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Name:Allt yr Esgair
Hill number:2273
Height:392.6m / 1288ft
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SO 12615 24360
Summit feature:rocky knoll
Drop:199m
Col:194m  SO 1424 2252  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13N OL13S
Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000/LIDAR
Comments:col height determined by LIDAR. Natural col now covered by road/road structure
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 213 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Easy walk from the closed public convenience. The paths were muddy and in places carried a stream. Would guess in Summer this wouldn’t be the case. Once on the higher ground it was much drier and very pleasant. Summit was small rocky knoll near the plaque and sign board. Views were decent with a dusting of snow on the higher peaks. Returned by same route. Time taken 45 minutes for 2.6 miles.isabelle17/03/2019
Parked at the car park on the A40 with WC sign, took bridleway straight up onto ridge then very pleasant walk along ridge with good path to summit. Surprised to find a field of friendly deer en route. Great views over all the Brecon Peaks from here.JulieB02/01/2019
From village hall from where ancient footpath leads up the hill which was an Iron age fort. Allt in Welsh means wooded slope of the ridge just in case you like me were thinking Scottish & wondering where's the stream. Took about 45 minutes, good views.rogreeves23/10/2018
From north starting at village hall at Pt202. Path all the way. A delightful hill, Beacon views all round, which well illustrates the case against height limits.Topographer5726/09/2018
Walked up from the lay-by on the A40 - toilets closed. A lovely little hill with splendid views to the Brecon Beacons to the S and Langorse lake to the N. A real summit achieved with little effort on good grassy paths. If this top was in the Lakes it would be thronged.climbingkershaw15/09/2018
From layby on A40 following bridleway. Great views from the top.Ramblingpaul20/07/2018
With Shelagh and Maisie from the lay-by to the south. Took the bridleway through the woodland to the reservoir then back over the summit. Super walk with great views.SteveG07/03/2018
A nice enough walk, starting up the sunken bridleway from the village hall, so no views until near the summit, but worth the wait.Gill25/02/2018
2.5 mile out-and-back walk from layby with tea van south, easy well defined well signposted paths up to summit, this hill was a lot better than we were expecting, not bad summit and great views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Lovely clear and sunny but cold. Earlier that day bagged May Hill, Gloucestershire, Waun Fach and Pen.Y.Gadair-Fawr again and later on bagged Craig Syfyrddin.DanTrig23/02/2018
From the south. Parked just off the A40 at the turning for the venison farm. Very muddy footpath until onto the open hillside. Fantastic views from a lovely summit. Solo.Dangerous Dave21/01/2018
Fine views of Brecons, felt like sat in middle of themnickywood129/11/2017
A pleasant stroll from the layby on the A40 just south of Talybont along the slopes and Llangors lake, returning over the summit. Mostly clear & sunny, no wind, a gorgeous day.mickdavidson19/11/2017
From car park at village hall via N ridge.Winterfloodian09/10/2017
From Village Hall where parking is no problem except on Tuesday and Thursday mornings when Pilates parking takes over up until 11.30. Lovely hill. Good viewpoint. With TJBtrimarc202/05/2017
From layby to south up to ridge then along bridleway to summit (ten highland cows now grazing up there according to notice - they must have been well camouflaged)! Return by same route.SS16/04/2017
Bwlch - Allt yr Esgair - Llangors - Llwyn Bedw - Mynydd Troed - Mynydd Llangorse - Bwlchdavidpettit8427/11/2016
Walked up from the village hall on a lovely eveningNeolith04/10/2016
Parked just inside entrance of Middlewood venison farm, at a push there would be parking on the outside of the bend. But common sense... Easy walk up sheltered roman track onto open hillside. Never steep and the view always improving. Summit is rocky / cropped grass and on a lovely day like today an absolute pleasure to be sat upon.stig_nest15/09/2016
From south, layby with toilets, 130227. Some sun, passing drizzle, breezy, hot, great views for a wee hill.iangalbraith02/07/2016
Parked at the community hall GR 123 257, took ROWs to the top which gives splendid views of the whole of the Black Mountains/ Brecon Beacons/ Black Mountain area.Cas-gwent06/05/2016
Pleasant 30 minute walk up from village hall at S0 1226 2570 with lovely views of the Usk Valley from the summit. Operated SOTA for VHF as usual from the top where there are seats built into the wall and plaques... a lovely place.G4OBK (Phil)10/12/2015
From 123257 with GB. Just under one hour. Muddy in places but generally ok .bolton25/11/2015
Car park at Llangasty Village Hall at SO12268 25689 – Up recently improved bridleway to summit knoll which lies within the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. (PM)gerrybowes25/11/2015
With Jenx from the village hall parking to north of hill, half km east of Pennorth. Wear willies, this is one muddy bridleway and easy walking. Wet on top and windy courtesy of Barney!nordicstar17/11/2015
From the village hall to the north. Nice route but Wellies needed to deal with running water on the path in very rainy weather.jenx17/11/2015
From P at SO128272; high level circuit of the lake taking in first Mynydd Llangorse then Allt yr Esgair.summitsup05/09/2015
Parked at Pennorth Village Hall, which is close to entrance to Tymawr Farm. Walked up footpath to Three Rivers Ride.Lionel Bidwell11/06/2015
From A40 lay-by near Llansantffraed (SO 129227), over fields and along ridge. On a day with rain around us and cloud base 1700 ft we made a half day of it,taking footpaths to Llangorse Lake,visiting the jetty now a thatched bird hide at Ty-Mawr, Llangasty church, then back via paragon Tower. This way back below the ridge but so close had a very different feel despite being within 150m of the ridge, and a big patch of Early Purple Orchids. Good use of a fairly poor, drizzly daypwheeler02/05/2015
6/7 park at layby and follow winding track to top for unexpected wonderful views and seats built into wall from both sides to shelter from wind !Fergalh11/01/2015
From A40 lay-by & picnic area near Llansantffraed (SO 12904 22719). Across fields then through wooded area passing ruins of Paragon Tower. From there exited woods to end of gorse bushes then followed clear path to the summit.david23020125/09/2014
Solo walk from lay-by on A40. Light rain. Only 35mins from car to summit. Muddy in placesmike.hoult29/05/2014
Walked up from the large layby on the A40 using the bridleway through the native woods on the west side of the hill. Doubled back at the reservior over the summit ridge and hence back to the car. Great views over Tal y bont and all things refreshing.mindlessflogger15/04/2014
Reached summit just as the (very heavy) rain started.Alex C02/03/2014
Nice stroll from Pennorth. Lots of men with guns on the hill!huwthomas08/12/2013
A pleasant walk up from the small village of Llanfihangel 4.5k to the north on a mixture of bridleways, footpaths and minor roads and picking up a trig pillar, Brynderwen en-route (and a couple of cut benchmarks in the village).jonglew15/04/2013
nice easy walk thru woods and up to summit great views of brecon beaconrussf6902/04/2013
From SE. Surprisingly slippery mud for first part of 3.3m round trip.clivevilla19/04/2012
A circular walk from the layby on the A40. Did this again with Eilidh on 6/4/2012.islamidget25/02/2012
On circular from Llangorse, Bwlch and Mynydd Troed. The Roman Road path down to south was 5 ft stingers early summer.dicky14/05/2011
from Bwlch returning via LLangors and Mynydd LlangorseTeasyChris11/02/2011
Parked in layby with cafe on A40 to S. Very pleasant ascent up twee flowery lane until larger track on ridge reached. Followed this N to summit.Aye Jimmy19/05/2010
From road at 131225 (09:40) up track then path to crest of steep-sided ridge, then NW along it 1k to summit. Good views to Beacons to S. dbb28/03/2010
From Pennorth via incredibly muddy bridleway.David Gradwell25/10/2009
rock outcropGeorge Gradwell25/10/2009
Parked in the Village Hall car park to the north and up the muddy bridleway. Great views from the top.Father Ted15/03/2009
Alan, Otis and FrankGlenford12/10/2008
walked from bwlch using the bridleway path .some of the path suffers after heavy rain by having little vegatation .good views from the summithodder08/10/2008
Parked in large layby on A40, superb view point at summit after following bridleways.Dugswell222/09/2008
Celebrating Richards 800th marilynButeobuteo07/06/2008
at the Builth Wells Annual marilyn gathering with Jamie after which he vowed to get to 200 marilyns by next years gathering and I set a sub agenda of 100 new marilyns in a 12 month period which he did just a couple of hours before the Strontian dinner 2009.vegibagger07/06/2008