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Name:Craig Fawr
Hill number:3506
Height:519m / 1703ft
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 87942 63850
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:42m
Col:477m  SN883647  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
(1:25k) 187N 200W
Observations:probably highest point, but tops also at SN 87980 63849, SN 87873 63822 and SN 88105 63902
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 42 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the car park at the top of the Claerwen Reservoir dam. Followed various sheep and ATV tracks east to the summit. Then north to Craig Dyfnant. Solo.Man of Kernow116/03/2020
Short diversion off route of Reservoir Roundabout. great views over Elan valley and Elenyddrichardrosser04/01/2020
First of four Deweys on a 17 mile walk starting from the dam car park for Claerwen reservoir. the route then took in Craig Dyfnant over open ground before dropping down to the path around the reservoir to the far end then once again over open ground to Dibyn Du and Crug Gynon.WAYNE ROWLETT05/05/2018
Parking area by dam at 871636 - Along RoW for a few yards & then steep climb up grass slope - As slope becomes less steep, picked up an ATV track which can be followed to within 70yd of unmarked summit. Continued to Craig Dyfnant. (PM)gerrybowes30/01/2018
From the car park at 871636. Direct ascent with GB before heading to Dyfnant.bolton30/01/2018
Pathless walk over Craig Fawr and Craig Dyfnant from Parking at Dam.rhalstead23/12/2017
We parked up in the car park near Nantgwyllt Church, walked round the reservoir for a while before heading up to the Cwm Elan mines and on up Nant Methan to Craig Dyfnant then across to Craig Fawr. Very rough tussock terrain on top.Neolith08/10/2017
Parked at Claerwen Reservoir by the dam and took the good track along the north bank. Left this at 842660 and went across mainly pathless terrain to the summit of Llethr Hir. Difficult boggy and tussocky so tried to return to 842660 a lower route which was better to start but then got even worse. Not exactly an easy stroll. Returned along track and left it on path at 883652 for a short way before leaving it and heading straight for the summit of Craig Dyfnant. A little easier but still not easy. Then headed for Craig Fawr keeping a little left to reduce the amount of descent into the valley before striking out for the summit with a shortish final descent back to the track near the car park. 4 1/2 hours.clivevilla03/10/2017
Spent day walking a few hills and benchmarking in the valley below.Dusty09/04/2017
Parked by the reservoir, plenty of space. Good warm up to summit of Craig Fawr. Quite steep at start. Took in all the other points mentioned as well. Walked (staggered) across to Craig Dyfnant and all other points. Took a route round top of Nant y Gadair. Thought about taking in Priddellau but as the going was rough dropped down the Nant y Gadair to the ruins shown on 1:25000. Walked down good track from there to its join with the reservoir track and on this back to car park. Generally rough with a few quod bike tracks and sheep trods. Rest trackless hummock grass. Hard going.MikeM05/07/2016
2/5 Second of snowy cold day (Craig Dyfant/Craig Fawr/Pen Garn Ddu/Cnwch/Carn Gafllt)Fergalh06/03/2016
From Claerwen Reservoir (SN 87073 63631). A few paces along the east bank of the reservoir then a direct ascent to the summit.david23020107/06/2015
From dam straight up Craig Fawr then over tussocks and bog to Craig Dyfnant. Descent from latter to burn was made harder by wet slippery turf. Not hills to remember but this area has wild beauty.SS25/04/2015
Easy parking. Direct - zig-zag!destaylor26/07/2014
Part of a 3 day solo walk around the elan valley ticking of some dewey topssteviet07/05/2012
Start ~ 871635. Straight forward ascent. En route to Craig Dyfnant, with Wombourne.steve hudson27/10/2010
2/2 on day watershed from N quite boggy with long grass tiring. Summit again flat with 3 mounds claiming top spot I lean to the land SE of a greener knoll. From the summit look for a distinct gap in the forest on the SW skyline as a marker to the carRhayader_wander18/02/2007
direct from car pk @ Claerwen dam 871637 RHW14/05/2000
chalky195313/09/2018
DARRENG01/11/2015
mae20/08/2015
boxblade21/03/2015
Steve Q22/08/2014
stevent080903/05/2014
Deedubr09/10/2013
Andy West19/07/2012
wychwood19/11/2011
MM25/05/2011
fortyniner04/05/2011
wombourne27/10/2010
bogdodger11/07/2010
iaindbrown24/08/2009
GeoffC21/03/2009
Anton17/02/2009
carole engel15/08/2008
BaggerGutt18/07/2008
AndyS19/05/2007
Halfdecent06/08/2006
David Purchase22/04/2006
Moorponder31/07/2004
andrew.allum01/01/2000
mountaineagle06/02/1998