Name:Penycloddiau
Hill number:2047
Height:439.5m / 1442ft
SMC/RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Flintshire [Sir Fflint]
Topographical area:WN07 Gamelin-famau
Catchment:Clwyd
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SJ 12717 67892
Summit feature:cairn on centre of walled mound
Drop:156.7m
Col:282.8m  SJ 1395 6674  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 265
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau.pdf
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 435 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Free parking at SJ139668Isbjorn21/06/2024
With Sal doing Offa's Day 2 N-S from Bodfaridavechaffey07/04/2024
From parking area to S of Moel Arthur. Offa’s Dyke, turning off to revisit Moel Arthur for first time since 1974. Rejoined Offa’s Dyke and followed to summit of Penycloddiau. Back along Offa’s Dyke.peter4lc18/03/2024
with KFabioski12/03/2024
From the free car park to the south east. Easy going up the paths. Second Marilyn of four today.KevPalmer28/09/2023
Walked up from Bodfari along the ridge and then returned by offas dykeWoolly Hattie07/06/2023
From Moel Arthur cp over M Arthur back on grass path to west of M ArthurFlatfield07/03/2023
Started from Coed Llangwyfan car park, north along the ridge to summit and bwlch further north, returning to the car along the traversing byway on the western side of Penycloddiau (7 km)ByPathsLessTravelled24/01/2023
A lovely walk from the free car park to the southeast. Solo.Dangerous Dave26/11/2022
A walk with Frank from Bodfari with Moel y ParcLou07/11/2022
A lovely sunny afternoon walk from Coed Llangwyfan car park.vuirich24/03/2022
from Llangwyfan car park up and down with Winnieunderhill05/03/2022
Parked in layby on approach road to North.Stevooo27/02/2022
Walked over from Moel Arthur and then back around a low level path.davert12306/11/2021
From the Moel Arthur car park initially and then on to Penycloddiau all in fabulously dramatic lightgreboicus12/12/2020
From Afon-wen. Took the lane and track up to join the Offa's Dyke Path south over Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Dywyll and Moel Fama. Then down via Pt. 464m and Ffrith Mountain to Cilcain. Solo. 18.5km, with 1030m of ascent.Man of Kernow115/10/2020
Gwydr Saturday day walk with Lindsey. Met group (16 people) at Aberwheeler (SJ 096693). Route: Moel Y Parc, Offa's Dyke path, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, return along Clwydian Way path. Approx 12 miles with 2800 ft ascent. Started approx 10am; finish 17.30pm - a lot of stops and an easy pace.Skip05/09/2020
Lovely walk from main car park situated to south-east. Walked to end of wide track then up steep incline and around hillfort ramparts and back to car park. Fine views at summit of Vale of Clwyd and Halkyns.giant_hiker03/08/2020
With OtisGlenford03/01/2020
From car park to aS, along Offa’s Dyke path. S.CJM17/12/2019
From free carpark below Moel Arthur at SJ146657. Followed Offa's Dyke ascending east flank of Moel Arthur then descended to col and the small Coed Llangwyfan carpark. From here continued on Offa's Dyke path skirting woodland to the summit. Reconstructed tumulus, impressive hill fort ramparts, fine views to south. Returned same way, late lunch stop at carpark. Breezy, squally rain, but mild. Walked for two hours, back to car just before dusk. With Lindsey the day after Llandudno gig.Skip06/12/2019
Offa's Dyke Walk with HarryTarkus13/08/2019
Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau from Moel Arthur car parkLongwojo12/08/2019
Summitted along Offa's Dyke Path, North to SouthPeapod2131/05/2019
Penycloddiau from the Coed Llangwyfan car park and then on to Moel y Parc. Return back over Penycloddiau.knarf09/02/2019
Moel Pas-yr, Penycloddiau, and Moel Arthur, on a bright day ,lots of snow, with FrankLou03/02/2019
With Lindsay on an enjoyable walk in the snow taking in Moel Plas-yw, Penycloddiau and returning over Moel Arthur.knarf03/02/2019
4/4 Marilyn day. Ascent of Penycloddiau from the car park above Llangwyfan. A round trip of 3.5km in 50 minutes. (S)silveracorn_alan19/09/2018
From car park to the SE thenalong Offa's Dyke path.Winterfloodian24/07/2018
Easy walk from Coed Llangwyfan car parkTony J26/05/2018
Parked at free car park to South East.David Evans19/05/2018
Moel y Parc, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur, Moel Llys-y-coed, Moel Dywyll, Moel Famaukeithouk21/01/2018
Parked at the Coed Llangwyfan car park. No charge. Headed up and enjoyed the views. Cloudy but no rain. Company: Solo Marilyn 3/6.iandesbottes01/01/2018
2/7 Marilyn. From car park to SE, up the Offas Dyke pathN.Morters24/12/2017
From car park to SEPeterD07/09/2017
Walk from Moel Arthur car park across the offas dyke path, took about 1 hr 30 to get to the top and back.Sihuws15/08/2017
Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-Y-Coed, Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Mynydd Y Parc. Nice day after the rain showers stopped!!Alunrees3331/07/2017
On a windy day from the car park to SE.NormanW11/06/2017
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur. Lovely walk!lisa90528/05/2017
With TJB from car park to the south easttrimarc224/03/2017
With Val. Parked at car park SE of summit and followed the Offa's Dyke path to the summit.mike.hoult09/03/2017
With MikeVal Deisler09/03/2017
Penycloddiau & Moel Arthur from Forestry Commission car park @ SJ 13920 66781. With Gill, Debbie & Richard.ADT19/02/2017
Up and down of Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur on Offa's Dyke from car park between them.rhalstead25/12/2016
Final day of a 140 mile across Wales for Christian Aid. Walked along the ridge from Bwlch Penbaras, finishing at Aifft (Egypt) to the SE of Aberwheeler (having started in Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire)huwthomas15/12/2016
From forestry commission car park and followed the offa Dyke path. Beautiful but chillyAJ_UNSWORTH05/11/2016
The no. 76 bus from Llanbedr to Llangwyfan allows a fabulous linear walk taking in 4 Marilyns: Penycloddiau, Moel Famau, Foel Fenlli and Moel Gyw. Mainly easy going on the Offa's Dyke path, with a few steep deviations onto the summits. Penycloddiau can be accessed via a steep, faint path off the Clywdian Way above Fron-gelyn, just past a massive iron tank. (The paths marked on the OS map do not exist).Gill14/10/2016
Repeat w Jenx from CP (free) to south, good walk up Offas Dikenordicstar01/10/2016
Always a nice walk.jenx01/10/2016
Very windy.climbingkershaw09/09/2016