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Name:Blaen Rhestr
Hill number:3487
Height:547m / 1795ft
Parent (Ma):2207  Llan Ddu Fawr [Waun Claerddu]
RHB Section:31C: South-West Wales
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Elan Valley
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SN 84391 69383
Summit feature:rock
Drop:38m
Col:509m  SN837689  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135 136 147
(1:25k) 200W
Observations:summit is 40m WSW of cairn at SN 84428 69402; rock 10m WSW of summit at SN 84397 69387 is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 43 users)ByDate of Ascent
From car park north of Craig Goch Res. Excellent path along ridge west south west to Blaen Rhestr.Cross moor but easy to Pant Llwyd and return south to good path to Clawdd Du Mawr. Cross easy moor to Ppriddellau then good path east before descending steeply north to track and return on road.ijpowell24/05/2018
Second Dewey of three on a 13 mile walk from the free car park north of Craig Goch reservoir. Route used the Byway which used to be a ancient road before leaving it at the 535 spot height after Clawdd Du Mawr to go over open ground to reach Priddellau returning to the ancient road to pop up Blaen Rhestr then some more open ground to reach Pant Llwyd.WAYNE ROWLETT07/05/2018
Parked at picnic site at 903715. After bagging Clawdd Du Mawr & Priddellau, followed ATV track & then trods back to main track - W. along main track & then a short climb to the summit outcrop. Continued to Pant-llwyd. (S)gerrybowes28/11/2017
From the higher car park by the Claerwen Reservoir dam. Took the long track round the north side of the reservoir (10km) to the beginning of the track up Esgair Gwar y ty at SN 82341 67123. Then ascended over Pt. 497m and past Cerrigllwydion to the summit. A fine hill - quite rugged for the Elenydd. Continued to Pant-Llwyd North Top. Nordic hike.marktrengove09/07/2017
Called up here on a walk from Pont yr Elan to Teifi Pools. Visited Llyn Cerrigllwydion Isaf first and the stunning boulder overlooking it from the north.Neolith07/05/2017
GR is for one of the rocks alonf from the cairn. Parked at picnic spot at 90291 71537, then up to driversí track to Clawdd Du Mawr, across to Priddellau then back to Blaen Rhestr and both tops of Pant Llwyd. 14.3 miles in 4h55m.clivevilla29/10/2016
From Pant-llwyd; easy walk on grass; a nice rocky summitAlanD25/03/2016
8/8 Eigth of long day (Garth/Banc y Celyn/Banc y Celyn SW Top/Clawdd du Mawr/Priddellau (esgair Nantybeddau)/Llethr Hir/Pant#Llwyd/Blaen Rehstr) These five I did is a long walk from east on a very mucky track do not attempt on rainy dayFergalh21/11/2015
From Pont r Elan along bridleway then vearing out to Priddellau, before returning to Blaen Rhestr and Pant-Llwyd. Dry underfoot which helped - long haul though.SS27/09/2014
From Pont r Elan along bridleway then vearing out to Priddellau, before returning to Blaen Rhestr and Pant-Llwyd. Dry underfoot which helped - long haul though. Round in just under 5 hours - just behind Naismith. SS29/07/2014
3485 3487 3496. Parked on road 897 715. Followed good track then it deteriorated but was easy to follow. Plenty of marker posts. For 1st 2 an easy mainly pathless diversion returning to path between them. 3rd was from track but several small bits of paths - long grass.destaylor25/07/2014
Along the Monk's Trod from Pont ar Elan.Chris Peart10/07/2014
Part of a 3 day solo walk around the elan valley ticking of some dewey topssteviet06/05/2012
Start ~ 897716. Walked wsw. 'along the ancient road'. This gets boggy the further in you are! Short climb over grass to a nice, rocky summit.steve hudson26/10/2009
Walked with SH. Parked car at Pont ar Elan. Clear sunny day with cool breeze, very pleasant. Continued to Pant Llwyd (Cnapyn Blaendrawsffos).wombourne26/10/2009
The rocky ground above Byrn Eithiniog was chosen as looking appealing from Dibyn Du. It was indeed good, amongst a rolling moor with many similar heights. A real feeling of isolation. Old roads/ ways gave at least a good line and kept away from some serious looking bogs. From Llyn Egnant via Esgair Hengae (on old road), back via Claerwen. With Pete.pwheeler01/05/2000
track from SW v boggy in places but generally good, fine summit. from road-end @ teifi lakes 147:794680 RHW20/09/1998
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