Name:Pared y Cefn-hir
Hill number:5622
Height:383.1m / 1257ft
Parent (Ma):2137  Cadair Idris - Penygadair
SMC/RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
Topographical area:WN10 Aran-idris
Class:Hump, Tump (300-399m), Submarilyn
Grid ref:SH 66199 14885
Summit feature:pointed rock
Col:233.6m  SH 65822 14423  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
Observations:ground 40m NNE at SH 66219 14919 is 6cm lower; Bryn Brith (hill 2156) is 9cm lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530/Leica GS15
Surveys of Bryn Brith and Pared y Cefn-hir (Final).doc
Comments:Twinning with hill 2156 (Bryn Brith, SH664153) removed. Alternative col at SH 66361 14418
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Parked at NT car park by lake for round of : Pared y Cefn-hir, Bryn Brith, Pen Llynnau Cregennen and Bryn y Gregennen. Good path up to top.PeterD25/04/2024
From CP. Parking meter not working usually £5 or free for NT members. Walk up south side. Bit of scrambling towards top. Back the same way.M6KIO05/09/2023
A new circular walk for me from Arthog, up the waterfalls, past the lakes onto Pared y Cefn-hir (splendid viewpoint), then along the rail to Kings YH and down to Abergwynant and back along the old railway track. With the GSAL Scouts and Explorers during a very wet Scout Camp. 16km with 700m ascent taking 5 hours.silveracorn_alan15/07/2023
5 mile walk from Arthog via waterfalls and lakes with my 88 year old dad and Erin ..milejunkie13/02/2023
On a round of 5 hills from King's Hostel, this the 2nd. From Bryn Brith and on to Pen Llynnau Cregennen.jonglew15/10/2022
From the car park by the lakeAlan Caine15/10/2022
From parking at lake a very impressive looking mountain given its limited altitude. Good path up ridge.cjo15/10/2022
Pared y Cefn hir > Pared y Cefn hir NE Top > Bryn Brith from GR: SH 65768 14311ronaldo33320/03/2022
A fabulous looking hill with one of the best views being that from the car park at SH 6577 1433 - N. to high point of road & then well-used path, including a short scramble, up ridge to the summit rock. Excellent view across Mawddach estuary to the Lleyn & Bardsey. Also, SE to Cadair. (S)gerrybowes23/11/2021
Great Little Hill Shame about the weather. Fun Drive to get to the Car Park taking the road coming from the North. Then a Lovely scramble to the top. Would have liked to extend the route but the weather was a bit wet and windy. Will Definitely return to explore the area moreJephcote8318/10/2021
From the lake car park- what a brilliant little hill -nice bit of scrambling involved .Mark Sims08/09/2021
With JackW. From Llynnau Cregennen CP.masmith03/08/2021
up and down from lake car park nice hillunderhill30/03/2021
Parked at lakeside car park. Very enjoyable circuit of 5 summits: Pared y Cefn-hir, Bryn Brith, Cefn yr Owen, Bryn y Greggeren and Pen Llynnau Creggeren.PGCE06/02/2021
From the lakeside CP. Impressive hill and scenery. With B and R. Shame the rain came in!jenx09/03/2020
17.4 miles, 2043ft walk.stephenbuda20/06/2019
From Authfan (Holiday cottage) at Tan-y-Gader - Gilfachwydd - Llyn Gwernon - Gellilwyd Fawr - Craig-Castell Summit - Hafod dywgll - Afon Gwynant (upstream) to Tynyceunant - Lane then track to Cefn yr Owen Isaf - lane then track to Tyn llidiart - Pared-y-Cefn hir - Llynnou Cregennen -Ffordd Ddu back to Cottage.briandavies24/09/2018
From Cregennan lakes car park, clear path to the summit. Like most, we enjoyed this hill immensely. We continued the traverse, always entertaining, along a thin trod after the HP, to Ty'n llidiart. We'd have crossed over to Bryn Brith but couldn't spot a feasible route without considerable descent. One could return from Ty'n llidiart to the the car park easily- I'd recommend this if you only want to go on this hill, but we continued a lovely walk via Kings YH to Craig y Castell (Ma:qv) and back via the N shore of Llyn Gwernan. With Pete.pwheeler10/09/2018
Pared y Cefn Hir and Bryn Brith from the obvious car park for the lake. It was misty and became rainy so I did not know what I was taking on. I still do not really but both were steep and involved hands - at least they did the way I went but I could not really see to choose a route.clivevilla18/08/2018
great little peak from the car park, 2 merlins and peregrine seen,johnowen13/07/2018
Hill no.1 on RHW's Welsh tump completion walk.Gill18/02/2018
Impressive rocky ridge in sunshine. Part of the RHW Welsh Tump Completion party- summit 1Denise 18/02/2018
First peak on RHW's welsh tump completion circuit.DanMaisieBex18/02/2018
Pared and Brith revisited prior to my last 2 Welsh Mainland tumpsRHW18/02/2018
With the RHW Wtc party.ngthack18/02/2018
Good path from the lake side car park up the heather and rocks of the SW ridge.The SW of the two summit rocks is the highest.RichardM18/02/2018
With RHW partyDave Geere18/02/2018
From car park. On to the mighty Bryn Brith. Delightful, early morning outing.Eddie12/01/2018
2/4 (Foel Cae'rberllan/Pared y Cefn Hir/Bryn Brith/Craig y Castell)Fergalh17/09/2017
Climbed again with Jody from the car park, walked the full length of the ridge this time, nice little walkthe_adam05/08/2016
With Bev, nice little scramble from car park.simon and co10/06/2016
Climbed with Jody, Cregennan lakes are her favourite place so the top seemed like a good spot to get engaged :D We had always thought this one was called Bryn Brith, seems that's a hill for another day!the_adam27/10/2015
Nice peak to climb with great views.kevandroo03/09/2015
Kings to Morfa Mawddach. Must have done this last time when I climbed Bryn Brith but never logged it.Smudge22/03/2015
Short steep hikeRuth25/10/2014
From NT car park - a smashing hill!Chris Peart23/10/2014
From NT car park, up & down obvious path taking in short scamble, great views of Cadair range & Barmouth, V warm & sunny, tempted to join the dog for a dip in the lake afterwards.apricorum29/04/2014
From NT car park up and down well signed path. Good looking hill.rhalstead20/03/2014
Followed road from cregennan lakes car park, joined trail at gate and followed to the summit. Returned via same route.Kirijay05/03/2014
Just a couple of quick ones from the NT car park. Great Viewsheavyhorses24/08/2013
Morning climb on 3 mile Llynnau Gregennen circular walk.meltdiceburg11/08/2013
Began at Barmouth and went up Pen y Garn for the trig first. On the way down from Bryn Brith I found a barely used compass mislaid in a random bog.Alex C21/05/2013
CUHWC Dolgellau (Torrent Bunk Barn) Trip. Linear walk from Tynyceunant - Pony Track - Craig-las - Craig-y-llyn - Braich Ddu - Fford Ddu - Llynnau Cregennen - Pared y Cefn-hir - Hafod dywyll - Craig y Castell - Gellilwyd - Dolgellau - Bunkhouse. Some HuMP this is! Highly recommended.AGWilliamson03/03/2013
From south, oh dear, vertigo got me at the V shaped 60 degree gulley. Best go along East to 670 152 then go west up slope.dicky24/02/2013
On a rainy day, walked up from the carpark to visit the fort. We were treated to a lovely rainbow display. Had a mooch round the heathery southern slopes to look for the overgrown Bronze Age cairn and came across a hut circle, unmarked on the OS.thesweetcheat03/03/2012
Nice easy scramble - with Kris L. after Tyrau Mawr and Craig y LlynJohnIvor10/07/2011
From car park. Easy to get the wrong ridge.destaylor17/03/2011
Smaashing rocky ridge with a good path. Stunning aspect from Llynnau Cregennau car park. Four gates on road from Arthog; two each side of car park.chriswatson06/11/2010
climbed up from car park in mist - not as steep as it looks from the road - but stll steep - why is it twinned with Bryn Brith - 2 seperate hillsPhil M07/08/2010