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Name:Allt y Main
Hill number:2134
Height:356m / 1168ft
RHB Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Severn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:SJ 16214 15149
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:171m
Col:185m  SJ156156  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 125
(1:25k) 239
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 167 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Minnie, from end of track past Brook Ho,easy to follow forestry tracks towards Glascwm then wsw then sw to top/trig good paths, great views a very pleasant aspect & a bench-bonus, cool & cloudy but dry occasional sunapricorum18/03/2019
from A495 layby with AnnTeasyChris02/02/2019
Revisit with SG from large A495 lay-by to SE.Smudge23/11/2018
From end of minor road at Min-gwern via tracks through forest. Straight up to trig point at the end. Returned from summit via path which meets forest trails lower down.Winterfloodian21/05/2018
Parked at tiny dirt lay-by off A495 @ SJ162142. Kept within forest for final part of ascent-mistake! - there is open ground & a path to L of forest on ascent which gives good views of the shapely hill summit. Excellent summit views.ger29/04/2018
A snowy morning so I started from the A495 layby at SJ169149. Track to SW, path, and upper forest road which continues as a wide path along NNE ridge. Splendid hill, though limited views due to low cloud (but above the HP) and the light snow. Many siskins (ca. 300) feeding on larch cones. Back similar way, keeping to forest track rather than using the footpath.pwheeler06/02/2018
From A495 layby at SJ169149, good paths and tracks all the way to summit.Tony J16/12/2017
A nice walk on good paths, and splendid views. Just follow the forestry track, and keep going up. There is a path all the way to the top.Gill04/12/2017
Think I chose wrong start point from lay by on A495 as it was real struggle to get up to top forest road. Once on it though it was easy going to NE side of hill and to continue on path to superb airy summit and views.Mark Sims23/11/2017
With: hb; Parked inside gate at Mingwern. Followed the FP beside lane to Min-Gwern, over stile into woods then after 100m followed nordicstar's new track (not on map) to summit. Returned same way.Ian Baines05/11/2017
Parked at end of Road (through gate near Mingwern). Ascended following track along field boundary / through forestry plantation (taking track up as soon as possible) then over gate into the bracken and followed grassy track round plantation edge to the summit and trig. Unsettled day but the sun made an appearance when we reached the topbriandavies15/09/2017
1/10 (Allt y Main/Galt y Goedhwch/Allt y Gader/Moel y Fronllwyd/Pen y Berth/Domen-Gastell Hill/Das Eithen/Clawd Mawr/Rhialgwm/Cilhaul)Fergalh12/08/2017
Parked past gate at Mingwern followed track and then kept left to summit. Lovely day with lots of butterflies and birds.climbingkershaw25/07/2017
Like others, P east side of gate at Mingwern, forestry track to 166155 then left onto track/path to summit. More direct route looks better, about to try descending on it.... just completed a nice circular walk.Topographer5711/04/2017
Parked just past gate at Min-gwern and soon met farmer who asked if we were lost! Had a friendly chat and he advised the easiest route to the trig, or 'the monument' as he called it, was to take the forest road NE. There's then a good track which cuts back to the top from ca. 167155. Nice hill with good views.milimana24/02/2017
Pleasant late afternoon conditions with the light and the shade with the low sun peeping through the clouds.Alex C28/10/2016
With Trefor. From SSW. Path up to forest track. Followed track then torned left uphill at footpath sign and followed path virtually to the summit. Warm and humid but clear views.mike.hoult24/08/2016
My fist hill of the year to shake me out of winter hibernation. I parked at SJ 15834 14334 and followed the forest track north east under the summit before talking the path that cut back west up to the top. A smashing hill indeed with lovely views into the valley.Father Ted03/04/2016
From layby on main road up on ROW passing cottage then on tracks before taking decent path up south ridge (obvious start in trees). Came back by north east line on good path and back on track to ascent route. Cracking view!SS21/11/2015
Lovely hill and beautiful views. Easy ascent from end of public road to Min gwern. Parked after gate and followed footpath. Paths all the way to the top. Just keep going left.jenx20/11/2015
With Jenx, from minor road below Min-Gwern. Dog walkers and locals park inside gate, GR158143 - very easy to reach and higher/better route than from the road. We went up the FP beside lane to Min-Gwern and at woods over fence and left around the gorse (400m) to open hillside and the summit. Came down a good path line into woods to left, a new track not on maps to reach line we took up hill. Delightful spot threatened by wind turbine development - lets hope not!nordicstar20/11/2015
As per gerrybowes route. Easy ascent for excellent views. Returned via same route.bowlesy25/10/2015
Walk from Meifod. Lovely little hill and no problems as used the Forest pathstrimarc230/09/2015
Parked 160149 and walked up bridle way. Took path up right before house that leads to a forest track. Up path at marker post (heading North) to a higher level forest road. Don't take the right of way to Glascwm as we did (the re ascent is a bad path)but follow the forest road around to the NE side of the top from which a path follows the ridge SW to the summit bench and fine views.mindlessflogger21/03/2015
With Cabe. Other directions are very confusing! Park on A495 layby. Take bridle path off road then there is a way marked path off up the hill to the right. Follow up to forest road turning point then almost immediately right again up a steep way marked path to the top forest road. Turn right here and keep going up the forest road after a bit of a hairpin there is smaller track that is way marked that if you stick to will take you to the trig.simon and co19/02/2015
Parked at the layby on the A495 north of Bron y Main.bolton24/06/2014
Layby on A495 NE of Bron-y-main (169149) Up track opposite layby & then up waymarked path, avoiding fallen trees, to forest road W. along forest road to 163148 Take waymarked path up ridge and then to summit. (PM)gerrybowes24/06/2014
KeithByTheC17/03/2014
Parked in passing place on little used road at SJ 157157. A lovely walk to summit took 28 mins. Good paths all the way. Operated for SOTA on VHF FM.G4OBK (Phil)26/11/2013
with Jamievegibagger27/05/2013
From road by Bron-y-Main (13:05) up steep path to lower forest road. Tried to follow forest track on map straight up but it disappeared; had to bash through old brambles to top. Found better path down slightly further N (see brlow). Car 15:25. Fine, quite warm. Better route to top: Steep path up from Bron-y-Main enterance to road; R for about 150m, then L up steep waymarked path. At path crossing near top road go L & straight across road up faint path through woodland towards summit.dbb14/05/2013
Parked at 15830 14323. Took ROW NE to corner of forest, then on to open ground and the S ridge. (A bit of a gorse fight at the bottom). Continued past summit to pick up the forest road at 16560 15433 which leads back to start.tim74716/01/2013
from road to south - a nice pathed route apart from short section by the top of the forest with thick bracken and gorsegigglejon12/07/2012
parked on the minor road to Glascwm, at SJ 17251 15383. Took the right of way that climbs directly into the forest. This is full of fallen and felled trees and not to be recommended.Sprog25/02/2012
OtisGlenford19/02/2012
Start: A495. Notes: Prior to visiting Castle Williams (Trewylan Hall). Straightforward ascent and nice views across valleys belowraffemeister28/12/2011
Nice walk up, good all round views as the trees have been cleared.heavyhorses25/11/2010
Parked in lay-bye beside A495 then into forest via bridleway. Then way marked path directly up thro wood until forest track is reach and this can be followed round hill until summit. Clear frosty morning.Dugswell218/10/2009
walked from welshpool on a loop which would take us through meifod and on towards llanfyllin. creatively tresspassing in some areas..stig_nest16/07/2009
From the main road by a tortuous route through recently felled pines.Eddie06/09/2008
From S forest trail then rough hillside. Trig on ridge at top. My photos also show a bench seemingly on top, but I don't remember it.Aye Jimmy30/09/2006
Nice top. Trig point S4747 with seat nearby to abmire the viewssignyred31/07/2006
Boxing Day walk. Whole of Meifordd on the summit. Annual event apparentlyChinnockC26/12/2005
Did from N - too much tree bashing. Next year found good route from SW which uses forest road/track to summit. Quite steep up top and good views to Berwyns.robphys28/11/2004
Revisit for trigRHW17/07/2004
http://tomread.co.ukm1eyp31/12/2003
Galltywenallt31/05/2003
Parked in Main just off the A495 followed the paths to closest point south east of the trig. Then made a direct hack to the summit up a very steep slope. Cader idris could be seen very well from the top. Returned by same route.garyhoney27/12/2000
petey03/12/2000
6 marilyns day drive and walk/run. Long day trip from Sheffield.Chris Pearson13/06/1999