Name:Moel y Gaer
Hill number:5164
Height:303.7m / 996ft
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:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SJ 21067 69081
Summit feature:wall of hollowed tumulus
Col:176m  SJ119750  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 117
(1:25k) 265
Observations:top of covered reservoir about 50m E is 0.63m higher
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Survey of Moel y Gaer (Final).doc
Comments:Lower than the Marilyn Mynydd y Cwm (hill 2051)
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3rd of 6 hills visited on a traverse from Mold to Holywell, after Bryn-eithin, I headed along fenceline and into wood to rejoin footpath and followed it over the minor road but then took fp that curves around West to North to rejoin Wats Dyke Way at Rhosesmor and where it enters Open access land I eventually veered off to visit reservoir and then tumulus. Nice area. Continuation to Halkyn mountain...Dazingdale10/02/2024
From north, easy up short grass between gorse. Tumulus and .. reservoir visited. 1/9 HuMPN.Morters20/02/2023
A clockwise loop, from the small car park at SJ 20823 70024. Via River View to the summit, back via the pond. 3.1km, with 55m of ascent. 200th ascent.Man of Kernow116/02/2023
Parked at houses to the NW. Along past Hawthorn Cottage and along grassy/muddy paths to the summit.LizH18/11/2022
From NE - good parking and paths all the way.Minto26/10/2022
Parked to north, easy paths to top. Went to tumulus and covered reservoir. Good views.PeterD18/10/2022
Parked in Berth Ddu, good paths to the summit where there are good 360 degree views.Adrian31/05/2022
from sw with Winnieunderhill03/03/2022
Nice area of gorse and grass- covered old stone quarries and ancient earthworks with good views to Liverpool and Moel Famau. Natural HP uncertain but probably grassy tumulus, but also traversed unfenced grass covered reservoir and visited topograph. Access land. Parked to S near church.Denise 30/01/2022
From the village church, grass and gorse. Summit with surrounding bank of an ancient hill fort. Within the circular bank is unfenced covered reservoir and low grassed over tumulus with central depression. Great views, increasing wind as Storm Corrie approaches.RichardM30/01/2022
From the Blue Bell.mad max29/12/2021
Parked in village hall car park just N of church. Easy walk up. Visited summit and top of reservoir.PGCE17/08/2021
Parking neaxt to the playground down from the Church. Ivy had a play on the swings and Slide before we headed up first to the covered reservior then the Summit tumulus. Great views from the top. Just missed the rain.Jephcote8307/08/2021
A loop around the eastern tops of Mynydd Helygain, from the small car park at SJ 20823 70024. With ALT. 7.1km, with 220m of ascent. 100th ascent.Man of Kernow106/12/2020
Parked in small parking bay at SJ21346 68732 then up road then path along fort ramparts to summit. Sunny. With EdJohn Eley07/09/2019
Parked 213686 near church. Lots of dog walkers.David Evans30/12/2018
Me and Alf easily N.W. from layby beyond the church.jrj14/12/2018
Short walk up by lane and grassy path from phone box to SW.davidpettit8406/12/2018
Parked on grass verge opposite junction with track at 209689 - Up track & then path to the remains of the summit tumulus, a distance of just over 300yd. (S)gerrybowes13/11/2018
Strolled up from NE parking nr school. Easy cut tracks, mind the gorse tho!nordicstar22/03/2018
Pleasant circular walk from Coed-y-Felin car park via Coed Trellyniau and Moel-y-Crio.Excellent views.With Bridget and Oscar.catman04/02/2018
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie04/02/2018
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge04/02/2018
Can park high up in lanes to SW, then easy stroll to top.Aye Jimmy26/11/2017
Good parking by phone box SJ207688. Mown grassy paths to topcarole engel10/06/2017
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
Parked in old quarry by road to SW and easily up to the summitChris Peart27/09/2016
Easy ways using paths and access land from Rhosesmor school. Pleasant fort summit area. With Pete, en route from Warwick to Llandudno.pwheeler10/09/2016
Up on mother's day, great view of the Beluga landing at Harwarden airport, snow covered pennines, and Blackpool tower.deebagger08/05/2016
12/12 Last of peak bagging day (Great Orme/Little Orme (Creigiau Rhiwledyn)/Bryn Euryn/Bryn Pyden/Mynydd Marian/Mynydd Ellian/Bwrdd Arthur/Moel Rhiwen/Clip Y Orsedd/Foel Lwyd/Tal Y Fan/Moel y Gaer)Fergalh28/02/2016
AloneRob Pen y Garn31/10/2015
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Helygain. Followed various tracks over access land south to Rhes y Cae, then diverted off road south to climb Moel Ffagnallt. Then walked on road through Moel y crio and various tracks south-east over access land to the summit. Then walked north beside B5123 back to the car.Man of Kernow128/06/2015
Simple up and down from villagerhalstead26/12/2014
From SJ213687.summitsup15/10/2014
Visited on a 3 Tump walk from Flint to Holywell.Alex C31/10/2013
Access landtim74705/06/2013
easy walk up on grass to covered reservoir. through gorse to the highest pointarranc04/05/2013
Parked up on the nearby track the wandered up to the fort outer wall. Walked right round this taking in the great viewshillhiker16/12/2012
Plenty of parking to be had on track by house, GR SJ208690 then a short walk to top up grassy track.Anton19/06/2012
On Wat's Dyke walkwindridge07/04/2012
Christmas Eve walk from holiday cottage at Flint Mountain.Jake99424/12/2011
Climbed with my good mate Neilsimon and co17/05/2011
Parked 209689. Up track and grass through gorse. Top is tumulus but also walked across res mound.chrisbien12/04/2011
Parked to SSW - easy stroll.destaylor24/02/2011
Parked to NNE and used one of many paths to walk around summit rampards, then onto summit covered reservoir before finding wall of hollowed tumulus. Gr8 views.Dugswell217/10/2010
Nice little hill with some good views.
Parked to the north. Tracks up to the ramparts of the hill fort.clivevilla24/01/2010
Reservoir in centre of hillfort.PeteF31/12/2008
Nearest HuMP to my house. First known recorded ascent.Man of Kernow112/01/2003
resr at summit, pleasant hill (covered resr), excellent view to coast, plain & Clwydians. short climb from tk at 209690 RHW19/01/2002