Ascent of Penycloddiau on 2013-12-26
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Thursday, December 26, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||440 m / 1444 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportParked in the car park at SJ 138668 (beware of the potholes at the entrance). A fine hike north along the edge of the woods before breaking out on the crest of the Clwydian Hills (following Offa's Dyke Path). A stunning Bronze Age hillfort, very atmospheric in the moody winter light. The summit is a restored cairn atop a walled mound with fine views in all directions; the coast to the north, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to the east, Moel Fammau to the south and the Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia to the west.
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