5 peaks from the Ponderosa

A fine walk over the Llantysilio Hills with magnificent views from the peaks over the River Dee, the River Alyn and the surrounding valleys.


28 January 2024

No dogs

From the car park we head SW up to our first peak Moel y Faen. We now follow the wide track to Moel y Gamelin. Then on to the “bald hill of the fortress”, the Iron Age hillfort of Moel y Gaer and on to Moel Morffyd.

We descend off the hills heading towards Rhewl. After the farm at Cymmo our route takes us uphill, back on to the moor. We contour below the hills we walked earlier until we re-climb our first hill Moel y Faen. It’s now downhill back to the car park.

Moel Morfydd
Footpaths mainly over moorland, some roadwork
Explorer 256 – Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Car park opposite Ponderosa café on A542 north of Horseshoe Pass. postcode LL20 8DR, GR SJ 192 481
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Highest Point:
Moel y Gamelin 577m


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.