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Name:Craig Llysfaen
Hill number:5480
Height:264m / 866ft
Parent (Ma):2300  Craig yr Allt
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Caerphilly (UA), Cardiff (UA)
County (CoA):South Glamorgan (CoA)
Catchment:Rhymney
Class:Tump (200-299m), Administrative County Top
(Tu,2,CoA)
Grid ref:ST 18997 85086
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:55m
Col:209m  ST183853  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 151E
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Notes:
  • South Glamorgan (1974) administrative county top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 84 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Pleasant stroll up before Champions League Final, fingers crossed for Liverpool. Great view across the channel to Somerset/Devonpenbet01/06/2019
Just 1.2m from the CP at ST202854. One of the best accessible administrative tops. Up through woodland, out into open countryside, along an avenue of ancient trees and then there’s the trig. Even a section of fence has been deliberately left without barbed wire. Great views over Cardiff towards the Bristol Channel.Newton Maximus28/05/2019
From Llywn Celyn car park to east. Don't be tempted by first path off up to left . Better path is a few yards further on by stone way marker. Nice hill with great views over Cardiff.Mark Sims21/02/2019
Approached from the west en route to Newport from Cardiff - easy path to reach the highest point.kasharic30/03/2018
Part of a beautiful 5.5 mile walk from Cefn Onn Country Park (it's on the Cardiff Ramblers website if anyone's interested) taking in Cefn Onn, the surrounding woodland and Craig Llysfaen. Stunning views. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget10/07/2017
Walked up from the car park to the east with Iain Brown.Dugswell214/03/2017
A nice county top walk,45 minute walk from the Llwyncelyn car park to the east, up through a wood and then along the escarpment to the trig point.WAYNE ROWLETT09/12/2016
Road over from Caerphilly has been resurfaced it seems. The 1:5 section is a concrete road. Parking to the west is all but impossible. A very small car might be squeezed in on the corner but anything biger than a 206 you'd really struggle. The track up to the top is very good and even a tubby part time smoker like me managed to run it little more than 5 mins. View out is superb. My last admin county top.stig_nest16/09/2016
Circular from car park at Cefn Onn Park.liljonb31/08/2016
From the Llwyn Cellyn car park along easy ridge. Great views. 42nd wedding anniversary!Barbara Singer17/08/2016
With Mum & Dad. Dad had climbed it previous evening and recommended the hill as pleasant with great views of Cardiff. Dad right as usual.Jemma Singer17/08/2016
From Llywn Cellyn Forest car park. Good path to HP. Superb views of Cardiff lighting up just after sunset.Campbell Singer16/08/2016
Quick walk up to the trig from Llywncelyn through bluebell filled woodland, and good views from the top.Cas-gwent25/04/2016
Pleasant stroll up from Llywn Celyn Forestry Commission car park. Some good views south, if a little misty today.jonglew13/03/2016
Caerphilly circular (3/7). A few yards E of trig on N side of the track seemed a bit higher.Smudge05/03/2016
Parked at gate to west simple stroll up to trig pointFergalh24/12/2015
From car park to East. Great views over Cardiff and Bristol Channel.PeterD02/08/2015
Parked at the car park - 854202. Just under one hour with GB. Great views!bolton16/07/2015
Parked in the large car park to the east at ST20149 85413 – Took track from car park for about 500m & then good path to trig point. (PM)gerrybowes16/07/2015
Gruff's second trip up Craig LLlysfaen, this time with Mam and Guto, on his first summit!mills198325/05/2015
By trig, great views to South Wales and over CardiffAdrian12/10/2014
As others from the car park to eastrhalstead20/05/2014
Pleasant walk from the car park to east.destaylor02/01/2014
From CP to East. Easy walk NE up through woods then wsw to join ridge path. Trig next to an aeriel...dicky16/06/2013
Parked at Ty Mawr, nice pint, Grandad carried Gruff up to the trig, great views over Cardiff, over the Channel to England and snow covered Beacons to the North.mills198318/03/2013
KJF from Llwyncelyncrazy24/10/2012
Completed Easter 2012 by Steve Readingmorrislube08/04/2012
Blocked the gate with my van on the 'evil road' and ran to the top and back before anyone could tell me off. Great views. My last County top (1974).Martin R28/07/2011
Don't drive over the road to the W - it's evil! Finally parked in small car park to E, from which it's a pleasant stroll up to the top. Stunning views until the rain closed in...!wheresthepath22/04/2011
From Mynydd Rudry. Tree fallen blocking minor road, longer approach, seemed lot of ascentAye Jimmy03/09/2010
Estimated date. Done several times, running up from Rudry Common. great views of Cardiff. I blieve the adjacent fenced off building was once a nuclear bunker.huwthomas10/08/2010
me and meg loads of rainRoland Brooks07/08/2010
quick walk along the ridge from the west, great views.asbown01/03/2010
Grassy hump by trig pillar. Checked with Abney level that this is higher then any point along the ridge path.webmaster22/08/2009
Followed paths from west.Dusty09/06/2009
to trig point, pathway along the ridge seemed slightly higherhodder06/12/2008
Great views over Cardiff from the trigsignyred17/07/2006
Passed this point whilst geologically mapping the area as part of my course in my first year at Cardiff Uni. Great views over the city.Chingwakabungya07/03/2006
RHW13/02/2005
Used the car park to the east as no spot could be found to the west. A very pleasant walk at the end of the day along tracks and a ridge path. Good views back to Cardiff and across the Channel to England.garyhoney04/09/2004
I accessed this from the Cardiff side of the hill via Lisvane up Graig Road. Beware, there are no parking spaces up the top of Graig Road. Park at the bottom before it severely narrows. The trig is easily found just off the track. It has great views over Cardiff and the Bristol Channel. It now shares its view with the obligatory phone mast. It got me wondering whether future generations would go phone mast bagging. That would be sad.Father Ted28/03/2004
My last Welsh county top.arranc08/01/2000
Solo run. Nice views of the Bristol Channel.mikejacobs14/11/1998
w/end bagging with Rob Small - finished Bridges later that day - then drove back to SheffieldChris Pearson06/07/1997
Descibed as SE of Pant Glas in Paddy Dillon's County Tops. Very narrow road to get access to top.andy06/04/1996
amarillo-oro-como16/11/2017
ngthack29/09/2017
poppiesrara08/09/2017
iaindbrown14/03/2017
Dante8525/10/2016