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Name:Mynydd Drumau
Hill number:2284
Height:272m / 892ft
RHB Section:32B: Carmarthen to Vale of Neath
County/UA:Neath Port Talbot (CoU)
Catchment:Neath, Catchment Boundaries, Tawe
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SN 72504 00181
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:171m
Col:101m  SN736021  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 170
(1:25k) 165
Observations:ground to S is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 155 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked 737999 only to find I could have driven much further towards Dyffryn Farm. A bit of an uphill slog, over bwf to trig.NormanW26/02/2020
Neath - Neath Abbey Craig - Mynydd Drumau - Mynydd Marchywel - Neath.Mark Jackson02/11/2019
trig vgc, sunny, excellent views in all directionsrichardrosser17/01/2019
From car park at SS 737999. Followed blue footprint waymarks NW, then back SSW to reach pasture grass area, then worked out a way through 2 gates to trig.Isbjorn14/11/2018
Drove up past Dyffryn Farm to public road end sign, as others but found no safe parking. Asked approaching farmer for advice and told to take my car back down to woodland car park almost a mile down the hill. I told him the public road ended above the farm but he insisted the road was private but that the signs were not there because they had been vandalised. I decided against any confrontation and drove back down to the car park and hiked back up the wood. Higher up, the RoW led across a fild of unwelcoming cattle, and the summit, just above the RoW, was defended by a barbed fence.Topographer5730/09/2018
From E. Drove from Bryn Coch, via church to just above Dyffryn Farm, where sign states no further access for vehicles. Up track, zig-zag past quarry with bolt protection on some routes. Across field, over fence to trig.Minto11/04/2018
Family walk to trig point and Carreg Pica standing stone. Parked behind Duffryn church.philwhit25/02/2018
A train walk, starting from Port Talbot Parkway and finishing at Skewen. Up the Wales Coast Path to Mynydd Dinas, which is not as expected from the map: it's a lovely heathery summit with a few pine trees. Down the WCP to Blaen-Baglan, then along the road to pick up the by-way and path leading to Foel Fynyddau. Back to the road, and towards Neath, picking up the forest track after 280m, which comes out above a hill fort, then down to Pant-Howel-Ddu. Down the very quiet and pleasant road to Neath, and a soggy by-way to Pencaeru, and into Neath. Over the pedestrian bridge past the station, and up the hill towards Glynfelin. Paths and tracks up the hill to join the bridleway below the summit of Mynydd Drumau. Over the fence to the trig, then soggy, muddy grass to pick up the bridleway into Skewen, for the return train to Cardiff.Gill18/01/2018
Drove a long way up having past farm and up hillside and eventually put on to sheep pasture.vegibagger04/01/2018
OtisGlenford29/12/2017
3/8M parked above farm track to quarry then over fence to the top.robertphillips10/11/2017
Parked at the woodland trust car park and followed the blue trail (marked on the map in the car park) through the forest and then detoured off onto the bridle way up the hill and across the field to the trig point. The woodland is beautiful and we had a great view from the top.Wackywelshy25/08/2017
Parked at Dyffryn Farm. Followed forest track and FP to high pasture and then through gate to trig. Good views.PeterD10/08/2017
We parked in the Woodland Trust car park at SS737999. We then started on the blue route (shown on the info board in the car park) which took us through the woods to the top of the wood. We then took detour on the bridleway out onto the hill top. There is a gate at SN726000 giving access to the trig point. Descended via Carn Bica and the bridleway back into the wood where we rejoined the blue route. Lovely woodland and great views. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget26/05/2017
Parked outside church 738998. Lovely walk up through woods passing farms on road.Hippy7716/02/2017
From Dyffryn woods car park.. Theres so many parking spots further up. Followed track up to pasture and then headed up field before dry stone wall..theres a gate in the corner. Decent views but being full of a cold I didn't linger.stig_nest14/12/2016
From church - need to hop one fence at the top to get to trig.twg2727/06/2016
Staying at Tir Abbey Farm campsite. Took in the peak as part of a 3-mile loop starting from the campsite. Followed bridleway then hopped over wall into field containing trig.liljonb07/06/2016
Walked from church in Bryn Coch, though driving up track is possible. Top is a not unpleasant grassy dome.Cas-gwent15/03/2016
Parked at the church 739998 but parking available at the woodland trust entrance just round the corner. Followed track NW through woods which loop SW to a bolted climbing crag. Then up and across a few fields, with newly born lamb, to the trig point.mindlessflogger12/03/2016
Parked in lane at Swiss Cottage. Forestry road and signposted footpaths. Steep ascent up steps. Crossed stile to summit fields. Standing stone about 2.5m tall.sixlegs05/03/2016
Up the road from Dyffryn. Parking ok at gas compound, but signage further on suggests ok to park just beyond farm. Track continues up left and later right past old quarry with many bolted routes, tho looking unused now. at end of track cut direct up field, one wall/b/wire fence to cross to trig.nordicstar18/11/2015
From the substation. Up the zigzag track. Then straight to the top from the gate after the crag.jenx18/11/2015
from Pen Alltwen TP via fps and standing stone Carreg Bica then from bridleway on west of TPunderhill07/11/2015
Fortunately no encounter with any farmers. Pleasant walk to summit using tracks. Returned via same route. Parked in a layby just before the gas substation on the Dyffryn Farm side.bowlesy10/10/2015
With GB but I had a better confrontation with the farmer than he did. 40 minutes.bolton29/07/2015
If approaching from the east, probably best to park below Dyffryn Farm near the gas substation at SN73190 00113 (We parked just above the farm & the farmer wasnt happy!) Followed waymarked track to gate in wall at 727000 Up track alongside wall to another gate & then across field to trig point (Again, farmer not happy as Id walked across a field of grass about to be cut for silage!) PMgerrybowes29/07/2015
Parked outside the Church to the East. Evenign walk up the road, then jogged back through the woods. Nice views of Port Talbot + Swansea Bay.huwthomas10/07/2015
Parked at Dyffryn Farm, no problems with farmers and the rain had now stopped.tim74708/07/2015
From church in Bryn Coch. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/three-mynydds-mynyddau-and-foel.htmlGayle22/03/2015
2/5 After an ignorant and rude farmer refused permission to park near his farm at Gleas. I approached from Bryn Coch and this was an easier and more pleasant trip up the hillFergalh07/02/2015
Drove as far as we could on unclassified road in Dyffryn Wood past Dyffryn Farm then walked the rest of the way to the trig point. Operated ham radio for SOTA from the top.G4OBK (Phil)22/01/2015
With Trefor. Beautiful sunny day. From church at Bryn cochmike.hoult24/11/2014
Camping at Ty Canol Farm, walked from there taking in Pen Lan trig before hitting this Marilyn/Trig, before returning to the camp site via St Matthew's Church, an intersected station. A pleasant 7 mile circular walk before departing S Wales for home.jonglew01/09/2013
From Dyffryn Farm on track the across to summit.Eddie09/07/2013
Followed route described by Chris Watson. There is room for one car at end of the road then up past two houses to fields full of sheep and then track to the trig point.Father Ted18/07/2011
Easy walk up from Glais to west. Parked at end of public road and followed track/ROW. Hopped over fence to get to trig.chriswatson08/11/2010
Drove up track from Bryn Coch past Dyffryn Farm and just past elbow beyond (14:50). Short steep walk from there through wood to small quarry and then to trig pt in fields above. Fine weather. Back to car 15:25 dbb26/03/2010
With: hb sb; Walked up through Mountain Wood from the E with car parked in Bryn-coch. Returned by the same route.Ian Baines27/07/2009
With: ib sb; Helen Baines27/07/2009
Paths from Dyffryn Farm through Mountain Wood to trig. Then to S end of hill past a high standing stone to another trig at Pen Lan.Aye Jimmy05/05/2009
walked up a steep footpath (& then some steeps)through stanley wood.the central pathway along the hill was extremely muddy after heavy rain.trig point off the main pathway to the north west.The standing stone is impressivehodder15/12/2008
Accessed from bridleway to SE below hotel. Steep climb up good path to meet summit ridge at Carreg Bica. It is worth walking the whole summit ridge to enjoy the views.Dugswell220/09/2008
Stroll+. From East track then grass.destaylor09/09/2008
Parked at church in Bryn Cochclivevilla29/08/2008
Trig revisit. Pleasant summit, nice views, pleasant walk from S after the Rugby Club trig visit, then revisited Pen Lan on the way down - perfect end to a very scenic day.RHW05/06/2008
With K192108/05/2008
Walked from Skewen to the south. Visited Carreg Bica standing stone on the way.Dusty29/12/2007
Ascended through forest paths on east, straight up to Carreg Bica standing stone - which is now used as a gatepost. Trigpoint is not on any paths, but is more accessible from the east boundaries. Curious bunker at SN725008.nddavies21/01/2007
Approached from east. Nice cliff on way up. Can see N & S coasts of the Gower from trig (S 2059)which is by a wall.signyred18/07/2006
Started from just before the church at Dyffryn. Unfortunately just as we crossed the only fence the farmer drove up to enquire what we were doing. Lucilky he gave us permission after reminding us that there was no access.garyhoney04/09/2004
petey19/08/2004
Galltywenallt12/10/2002
One of 5 Marilyns in a day We parked at Bryn Coch and walked up the path through the woods onto a open top area. We found the summit and had a good view of the north Swansea area.ChinnockC12/04/2002
W Darren. Climbed 2 marilyns near Neath then as the sun came out we went rock climbing on Three Cliffs at Gower(Arch Slab & Scavanger) then later another nearby marilyn.Chris Pearson22/04/2000
From end of tarred road, 450' on bridal path to last farm and across sheep pastures to top, close to a wall. No cairn. Skylarks.arranc02/05/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...lovely hill & view, pleasant ascent, friendly golden retrievers. park @ 732001, tk then pasture to summit RHW20/12/1998
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