on A5026-sharp right and up by fence into woodsMark Sims30/05/2019
Parked in MacDonalds, easy walk from here to summit via gap in the wall that runs along side A5026. Pleasant little woodJamesD197214/03/2019
Visited both tops. Official top easy going but top indistinct. Alternate top parked at SJ 150 748 on grass verge - A few footpaths and stiles missing on the ground and footpaths in wood near summit very overgrown.David Evans04/02/2018
Me and Alf from the North.jrj17/01/2018
Circular walk on cool,sunny day from Gorsedd-Coed y Garrog(shame the trees have grown again to obscure the view)and Pen-y-gelli.With Bridget and Oscar.catman14/01/2018
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge14/01/2018
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie14/01/2018
Good off road parking at entrance to Nature reserve @ SJ 1356 7605. Summit area flat and top indistinctcarole engel02/12/2017
Room for one car by gate at SE corner of wood, along track at first then wandered around flattish woodland. Felt that highest area was further NE than given GR.Aye Jimmy29/11/2017
Parked on A5026 and up fp on E edge of woods before W on a smaller path. The GR given is more or less on this path although I tramped around a little to the N as that looked slightly higher.clivevilla02/01/2017
Park 136761 entrance to disused quarry(now a nature reserve).Space for 2 cars. Go into nature reserve, right hand path takes you over a fence line then take your pick of paths through the woods.Rob5022/05/2016
Parked on verge just east of roundabout on A 5026 opposite caravan site at SJ 13396 77111. Walked on pavement south-east, then crossing road, followed bridleway south to bend, then various tracks through wood to summit area. From there headed south for Moel-dda 233m, but RoW blocked by A55 and no tunnel under. Returned to car NNW through wood and back to bridleway. Then drove to do Moel-dda separately. Parked on verge on minor lane at SJ 15043 74888 and walked east, turning north onto road, leaving it at a bridleway west. Then followed various RoWs through fields and wood to summit in sheep pasture. Returned the same way. Solo.Man of Kernow107/05/2016
Alternative summit visited 06/03/2016.PeteF24/01/2016
Roadside bagging with Dugswell.Smudge13/11/2015
Parked to the SE then used footpath to gain summit and other high points in woods with Smudge.Dugswell213/11/2015
From SRobertP09/08/2015
From 138761GordonAdshead28/02/2015
From SE, mostly-beech woodland, HP is earth bank S side of a track RHW18/05/2013
Martin R09/03/2022
andrew brown24/09/2020
DC11main23/09/2020
TK12/10/2019
Adrian14/04/2019
MM29/05/2018
ngthack19/12/2017
JohnIvor04/01/2017
Richard Gunn19/09/2016
stevent080913/03/2016
Alan Caine06/02/2016
Alex C27/03/2014