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Name:Cefn Eglwysilan
Hill number:2293
Height:382m / 1253ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Rhondda Cynon Taff (CoU)
Catchment:Taff
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3)
Grid ref:ST 09711 90511
Summit feature:ground within 2m of trig point
Drop:235m
Col:147m  ST120956  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 166E
Observations:ground 650m NNE by masts is slightly lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 186 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Otis and KeelaGlenford05/01/2019
Mynydd y Glyn from Trehafod station, Cefn Eglwysilan from Treforest station, and Garth Hill and Craig yr Allt from Taffs Well station, all on the same day.Mark Jackson26/10/2018
Short walk up from NW through the bracken. Good viewpoint for Pontypridd. A small herd of cattle were grazing around the trig pillar but did not bother me.Topographer5701/10/2018
A very pleasant stroll from the cattle grid to the NW. Steep and on easy grass. Wet and windy, so no views, but nice all the same.Gill28/01/2018
7/8M parked on grass verge west of hill straight up.robertphillips09/11/2017
With TJB. From road to South west. Very easy but found the roads around Pontypridd difficult to navigate. We used the road signposted hospital and then turned off towards (and past) golf clubtrimarc227/07/2017
Crossed on the Pontypridd CircularArbie22/04/2017
Parked at ST095908 where the road makes a 90 degree bend. We walked back along the road for a bit before striking off uphill at a break in the bracken. Followed the ridge north on return, eventually meeting the unrestricted byway and heading south back to the car. A clear, but very windy day. With baby Ross.islamidget05/10/2016
Simple climb from roadside. Superb viewpoint again as are many of the marilyns down this way. Interesting looking at the urbanisation of the valley bottoms juxtaposedwith the wild moors.stig_nest16/09/2016
Short circular from roadside on the common. Fantastic views straight up the valley ro Pen y Fan and Corn Du.liljonb01/09/2016
With: hb; Very short walk up from minor road in evening sun to summit trigpoint. Good views.Ian Baines28/08/2016
From road to SW.twg2701/07/2016
From SW. Parking OK.jimbloomer28/05/2016
Parked at the bend on the minor road west of the top 095908. Grass slopes lead quickly to the trig point. A fine view point.mindlessflogger11/03/2016
Drove entire length of Eglwysilan Road and back and only found one safe/legal parking spot atSteveSmith11/01/2016
Part of circular route from Abertridwr, taking in Mynydd Meio, Cefn Eglwysilan and Mynydd Eglwysilan.Cas-gwent04/12/2015
Struggled to reach the trig due to 45mph wind and horizontal rain. Made it interesting.jenx17/11/2015
With Jenx, a mad outing - hurricane Barney sweeping through, parked at gate to west of top and allowed wind to blow us to summit. Bit of a battle back down to car but ok together. A tick!nordicstar17/11/2015
Parked on Eglwysilan Road ST 095904. Just a 6 minute climb to the top for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)14/08/2015
Done alonetallblond05/08/2015
Parked near bend, back along to FP and then easy walk up to trig point.PeterD02/08/2015
Parked on the bend near the rubbish. Found a track southwards along the road directly west of the trig point. With GB.bolton14/07/2015
Parked at track/road junction at ST09478 90804 South along road for about ½km to footpath sign Up hillside to summit. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2015
Parked by gate at 09507 90576 straight up to trig.tim74710/07/2015
evening walk fro Mynydd Meio then back to Tescounderhill02/07/2015
To save any issue of parking/turning the van, walked up the road from Trallwn. Write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/4-marilyns-west-of-caerphilly.htmlGayle23/03/2015
1/7 First of day easy drive up to side of mountain limited parking for one car where walking route signs and stile is located. quick clamber to topFergalh08/01/2015
Part of Valleys 100.Rob Pen y Garn24/05/2014
Climbed as part of the valleys 100robert24/05/2014
VALLEYS 100EVERTON24/05/2014
Middle hill of a convenient row of three TuMPs.Alex C20/01/2014
Solo walk from Pontypridd via the cairn circle and folly on Pontypridd Common. The eastern side of the hill is a bog. Went on the other summit by the masts, where there is a small Bronze Age cairn. Onward to Caerphilly via the Sengenydd Dyke route.thesweetcheat11/01/2014
From Llanfabon, underestimated the time and returned in the dark.rhalstead11/01/2014
With Valmike.hoult30/11/2013
Love to climb this on my bike most days. And come on folks, lets climb these hills from the base, not the road 300 ft from the summitjoerodman10/03/2013
Simple, but steep, ascent from the Eglwysilan mountain road.jonglew09/02/2013
Up and down in 20 mins!bowlesy10/11/2012
From Twn-y-gwent track jct with Eglwysilian mountain road (ST 094907). Followed a waymarked route from the road up, just back over the moor to near Paddy's Well and the track back- 30 mins. The drive from Cardiff was harder than the walk but it's nice to have the open land between the valleys.pwheeler28/04/2012
Up from the lane with grandson, Isaac.Eddie26/07/2011
Short steep approach from road.Aye Jimmy03/09/2010
Jogged 7km around the mountain, before finishing off at the summit. Lovely weather.huwthomas24/04/2010
Parked at ST 09479 90806. Not many other parking options - narrow road and no verge. Walked back along the road and went directly to summit - very steep 0.4km. Better way is to head north from parking place - looking right up side of hill you can see aMalcvolm06/03/2010
with Jamievegibagger08/08/2009
From car at bend to NE, up steeply to summit and back - 20 min overall. Weather overcast. Gave a local on way home from work a lift back to Abertridwr. dbb27/02/2009
Easy open hillside stroll from S.destaylor20/10/2008
Skirted bracken to the north on sunny morning.Dugswell221/09/2008
trig pillar was being used as a scratching post by a large herd of beef cattle had to battle my way through that lot.hodder15/08/2008
Straightforward ascent from road to west.JohnW06/08/2008
Short walk from minor road.Dusty20/07/2008
Bracken can be skirted by walking north along track at the top of the road towards radio mast. A faint path then leads round Bracken onto the summit.Buteobuteo07/07/2007