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Name:Y Gyrn
Hill number:2259
Height:619m / 2031ft
Parent (Ma):2226  Pen y Fan
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Taff, Catchment Boundaries, Usk
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath
Class:Nuttall, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:SN 98898 21613
Summit feature:small cairn with post
Drop:24m
Col:595m  SN991220  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12E
Survey:Abney level
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Summited as part of a circular walk taking in Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Fawr and Y Gyrn. Hot day. 8 miles. Solo.broser08/07/2019
On the descent from having done a dawn Pen y Fan - Corn Du ascent.DanMaisieBex13/01/2019
G,M,G,M,JIdris24/12/2018
As Nuttall's walk 13.4, lieu day off work, run / walk, low mistphilwhit27/11/2018
With Darrenkingabunyip24/11/2018
Up from Storey Arms. Boggy in a place or two.Arbie28/10/2018
Solo. From the carpark a little south of Storey Arms. After ascending Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Craig Gwaun Taf used a path that swings in a big loop to the north. In contrast to the other overcrowded paths I had used earlier I only met one other person. At a gate in a fence I went along the fence and remains of old wall alongside it to the summit of Y Gyrn. This in on the west side of the fence/wall. Mostly good weather but some mist and a little rain.pwbellarby15/09/2018
from storrey arms, diverted off main track to visit high point, marked with a few stones. cracking weather, dry as a bone underfoot.richardrosser29/06/2018
Walking day with WBMC.simonshrewsbury12/05/2018
Start ~ Storey Arms. Took the tourist Path to the col before going right to Craig Gwaun Taf. Continued to Pen y Fan before returning over Corn Du to do Y Gyrn. With Wombourne.steve hudson26/03/2018
From Pont ar Daf via Pen y Fan.Winterfloodian06/10/2017
Path from Storey Arms. Then on to Corn Du, Pen-y-Fan and the new Nuttall, Craig Gwaun Taf. With Mrs Anchovy, Megs and Xan.Herbert Anchovy10/08/2017
Added onto pen y fan horseshoe from Cwmgwdiroddyp24/07/2017
With Keith, Ken, Karen, Rita and OlwynnAimless Rambler14/04/2017
a group walk with walking in the breconsDarren-44308/04/2017
With CP and the farmhouse crewgarth8711/03/2017
From Storey Arms car park. Took a bearing and followed it, clearish path most of the way. Not a particualrly interesting summit but decent perspective on Corn Ddu, which was shrouded in mist.liljonb04/03/2017
on Route to do Pen Y Fan Horseshoe Walkjmistry8618/02/2017
Just did this top as I had missed it on the pen y fan walk and fell in a stream on the way down!taff09/02/2017
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.Alex1759523/01/2017
last summit and only one clear todaycolinfielding01/11/2016
Quick nip to the top from the main road before heading to N.WalesMatt Smith24/09/2016
From Storey Arms.Ramblingpaul20/07/2016
From Storey Arms. Tedium. Some Nutalls are worthy...those that are also known as Hewitts. Those that are not Hewitts are by and large like this.. about as exciting as a deflated balloon.stig_nest07/07/2016
With lynfaRob Pen y Garn03/07/2016
With RobLynfa Penygarn03/07/2016
From national trust car park just outside Brecon. Fan Y Big, Cribyn, Pen Y Fan, Duwynt, Corn Du and Y Gyrn. Wonderful day!AlunRees3127/06/2016
From national trust car park just outside Brecon. Fan Y Big, Cribyn, Pen Y Fan, Duwynt, Corn Du and Y Gyrn. Wonderful day!Alunrees3327/06/2016
Nuttall walk 13.4: Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Frynych - Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Fawr - Y Gyrnronaldo33302/05/2016
As Nuttall's 13.4, From Layby 2 miles north of Story Arms on A420 o/s ref SN972222. Via. Fan Frynych, craig Cerrig-gleisiad & Fan FawrWestdenewalker25/03/2016
From Storey Arms, to 555m saddle point, Fan Fawr, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych, down path immediately east of summit to A470. Across permissive path to Taff Trail and north to hard-to-find permissive path on to NW shoulder of Y Gyrn.welshyboyo23/02/2016
From Cwm Llwch car park, up Cwm Llwch to Tommy Jones obelisk, across to Y Gyrn and back over Pen Milan in the snow. Had rain, sleet, hail, snow and sunshine in rotation. With sons aged 13 and 9.clyoung10/02/2016
Climbed en route to Corn Du.Cas-gwent14/01/2016
storey arms to fan fawr then to Craig Cerrig Glesiad, Fan Frynach, down path to road cross roadn to taff trail permissive path N of blaenglyn farm through woods then at stile SSE to Y Gurn back to storey armsunderhill01/01/2016
KeithByTheC11/07/2015
4/7 Fourth of long day in Brecon Beacons (Garn Du/Cefn Cil Sanws/Duwynt/Y Gyrn/Fan Fawr/Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad/Fan Frynych)Fergalh14/06/2015
A 5TH DAY OF FINE WEATHER BUT STILL A VERY STRONG EAST WIND. FOLLOWED NUTTALLS WALK 13.4 BUT RETURNED FROM Y GYRN VIA STOREY ARMS TO AVOID ROUGH HILLSIDE. AT LEAST 200 CARS PARKED AT STOREY ARMS! GOOD VIEWS.BURGESS10/06/2015
On descent from Corn Du via the obelisk.tomd420/04/2015
From Storey Arms car park.Slash316/04/2015
I did this as the last one on a linear walk from talybont. It is easy to miss a small stick in the ground. I came down off corn du to the Tommy Jones memorial and aroundAristotle Chip21/03/2015
On the Nuttalls walk 13.4. Did not find it easy to come down as per instructions in book.johnjennison23/09/2014
Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Y Gyrn.crax7327/08/2014
Car park opposite Storey Arms – Y Gyrn – Back to car park – Fan Fawr – Craig Cerrig-gleisiad – Fan Frynych – Path down eastern slopes to 2nd car parked at picnic site 971222. (PM CM JL)gerrybowes03/07/2014
From Storey Arms with GB,JL and CM.bolton03/07/2014
From Storey Arms with GB,JL and PM. 7/8 cloud, good vis.CJM03/07/2014
Following Nuttalls' route from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad laybyjim pererin02/05/2014
With Lindsay using Nuttalls route 13-4Crib Goch18/09/2013
as part of walk 13.4 Welsh Nuttalls book, with Martin R, windy, odd shower.Lou18/09/2013
From large lay-by & picnic area beside A470 at SN 97135 22247 (345m). Fan Frynych - Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Fawr - Storey Arms - Y GyrnDavid Gradwell18/08/2013
Llwyn y Celyn - Fan Frynych - Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - Fan Fawr - Storey Arms - Y Gyrn - Llwyn y Celyndavidpettit8407/07/2013