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Name:Ysgyryd Fawr
Hill number:2269
Height:486m / 1594ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Monmouthshire [Sir Fynwy] (CoU)
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 33118 18283
Summit feature:rock 3m E of trig point
Col:142m  SO319194  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13S
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 423 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Normal route up from national trust car park to the south. Then doubled back slightly and came anti-clockwise around the hill on the contouring path. Glorious sunny day with fine views to Penyfan, Severn Estuary and Black MountainsClive G03/08/2020
From CP to S (£4.00). Super hill - nice shape - steep W face. Very busy.ger25/12/2019
from car parkprwild28/10/2019
With K, M and two-year-old D from expensive car park to S. Top hillAshley12/09/2019
With Jane. Perfect sunshiny day. Walked around the west side of the Skirrid through mainly wooded ground, then up to the summit via the path at the northern end of the hill, thereby avoiding most of the crowds!Speleoprez13/08/2019
From the NT car park. Very busy, Sunday lunchtime.NormanW21/07/2019
Trade route from south after driving all round looking for park. Hot air ballon. Glorious evening, after Black Mtn. Drove to Ldn after. Rounsfell12/05/2019
From the large car park. Lovely walk up through the woods and out onto stunning little ridge and fantastic views. 6/8N.Morters01/05/2019
With Isla.crax7319/04/2019
Chilly wind, brilliant viewToobuddy14/04/2019
South Wales Three Peaks Trial - Gold Routegeoffh1230/03/2019
Crossed summit as part of Abergavenny 3 Peaks Trial, N to S traverse, stunning vantage point, always seems to be good weather at end of Marchrichardrosser30/03/2019
start at Skirrid car park, Beacons Way to Skirrid Fawr to Pandy, Offa's Dyke Path to Llanwytherin across west to Ysgyryd Fach down into Abergavenny and Beacons Way back to Skirrid car park, 20.5 miles 3,125ft.stephenbuda23/03/2019
Parked in Abergavenny for lengthier walk up The Skirrid . Viewed when walking Offas Dyke and had to go back to walk this great little hill. Changeable weather - rainbows in the valley below ...D SID04/03/2019
From National Trust car park. From summit went steeply down NW to pick up another track back. Quite muddy. Lots of people about.rogreeves16/02/2019
With the HOWARTH clan for his sixtieth birthday.MGT6712/01/2019
From Pen Y Parc, in the dark.DanMaisieBex30/12/2018
Stopped off to split a long commute up! Parked in NT car park, shuffle run along ridge to top and returned via Pant-Skirrid wood.philwhit17/09/2018
From NT car park. A very busy hill! Solo.Dangerous Dave15/09/2018
Up in 40 minutes from NT CP to the south. Steep woodland path followed by narrow ridge. There are shorter RoW's from the north but the road is very narrow and devoid of parking.Topographer5713/08/2018
With Jasmine. Peregrine, red kite and many ravens sited.jonesthesteam04/08/2018
Marilyn 7 of 7 today. Parked at national trust car park to south and went up the right of way. Bagged at sunset and thoroughly enjoyed being up on its ridge by myself watching sun set beyond Sugar Loaf. Great wee hill.assynt_bob30/04/2018
South Wales Three Peaks Trial - Gold Routegeoffh1224/03/2018
Mini 3 peaks challengeMountain mcgiverns24/03/2018
Steep but shorthill_walker10/03/2018
An easy walk from the NT car park. Path through the woods to the summit ridge is a bit of a motorway but in good shape. The summit ridge is horribly damaged by the passage of thousands of feet, but the views are fabulous.Gill25/02/2018
a stroll up from the car park on a wet blustery day. The Singing Kettle cafe just 80 yards from the car park does a great egg and bacon sandwich.Lou10/02/2018
Straightforward up from the visitors car park, but walked round the hill on the way back which was ok but very soggy and muddy underfoot. Easier and nicer to just go back same way probably!nickywood128/11/2017
5/5M From the south nt cp good path up through the woods to the ridge.robertphillips11/11/2017
From Pandy on Offa's Dyke and Beacons Way paths.dgresty13/09/2017
Well worth going to the top for the viewsMyfanwy6323/07/2017
couldn't resist one more as such a nice afternoonTeasyChris01/06/2017
From NT on B4521trimarc221/04/2017
walked from N T carparkParky02/04/2017
South Wales Three Peaks Trial - Gold Routegeoffh1225/03/2017
Route from the south. Pleasant walk though the trees and then a stunning ridge walk.Herbert Anchovy07/03/2017
Around the back and up past the crags to the summit. With Elin.jonesthesteam04/03/2017
Parked in car park to S, steep and muddy walk up although better once out on the ridge.amarillo-oro-como04/02/2017
With Stuart, Sue, Ann, Gerard, Julie, John, Kim and Bella from the NT CP. Muddy ascent and steep descent to the north to complete the circuit.Newton Maximus30/12/2016
Parked in large National Trust car park. Walked up through forest. Heavy shower on arrival on summit luckily cloud above the summit so could enjoy the views. Excellent peak. Very prominent for miles. Company: Soloiandesbottes17/10/2016
Walked up from the new car park, then down the north side and back through the landslip and woods. Perfect short walk.Neolith15/10/2016
From massive new NT carpark. Easy but very eroded path to nice ridge walk.jenx06/10/2016
Repeat from the same CP to south, now National Trust improved with pay and display :-( Luckily used our NT membership to avoid the toll. Nothing new of the path, just as eroded so where are the fees going? Lovely viewpoint at end of day following 6 previous Marilyns in a row from Hegdon Hillnordicstar06/10/2016
From the National Trust car park, through the woods on the west side, then up through the bracken just south of the cliff, to the summit pillarMariana Trench17/07/2016
#605 - From North via Beacons Waytim74710/07/2016
From south car park, dry, overcast, warm, calm and good views.iangalbraith07/07/2016
My 600th Ma. Good day out with ElizyanneGmacT06/07/2016
Followed National Trust route, went a bit wrong and scaled steep side to reach the summit. Age range 7 to 41!thepounds28/03/2016