Name:Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top]
Hill number:3685
Height:719m / 2359ft
Parent (Ma):2059  Rhobell Fawr
SMC/RHB Section:30D: Barmouth to Betws-y-Coed and Bala
Nuttall/Wainwright area:The Arenigs
Topographical area:WN05 Siabod-arenig
Grid ref:SH 78420 25440
Summit feature:rock on knoll
Col:704m  SH 78490 25538  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23E
Observations:drop measured as 14.6m
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveying Cynefin Bryn Blew.doc
Comments:Insufficient drop for Nuttall (surveyed)
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill


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2 of 2: From Rhobell Fawr. Then retraced route back to Llanfachreth. With Karen.ChrisR23/06/2024
From Rhobell Ganol via Rhobell Fawr. A long slog with many swamp crossings. Aimed for the west flank of Rhobell-a-big in descent and picked up the outward atv track but it was very tedious and I'd have been better off going back over Rhobell Fawr. Very rough terrain round here, not unlike the highlands. 9.2km, 557m, 2:35.Wycombe Wanderer08/10/2023
From Lllanfachreth car park. Rhobell Fawr then out and back of Dduallt before completing circular route. (Also visited Rhobell Fawr Weat Top) Great walk but the route up and down Dduallt was very rough going. SoloDan Baddeley03/09/2023
14.6 miles 2937ft walk ,start at Llanfachreth School carpark. to Dduallt and Rhobell Fawr.stephenbuda01/07/2023
From Lllanfachreth car park. Nice path by school then rough ground to Cerniau West Top, Moel y Llan (also visited top of similar height), Cerniau (also visited top of similar height). Headed roughly NE contouring and then over to Rhobell Ganol and Rhobell-big and back to climb Rhobell Fawr and Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top], down ridge to rejoin outward route. Warm and sunny.RobertP27/05/2023
Drove up from South, through three gates, parked just off the tarmac where it ends at junction of forest roads: Cynefin Bryn Blew [Rhobell Fawr West Top], Rhobell Fawr and Dduallt. Claggy start which cleared for lovely clear views on a warm afternoon. Pub tea in Bala afterwards.Lazylizzie07/05/2023
Only,because its therevegibagger12/06/2022
From main summit.Minto25/05/2022
Neat 2-pronged summit outcrop; may have been here in the distant past. From SW, Llanfachreth car park; the rocky 457m Goriwared summit a worthwhile stop en route. Continued to trig, and back via Moel Cors-y-garnedd. Sunny chilly late pm, nice light.RHW05/12/2021
Rhobell Fawr & West top from West. No reasonable parking near Tyddyn-du at the end of the minor road so parked at SH 75681 26118 Hafodowen in a parking area presumably for holiday cottage. Over stile at parking area and ROW across fields to minor road and followed past Tyddyn-du where it turns into a track leading to Bwlch Goriwared. Over stile to left just before sheepfolds and followed track to left of wall with ease to both summits, same return. 3 hour round trip and terrain easier than the map suggests, really isolated and remote feeling mountain and was treated to fog rolling off Aran, Maesglase & Cader Idris in the sunrise.jacobrichmond07/11/2020
Route: Blaenau, Ffridd Wnion, Rhobell Fawr West Top, Rhobell Fawr, Afon Melau, BlaenauRobPollitt21/09/2020
From LlanfachrethGwastadros14/09/2020
With Calebsimon and co26/08/2020
A morning walk around the Meirionnydd Mountains peaking at Rhobell Fawr.meltdiceburg28/07/2019
From Cwm yr Allt Lwyd. Had to crawl to reach summit due to extremely high winds, unable to standJamesD197215/04/2019
Park at Cwm allt y lwyd bend 788282,Rhobell y big, Rhobell ganol, Rhobell Fawr, Rhobell fawr west top descend down faint path near wall east to plantation track, down track 600m 797249 then use ride which has easy path SE to to ride going SE to Moel Caer defaid west top, Craig y Benglog. then straight walk to Ddualt cross stream at 80702 25400 ground surprisingly dry. decent from Ddualt N fenceline to ford. Old posts and mesh scattered causing trip hazardunderhill17/11/2018
With RH & PJRob Pen y Garn08/04/2018
4/7 (Carnedd lago/Cerniau/Moel Cors-y-Garnedd/Cynefin Bryn Blew(Rhobell Fawr West Top)/Rhobell Fawr/Rhobell Ganol/Rhobell-y-Big)Fergalh10/03/2018
A quick walk over from the trigbardolph18/08/2017
Exactly as David Gradwell --thanks for tip re forest.Crib Goch10/04/2017
Small detour from Nuttall route.David Gradwell24/08/2016
With Steve and Frank on a bright but chilly day. nuttall route 6.3 with a few minor tops added. All the Arenig Nuttalls now summitted.Lou27/09/2015
With Steve and Lindsay on a fine day visiting Dduallt, Rhobell Fawr, Rhobell Fawr West Top, Rhobell Ganol and Rhobell-y-big.knarf27/09/2015
Nuttall walk 6.3: Dduallt - Rhobell Fawr - Cynefin Bryn Blew - Rhobell Ganol - Rhobell y bigronaldo33326/04/2015
With Caroline and Barrynickywood109/10/2014
Ascended from above Rhydymain and we also took in Rhobell Fawr,Dduallt and Craig y Benglog.mad max05/03/2013
On Dduallt, Rhobells round.clivevilla25/10/2012
From Llanfachreth (SH 75628 22524) - Bwlch Goriwared - Rhobell Fawr West Top - Rhobell Fawr - Dduallt. Steep descent from Rhobell Fawr to Ty-newydd-y-mynydd. From there out-and-back leg to Dduallt through and around forested area. Obvious path through forest, occasionally boggy; mostly pathless once clear of forest. Excellent track from Ty-newydd-y-mynydd back to Llanfachreth.david23020101/04/2012
With: hb; We followed the track over Bwlch Gorowared then headed NE for Rhobell Fawr ridge. Visited W top then summit and descended NE to hit track just as it enters wood. Lots of rain!Ian Baines10/03/2012
With: ib; Helen Baines10/03/2012
The cloud lifted just in time to enjoy the views.JohnStoneham14/11/2011
from Rhobell fawn main topemily07/08/2010
Rocky outcropwebmaster09/09/2009
On way back from its parent.Aye Jimmy22/06/2009
Left bags at Rhobell Fawr and took a short hike over to this one just in case it ever gets added to any list. Nive rocky summit.Father Ted13/09/2008
In the early 1990s before I had even heard of Simms I did my own personal challenge of all the 600m peaks in Wales. I have a record of the summits but not the dates so I have selected this arbitrary date within the period for them all. Some I missed but this was one I did.dickscroop01/07/1994
Solo ascent.thenomad13/01/1992
A Peckish18/04/2019
David Bell01/05/2017
Edwin Gradwell24/08/2016