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Name:Mynydd Epynt [Mynydd Eppynt]
Hill number:2270
Height:478m / 1568ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SN 96128 46433
Summit feature:short concrete marker
Col:279m  SN840432  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
(1:25k) 188
Survey:obvious summit
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The first of an Epynt Eight session. Made use of the Christmas shut down of SENTA. No red flags flying so I MB'd straight up the old tarmac track to within the sight of the summit. Thick mist all day.Rob Rees27/12/2019
4/4: In thick mist just before sunset. Drove to Brum to visit Tom & Helen after. Rounsfell27/12/2019
Oops, this one belongs to the military. From road pass, headed W then SW along the Epping Way along the boundary of the restricted zone to about 100m NW of summit. There I found no physical obstruction to making a dash for the summit, but I could hear machine gun fire in the distance, there were military personnel at an observation post behind the hill, and the summit itself was within a small wire and red circle enclosure. Provisional tick per my ticking rules re military summits but I admit that I stopped short of this one.Topographer5705/09/2019
With: hb; Parked at viewpoint. Red flag was flying even though this weekend was scheduled as no firing. We did a quick dash up the track to the enclosure, found the block and exited without hanging around!Ian Baines28/07/2019
With: ib; Parked at viewpoint. Red flag was flying even though this weekend was scheduled as no firing. We did a quick dash up the track to the enclosure, found the block and exited without hanging around! Helen Baines28/07/2019
Like others not overly comfortable with going for this one but there was no one to be seen today and I quickly found the summit and got out of there !assynt_bob17/07/2019
Spooked out by this hill. Checked beforehand on website which said no firing this whole weekend but red flags were flying anyway - decided to make a quick dash for it anyway but didn't hang around.twg2726/05/2019
Approach from E, initially on 'The Epynt Way'.ger14/04/2019
The last non-firing day of the Christmas & New Year break according to the published schedule. A simple walk from viewpoint like most others and the concrete marker easy to find in the small fenced off area. All quiet but all rather unsatisfying too.milimana06/01/2019
From SN 963467. Track to summit is on military firing range and the red flag cannot be seen from the starting point.Isbjorn12/11/2018
A five minute dash from the viewpoint car park onto the training area with machine gun fire in the distance & the sound of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces shouting nearby but out of sight. Only problem was finding the “Summit feature:short concrete marker“ in the long grass.rogreeves18/10/2018
From viewpoint up road. Came from south and thought I was off range until I got to fenced off area at summit. Red flag round corner out of site!SS16/08/2018
Parked at viewpoint, up left hand military road. Army phone lines don't seem to work but firing times posted on site for this range. High cloud, drizzle but good long distance views.iangalbraith20/07/2018
A quick scamper up in the dark. Despite assurances on the MOD website that they would be finished at 15.30, the red flags were flying and chaps were having fun with flares and pop guns to the SW, but no problems towards the summit. Late start due to the Llyn Brianne road being closed, forcing a retreat and diversion via Llandovery.Gill12/01/2018
Parked at viewpoint car park then used RoW from B4519 towards Pen Tri Chrugiau but very little to follow and would have been better on the military road. Then long sensible way round to Twyn Rhyd-car and then to Twyn Rhyd-car South Top before return over damp moorland to Mynydd Epynt and then B4519.Dugswell230/12/2017
Bagged this the tough way after having already done the three Tumps to the southwest.Alex C30/12/2017
Very quick bag on the way to bigger & better mid-Wales peaks. Nice view though.NotReallyABagger22/07/2017
Checked ahead with Sennybridge Training Area when firing times were (01874635599, useful since they don't post the times online anymore)and took a Sunday afternoon stroll to the summit. The summit isn't worth shouting about, but great views from the carpark and satisfying since that completed region 32A for me. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget11/06/2017
Quick wander up the track from the road. Fenced off to protect the cairn which is hidden under vegetation. The concrete summit marker is alsmost overgrown now.Neolith30/04/2017
A short walk in the rain and wind with zero visibility. Summit within a fenced off tumulus. Gate was open so could have driven. Went to the two tumps on the other side of the road afterwards.Herbert Anchovy22/02/2017
A later afternoon bag after doing a much longer walk up Pen-y-Garn Goch than planned. Parked in the viewing layby and a quick stroll up here on a non-firing day. Little stone pillar marks the top.Father Ted27/11/2016
Really thick fog on summit. Parked in car park at viewing point and quickly nipped up track to summit, ¼ mile each way. Looks like car park is start of 2nd stage of Epynt Way and track is part of PROW
Bagged on the way home. Red flag clearly meaningless. One of the few Marilyns you could bag in brogues!huwthomas17/07/2016
Easy pick up on drive by to Brecon after Drygarn Fawr topnordicstar28/06/2016
8 minutes road, summit, road. Checked firing was not due on this website. Red flags up all the time despite this confirming there was no firing today. Stayed on the tarmac apart from the 5 metres or so to reach the stone marker. Looked carefully to avoid stepping on any visible metal objects.geralddavison02/05/2016
A naughty quick out n back. A square concrete post marks the summit just about. In and out in 10 mins. Thought the flags would have been down at 6pm on Easter Sunday. Apparently not!stig_nest27/03/2016
Walked from viewpoint to the observation post. Operated on VHF for SOTA from there in the rain so kept the gear dry.G4OBK (Phil)08/12/2015
5/15 Fifth of long day Cefn Merthyr Cynog/Cefn Trum Yr Hwch/Pen Ty'n-y-Wern/Drum Ddu/Mynydd Eppynt/The Warren/pen Ca'er Mynach/Pen Neuadd/Moelfree/Pen Tri Chrugiau/Twyn Rhyd-Car/Twyn Rhyd-car South Top/Moel Blychau/Mwmffri/Noethgrug. Always check and never cross area when red flag is flyingFergalh15/08/2015
From the view point layby. Red flags flying but didn't get shot (no sign of anyone). Great views from the escarpment.mindlessflogger20/06/2015
With Trefor. From lay-by. 10 min return walk. Red flag flying as usual but no activity while we were there. Heard activity later from further north.mike.hoult22/04/2015
From the layby with GB, a 10 minute round trip to the upright stone. The red flag must fly permanently. No wonder people ignore it.bolton04/03/2015
Parked in large layby at SH96353 46708 – A 5 minute walk along tarmac road to summit marker. (PM)gerrybowes04/03/2015
The same as every other visit. Quick walk up from the road, red flag flying but no army activity.Rob Pen y Garn17/05/2014
Short walk up from B4519. Needed to ignore a 'Live impact area no unauthorised access' sign, but no activity on a bank holiday Sunday.jonglew04/05/2014
No red flag! Still, a 20 min bag from the Cwm Graig-ddu viewpoint CP was enough. The desolate moor with the Brecon Beacons all bathed in golden sunlight was a fine sight but the sound of machine gunfire from the Drovers Arms- abandoned of course- tells you this isn't a place to hang around.pwheeler07/05/2013
Drive up job in very thick fog. Not exciting and MOD signs were bit confusing about activities.dicky26/02/2013
6th Marilyn of day w Jenx. In dusk parked on B road and walked up MOD track to rush covered top. Hunted for marker stone and tripped over it. Less than impressive alas!nordicstar17/11/2012
10 min hill. stone was very hard to find under the grass.tallblond17/11/2012
Red flags flying but nobody about. Still slightly unnerving to walk past the barrier saying live ammunition being fired.clivevilla19/04/2012
Parked at pt 455; red flags and warning notices but no activity. Walked up track; highest point just beside track about 500m in. End of fine day. dbb17/06/2010
from road - no firing todaygigglejon05/04/2010
with Geoff. On crutchesM0YDH30/05/2009
From layby and viewpoint to NW. Flags flying limply but no-one about at 9am. Quick walk to Marilyn summit, on R before reaching a couple of observation posts.Aye Jimmy21/03/2009
From road. Tarmac track. Cairn is quite small. Piece of worked stone.destaylor09/03/2009
Red flag was flying this Saturday but gate open and pole with red flag lying down at ground level. Nobody around so did a quick bag of this top and enjoyed the views leasurely back at the car.Dugswell221/02/2009
Driving nearby and noticed that although one red flag was flying there was no sentry near the road so nipped across the 300 metres to the top. Heard firing in the distance as I beat my retreat back to the car.signyred10/01/2009
Third visit to road summit and military lorries busy on the road. Having lost patience, made a dash for the summit and nobody took a blind bit of notice.Eddie05/09/2008
at the Builth Wells Annual marilyn gathering with Jamie after which he vowed to get to 200 marilyns by next years gathering and I set a sub agenda of 100 new marilyns in a 12 month period which he did just a couple of hours before the Strontian dinner 2009.vegibagger07/06/2008