Hill number:2191
Height:474.6m / 1557ft
Parent (Ma):2182  Pegwn Mawr
SMC/RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
Topographical area:WM03 Pegwn-beacon
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SN 95544 70943
Summit feature:small rib of rock
Col:327.2m  SN 97882 70815  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 136 147
(1:25k) 200W
Observations:ground 25m W at SN 95520 70943 is 20cm lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica 530
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 69 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From SN 9712 7076 using a short section of the Wye Valley Walk.summitsup19/05/2024
From the Gilfach, old farm visitors centre up the waymarked path to the col and along ridge to the summit.LizH18/04/2024
From the Gilfach Nature Reserve buildings leaving the NYHY lot behind.Newton Maximus06/07/2023
Parked at .358 on the minor road up from Rhayader. On the way up I took the Wye Valley Walk for a few fields but the path is horribly poached by the sheep. Then gate, bwf and gate to the open access land. A great viewpoint over the upper Wye valley. On the descent I headed for the PRW that runs to the south for a much easier route back to the car.Rob Rees03/02/2022
Gilfach NR car park at SN 9648 7168 - Up to Old Farmyard, through pedestrian gate & up the pleasant Wye Valley Walk to ridge - W. along ridge to summit rock which is slowly being covered in moss, lichen, heather & bilberry. 2 fences crossed, the first of which was topped with barbed wire. Red kites active. (S)gerrybowes17/09/2021
From Gilfach Visitor Centre. A nice walk.PGCE21/07/2021
from viitor centre best hill of day about 4ks there and backunderhill14/12/2020
From Gilfach Visitor CentreJim.Fothergill30/08/2019
A lovely top. From Rhayader along the Wye Valley Walk before going out and back to the top. A cold frosty morning.Alan Moore04/01/2019
Must learn to read the instructions. Thought I'd visit the reserve and climb up under the trees. Full of thorny flora and the fauna have probably now deserted if they're sensitive to bad language. Came back down the ridge and Wye Valley walk as sensible people recommend.Eddie30/09/2018
Easy walk across sheep pasture from SE- parking on grass verge. HP is rock outcrop in heather and bilberry with good views of surrounding Welsh hills. Kites soared overhead in blue skies.Denise 31/08/2018
From the E. Farm track to ridge line then cultivated pasture to rougher access land with summit of outcropping slate. Good views.RichardM31/08/2018
First of nine on sunny day (Gamallt/Pen Y Garn/Banc Hir/Geifas West Top/Geifas/Domen Milwyn/Bryn Dafydd/Hafod Ithel/Cefn Blewog)Fergalh17/04/2016
From Gilfach Farm. Same thoughts as 'dicky' on nice people there and walk up with its 3 obstacles, 2 gates but then one barbed wire fence. Good hill-walk despite that. Went over another obstacle to continue a 13 mile walk, described under Garreg Lwydpwheeler05/05/2013
from Gilfach centre (nice parking as are people who work there) up easy to follow Wye Valley walk to ridge, then 3 obstacles - easy gate at first but then one barb fence (new) followed by easy gate/stile. Fab views.dicky17/04/2013
From visitor centre - a smashing walk on a sunny afternoon.Chris Peart06/10/2012
Parked to SE. Wye Valley Path to ridge then turned left along the ridge.clivevilla11/03/2012
From Visitor Centre. Kept to the track/path all the way to the ridge. Fairly steady. Good walk.destaylor16/08/2011
Same as Gary - why do fences have to have barbed wire? Great view.Martin R06/08/2011
Proper hill after 4 Motorway Marylins earlier in the day. Visitor's car park over railway bridge then up steep hillside over fence then turn right to aim for summit on warm hazy afternoon before a few beers in Rhayader with its 13 pubs.Dugswell224/04/2010
Part of Wye Valley on way from Rhayader to Llangurig. With Ian, Chris, Fred and Philmavero1031/08/2008
Set off at 4.45pm so the light had just about gone when I reached the summit, which is obvious even though uncairned. Legs prickled mercilessly by masses of gorse on the way down with headtorch!signyred13/11/2007
Started from the visitors centre at Gilfach and used the path their to climb steadily. Then over a couple of fences to reach the top. Good views up and down the Wye valley could be had from here.garyhoney18/02/2002
fine hill, setting & view, W ridge is rough scramble. park on verge @ 947710, scree & rock scramble RHW14/05/2000
400' stroll up on grass to heathery top with rock outcrops. On way down farmer asked what I was doing!arranc19/03/1999
Many timesNormski01/08/1990
Campbell Singer07/12/2014
andrew brown16/02/2013
Tony J14/02/2011
carole engel07/03/2010