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Name:Mynydd Carn-y-cefn
Hill number:2290
Height:550m / 1804ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Blaenau Gwent (UA)
Catchment:Usk
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 18721 08502
Summit feature:no feature 6m NNE of trig point
Drop:176m
Col:374m  SO174115  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13S 166E
Observations:alternative summit 115m SE at SO 18803 08424
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 189 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
North ridge, tracks and paths from clubhouse. Heavy shower on the way down.Topographer5704/09/2019
neilsan20/08/2019
danpquinn05/08/2019
mcallmar22/02/2019
Nipped up from Nantyglo as dusk fell - weather holding finewychwood19/02/2019
Parked at golf club, permission readily given.SteveG10/01/2019
phil10130/12/2018
From Ebbw Vale - wet, windy low visabbo000115/12/2018
needanewdog01/11/2018
Crumblie226/10/2018
thenomad01/10/2018
Up past golf course with its “grass carpets” which are very green compared to the yellow straw which is the golf course!elizyanne14/07/2018
GmacT14/07/2018
From SO178092 - initially following the old tramway. Also visited the alternative HP.summitsup06/04/2018
Parking space near the Golf Course at 187104 on the bend at the end of a BOAT which has been blocked with large boulders, so no worries about vehicle access. Followed the track up the hill, very easy with nice views. I went to the highest point of the track, and so overshot the trig, but no worries, it's a pleasant walk on the plateau.Gill23/02/2018
From the multistory car park in Ebbw Vale. Folllowed sign to Newtown over bridge. Straight on at Methodist chapel then right and up minor road, left up path to disused quarry and up by top of golf course. The upper reaches of this hill have been horribly scarred and disfigured by the activity of off-road motorbikes, really ruining what could be rather an attractive little hill.lenman30/12/2017
3/5M From coalbrookvale track to farm, then path of sorts up through hillside to gain high track to the top.robertphillips11/11/2017
iainwalton22/08/2017
With: hb; Parked at SO189105 and followed byway through golf course on to ridge then cut across to summit trig. Returned by same route. Very easy route.Ian Baines20/08/2017
From Westside in Blaina. The path shown on the map didn't exist, so I just went up the reclaimed grass slope and then steeply to the flat top. Then down south-west to Waun-Lwyd but it was difficult to follow the rights-of-way.Alan Moore16/06/2017
From Nantyglo. Straightforward. With TJBtrimarc202/05/2017
aleesha 13/04/2017
ngthack08/04/2017
Hetty12/03/2017
Repeat ascent with Denise. Ascent from Ebbw Vale having left car to fend for itself in the town's multi storey car park (free). Snow on the summit.RichardM28/02/2017
From the free multi storey carpark in central Ebbw Vale, in snow.Trig on summit area, HP very close by. Muddy grass and heather.Denise 27/02/2017
From golf club which apparently is the highest in the UK (really?). Track snakes its way right over the hill which makes you wonder why the motorcrossers feel the need to tear the rest of the hill up. Headed over to the trigpoint which was guarded by a muddy moat and a moo who didnt want to leave. Pillar is in a bit of a state and looking at the flush bracket its clear the damage is deliberate. Ground to the SE looks higher but probably isnt.stig_nest15/09/2016
salen11/08/2016
asbown03/08/2016
From Golf Road in Nantyglo up to the summit and back. Fantastic view. With baby Ross.islamidget24/06/2016
Parked in Nantyglo and walked up via track across golf course, then direct to summit. Return via track to east side of hill which gives the best views.Cas-gwent13/04/2016
Tony Wilson08/04/2016
Robert Kemp13/03/2016
M0JCQ12/03/2016
From off road parking at Coalbrookvale w Jenx. Follow ROW to farm then tracks thru woods and up above landscaped former mine areas. Good zig zag tracks can be found leading to plateau area. Wet and windy on top, nice trig point. back more directly down steep ground top lake and rejoined way in.nordicstar20/02/2016
Not a bad hill. Saw new lambs. The farmer described them as a bit early.jenx20/02/2016
Steep walk straight up from the east into a covering of snow.Neolith15/02/2016
doddy01/02/2016
Parked in layby (SO 19442 09150)on A476 just south of Coalbrookvale turn off. Followed footpath Llanerch y-pant then zig-zagged to summit plateau rather than straight up. Steep but safe with care descent towards Chapelhouse then back to van along same footpath.SteveSmith08/01/2016
Tom Mundell23/10/2015
Iona23/10/2015
Trekking toes23/10/2015
nicolajane22/10/2015
Part of circular walk along ridges around Ebbw Valeliljonb17/10/2015
sarabines16/10/2015
Parked near entrance to Golf Course, then followed Bridleway up the hill, turning right before highest point on path.PeterD16/08/2015
PGCE01/08/2015
Parked at 189105 and took the path generally southward. Good views over 90 minutes. With GB.bolton15/07/2015
Parked on roadside in Nantyglo near end of bridleway at SO19017 10595 – Up wide bridleway for about 2½km & then headed south for about 400m to summit & alternative summit. (PM)gerrybowes15/07/2015
Parked by the clubhouse (18432 10485) then bridalway around golf course and south onto the hill. Top easy to find, just turn right at the dead horse!tim74705/07/2015