Name:Gwastedyn Hill West Top
Hill number:2190
Height:476m / 1562ft
Parent (Ma):2189  Gwastedyn Hill
SMC/RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Elan Valley
Topographical area:WM03 Pegwn-beacon
Grid ref:SN 98203 66311
Summit feature:rock 10m from large 3m high cairn
Col:457m  SN983662  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 136 147
(1:25k) 200W
Observations:lower than hill 2189 SN 98683 66150 by 1.4m
Survey:Leica Runner 20
Surveying Gwastedyn Hill and Rhiw Gwraidd Final.doc
Comments:Given as of equal height to 2189 prior to survey
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Not on Access Land but seems a much frequented spot. Gate next to cairn, so no b/w fences to climb. With Jill.Dangerous Dave05/02/2024
Ffrom Pt 208 on the A470. Up right of way to the edge of the trees, where insane red arrows direct you who knows where. Then struck straight up the hill to the summit. Fences but handily placed gates.iangalbraith17/08/2023
From north along BW and up to main top first, across to this cairn and beacon on way back.PeterD14/02/2023
Parked in the tiny layby ( room for 2 small cars max ) at the start of the PRoW on the A470. Followed the good path to the 90° bend at SN 9836 6686 & then headed off over the hillside to the top. Good views.DanMaisieBex23/10/2022
Elan Valley Way: Bagged from the Nant Glas approachPhilipChaston11/08/2022
after the main summit.NormanW25/09/2020
Room for a van or car at the start of the footpath from near Pt.208 on the A470, just south of the Kite Centre. We startled about 50 Red Kites as we progressed up hill, but the many sheep seemed rather relaxed in comparison. Did the West Top - clambering to the big cairn summit - before the main summit, just a touch of bracken and gorse near the summit slowing our pace.summitter16/09/2020
with marilyn good views of rhayedar and elanunderhill17/07/2020
Afternoon walk after cakes at Rhyader!nickywood130/11/2017
Space for 2 cars at start of ROW South of Rhayader. When near ridge took direct route avoiding rough ground. Good viewpoint. With TJB.trimarc217/08/2017
From layby south of Rhayader up very pleasant path then over fields and through bit of short gorse to summit. Came back by west top with its cairn and elevated brazier.SS12/11/2016
3/9 Third of misty and windy day (Moel Hywell/Gwastedy Hill/Gwastedy Hill West Top/Rihw Gwroidd/RihwGwraidd West Top/Guilwern Hill/Gilwern Hill West Top/Beddugre Hill/Ysgwd0FFordd)Fergalh21/02/2016
With: hb; Visited the Cairn first before descending from here down the steep southerly slopes.Ian Baines08/03/2015
With: ib; Helen Baines08/03/2015
With Rob.Lynfa Penygarn02/02/2015
After reaching the summit of the Marilyn, headed WNW to the Jubilee Cairn. Some thick bracken to 'plough' through before crossing fence. (PM,CM)gerrybowes27/10/2014
With GB and CM. Walked over from the main summit to the Jubilee cairn.bolton27/10/2014
From town Centre (Market free parking) to make a walk of it alongside the Wye. Fab sunny day, steep climb, map useless. Follow your nose up the path from the layby on A470 980 672 and head SE then S straight for Cairn (which also has a beacon fire basket next to it). Oh, the views of Rhayader and surrounding hills is top draw.dicky31/08/2013
Weekend camping in Rhayader, arrived early enough to climb Gwastedyn and WT before finding a local hostelry for refreshment.rhalstead26/07/2013
4th M of day w Jenx. Climbed from tight parking at road edge SN991658, following bridleway and tough climb thru dead bracken/steep slopes to top. From top crossed to beacon/tall cairn and descended back past West of main top, steep down and track past farm to start pt.nordicstar17/11/2012
Good walk up path from A470.heavyhorses16/07/2012
Started at SN979672 where there is a small layby. Visited West Top then summit. Second walk of the day.davidpettit8423/06/2012
Second peak bagged after hopping over fence and thro' gate.Dugswell221/02/2009
From S. Fine cairn.destaylor15/09/2008
Parked near Kite Feeding Centre to N. Track then slopes to large conical cairn and 'fire-basket' with words Nwy Prydair on it. Continued across shallow valley to the Marilyn summit.Aye Jimmy15/05/2008
Intrigued en route to Gwastedyn Hill. Place stinks of rotting meat dragged into crags by half tame kites.Eddie13/06/2006
We saw this outcrop that offered a good view of Rhayader - and we weren't disappointed. Top spot - we had lunch on these rocks.ChinnockC12/04/2003
Started from the minor road to Pen-y-ffynnon farm and took the direct route up to Carn Wen top. From there made way to the 2nd top with its cairn commemorating the Queen?s silver jubilee. The 2nd top has a great view over Rhayader and the Red Kite feedinggaryhoney18/02/2002
With G Harranc07/02/1999
W and E summits, From N, A470RHW23/01/1999
Add also a jubillee beacon. Walked up directly from homeRhayader_wander10/08/1995
From SN 99124 65771 - 2006?summitsup01/01/1952
Jill Robertson05/02/2024
Rob Pen y Garn02/02/2015