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Name:Mynydd Gethin
Hill number:2291
Height:491m / 1611ft
Parent (Ma):2237  Fan Fawr
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Rhondda Cynon Taff (CoU)
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Submarilyn
Grid ref:SO 04424 02518
Summit feature:trig point
Col:342.7m  SO 0037 1032  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 170
(1:25k) 166E
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
4 of 6. Ysgyryd Fach, Blorenge, Mynydd Llangynidr, Mynydd Gethin, Mynydd Bedwellte, Cefn Manmoel.PGCE26/10/2018
Just goes to show that every hill is different from the next.Alex C22/06/2018
Parked at Frynnon-y-Gog at 036014, up road which becomes track to 033204 where turned right then made it up using GPS when I got near. The Wibbly Wobbly mountain bike start is clearly man made and also clearly higher. Went to that and also trig. 3.88 miles 1h17mins.clivevilla13/03/2018
Agree with Adrian. Mountain Bike start area at SO04406 02583 is higher than trig albeit man made.Ramblingpaul15/08/2017
Small area for start of mountain bike courses is higher than the trip.Adrian29/04/2017
Up from Fynnon-y-gog. Being a Sunday there were plenty of MTB's in evidence.Chris Peart14/02/2016
Solo walk from Aberdare via the far northern end of the ridge,my very out of date gave no clue of the existing of the bike park so I'm not sure who was more bemused, me or the cyclists! Great views of the snow-covered Beacons. Carried on SE along the rest of the ridge, then dropped down to Penrhiwceiber train station.thesweetcheat21/11/2015
Parked at the top of the minor road at Ffynnon-y-gôg then used the ENE path to gain access to the hill passing some spoil heaps on my way to the forest. Trig at summit within view of the top of Bike Park Wales.Dugswell203/07/2015
From minor road near Ffynnon-y-gog. Trig a short way from bike course in felled area but new plantings mean that it will soon vanish once moreColin Crawford03/07/2015
Parked at cycle place... funny looks as no bike. last day of holidays so busy with 2 wheelers.dicky12/04/2015
3/8 parked at end of lane an followed track through forest to mountain bike facility just beside noticeboards is the trig pillar wonderful viewsFergalh08/01/2015
Parked at Mountain Bike Centre, luckly did this one at dusk so was able to walk up some of the bike trails. Could be interesting finding a route when the bikes are in full flow.rhalstead10/01/2014
Parking in a residential area at roadside. Interesting walk up past waste heaps from a bygone past mining era, then through a pine forest before breaking out onto the top of the hill where a large area of pine trees have been felled. The whole area seems to be a quad & motorbike playground. Some serious mud here!jonglew06/01/2013
SO04498 02519Anton03/09/2012
Looks like a great path for mountain bikers. Shame about the desolation of cut down trees around the trig pointMartin R30/07/2011
Parked where Des advised which is a good starting point. Set off in drizzle, returned in torential rain. Saw little on top apart from the trig and tree stumps. Had just been on Radio Wales being interviewed about walking and things.Father Ted22/09/2010
Parked at 035 020. Good tracks all the way apart from last 100m. Trig easy to find as surrounded by remains of the trees that have all been cut down.destaylor10/06/2010
Walked from SW.Dusty10/06/2010
walked from heolgerrig past garn las and up to the boundary stones which marked the county boundary.finally into the forest and found the trig pillarhodder30/07/2007
Revisit. Trig in small clearing c 40m SW from summit track (in line with a boundary stone with cloven top; some of these BSs have Rivet BMs on top). From SW this time, quite confusing network of pathsRHW17/03/2006
Started from the Gethin Woodland Park car park. Ascended by forest tracks frequented by scrambling bikes. Approached top from the NW along fire break. Used the boundary stones to locate where to hack into the trees. Trig in small clearing.garyhoney23/11/2002
nice approach, hill dull, conifers, line of boundary stone, TP in small clearing c40m SW of summit track. from rd-end Cefnpennar 036013, (1) tk N to 033024, follow tk/FPs to summit; (2) tk E (confusing proliferation of paths) RHW13/05/2000
Followed narrow tarmac road uphill to enter forest and found wide forest paths with buggy tracks by boundary walls to ridge above Mountain Ash.arranc14/03/1999
Robert Kemp16/03/2016
Campbell Singer01/02/2015
carole engel28/10/2012
andrew brown23/06/2012
Alan Whatley13/09/2010
Steve Q05/09/2009
Tony J06/12/2008
Jon F28/08/2004
David Purchase28/12/1998