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Name:Foel Fynyddau
Hill number:2296
Height:370m / 1214ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Neath Port Talbot (CoU)
Catchment:Avan , Catchment Boundaries, Neath
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 78287 93606
Summit feature:ground 6m NNE of trig point
Drop:222m
Col:148m  SS775953  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 170
(1:25k) 165
Observations:this ground is 20cm higher than base of trig point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 171 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
from housing site past farm mynydd dinas back to farmfoel Fynyddaau, mynydd y gaer through plantation then TP of Daren wen and back through baglanunderhill15/03/2020
Obvious way from road to west.lenman31/12/2019
Stepped up the red route before the mountain bikers came downStevooo10/11/2019
Nice path up from the West. My final Marilyn in 32C.NormanW08/10/2019
Port Talbot - Mynydd Dinas - Mynydd y Gaer - Foel Fynyddau - Pen y Castell - Mynydd Emroch - Port TalbotMark Jackson15/07/2019
easy ascent from west along bridleway then at semi-permanent small holding, footpath along NW edge of forestry. gloomy day didn't do justice to the viewsrichardrosser20/12/2018
Training run from Neath via Bwlch Road, return via Baglan. Run short of daylight to ascend Mynydd Dinas...philwhit15/10/2018
From the west stating at road HP. Nice views over Neath. Do the dickheads who discard aluminium cans at trailheads and summits realise their half life is 4.5 billion years?Topographer5730/09/2018
Parked to west at start of track. Up past horse yard, path then track to masts and trig.Minto10/04/2018
A train walk, starting from Port Talbot Parkway and finishing at Skewen. Up the Wales Coast Path to Mynydd Dinas, which is not as expected from the map: it's a lovely heathery summit with a few pine trees. Down the WCP to Blaen-Baglan, then along the road to pick up the by-way and path leading to Foel Fynyddau. Back to the road, and towards Neath, picking up the forest track after 280m, which comes out above a hill fort, then down to Pant-Howel-Ddu. Down the very quiet and pleasant road to Neath, and a soggy by-way to Pencaeru, and into Neath. Over the pedestrian bridge past the station, and up the hill towards Glynfelin. Paths and tracks up the hill to join the bridleway below the summit of Mynydd Drumau. Over the fence to the trig, then soggy, muddy grass to pick up the bridleway into Skewen, for the return train to Cardiff.Gill18/01/2018
OtisGlenford30/12/2017
From SS772935.summitsup06/12/2017
1/8M parked to west track to stables then path upside of woods to top.robertphillips10/11/2017
Parked to west and followed good path to top. Trig and then HP. Good viewsPeterD15/08/2017
From SS772935. There is space for a couple of cars. Followed a footpath to the top and back. Easy walking and beautiful views towards the Brecon Beacons and the Neath Valley. With Keith and baby Ross.islamidget19/05/2017
Good path to summit and nice views over coast.twg2727/06/2016
From W. Good parking. 370m spot height shown approx 40m E of trig appears erroneous on ground.jimbloomer27/05/2016
Parked on bend in road to W of summit and followed the most direct tracks show on the map to the top.Cas-gwent26/04/2016
Parked at byway entrance on road (SS77211 93525). Followed byway east and took left branch to north of conifer plantation. Headed straight for radio masts and found trig point. High point is 5 or 6 metres north of trig. Returned by heading south then picking up track, turning right, north of plantation rejoining ascent route and back to car.SteveSmith12/04/2016
With SteveGinaSmith12/04/2016
From Pontrhydyfen viaduct we followed the tedious forest track to the top. Fine views with aerials and park bench at the top. On the way down. we took a path that follows the western boundary fence to the second hair pin bend of the track which is safe from mountain bikers as there are a few fallen trees to climb over. What would Richard Burton think?mindlessflogger12/03/2016
From where track left minor road at 772935 drive 200m up this to gates, up track to stables & then followed path along edge of forest to summit. not inspiring!nordicstar18/11/2015
Not a pretty hill. Easy ascent via track from west.jenx18/11/2015
As previous bod Bolton. No sign of clampits and no barking dogs. Though I didnt hang around either. Summit viewless, saturated and not a lot of fun today.stig_nest14/11/2015
Good parking to the west then a short 45 minute walk alongside the edge of the trees. Watch the sign for the guard dogs at the clampit residence. With GB.bolton29/07/2015
Parked where track left minor road at 772935 Up track to stables & then followed path along edge of forest to summit. (PM)gerrybowes29/07/2015
With Val. From road to west. Easy walk up track and path to aerials and Trig point. Good weather and great views.mike.hoult18/07/2015
From road to west, no views in cloud!tim74708/07/2015
From Pontrhydyfen, up windy forest track which starts under old viaduct, easy climb to masts, then across to Mynydd y Gaer and Mynydd Dinas. Back via Cwmafan on old railway and new Richard Burton Trail - across old viaduct and aquaduct. Tidy wasn't it.dicky25/05/2015
From parking area E of Pontrhydyfen (SS799941). Upward route (on old abandoned forest track) involved an obstacle course of blow-downs and brambles. Return route was much better, using MTB track running N from summit to regain forest track. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/three-mynydds-mynyddau-and-foel.htmlGayle22/03/2015
SOTA walk - operated ham radio from summit. Started out from where track left road at SS 772935 where there was room to park.G4OBK (Phil)21/01/2015
5/6 another easy hike up from road perfect for a bad weather dayFergalh17/12/2014
From Pontrhydyfen, up on forest track, prepare to zigag, down more directly on MTB track.rhalstead19/05/2014
Ran up from Cwmafan via Mynydd Dinas. Brecon Beacons visible in a line to the north.huwthomas07/09/2013
Great Viewpoint, Parked car on Bwll Rd and hiked along the path towards Cwmafan, (we went the wrong way and it ended up taking us into cwmafan itself) we back tracked after finding a path which led to a fire road that actually led us back to our car from where we found th correct path which was really easy. no access problems whatsoever nice walk.Bryangwyn02/09/2013
My first trigg point which i was so proud of, Parked the car at Tesco Garage and headed to the steps on Cwmafan Road just opposite. headed along Mountain Rd and when we got to the Coastal path sign we headed staraight up the steps (About 200 of them) at the top we followed the fenceline and just past the field gate took the slope to our right at the top there was a narrow path through the ferns which is easily missed, this path takes you to the trigg point. we retraced our steps down the slope and followed the fire road around the hill. some amazing views around the other side of hill, Foel Fynyddau, and way off in the distance we caught a glimpse of Corn du and Pen -Y- Fan.Bryangwyn20/08/2013
Before breakfast. Left the bike at the inhabited sheds. Met the resident and his German Shepherd.. Ran up and back. Bike still there.Eddie10/07/2013
Walked up from minor road to West whilst in the area to bag Mynydd Margam. Direct track shown on OS 1:25k isn't shown as a PROW but didn't seem to be a problem. 370m spot height shown approx 40m E of trig, but trig seemed to be highest point on the ground.jonglew29/06/2013
Easy walk from W, up track, then path just in forest. View wasn't as good as from the lower Mynydd Dinas but perhaps becAuse the weather was deteriorating. 40 mins returnpwheeler25/04/2012
Walked with Dan and HilaryLydiaB15/01/2012
Dry, overcast, mild, calm, good views.iangalbraith13/10/2011
An easy climb, just fifteen minutes from the road at SS772935.johnabutler207/03/2011
Parked at Aberavon and made a decent walk of this and Mynydd y Dinas. Came up through Cwmafan then on the minor roads and approached trig from west in heavy mist. No views today.Father Ted28/12/2010
Easy stroll up from west. Good path all way.chriswatson07/11/2010
From road to W (17:30), easy walk up track and path along edge of wood past caravan to trig pt by comm towers at top. Finish 18:05 dbb26/03/2010
with Jamievegibagger08/08/2009
With: hb sb; Approached from minor road to west at SS772935 following the bridle track E then the track NE by edge of the wood up to the aerials and the cairn. Returned by the same route.Ian Baines27/07/2009
With: ib sb; Helen Baines27/07/2009
As Des stroll from west, so far 6 masts for 1 summit!! Much easier than lower neighbour Mynydd Dinas in sunny spell.Dugswell210/05/2009
Easy walk from W. Clutter of masts and a trig at top.Aye Jimmy04/05/2009