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Name:Rhiw Gwraidd West Top
Hill number:2196
Height:442m / 1450ft
Parent (Ma):2197  Rhiw Gwraidd
RHB Section:31B: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Grid ref:SO 00983 63408
Summit feature:small pile of stones on knoll by fence
Col:424m  SO011634  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
(1:25k) 200E
Observations:summit 7cm lower than E top (hill 2197) SO 01611 63437
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveying Gwastedyn Hill and Rhiw Gwraidd Final.doc
Second Survey of Rhiw Gwraidd (Final).doc
Comments:Lower than East top (hill 2197) by 7cm, making 2197 the Marilyn
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 72 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Horrible climb from Bryn Canol (NW) through forestry area. The right of way is too overgrown to use (you need a machete) so the forestry track is the best way up until about half way where it turned into ankle deep sloppy mud. Very difficult to climb up. Great views at the top so I would try an alternative route next time!fantango12/01/2020
With: ib; CP at SO006653. Track S to gate at SO010644 & followed track through forest to SO016640. Joined rising path to stile then close to fence to top. Visited summit & west top & returned same route. Helen Baines26/07/2019
With: hb; Parked at SO006653 and followed the track south to join the easy forest track by the gate at SO0106764463 which we followed through the forest to SO0160364014. Here we joined the rising footpath to the stile into the deeply bracken covered field. We didn't follow the marked path which disappears into the bracken but followed the path close to the fence which easily brings you out on the top. There were workers cleaning the TV mast. We followed the indistinct path through the old quarry to the summit cairn then visited the west top before returning by the same route.Ian Baines25/07/2019
From N, easy parking at SO006653. Lower forest slopes well churned up by ongoing operations so followed first zigzag of forest road and picked up good fp at SO 01552 64006 to emerge on E side of wood. Straightforward from then on, Marilyn first then W top and return same way.milimana06/01/2019
From north, 006053, through forest, up west side of trees, over tops and down east side. Hot, overcast and great views.iangalbraith18/07/2018
After Marilyn. Area of real bog between tops. With TJBtrimarc217/08/2017
After the Marilyn.Herbert Anchovy21/02/2017
5/9 Fifth of misty and windy day (Moel Hywell/Gwastedy Hill/Gwastedy Hill West Top/Rihw Gwroidd/RihwGwraidd West Top/Guilwern Hill/Gilwern Hill West Top/Beddugre Hill/Ysgwd0FFordd)Fergalh21/02/2016
From nant-glas, parking on narrow lane not easy. Spent more time worrying about my car.dicky31/08/2013
5th M today w Jenx. Park at highest pt possible, SO012625 and walked track to farm. Asked farmer for OK to go through and up to trig/high point which was ok'd. After these to western top before direct line descent to farm and then start pt.nordicstar17/11/2012
From SO006653 but path very hard to follow in places, and some of the forestry tracks no longer there !heavyhorses16/07/2012
Climbed along with main (E) top which is the now de-twinned Marilyn.dbb18/06/2010
From south through farm yard, after waving to happy farmer. Eastern twin summit appears higher to me but both visited in reasonable visibility.Dugswell217/03/2010
Parked just off main road to SW. Track starts nr house, short wood onto open hillside. Fence to couple of stones on grassy bump. Continued past mast to trig.Aye Jimmy21/03/2009
From East. Pleasant walk. Top is a few stones by the side of the fence.destaylor16/02/2009
Beginning of a small cairn by the fence at a fairly evident high point.clivevilla01/06/2008
Access from Nant Glas quite steep. Summit has evidence of quarrying and a large TV mast. Reasonable views.G4OIG18/11/2006
Nr Llanyre Mastpowyswalker09/09/2006
Parked to N @SO005653 and walked down track to estate woods then through this to base of hill. Then straight up to point 442. Returned the sae way - saw no one. Very hazy so views limited - it was difficult making out Gwastedyn Hill opposite!robphys16/10/2005
Steady walk in from north open grassy landRhayader_wander24/03/2005
From 1st to 2nd short walk. Decided to go the long way back taking in the trig point. The paths were tricky to follow through saturated fields and did in one instance disappeared altogether. Still completed both tops so shouldn?t have to return.garyhoney18/02/2002
With R Garranc07/02/1999
With E topRHW23/01/1999
A loop from SO 01355 64469. 2007?summitsupblank
Tony J19/01/2012
Owen B17/06/2009
Martin R16/06/2007
andrew brown27/01/2007