Name:Moel y Waun
Hill number:7518
Height:411.9m / 1351ft
Parent (Ma):2046  Moel Gyw
SMC/RHB Section:30C: Llandudno to Wrexham
County/UA:Denbighshire [Sir Ddinbych]
Topographical area:WN07 Gamelin-famau
Catchment:Clwyd, Catchment Boundaries, Dee (Flint)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Subhump, Clem
Grid ref:SJ 16840 53431
Summit feature:fence post 1m SW of trig point
Col:312.8m  SJ 17133 54193  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 116
(1:25k) 256
Observations:top with mast 120m SE at SJ 16900 53327 is at least 1m lower; Moel yr Accre 800m SSE at SJ 16954 52667 is 0.6m lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530/Leica GS15
Survey of Moel y Waun.pdf
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8th tump of the day. Parked up in layby near footpath to the NE of summit. Followed ROW then headed up to reach ridge to follow fenceline to Trig pillar. Exploring both sides of fence. Lovely view to pine trees West of Moel Accre. Continued to summit of Moel Accre and then headed down to reach footpath but way barred by herd of cows so I profiled round and then climbed over fence to get round them and headed out on track to road and followed road back to the start.Dazingdale27/04/2024
From Llanarmon yn lal past the fishing lake. A nice hill to start the day off on. With Danstig_nest30/01/2024
Mynydd Du, Pen-y-Ffrith, Moel y Waunkeithouk01/05/2022
From the parking spot to the NE that others have referred to. Over stile then vague paths all the way to the top. Good views and a trig point.Father Ted16/03/2022
Myself and Alma Aurea completed a very enjoyable walk over the ridge taking in Moel y Plas, Moel Llanfair, Moel Gwy and then finishing with Moel y Waun. Good views, fairly quiet, we enjoyed the walk. - last one of the walk. From the car near the fishing entrance we took the path until we reached a vague track and followed that up onto the ridge and along to the summit. More good views.meltdiceburg26/06/2021
Good parking at start of fp to the north east. Pleasant pasture walk.Campbell Singer29/04/2021
From A494 restaurant/hotel car park via Offa's Dyke Path.Gwastadros22/06/2019
Nice walk up in the sun from parking at the footpath gate to the NEGordonAdshead09/06/2019
Easy parking on wide verge to NE at 172538 - Over stile & then pleasant walk over close-cropped sheep grazed pasture to the summit fence post by trig point. (S)gerrybowes29/12/2018
Parked at road corner by Coarse Fishing sign and walked up road to ROW then straight up access land to trig with good views despite the rainMark Sims27/11/2018
6.3 mile walk from road south of Moel Y Gelli, followed Offas Dyke onto hill, then trails onto Moel Y Plas summit, continued along Offas Dyke path around Moel Llanfair then onto Moel Gyw, then headed back south over Moel Llanfair (had to climb barbed wire fence on descent), back over Moel Y Plas along road, onto footpath then across field to Moel Y Waun summit, descended back to car same way. This was the second walk today, earlier re-bagged Moel Famau and bagged Foel Fenlli and Moel Eithinen, changeable weather; cloud to showers to sun, not many people around, great views to Snowdonia, Liverpool and even the Pennines.DanTrig25/08/2018
From layby to NE, well frozen fields soon lead to summit fence and trig.Aye Jimmy07/01/2018
Followed Offas Dyke path south, detour from the road upto the trig point.Sihuws01/09/2017
From Bwlch Penbarras. Foel Fenlli, Moel Y Waun, Moel Gyw and Bryn Alyn.Alunrees3321/08/2017
Enjoyable circular walk from Craigfechan on pleasant sunny day.Good views from top.With Bridget,Oscar and Bonnie.catman14/05/2017
With Catman ,Bonnie and Oscar.rosiebridge14/05/2017
With Catman ,Bonnie and Bridget.oscarrosie14/05/2017
A494 hotel car park, Foel Fenlli, Moel Eithenen, Moel y Waun,Moel y Plas, Moel Llanfair, Moel Gyw. With Mart and Daisy. Strong winds and snow flurries.John Eley12/02/2017
From little layby (A494) near Clwyd Gate - followed Offas Dyke Path with diverts to bag Moel Gyw (and trig) then Moel-y-Plas past Pen y Ffrith (memories of the Moas) then Moel-y-Waun (and trig) - returned back along Offas dyke Path but took track along east side if Moel-y-Llanfair.briandavies29/12/2016
Moel Y Waun, Moel Y Plas, Moel Lllanfair and Moel Eithinen there and back from south. Over the tops there with Offa's Dyke back. 10 miles.clivevilla14/09/2016
from 172538 straight up to column 3101.arranc07/08/2015
5/5 Quick hop up from road, last of long day.Fergalh25/04/2015
Up from the road just to the northern of the 347 spot height. Parking for a car just by where the public footpaths meet the road.simon and co23/01/2015
From Llandegla.mad max07/10/2013
Pleasant evening walkisabelle27/05/2013
From SJ 172 538 - to visit the survey team and in the hope of promotion to HuMP. Images at
Climbed again during G&J survey of hill.Man of Kernow111/01/2013
Ascent, together with Moel y Plas, from bwlch between them. Room to park 2-3 cars by track to fishing lake.Man of Kernow123/12/2012
Short walk up from road, last one of 5 little oness today.heavyhorses09/09/2012
From the Ledge roadJohnIvor27/07/2012
SJ 1684053435Anton19/06/2012
15 minute walk up from lay by to eastmikependergast22/05/2012
Trig. Up ROW and open access land from NE.PeteF17/12/2011
cross pasture from gateway & stile at 172538 RHW19/01/2002
With Davidkindpercy03/06/1993
Dawn Oldham01/05/2022
Nige R29/07/2020
A Peckish13/02/2019
Richard Gunn02/10/2017
Alan Whatley13/06/2017
Martin R27/03/2017