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Name:Waun Rydd
Hill number:2233
Height:769.2m / 2524ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Usk
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 06214 20650
Summit feature:grassy knoll
Drop:170m
Col:599m  SO031205  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12E
Observations:cairn 35m N at SO 06212 20687 is 0.6m lower; ground 100m S at SO 06227 20551 is 0.7m lower
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
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Start at the upper of the two Blaen-y-glyn carparks, but worth walking up through the woods from the lower and taking in the lovely waterfalls. Relatively short climb up from the upper carpark to Craig y Fan Ddu for fabulous level rim walk around to bag Waun Rydd. Back again and follow the path as it edges spectacularly around Cwm Cwarelli and Cwm Oergwyn. The day is straight out of a geography text book. While not a top of any prominence visit Fan y Big and refresh yourself before tackling the big dipper of Cribyn and then the main event, Pen y Fan - the highest mountain in South Wales. There is a National Trust sign on the summit, made for selfies. Savour these three promontories for their panoramic views. Move on to Corn Du, for great views of Craig Gwaun Taf which you need to now follow for some miles. Just as you think when will the growing cliff ever end, turn to see a cairn. Ignore the path that descends from here and continue on toward the trig point for a much better and saferPete West22/06/2019
better known as Craig Pwllfa. been here many times between 1981 and ca.2005 on SW Marathon challenge walk but not since, small pile of stones marks summit with fine views Nrichardrosser06/05/2019
Up Craig y Fan Ddu via Beacons path. Clear with heavy clouds, but survived without rainN.Morters02/05/2019
From Bryn, accompanied by Missy. Clear but chilly wind. Had rush of blood to the head and went to 762 spot height east of summit as well. Heading to Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion.alwaysinshorts13/04/2019
From the top car park and up the path to Craig y Fan Ddu. Plenty of people on the lower slopes but above 600 metres they melted away. There were a few snow patches above 600 metres. I carried on to the summit of Waun Rydd which carried a dusting of snow and some impressive icicles coming off the peat hags. Visited all 3 high points before heading down to Bryn. This was a great viewpoint but as the weather was closing in I back tracked to the summit of Waun Rydd. I headed south through a blizzard to Cwar y Gigfran. The wind was ferocious and I was pleased to get off the plateau on the path to Allt Forgan. The summit was unmarked but the high point was fairly obvious as at this height I was below the cloud base and there was even some watery sunshine. It was then a bit of a slog getting back to the car as I couldnt cross the river until I reached the wooden footbridge which then meant a reascent through the woods. Time taken 4 hours for 10.5 miles.isabelle17/03/2019
With Darren and Alexkingabunyip28/12/2018
From the top car park. Well worth continuing along Craig Cwareli for excellent views of the crags & Pen y Fan. We went down on Beacons Way which leaves ridge at SO 04157 19656 300m west of large pile of stones/cairn.rogreeves01/10/2018
From the south starting at high car park. Excellent path up onto plateau, then high altitude low gradient path continues across the moor most of the way to the summit.Topographer5726/09/2018
Blaen y glyn car park, Lower Neuadd Reservoir, Cribyn, Fan y Big, Bwlch y Ddwyallt, Waun Rydd, Allt Lwyd to Abercynafon Lodge.Winterfloodian25/09/2018
Last here 14 years ago! This time I came up the ridge from Allt Lwyd. Descended by Carn Pica and pleasant ridge walk down over Twyn Du (533m) and lovely footpaths through fields back to reservoir car park. Solo.Dangerous Dave17/09/2018
With Boggy and Bowden.MGT6725/08/2018
Passing over here midsummer in the small hours of the morning. First light and skylarks hovering overhead, absolutely magical.Twice Shy23/06/2018
KeithByTheC16/06/2018
Almost - too misty to see trig point to get bearing. Cpounted Allt Lyn insteadsenrab26/05/2018
Done on a short day walk in thick cloudBannor26/05/2018
From the very busy Blaen y-glyn car park, up the equally busy path, which has been repaired to motorway standards since the last time I was here. Just put on the cruise control, and enjoy the views. Lost count of the number of times I've walked past this hill on the way back from the mega circuit of Neuadd from Ystradgynwyn, but now it's bagged.Gill24/02/2018
Climb up from reservoir over Twyn Du and return via Allt LwydArbie05/02/2018
Round Talybont reservoir with Cefn yr Ystradtwg2701/11/2017
Nuttalls 13.2philhythe06/10/2017
Talybont Round walkscreeleep02/10/2017
Bwlch y Ddwyallt, Waun Rydd, and Allt Forgan from Blaen-y-glyn car park.Bordeaux12/07/2017
From upper car park, 055175, hot, sunny, calm and great views. Everyone gone home, peacefulliangalbraith05/07/2017
final hill added to extended pen y fan walkcolinfielding26/05/2017
With Nickrockwarrior30/04/2017
As part of circular route from the upper car park at Taf Fechan Forest (036171) just below Lower Neuadd Reservoir. Started 8.30am headed east over Craig Fan Las to Waun Rydd, then west to Bwlch y Ddwyallt, followed Fan y Big and Cribyn summits to Pen y Fan and Corn Du, descended south along ridge Craig Gwaun Taf, Rhiw yr Ysgyfarnog and Craig Fan Ddu, reaching lower reservoir and car park at just after 4pm.Dewi Prysor18/04/2017
Nuttalls 13.2crax7315/04/2017
Craig Gwaun Taf, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, Fan y Big, Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion, Bwlch y Ddwyallt, Waun Rydd, Brynkeithouk04/04/2017
sotamike.hartley12/03/2017
Up via Allt Lwyd, bad weather on top forced return via Twyn DuCoxswain08/02/2017
<0 degrees C, overcast. Via Craig y Fan Ddu. On to B y D.Wycombe Wanderer08/02/2017
Craig Gwaun Taf [Duwynt]- Corn Du - Pen Y Fan (Twice) - Cribyn - Fan Y Big - Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion [Craig Cwareli] - Bwlch y Ddwyallt [Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion] - Waun Rydd- Y Gyrn. 13.8 Miles 1383M Ascent. Didn't get to the very top as there was some military training going on. Made it within the top contour though.Alex1759523/01/2017
on the way to the wellington crash site with roger kingDarren-44321/01/2017
Ascended via route in Nuttalls 13.2 - very snowy.njones10202/01/2017
SnnyHammy01/11/2016
On the return from Fan Y Big, climbed up from Blaen y Glyn. Workmen were rebuilding the Carn Pica footpath in the fog.DanMaisieBex28/10/2016
Walked with JulesWill Mead04/09/2016
Circular from Talybont reservoir.liljonb02/09/2016
From Bwlch y Ddwyallt down to the Plane crash memorial then steeply up the ridge from here and then zigzagging across the moor to the summit cairnMariana Trench30/07/2016
Nuttall walk 13.2 on a wet and windy July afternoon.Ramblingpaul24/07/2016
Allt Lwyd to Fan Y Big from Talybont Reservoir.gsolomonuk23/07/2016
Nuttall walk 13.2: Allt Lwyd - Craig Pwllfa - Bwlch y Ddwyallt - Waun Rydd - Craig Pwllfaronaldo33303/05/2016
V wet ascent from Talybont reservoir with GFE. Followed Nuttals 13.2 route.Fionalevey02/05/2016
Ascent with my two sons of Allt Lwyd from the Talybont Reservoir, crossing Waun Rhyd, before bagging Bwlch y Ddwyallt and doubling back to Waun Rhyd summit, and descending to the Talybont Reservoir via Carn Pica and Twyn Du. Mixed sunshine and cloud, cold when exposed to the wind.VirtualMountain05/04/2016
Walked up here on an excellent circular from upper Blaen y GlynNeolith18/03/2016
from talybont res car park SO 099196 round of Allt Lwyd Waun Rydd, Bryn, Bwlch Y Ddwyallt, Craig fan Ddu , Allt Forgan back thru Talybont Forest to CPunderhill20/01/2016
Walked up from car park by Talybont Reservoir, via Allt Lwyd, then on to Bwlch y Ddwyallt. Strong wind, horizontal snow, but a pleasant change from recent rain. Hillsides very slippery.Cas-gwent07/01/2016
Straightworward walk up and back via the Beacons Way from the car park at SO 056176. Operated for SOTA on VHF from 769m point in horrendous weather under golf umbrella...G4OBK (Phil)10/12/2015
Path up from Tal-y-bont reservoir, faint path to summit.Buteobuteo10/10/2015
Up from Talybont Forest looped round via Fan Y Big, Cribyn and Pen Y Fan before heading back to the forestandrew.morel19/09/2015
Walked along the Taff trail from Talybont-on-Usk to the reservoir, along the road and then up from the car park to Allt Lwyd following the (mostly) obvious path. From there walked along the ridge and across marshy ground to Waun Rydd. Headed back to the reservoir via Carn Pica and Twyn Du.clyoung12/09/2015