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Name:Pen-y-Garn Fawr
Hill number:2262
Height:616m / 2021ft
Parent (Ma):2242  Black Mountain
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU), Monmouthshire [Sir Fynwy] (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Deleted Nuttall
(xN)
Grid ref:SO 27745 31058 (est)
Drop:12m
Col:604m  SO273315  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 209 users)ByDate of Ascent
MB HomeRob Rees07/04/2020
Circuit of Pen Y Garn Fawr (North Daren), Pen-y-Garn Fawr, Black Mountain South Top, Black Mountain, Hay Bluff and Black Hill starting from the car park below Black Darren and following the ridgelines.BobHancock22/06/2019
11 mile walk from car park below Black Darren, walked along hillside road to junction and across fields briefly to road again then car park, up the Cats Back to Black Hill trig, struggled in snow onto Black Mountain (2nd visit) then continued along ridge on easier terrain to North Darren trig eventually descending back down to the car park, the day started off cloudy/foggy but cleared and got very sunny later on.DanTrig06/04/2019
walked as part of Offas Dyke path from Hay BluffD SID27/02/2019
Black Hill > Black Mountain > Black Mountain South Top > Pen - y - Garn Fawr > Red Daren > Point 604m from GR: SO 28746 32634ronaldo33309/12/2018
Lovely long walkejjohnstone13/09/2018
Offa's Dyke walk. Pandy to Black Mountain South Ridge, llanthony Priory, Beacons Way to Hatterall hill, Graig, Pen LLwygy to Pandy.stephenbuda04/08/2018
BBMC route CHippy7712/05/2018
From Black Mountain. Solo.Dangerous Dave22/01/2018
BBMCTaz3813/05/2017
SoloAimless Rambler16/04/2017
TD & CThis Dog15/04/2017
Large parking area at 298299 - NW up path to ridge & then NW along ridge for about ½km to Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain S. Top - Black Mountain - Hay Bluff. Reverse route back to car. (PM CM)gerrybowes26/01/2017
Done from Red Daren heading to Hay Bluff with GB and CJM.bolton26/01/2017
Parked at 29829. N 7 W along path up onto ridge SE of Red Daren, along OD path to Hays Bluff, returned same way. In cloud, cold ice SSE'ly wind. With GB & PMCJM26/01/2017
3rd top of the day (if you can call this a top) on the Hay-on-Wye to Pandy leg of my Offas DYke path walk climbing Black Mountain, Black mountain South top and this indiscernible top.Dazingdale19/10/2016
a walk from Capel y Ffyn along the ridge to Black Mountain, then the other way as far as Red Daren. Solo, lovely weather.Lou18/09/2016
Circular from Llanthony.liljonb07/08/2016
Parked at top of pass SO236350. Roomfor several cars. Did circuit taking in Twampa,Rhos Dirion,Twyn Tal-y-cefn,Chwarel y Fan, Then down & up to Offa`s Dyke path & Red Darren,Pen-y-Garn Fawr,Black mountain south top ,Black mountain & Hay Buff. Lots of rain & cloud,mart079717/06/2016
Climbed from Red Daren late afternoon in glorious sunshine. Bank holiday weekend & we had the moors almost to ourselves.DanMaisieBex29/05/2016
Started at Middle Ponthendre farm, walked over on route to Llanthony PrioryTomW199120/02/2016
Long day ridge walking in the Black Mountains: Start from Llanthony, ascending Chwarel y Fan, Twyn Tal-y-cefn, Rhos Dirion, Twmpa, Hay Bluff, Black Hill, Black Mountain, Black Mountain South Top, Pen-y-Garn Fawr & Red Daren before a tired return to Llanthony. Super walk in the hills on a bright crisp winter’s day.Cas-gwent18/02/2016
High point GR is on the opposite side (west side) of the path to what one would think.clivevilla13/09/2015
Started at Capel-y-ffin and visited all stations from Red Daren to Hay Bluff. Nice enough ridge with excellent track, but a lot of nothing tops!Crib Goch11/08/2015
See 5606Ramblingpaul07/06/2015
Ascended via foot path from Capel-Y-Ffin. BBMC Route C.Peapod2116/05/2015
Black Mountain Challenge 2015. Route B (18 miles) completed in 8 hours with strong winds on the ridgelines and at times, bright sunshine.Ginger Dave16/05/2015
Just spotted that this was on list so this was 7th and last one before we dropped down to Capell- y -FfinFergalh25/01/2015
Parked at entrance to Upper Cwm Farm and followed path up past Blackhill Farm. Climbed to the ridge and then north west to Black Hill. Continued along the ridge to Offa's Dyke and then south south east to Black Mountain summit and Black Mountain South Top. Finally descended heading east across the valley and returned past Black Hill Farm again (new fences up and path not clear). A magnificent walk from start to finish.callumorr12/10/2014
Epic 21 mile walk! From Llanthony Priory (SO 28916 27819) - Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain South Top - Black Mountain - Black Hill - Hay Bluff - Twmpa - Twyn Tal-y-cefn - Chwarel y Fan - Bâl-Mawr. Clear paths throughout, particularly good along Offa's Dyke Path.david23020104/09/2014
On ODP.iredale02/06/2014
From the Red Darran car park down into the valley to the east, up the cat's back and across to the trig point at Hay Bluff, then south-ish down Offa's Dyke over both Black Mountain tops, past the 610m trig point and down the path to the Red Darran car park shortly after that. With Keith and, on a later date, with Tiger Bay Ramblers.islamidget16/03/2014
16.8 mile circuit of Chwarel Y Fan and Hatterall Hill including Red Daren, Rhiw Arw and Bal-Mawr trigs.DanTrig11/01/2014
On Offa's Dyke Path southboundprwild25/08/2013
Gospel Pass car park, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Twyn Tal-y-cefn, Chwarel y Fan, Bal Mawr, Llwyn-on (Cottage), Red Daren, Pen-y-Garn Fawr, Black Mountain South Top, Black Mountain, Hay Bluff, Gospel pass car park. Dry and bright/sunny. First half with J, second with N, J and L.PaulH06/08/2013
Gospel Pass CP > Hay Bluff > Black Mountain > Black Mountain South Top > PEN-Y-GARN FAWR unmarked grassy dome > Red Daren > Rhiw Arw (Trig point S6109) > Hatterrall Hill then turned round and repeated the whole process in reverse > Gospel Pass CP (20 miles)Tony Hartry25/06/2013
Probably walked over this top on the Offa's Dyke Path whilst walking from Hay-on-Wye to Pandy. See my blog post for more details: <a href="http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2013/04/offa-dyke-path-day-10-hay-on-wye-to.html" target="_blank">http://blog.alistairpooler.co.uk/2013/04/offa-dyke-path-day-10-hay-on-wye-to.html</a>alistairpooler31/03/2013
Plenty free parking at the Abbey. 2262 5606 3526 in a round. Path all the way along the ridge. Fine walk.destaylor01/02/2013
Ridged from Hay BluffPeapod2112/05/2012
Passed on training walk for the BBMC. Could have been one the best days out for weather, temp, visibility I have known. In March! Up via Vision farm, down to the abbey. Usual Ramblers inspired poor stiles for people with dogs.PepandJen11/03/2012
Part of a long walk from Longtown, up Cat's Back, then the full length of the Hatterrall ridge to Pandy. It hailed.thesweetcheat23/11/2011
On Offa's Dyke Southnickywood109/03/2011
bagged on walk of hatterill hillrussf6913/09/2010
Offa's Dykewindridge08/09/2010
Poured with rain all day! Still enjoyable though, in a perverse sort of way. Very grateful for the well made path through the peat!HMollusc26/07/2009
No Feature, Route: Llanthony - Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain South Top - Capel Y Ffin - Llanthony. Ok start then extreme hail, unable to look ahead for 20 mins due to hail hitting eyes, descended to Capel Y Ffin then returned via road.Chris Williams08/03/2009
LSbenwloudon28/02/2009
Circular walk from Llanthony Priory up onto Offa's Dyke and along to Black mountain. Returning through Chapel y ffin and over Chwarel y Fan.rhalstead15/11/2007
a superb and easy circuit of some of the black mountainS peaks from llanthony priory. first climbing onto bal mawr then travelling in a clockwise direction taking in a section of the offas dyke path before dropping steeply back to the priorystig_nest19/08/2007
Climbed whilst walking the Offa's Dyke National Trail from Chepstow to Prestatyn.dhbond22/05/2007
A circular walk, parked north of Cwmyoy(ace church) walked through fields onto Hatterall Hill, along the ridge to Rhiw Arw Trig and Red Darren Trig down to Capel-Y-Ffin back up to Chwarel Y Fan and Bal-Mawr Trig back down to car with my boot falling apart at the end.DanTrig05/05/2007
From Black Hill CP included Black Hill. Hay Bluff/ Red Darrenpowyswalker16/12/2006
RHW16/12/2006
Grand traverse of the Black Mountains 1Philsidwell01/06/2006
Lovely sunny day.Dugswell229/04/2006
Did this with Black mountain route.steverd15/02/2004
Unmarked grassy plateau - no discernable highest pointwebmaster01/03/2003
Galltywenallt11/08/2002
Ascent whilst supervising a D of E gold group on a practice exhibition.VirtualMountain31/05/1999
From Priory with F, D and Tr101/07/1998
Date uncertain. Solo backpacking. Offa's Dyke PathPete West01/01/1998
Incidental, as on the ridge.Chris Pearson03/07/1997
with Black Mt S Top (qv for log)pwheeler31/10/1992
2ndAlaric16/05/1992
First stop on the ridge, flat topped areaRhayader_wander03/03/1990
petey01/01/1990
1985 or 1986? Can't remember. Walked most of Offa's Dyke, not my idea.mickdavidson01/06/1986
Not logged. Ascent date unknown. Done on Offa's Dyke walk.ngthack01/01/1985
From road to East with Red DarenPeterD17/08/1984
From B Mountain. Trudge over peat to top. 16.25. to Red Daren.arranc11/03/1984
Uncertain date but year is correct.thenomad10/10/1983
Brecon Beacons. E. 2 in party. Beili-bach - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Red Daren via Offa's Dyke Path - Beili Bach via road. Weather - Excellent.tarrp25/08/1980
School trekking trip way back. Fine ridgenordicstar01/06/1976
GMGMTIdris30/05/1960
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