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Ascent of Penycloddiau on 2013-12-26

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Huw Davies
Date:Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Penycloddiau
    Location:UK-Wales
    Elevation:440 m / 1444 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Parked 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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The neolithic summit of Penycloddiau at dusk looking north along the Clwydian Range (2013-12-26). Photo by Peter Stone.
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