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Name:Bryn Arw
Hill number:2274
Height:384m / 1260ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Monmouthshire [Sir Fynwy] (CoU)
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 30157 20703
Summit feature:two large half-buried stones
Col:228m  SO291204  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13S
Comments:Replaces hill 2275 as Marilyn
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 236 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Twyn y Gaer, round lanes and up from W. Took path R from gate, up to large tree in wall then L goes near summit.amarillo-oro-como22/03/2020
Parked at Coed-y-cerrig nature reserve, followed the boardwalk and then track through the woodlands up onto the high ground. Continued along grassy pathway to ridge line which I then followed all the way. Summit rocks buried by gorse but miniature cairn has been created as close as possible to them. Good time of year to summit as there is no need to battle through bracken. Enjoyable day out!Gerry the Ranger20/03/2020
Andy West07/03/2020
Ultima Thule08/02/2020
I ran up from the minor road near the bird reserve. I ran over the boardwalk and the took a muddy path up onto the open hill. I followed a good path through the bracken to close to the summit. It was then a case of getting cut and scratched as I waded through the gorse to the high point. Not enjoyable. I then headed over the middle summit to the old summit along a decent path. Views were great in the cold sunny weather with still some snow on the Black Mountains. Time taken 50 minutes for just over 4 miles.isabelle10/11/2019
Alan Faulconbridge12/10/2019
Short evening walk up from Bettws in the valley to the west via footpaths then through a sea of ferns.With Ryan and Dani.JOHNS28/09/2019
A Peckish06/09/2019
From Coed y Cerrig nature reserve car park, along the boardwalk, then up through the woodland footpaths onto the bracken covered slopes on the north side of the hill. Walked a little way south along the west side then southeast up to the northern summit area on well-maintained paths through the bracken. I didnít fancy wading through the gorse to find the two stones, so made do with the path side, which is more or less as high.Mariana Trench21/07/2019
From Forest Coal Pit car park, via Upper Bettws Farm.NormanW21/07/2019
From the good parking at Y Fro (SO 292200), via the tarmac road to Rhyd-lanau and on towards Upper Bettws . Path going back N from SO 298200 was unclear and unsigned - found a way up through two fields to an unmapped ruin at SO 300201, then a thin path up to the summit. There was a signed gate ('route to hill') at about SO 296202 - I met a man from SOTA on the summit who had used this path - he said it was steep and slippery - I tried to locate it for the way down, but without success, encountering a well defended wall bounding the intake area, which forced me back to the unmapped ruin and back down through the same two fields.Isbjorn16/11/2018
Car park at Fro was rammed so we parked by the phone box at SO285211. Up Sugar Loaf, down through Bettws and traversed the ridge of Bryn Arw to ensure we visited all possible tops.Geoff Briggs28/10/2018
From the north. Path detours to the west then ascends the west ridge. North face is defended by hawthorn, bracken and brambles.Topographer5713/08/2018
A lovely walk from the Duck car park. Easy boardwalks over interesting pools and bogs convey you to the bridleway up through trees, then onto a footpath cutting back towards the hill, then lovely grassy paths up the hill, just follow your nose. Superb views all the way.Gill28/01/2018
Nice walk along the ridge from the Old GR point. Descended northwards down a nice woodland path to the road. Solo.Dangerous Dave20/01/2018
Swindon Bagger21/10/2017
A walk along the ridge from the NT car park on a very warm dayLou14/10/2017
From Nature Reserve car park to the north.Winterfloodian08/10/2017
From Bettws. Good views and a nice ridge.twg2717/09/2017
From camp site in Pandy to Stanton and came at it from north west where the bracken was a struggle to get through till I met better path coming from Forest Coal Pit to summit. Then went along ridge to southern tops just in case. Onto Sugar Loaf.dgresty12/09/2017
Looking for Dartford warblershill_walker16/08/2017
Was going to park at the NT car park at Fro, but there were 4 shifty looking lads there, so parked at Old Coalpit. Followed paths all the way to top. Found the two buried stones and then went to middle top and old top. I got slightly higher readings on middle top, than current top. Good views.PeterD21/05/2017
Via Forest Coal Pit and return via Middle Bettws. Also visited the 'old top' in case of future differential tectonic uplift.summitsup18/04/2017
From ford at Stanton Manor Farm but headed past hill and doubled back from west. PLenty gorse to hide the summit but found the rocks! Returned by a higher path.SS16/04/2017
Tony Wilson25/03/2017
From Twyn y Gaer, headed south and then followed a path up the west ridge.Wheelsy18/02/2017
Parked at Fro, walked over Bryn Arw, lunch at The Crown in Pantygelli, walked back to car via summit of Sugar Loaf. Cold, cloudy December day with a little sunshine.clyoung03/12/2016
Parked at space at ford near Stanton Manor Farm, then just headed up the track that continued from this farm. Pleasant stroll up except for the soaking from the soggy bracken. Good views from summit. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/10/2016
Circular route from Bettws churchliljonb08/09/2016
#604 - From the NT carpark. Give this one a miss until the nettles, ferns, gorse etc have died back! New permissive path is a joke!tim74710/07/2016
From NT car park. Overcast, warm, calm and good views.iangalbraith06/07/2016