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Name:Y Domen Fawr
Hill number:3530
Height:504m / 1654ft
Parent (Ma):2260  Cefn yr Ystrad
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Blaenau Gwent (UA)
Catchment:Usk
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 16612 07176
Summit feature:ground by concrete foundation
Drop:135m
Col:369m  SO147114  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13S 166E
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 76 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Starting at 155093 in darkness - headed up defined track to reach summit - clear. Great views of the lights of Ebbw Vale from the summitwychwood19/02/2019
Beautiful sunny morning and beautiful views - shame about the fly-tipping on the lower grounds.kasharic04/08/2018
I had a look at ways up from round Garden City but then decided to go back up road to Tredegar and drive on Man Moel Road, which has a surface ok for my saloon car. Walked from col N of summit at a popular unofficial rubbish dump and went up between motorbike scrambling scars. 20 mins on foot was enough, would be a nice hill /ridge if not so trashed, at least quiet on a Thursday afternoon. Excellent viewspwheeler19/04/2018
Car park by St James Pool (formerly a reservoir for the Tredegar Steel Works) at 155080 Up track through woods & then a choice of wide tracks up to the summit & foundations of a former lookout post. (DB)gerrybowes26/09/2017
I parked at the picnic site at the reservoir. I was greeted to some loud music with local yobs drinking fishing and even urinating in the water. I headed up through the beer cans & bottles. Carling appeared to be a local favourite. There were also used condoms, drug paraphernalia and even a discarded lawnmower, table and chair set along with a hot water tank. Further up the track I was nearly run over by trail bikes and cars were on the top road. There was also some sort of dog breeding facility with constant barking. The top of the hill was less spoilt and offered good views. I think the local authority and police quite clearly don't care about what is going on as they are letting it happen. They and the local people should be ashamed of themselves this certainly would not be allowed to happen in Somerset. With some effort this could be such a lovely spot. I certainly won't be visiting again and I certainly would warn parents about taking children anywhere near this hill.isabelle19/08/2017
From Garden City. A nice way up and a nice hill. Down pleasantly to Troedrhiwgwair.Alan Moore16/06/2017
With Gwent Mountaineering Club. A Thursday evening club walk. Rain for most of walkmike.hoult11/05/2017
Up from picnic spot & fishing lake. Horrendous fly tipping, litter & trail bike desecration around these parts.ngthack09/04/2017
Ascent from Victoria and then north along broad grassy ridge of Cefn Manmoel in diving snow to summit. High point has remains of brick structure and concrete slab.RichardM28/02/2017
In driving snow, from Ebbw Vale valley, then continued west. Large mound with concrete slab on top. Otherwise flattish top to ridge.Denise 27/02/2017
Parked in Victoria and walked first up lanes and then along path/old tramway and out onto the ridge. From there N to top.amarillo-oro-como08/01/2017
Parked at picnic spot. Awful fly tipping. Some Welsh people do not deserve the beautiful country they have. Interesting huge ancient cairn at the top.clivevilla19/06/2016
Parked by lake/ picnic spot in Tredeagar. A pleasant route up the hill despite occasional fly tipping.Cas-gwent13/04/2016
The OS had placed a rive on the observation post at summit. Both destroyed. Remains of OP.Dusty26/03/2016
Part of circular walk around Ebbw Vale.liljonb17/10/2015
From the picnic spot car park.PeterD16/08/2015
Parked by picnic spot by reservoir. Followed good track up through forest and onto open hillside. Various tracks then lead up to summit with Chris Peart and Colin Crawford.Dugswell204/07/2015
With Doug and ChrisColin Crawford04/07/2015
From end of Man Moel Road (was passed by a car not sure on access rights) along to the trail bike ruts. Easy enough climb on short grass between them and on up track to summit. Wonder what the building was that needed these foundations. Back the same way in rain.SS16/03/2015
Parked at SO 16658 08500. It's at the end of a road and there is space for a few cars. Looks like the parking for a set of swings etc and the houses there. Up the road to a gate and then a track and path, which leads to the summit. Bike tracks all over the place. Dropped off the summit to the north and followed Sirhowy Valley Walk track to the radio mast. Used a series of paths to take me back to the gate and car.MikeM12/03/2015
7/7 Short hop up from badly surfaced roadFergalh23/11/2014
With the wind blowing so strong one could hardly stand up I feared I would not make it up this one. Never the less I set off aiming to park near the mast. When I got there another car went ahead of me so I followed. Turns out I ended up driving to within 300m of the summit. Easy from there!Father Ted25/01/2014
From lake above Georgetown, easy up and down on tracks.rhalstead10/01/2014
Parked by fishing lake at GR 156080. Followed good track up through forest and onto open hillside. Various tracks then lead up to grassy summit. Good views down into Ebbw Vale and the old steelworks site.wombourne12/09/2013
Start ~ 155080. Picnic site. Easy walk up good tracks to the summit. Good views of the site of Ebbw Vale Steelworks, now being redeveloped. With Wombourne.steve hudson12/09/2013
Handy parking at a fishing lake in Peacehaven. The hill is used as a 4x4 play ground. There is a clearly marked track from the lake through the forest. Once out on to the open access land there are numerous tracks to follow to the summit.jonglew06/01/2013
Nice hill, friendly dog walkers.Martin R31/07/2011
Parked at Res. Tracks up. Horses grazing. Rainedchrisbien09/05/2011
From Ebbw Vale station took to footpath system from SO172069 - difficult to follow lower down but fine further up the hillside. Descended to Hollybush via Sirhowy Valley Walk down Cruglwyn ridge - "Keep Out" notice by motorcycle ass'n in upper field, but Smudge08/01/2011
Park by lake. Stroll up.arranc27/08/2010
Drove about a mile along track from north. Well used by locals. Hill is badly damaged by locals joy riding down steep northern slopes - presumably in stolen cars.chriswatson24/08/2010
Car park at large fishing pond 155 080. Good tracks to the top which is flattened remains of old workings. Pleasant.destaylor10/06/2010
petey04/05/2009
Galltywenallt19/10/2008
walked from ebbw vale to hilltop then using the sirhowy valley walk.This hill is badly damaged by off road vehicles .the summit is quite distinctivehodder28/11/2006
First walked here with my Border terrier pup, Taffy, when we first moved to ArgoedPhylipSollis18/04/2004
fine hill, marred by view down to Ebbw Vale from summit itself. driveable track immed SW of summit RHW19/04/1998
Robert Kemp15/08/2019
PGCE26/10/2018
Kiltie18/05/2018
morgs4mountains19/12/2017
GaryJones14/09/2017
salen11/05/2017
Chris Peart04/07/2015
RobertP07/06/2015
Ramblingpaul10/03/2015
Campbell Singer01/02/2015
tomandivy31/08/2014
GordonAdshead10/07/2014
mae13/03/2014