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Name:Disgwylfa Fawr
Hill number:2169
Height:507m / 1663ft
RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Cardiganshire [Ceredigion] (CoU)
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Rheidol
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SN 73731 84743
Summit feature:cairn
Col:352.5m  SN 7360 8668  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) 213
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 142 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Partial verge parking at jct with farm track at 728 836. Stayed on access land all the way to summit (start on ROW).Fine hill.ger17/04/2019
Same route as nordicstar not much ground clearance for honda jazz parking at farm track start.rogreeves14/02/2019
From the minor road to the east, over the bridge and up. Down NW to Rhyd y Gaib bridge. Scrambler motorbikes about. Agree with Gills comment about them.Alan Moore03/01/2019
First of two Dewey's on a 10 mile walk from the main car park at Nant y moch reservoir, second Dewey was Drybedd. Taking around 4 hours.WAYNE ROWLETT28/05/2018
From minor road to south via farm track and public footpath. Excellent views in early evening sunshine.Winterfloodian17/05/2018
A nice walk from the hairpin bend SW of Llyn Syfydrin. Easy tarmac road, then a trail bike track onto Banc Syfydrin, and some very easy bog trotting on firm ground between well spaced tussocks, followed by a steep climb on mossy grass to the summit. Down the path past Syfydrin to vary the return. What a shame that knobheads with trail bikes think that it's clever to ride up the side of the hill, and have made foul scars in two places on the hillside.Gill16/02/2018
Great hill and one of three from south. Ample parking at Gd: SN 742822. A very wet day with constant rain and low cloud giving visibility of only a few metres.thenomad20/12/2017
with Allan and Matt. SOTA ActivationM0YDH01/12/2017
We walked up from the entrance of the track to Aber Peithnant then down and up to the Dinas fort.Neolith29/10/2017
From the long finger of Nant y Moch. Raining when I started which got progressively worse. Not thesort of hill i could recommend in foul weather. Summit in 50minutes but the section from the Rhyd y Gaib ford (bridged) was horrendous. No views. Returned moredirect. This was also bloody horrendous. The bridleways are fine its just the getting to them thats the issue.last of 3 today and 7th in 24hours. 3hour drive back to Stafford followed.stig_nest06/08/2017
4/8 (Mynydd Ponterwyd/Esgair Gorlan/Disgwylfa Fach/Disgwylfa Fawr/Banc y Garn/Banc Trawsnant/Banc Sychnant/Pen Creigypistyll)Fergalh03/06/2017
From dam car park, a round of Banc Llechwedd-mawr, Drosgol and Disgwylfa Fawr.rhalstead27/05/2017
From minor road to SSW. Up track to house, not clear where the path is exactly around the rt of house, through sheepy pasture, over stile, up sheepy slopes in mist to the top. Returned via same route. No views. Walking in dank cloud.Father Ted23/05/2017
Parked by Nant-y-moch reservoir dam and did a counter-clockwise walk round the reservoir via Banc Llechwedd-mawr, Drosgol & Disgwylfa Fawr. Good long walk, some on rough ground. I took footpath by reservoir near Maesnant farm: non-existant path and very rough ground. Using parallel road and permitted path would have been a much better option!Cas-gwent10/05/2017
From visitor centre on A44 taking ridge path out then road and track towards Disgwylfa Fawr, with last bit on grass following sheep tracks. Returned via Disgwylfa Fach, bridleway, Esgair Gorlan and finally main bike track.SS06/05/2017
From SW, nice easy one to end the day.Topographer5706/04/2017
With Alex C, from minor road to SW. Did a small round of 4 hills, bit over 5 miles.jonglew05/11/2016
Parked at start of track/footpath to the west. Very easy ascent past the house , across pasture, over a stile and across the slightly rougher ground above. Back over the smaller face.jenx22/02/2016
Very easy from road end of track at GR 728836. Walk track past farm on left, up pasture fields to stile at 365m. Higher grazed slopes lead easily to summit, in 30 mins. Back over the Fach Tump to lane and start point.nordicstar22/02/2016
Parked at 834731. Went over the Tump - Disgwylfa Fach. Just over 2 miles and 80 minutes with GB.bolton29/10/2015
Parked on wide verge at SH73119 834446 Dropped down & crossed the stream at large boulder Up SW slopes of Disgwylfa Fach & on to Disgwylfa Fawr Returned across western slopes of Disgwylfa Fach. (PM)gerrybowes29/10/2015
Park on wide bit to S, then over Disgwylfa Fach to summit. Back the same way. Nice way to spend 75 minutes. Very like a Scottish borders hillThearlaichdubh19/09/2015
With Trefor. Parked to the east. Track down to river then after crossing followed public footpath for a short stretch the straight up to summit. Warm and humid.mike.hoult03/07/2015
Walked up on a round of Drybedd and Disgwylfa Fawr. Drybedd hard ground rough, much hummock. Started just south of the cattle grids either side of the Hirnant. Took a more or less direct line to Drybedd. There is a barbed wire fence to negotiate. The descent followed the fence on Bryn llwyd back to the road at a third cattle grid. Crossed the field directly to the footbridge. Followed the track to where there is a choice of two gates. Took the one on the right and climbed steeply to Disgwylfa Fawr. The return was down to the fords north of the fort and back along the track to the start. The walking on Disgwlfa Fawr was much better. Mainly short, sheep cropped grass and some other bits of hummock.MikeM16/05/2015
From parking spaces at Dinas (826738), walked over the fort top at 385m, Disgfwylfa Fawr and Disgwlfa Fach- a nice backcountry hill walk just picking good lines. This was only 1.5h so we continued over to Llwernog Pond. This was messy, felled forest and new ATB routes making the routes shown on OSmaps hard work to follow. There were good moments here but the N half was the better part by some way.pwheeler03/05/2014
Start ~ 732832. Crossed stream and climbed Disgwylfa Fach then crossed col to Disgwylfa Fawr. There was a strong and cold westerly wind which rather hastened our visit! With Wombourne & Ron.steve hudson08/04/2014
Parked at GR732832 at side of road on grass verge. Crossed stream which would be difficult after a lot of rain and climbed grass slopes to Disgwylfa Fach then continued N to Disgwylfa Fawr. Good views but a cold westerly wind. With SH and Ron.wombourne08/04/2014
Continuation of walk from Disgwylfa Fach. Dropped to bwlch, over barbed wire fence, then up to summit. Decended by SW ridge to farm, then track back to road, crossing the stream by a bridge.marktrengove16/02/2014
Jogged along track from SN 732 833 to Syfyrdin, then straight up. Returned by heading NNW through heavy tussocks. 1h5m round trip.huwthomas28/12/2013
long trudge from north from reservoir - lots of boggy and tussocky sectionsgigglejon11/07/2012
Soggy trudge from SN 734 832 skirting west of minor lump to summit in mist. Had intended to do Drosgol & Banc L-m today but decided to save them for when there's views.signyred18/07/2010
From obvious parking spot S of Disgwylfa Fach. Popular hang gliding venue it seems. Path over Disgwylfa Fach leads to top, small cairn.Aye Jimmy19/04/2010
-3 degrees C but super sunny morning from minor road past farm.Dugswell207/03/2010
Left car on road to S (9:35), crossed boggy stream, traversed in mist over SW shoulder of D Fach and up to summit. Raven sitting on cairn. Mist cleared. Back to car 10:45 dbb10/10/2009
From South.destaylor11/05/2009
From SN 732 833. Arrived at the top coincident with Colin Green - also bagging.summitsup20/07/2008
Up past the scruffy farm and back.Eddie12/06/2006
Parked on road @ SN736867 and followed track to where it crosses stream. Then direct line up. Looked like scramblers had been racing up/down it at time. Good views, great hill. Saw no one.robphys04/06/2006
Bagged on a round of Nant y Moch Dewey Marilyns.marktrengove02/05/2005
Parked in the CP by Llyn Pendam and made a circular walk with this hill as the focusgaryhoney31/12/2003
W Lesley. 2 nights sleeping flat in our Mondeo Estate car and climbing quiet hills - in hot weather. A new marilyn since book published and my penultimate Welsh marily. NB at date of adding this entry in 2016 stiil hav enot done the last one -Bardsey Island..Chris Pearson01/05/2000
Sheep grid by reservoir. On track past ruined homestead over grass to top. Sheep on its side could not get up.arranc29/05/1999
Elan Valley Dewey bagging, walk 6/6; Disgwylfa Fawr from track to NW @ 727852 RHW01/03/1998