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Name:Cerrig Gwaun-y-llan
Hill number:3491
Height:538m / 1765ft
Parent (Ma):2205  Pen y Garn
RHB Section:31C: South-West Wales
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Catchment:Wye, Ystwyth
Watershed:Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Severn Estuary, Cardigan Bay
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SN 86564 77995
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:51m
Col:487m  SN857782  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135 136 147
(1:25k) 214W
Observations:ground 100m N at SN 86589 78101 is c 2m lower; flat summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 41 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parked by cattle grid at 855783 - Over gate & headed down to col, crossing a barbed wire fence on the way - From the col, a tussocky climb to the unmarked summit. Fairly easy to pick out trods between the tussocks of dead grass, so winter possibly best time of year to make an ascent. (PM)gerrybowes24/01/2018
A good idea to do this during winter as the grass is short. Could be a nightmare otherwise. From the cattle grid car park at 855783. With GB for this under 1 hour return.bolton24/01/2018
Dreadful man-eating grass between the forest and the summit.clivevilla15/07/2017
Walked up from the little car park at the head of Cwm Ystwyth. Up to Cerrig Gwaun-y-llan first via Cistfaen and some forest rides, then back and through the forest to Esgair Ganol and back down the same way.Neolith01/07/2017
Continuation of walk from Llechwedd Ddu. From the lane, entered field through gate and descended steeply to a col. Then a very heavy-going grass-thrash to the summit plateau. To return, tried to keep to higher drier ground nearer the forest edge, but not much better. An ascent to give a whole body work-out! With AW.marktrengove07/08/2016
7/9 Seventh of Nine (Bryn Hir/Penglais/PenFelin-Wynt/Lan Lwyd/Pen Bwlch yr Oerfa/Llechwedd Ddu (Carnbwlchcieddiau)/Cerrig Gwaun-y-Llan/Esgair Llwyn-Gwyn/Esgair Dernol)Fergalh22/05/2016
AloneRob Pen y Garn02/04/2016
After 3483. Direct route looked quite easy. Nightmare. Most of it like walking in foot deep powder snow. Grass sometimes even up to waist. Every step hard work pretty much all the way. Not recommended.destaylor11/07/2014
After Cistfaen, but around west edge of trees and more bogs. hate bogs.dicky15/06/2014
From Neuadd-ddu across the suspension bridge and up via Brithdir taking in five Deweys in a north to south loop. Glorious walking weather with blue sky and breeze on tops. Not a soul seen all day except in the valley.SS17/05/2014
Traversed, along with 4 other Deweys, on walk from Glangwy Farm Campsite to Pont ar Elan.Chris Peart26/02/2014
Start~ 855783, followed the high ground to the east before following fence south to the unmarked summit. In thick cloud all of the walk.steve hudson16/11/2012
petey19/11/2010
Elan Valley Dewey bagging, walk 3/6; Cerrig Gwaun-y-llan and Llechwedd Ddu from road pass @ 855783 RHW01/03/1998
chalky195311/09/2018
TK30/09/2017
Colin Crawford16/09/2016
boxblade23/07/2016
mae16/08/2015
stevent080926/07/2014
andrew brown22/06/2014
DARRENG22/06/2014
wychwood11/12/2013
Steve Q01/06/2013
AlanD11/04/2013
MikeM07/01/2013
wombourne16/11/2012
Andy West17/07/2012
Deedubr22/07/2011
MM04/06/2011
GeoffC21/06/2010
bogdodger07/03/2010
carole engel07/03/2009
Anton18/02/2009
iaindbrown09/09/2008
BaggerGutt18/07/2008
AndyS20/01/2007
David Purchase07/08/2004
Moorponder30/07/2004
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Ianto&Sue27/04/1997