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Name:Carneddau
Hill number:2195
Height:445m / 1460ft
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 06993 55202
Summit feature:a few stones
Drop:206m
Col:239m  SO071559  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
(1:25k) 200E
Observations:all other summits are lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 164 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
After SW top, superb viewpoint.DanMaisieBex17/02/2019
Second summit. Anticlockwise walk with Iain Brown over Carneddau plateau of 5 tumpsvegibagger31/12/2018
From the old chapel on A481 (after Aberedw hill). Walked through the farmyard of Wern-hewlog to the tarmac minor road going up to Cilberllan. Farmer a bit evasive if this was a right of way but said it was ok if we closed the gates. From the end of the minor road continued straight on grassy lane to open hill side. Hence to summit. Returned to car at A481/B4567 junction using the bridleway heading SW to Meangowan. A Worth while hill with wild feel.mindlessflogger27/10/2018
From the NW after tight parking at Banks road corner. Marked bridleway leads easily onto open pasture. Delightful views over green valleys in all directions.Topographer5725/09/2018
From the bend in the road at the Banks with elizyanne. Path nearly all way up to summit. Pleasant viewsGmacT17/07/2018
Easy walk up following the path. Probably only takes about 15 minutes. Hill just moss - grass has disappeared due to weeks of dry weather.elizyanne17/07/2018
My last Welsh Marilyn. Could almost see all of Wales from the top, but not quite. P.S. Don't park on the bend, there's a better place 100 yards or so to the north, but don't block the gate.Gill23/04/2018
Via sheep tracks from the SW top. Nice stroll.Moorponder07/10/2017
Parked at SO063559. The lovely bloke who lives at the Banks came out for a chat and suggested we park inside his gate because lorries use the road and won't make it around the corner if there's a car parked there. We took him up on his offer. We followed an old track to the 410m contour rings and then a sheep track to the summit. The fort is well worth a look if you like a bit of history. Great ditches! We then attempted to get to the trig point, but were thwarted by a barbed wire fence and, with the weather closing in and a hungry baby, we cut our losses and headed back down. Great wee hill though. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget10/06/2017
Over from SW Top. Bit of trail finding required.bevandy11423/04/2017
Walked up the track to Maengowan farm to the south and across the hills past the standing stone. Stunning views. Almost featureless summit compared to the others up here.Neolith15/04/2017
Up from the SW between the quarries, first visiting the trig point. Down to the south.Father Ted06/03/2017
From The Banks and then on to the south and south-west tops.Herbert Anchovy20/02/2017
From The Banks, straight forward up and down. Met owner at parking on way back, was expecting you can't park here but he just wanted a chat.rhalstead18/02/2017
Approached from shorter NW route parking at SO 06050 55943. The regular spot on corner at disused quarry entrance was occupied. No path shown on map but path on ground to final ascent between 410m contour rings. From there direct ascent to summit (small pile of stones). Return by same route.SteveSmith22/11/2016
#601 - From the corner at Bwlch Banks along with the Creaking Hiker. A fine little hill.tim74708/07/2016
. CreakingHiker08/07/2016
From 90°left corner at bwlch banks. Decent paths lead on to short grass. Turns out though that this is a seriously rugged hill. The climb up crossed a section of ground which had an almost skiing moguls appearance. The top has a tiny cairn with huge views. The trig point looks miles away and theres several other lumps to explore. A most worthy marilyn.stig_nest27/03/2016
Gwent Mountaineering Club walk. Only 5 of us. From junction of B4567 and A481. Over summit and subsidiary summits before descending to A481 and climbing Aberedw Hill. Snow showers but mainly good weathermike.hoult06/03/2016
1/8 First of Long wet, sunny and windy day ! (Carneddau/Bradnor Hill/Stanner Hill/Brurfa Bank/Hanter Hill/Hergest Hill/Burt Hill/The Begwns)Fergalh06/12/2015
KeithByTheC12/07/2015
Roadside parking for one car on bend of minor road at SO06317 55949 Through two gates and then up grassy slopes to summit. (PM)gerrybowes26/01/2015
With GB after parking the car at 063559. Do not obstruct the gate! An easy climb of about one hour.bolton26/01/2015
From its subsidiary SE Top. Plenty of bracken on the slopes.JohnStoneham06/09/2014
SO0699355201.Anton12/03/2014
From road corner bend at Tynyllidiart SO 063 559 room to park just one car - for SOTA with Geoff Fielding.G4OBK (Phil)24/10/2013
Parked on common near The Court, at 084566. Over Castle Bank/Ty'n-y Green Castle, lovely ridge and impressive hill fort to Cefnbychan. I asked about using the track to the Carneddau farm- absolutely fine, so I used this after going on the Marilyn. The way up from Cwm-berwyn via the bw was non existent though, and I had to trespass through an adjacent field to get to the access land with Carneddau. A parallel fp shown on the map did seem to exist though (seen only from the top end). Once on the open pasture I went over a great hill fort top up its steep SE side before getting on the highest top. Then along its N ridge a bit before dropping down to the eponymous house, back to Cefnbychan and along the ROW at the foot of Castle Bank to The Court. A really nice 3h walk, the hills fascinating, enjoyable, and good underfoot.pwheeler07/05/2013
W Jenx, best hill in area, complex top. Park above Pentre at SO073536 by bungalow, ask permission. Follow track onto heathland & cairned top 432, to trig and round ridge to main top. Visit to hill fort well worth it, descend back down same line to start. Deserves another top...nordicstar18/11/2012
best hill in the area. climbed with Iain Brown who was our host to the area. Anne Bunn, Lionel and Susan, Tony and Dee. great day out.tallblond17/11/2012
From SO 063 559. might have visited before when orienteering Aug 2004. Not sure so did it again.summitsup22/04/2011
6th and final Marilyn if the day at 5pm. Parked at SO 063 559 and enjoyed a lovely grassy stroll to summit. So good I went over to the trig point as well.signyred18/07/2010
Parked at road corner to NE (14:10) and walked briefly through wood onto open grassy hillside. Wonderful walk over pasture in sunshine with sheep and horses to small summit cairn. dbb18/06/2010
From The Banks on dry lunch time.Dugswell217/03/2010
Fr corner near The Banks, pleasant grassy hill, few stones and small stake at summit. Then walked over to the trig on nearby hill with plaque "Bert's Place". On a nice day like today, a pretty idyllic place too.Aye Jimmy21/03/2009
Fine walk from the right angle bend. Parking (just) for 1 car.destaylor18/02/2009
Also parked at the Banks and, yes, there was just room for my Beetle without blocking access to the gates.clivevilla12/11/2008
AlanGlenford26/09/2008
From The Banks at he end of a wild day. Unexpected grand vies of Welsh Borders and Elan 2,000'.Eddie05/09/2008
With: hb sb ab; We approached from the E via Cwm Berwyn and the bridle track then along the ridge. We returned by the same route.Ian Baines06/08/2006
Simple walk up to Trig on open pasture from N then back via the higher top. Parking not too good on minor roadRhayader_wander24/06/2006
With RHWGeoff Briggs16/07/2005
Parked on road to N @ SO063560 and followed nose upwards to top. Nice topography for a small hill.robphys17/02/2005
Ascended after an orienteering event on the hill.JohnW19/08/2004
petey14/09/2002
Galltywenallt21/04/2002
Managed to park on the minor road to the North West. Entered the open land via the track at The Banks. Made straight for the summit as the clouds got heavier.garyhoney19/02/2002
W Lesley. 2 nights sleeping flat in our Mondeo Estate car and climbing quiet hills - in hot weather -sunburn. afternoon outing over Carneddau & Aberedw Hill after Beacon Hill circuit in am.Chris Pearson30/04/2000
Up narrow lane to mossy dome. Trig point lower in view.arranc19/03/1999
lovely complex hill, lovely views, access problems poss but none experienced. (1) from ruin to NW, bypass 1st top on its L; (2) from rd@082550, tk to fm, fp then pasture to summit RHW24/01/1999
try9fan16/07/2019