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Name:Garn Wen
Hill number:3509
Height:511m / 1677ft
Parent (Ma):2203  Drygarn Fawr
RHB Section:31C: South-West Wales
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SN 84516 45979
Summit feature:trig point in windshelter
Col:437m  SN832467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 147
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 39 users)ByDate of Ascent
walked in up forest track from Sugar Loaf Halt station. Dark. Windy but rain ceased, skies eventually cleared. Trig point is neatly obscured in then summit cairnwychwood13/01/2020
Branched off Real Ale Ramble route, approached from NW, very rough ground, dark and wild.richardrosser24/11/2018
Second of two Dewey's on a 11 mile walk from a clearing by the side of the road inbetween the two cattle grids at 804 487. Taking under four hours. route first took in Mynydd Trawsnant, follow the forest road until virtually south of the top and from there you can access the top via some tussocky ground.WAYNE ROWLETT09/06/2018
Approached from gravel forest track from the SW along forest boundary over very boggy, tussocky, snowy grass. The Summit is a delight, with lichen covered trig (Clyncae) within apparently ancient cairn/ windshelter and extensive views. The HP is on earth/rock embankment next to cairn. We arrived in sun but departed in a whiteout. From Mynndd Trawsnant and onto Banc y Ddinas and down to Llanwrtyd Wells.Denise 17/03/2018
From Mynydd Trawsnant on maze of forest roads and finally 300m of rough going NE to ancient cairn with trig point. Icy NE wind and 'weather' on the way. Depart head down into the wind driven snow.RichardM17/03/2018
After visiting Mynydd Trawsnant in the forest we exited the trees onto the tracks and headed SE along the windy forest tacks to end up here. The last 500 meters or so is across very spongy tussocky land - hard going.Father Ted27/11/2017
Garn Wen up forestry tracks as others, across to Banc y Ddinas, down to road, under railway and up the ridge of Moel Bylchau. More or less straight down to car.clivevilla25/10/2017
Parking area at start of forest road at 845441 (space for 4-5 cars) - Snaked up forest roads to bend at 842457 & then short rough crossing to fence - Over fence & then alongside fence to trig point; rough going at first, but then faint path much of the way. (S)gerrybowes17/10/2017
Parked at Sugar Loaf Halt. Via tracks to 843.457. Easy crossing to forest fence. Very rough tussocky ground NE to summit. Fine cairn and views.Moorponder03/10/2017
Via forestry track from Sugarloaf Halt - good parking at start of track. Took RH track to bend at top then direct line to summit - ATV track useful when over the cross fence.Chris Peart28/09/2017
Walked over from the corner of the forest track to the south west. Rough terrain, then opening out to a wonderful cairn and a nice stone built trig point half covered in moss.Neolith30/04/2017
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Trawsnant. Took the forest road east for c.500m, then south with careful navigation on the forest roads to a bend on the forest edge at SN 843 458. Then tough bash north-east through Elenydd grassland to the large summit cairn (Bronze Age?). Solo.Man of Kernow105/11/2016
3/6 Third of Six (Garn Dwad/Cefn Alltwinau/Garn Wen/Banc y Dinas/Mynydd Trawsnant/Cefn Uchaf)Fergalh03/07/2016
From track opposite Sugar Loaf Halt. Up left hand track past 'closed' signs - lot of felling going on - then route march to Mynydd Trawsnant. Returned same way but over to Garn Wen (keep to fenceline - it is easier). Then down eastern track to car.SS27/02/2016
An out and back walk to pick up Mynydd Trawsnant and Garn Wen. Parked at SN 84516 45979 and followed forest road up hill to start of old firebreak at SN 82101 48311. On firebreak for a few 10s of metres and then right onto felled area to summit. Back to road. Lots of harvesting going on from parking to fire break along with associated notices. Perhaps not a good idea when harvesting is going on but on Sunday nothing happening. On road to close to Garn Wen SN 84236 45728. Then rough walking following the fence, easier there, to top. Fabulous views. Return same as out. Was going to go back through the forest but previous felling made that look difficult in places so didn't bother.MikeM19/07/2015
easy forestry track from sugar loaf station. Snow made it well scenic.dicky01/02/2015
Easy parking at end of track opposite Sugar Loaf station. Excellent track - 9km there and back so gaining height very easy. When leave the track with 500m to summit struggle a bit to fence follow it west for 100m then a fence goes off right - follow that and the terrain is fairly OK. Great summit.destaylor05/09/2014
Start ~ Sugarloaf Station. Good forestry tracks nearly to summit, last 1/4 mile rather rough though. Fine summit cairn.steve hudson21/08/2013
Walked up forestry track and then over felled area to moorland.Dusty28/05/2009
From Sugar Loaf Halt - returning to Llanwrtyd Wells station. A rarely visited top.summitsup29/12/2007
tumulus @ summit. forest track to W @ 843457 RHW18/04/1998
Robert Kemp25/12/2016
Andy West31/07/2010
carole engel06/03/2009
David Purchase09/04/2004