SJ1828 : Farm Track - Moelfre

taken 17 years ago, near to Moelfre, Powys, Great Britain

Farm Track - Moelfre
Farm Track - Moelfre
Billy, wake up. There's a track going up the road and it's crashed right through the gate.

Eventually leads up to the ridge of Gyrn Moelfre (The Gurn). Non-official route. The 1,715-foot (523m) mountain was the centrepiece of the Hugh Grant film "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain" (Fictitious mountain : Ffynnon Garw). At under 2,000 feet, itís unclear whether Gyrn Moelfre is the hill or the mountain.
because in Wales, any height over 1,000 feet is considered a mountain. In most parts of the world only an elevation of over 2,000 feet is considered to be a mountain... although I'm sure someone might tackle me on this point at sometime.

"Just a Map? Maps, my dear, are the undergarments of a country!" from the film "The Englishman who went up a Hill but came down a Mountain" (Miramax 1995) ...
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The mountain where they filmed 'The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain' is called Gyrn Moelfre. This is situated near the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys, in Mid-Wales...

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Gyrn Moelfre yw enw'r mynydd sydd i'w weld yn y ffilm 'The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain'. Mae'r mynydd ger pentref Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys, yng Nghanolbarth Cymru."
If you're ever in this area, be sure to visit the very beautiful Pistyll Rhaeadr (the highest waterfall in Wales). But be very careful at the top, it's a long way down. You will find Pistyll Rhaeadr near the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (again where "TEWWUAHBCDAM" was filmed.)
also a spectacular NPS downhill (Mountain Biking) venue.
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[Thrills and spills]
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[More thrills and spills]
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(check out the wing-mirror shot at the foot of the page showing the young hopefuls)
This link: LinkExternal link in the Juvenile section says George Belk pulled off a creditable second place, given his age amongst the other competitors, though I know the quote by Simon Paton as having had his pants pulled down by a Scot will wind him off the end stops. Watch out for this lad in future competitions around the world. George...good luck...Uncle Simon.
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Friday, 14 June, 2002   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 52:50.9180N 3:13.1427W
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