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Name:Drygarn Fawr
Hill number:2203
Height:645m / 2116ft
RHB Section:31C: South-West Wales
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Elan Valley
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SN 86290 58414
Summit feature:large cairn 65m NE of trig point
Drop:257m
Col:388m  SN854757  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
(1:25k) 187N 200W
Observations:trig point is at SN 86225 58380; note cairn 500m NE at SN 86760 58580 is lower
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 383 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
from gorllwyn then back down on quad tracks over Dalrhiw easy walking back to car past farm Llanerch cawr watch out for farm dogsunderhill08/09/2019
From SW, track as far as possible then direct path to large cairn on nice shapely summit. Path mostly dry and distinct but there are some wet and less distinct sections. Returned on path all the way, uncomfortable bracken bash at the bottom, then at Llannerchyrfa I came to the attention of several large barking dogs leashed to the compound perimeter. If any one of them, let alone more than one, had broken away, the consequences could have been deadly serious. There was evidently something dodgy going on down there. Is there anyone out there to protect our public rights of way from aggressive zoology and botany?Topographer5705/09/2019
Jrobholland29/08/2019
A two night wildcamp starting from the reservoir, up the river valley to Drygarn Fawr, across to Gorllyn and back down to the reservoir. Upland grasslands, marsh and some peat bogs. Very quiet.Taz3820/08/2019
danpquinn08/08/2019
TD & CThis Dog01/08/2019
nigelcmason16/05/2019
Sunny day, great views but the path walking up is quite hard going!fantango13/05/2019
Parked just E of the bridge at 836555 to the SW. Used the forest track until picking up the bridleway at the hairpin at 845563. Bridleway here is well marked through felled area. From gate easy walking to the summit.garyhoney06/05/2019
PM22/04/2019
Rockdoctor21/04/2019
Nuttall route 11.3, Drygarn Fawr & Gorllwyn.Jephcote8317/04/2019
Drygarn Fawr > Drum yr Eira > [Drygarn Fach] from GR: SN 83455 55567ronaldo33313/04/2019
Drygarn Fawr > Drum yr Eira > [Drygarn Fach] from GR: SN 83455 55567Hippster13/04/2019
From the S. Tussocky above the falls.Arbie06/04/2019
benwloudon03/01/2019
jamiejones2030/12/2018
phowson10/10/2018
hbagger10/10/2018
Straightforward from the south with rewarding 360 vista at summit.peebs23/09/2018
Repeatchalky195316/09/2018
From car park SN900616, then on to Gorllwyn. Mile upon mile of grass, wet and rough in places.Neil Midgley30/08/2018
Y Gamriw - Gorllwyn - Drygawn Fawr. From Gorllwyn - surprised to find a decent path leading between the two summits. It's clearly boggy normally but in a dry summer I could stride across the bogs without difficulty. Returned via Pant Glas which was hard going at first due to tall, dense vegetation although it got easier further down. 22.3 km in total in 4 hours 43 minutes.Herbert Anchovy28/07/2018
Reservoir CP SN901616. up the Nant Paradwys bridleway till the cross roads of the path from Gorllwyn. SN895585. then followed path alll the way to the summit. With Elizyanne 50 percent Welsh marlyins completed. back from summit via a quad track that runs all the way back over Dalrhiw to SN889606.GmacT20/07/2018
with Gmact . 50 percent Welsh Marilyns. Loved this walk up through valley and navigated “the big” easily due to the dry conditions. Found the two cairns fascinating. Followed quad track down and crossed at small bridge. Would use that route to go up if I was to return again - thus avoiding the bog issues!elizyanne20/07/2018
Parked just before Fords sign on O/S. Big passing place with space to park also. Up forest road before the fords, round hairpin to rejoin the ghastly tree stump strewn track at 845563. Hot, partly sunny and great views.iangalbraith17/07/2018
Icarus2801/07/2018
garethr10 01/06/2018
From parking place at SN 838556, exiting wood at SN 851563 on to the moor. Found useful quad track for most of the climb from then on. Operated ham radio on summit for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)17/03/2018
Wycombe Wanderer28/12/2017
tomcr8806/12/2017
iainwalton09/09/2017
Chris K26/08/2017
jaggedlakes26/08/2017
patrick23/08/2017
From Devils staircaseChris Williams16/08/2017
Finally a sunny Marilyn and SIMM summit to rand my day. Huge behive cairn about four metres higher than the trig to the SWvegibagger10/08/2017
Fellhugger30/07/2017
From the minor road to the SW with Shaky & Smithy. Parked just E of the bridge at 836555. Took the track to the E of Nant y Fedw which is just as well because tree felling has reduced the marked bridleway on the other side to an impassable state. Followed the first dogleg NW & should have taken the next one E to a gate leading on to the open hillside which we used in descent. Instead we tried to locate the previously mentioned path. Big mistake. Normally the sort of mess that the ground is in is not funny at all but on this occasion it was hilarious. The air turned blue behind me as the other two tripped over tree stumps & random branches & fell into flooded holes & ditches. THen they moaned at me for poor route finding. Eventually reached the fence & found a newish gate 50m to the E. The track is then quite faint on the other side until nearer Drygarn Fach where it becomes more distinct & then it was an easy ascent to Drygarn Fawr. Big open views. Returned S to track.NotReallyABagger22/07/2017
From SW as Nordicstar. Pink markers not in place so very awkward crossing felled area. Then path to summit from gate. Better route on return following good mainly dry track to SN 85202 56400, then forest tracks back to car.Lionel Bidwell13/07/2017
Susan Bidwell13/07/2017
arjh04/06/2017
acleafe31/05/2017
Dragon's Backhaydnw25/05/2017
Papwilkinson25/05/2017
Nuttall route 11.3 with Lindsay. My Hewitt completion - celebrated with a dram of Penderyn.Crib Goch13/04/2017
Martin's Welsh completion week. Gorllwyn and Drygarn Fawr from Llanerch y Caur on a windy but dry day. The latter saw him complete The Hewitt list.Lou13/04/2017
#624tim74724/03/2017
Grand hill. Advised by local that bridle way from 835556 was extremely messy due to timber felling. Followed his advice and climbed steep hillside immediately behind parking place on a very old track. Followed it to 841554 where cross fence and pick up good forest track. Followed to edge of forest where a path can be followed all the way to summit.Crumblie211/03/2017
Thorny11/03/2017