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Nearest Town:Conwy (3km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SH745773 / Sheet: 115
Latitude:53° 16' 38.8" N
Longitude:   3° 52' 56.71" W

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A companion to the larger hillfort crowning Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain) to the east, this site is well worth visiting for the sea views alone. To be honest traces of ramparts are a bonus.

Park at the summit of the impressive Bwlch Sychnant between PenMaenMawr and Conwy - ensuring your handbrake works beforehand, of course - and follow the North Wales Path northwards for a while (with fantastic views down the valley) before veering left to ascend to the fort. Remains of a small(ish) roughly circular enclosure crown the rocky summit overlooking the sea.

Retracing your steps, the path continues north-east to Mynydd y Dref and, if you've got the legs, Conwy. Superb.......
2nd July 2009ce