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Hill number:3517
Height:562m / 1844ft
Parent (Ma):2233  Waun Rydd
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys (CoU)
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
Grid ref:SO 07138 22702
Summit feature:embedded rock
Col:530.3m  SO 0671 2245  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12E
Observations:cairn 160m ENE at SO 07289 22764 is 0.7m lower
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
Comments:Relocated from SO072227 September 2014. Summit surveyed as 562.0 m
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From lane above Pencelli, on clear but chilly day accompanied to summit by Missy, a jack russell cross, on her first hill walk. Keith contoured round on lower path. Heading to Waun Rydd.alwaysinshorts13/04/2019
From the top car park and up the path to Craig y Fan Ddu. Plenty of people on the lower slopes but above 600 metres they melted away. There were a few snow patches above 600 metres. I carried on to the summit of Waun Rydd which carried a dusting of snow and some impressive icicles coming off the peat hags. Visited all 3 high points before heading down to Bryn. This was a great viewpoint but as the weather was closing in I back tracked to the summit of Waun Rydd. I headed south through a blizzard to Cwar y Gigfran. The wind was ferocious and I was pleased to get off the plateau on the path to Allt Forgan. The summit was unmarked but the high point was fairly obvious as at this height I was below the cloud base and there was even some watery sunshine. It was then a bit of a slog getting back to the car as I couldnít cross the river until I reached the wooden footbridge which then meant a reascent through the woods. Time taken 4 hours for 10.5 miles.isabelle17/03/2019
With Alex and Darrenkingabunyip28/12/2018
Parked at Llanfrynach and followed marked footpaths to summit. Lovely hill.Ramblingpaul16/08/2018
Large parking area by St Meuganís Church, SW of Pencelli at 087245 (the church is hidden behind a number of ancient yews) - Followed RoW over footbridge & across fields to minor road - Along road for 300yd or so & then up excellent RoW to W. shoulder of Bryn - A short climb across tussocks to the embedded summit rock. (S)gerrybowes22/02/2018
Up minor road, ROW and trods from Pencelli.Moorponder09/10/2017
Craig Gwaun Taf, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, Fan y Big, Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion, Bwlch y Ddwyallt, Waun Rydd, Brynkeithouk04/04/2017
Pleasant walk up from Pencelli to good viewpoint-short walk chosen to take account of weather and my tummy trouble!Descent via north-east ridge to tracks through woods which must surely be among the favourites for The Muddy Track of the Year Award 2017.With Jon,Helen and Oscar.catman30/03/2017
With Jon,Helen and Catman.oscarrosie30/03/2017
Parked on verge near Tregaer on a beautiful, cold, Winter's day. Lovely walk and visited high point and cairn before coming back down.clivevilla29/11/2016
Just walked up to here to get a view of the hills of an evening. Made the mistake of trying a shortcut through the forest to the east. Not recommended!Neolith11/10/2016
From St Meugan's Church.jonglew06/09/2016
From Pencelli Church.Dusty14/06/2016
Started in Pencelli in the car park shown on the 1:25,000 OS map and walked up a field path through several gates, a short stretch of track and a short stretch of road to St Meugan's church. More field paths and road led out onto the moor. Further tracks and then a direct ascent to the top. Descent was via paths and the spot height (462)to the edge of the tree line. A further track was followed down to the Usk Valley Walk, turning left and back to the ascent path.MikeM19/05/2016
From church car park south of Pencelli (loads of room on a weekday) taking path over fields to road then up via Calwdd Coch to old summit pretty much direct. Return via new summit and high level path.SS26/04/2016
With Liam, Graig Cwareli and Graig Fan Lasfosbury200527/03/2016
Up and down from Pencelli.rhalstead30/01/2016
from talybont res car park SO 099196 round of Allt Lwyd Waun Rydd, Bryn, Bwlch Y Ddwyallt, Craig fan Ddu , Allt Forgan back thru Talybont Forest to CPunderhill20/01/2016
From Blaen-y-glyn Upper Car Park near Talybont Reservoir (SO 05662 17617) - Bryn - Bwlch y Ddwyallt - Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion.david23020118/10/2015
3/8 Long but enjoyable day in the Brecons Bwlch y Ddwyallt (Gwaun Cerrig Llwydian)/Gwaun Cerrig LLwydian (Craig Cwareli)/Bryn/Waun Rydd/Alt Lwyd/Allt Forgon/Pan Y Creigiau/Bryniau GleisionFergalh27/06/2015
Night ascent under a full moon on bonfire night- no torch need and fireworks occasionally in the dark valley below.Atmospheric with moon shadow. Up and down same way. Returning to Sussex from Llandovery.Chris Pearson05/11/2014
Continuation of walk from Waun Rydd. Walked down north ridge to bwlch then easily up by path to summit - western top seemed higher than cairned one. To descend, dropped down east to forest edge, then, followed this down (thickets and barbed wire) to track. Crossed stream by bridge then up to end of lane in Cwm Clydach. Followed this down to road, cutting off corner by use of RoW south.marktrengove22/07/2014
Walk from Llanfrynach, initially to see what the higher summits looked like on a day of uncertain weather. Wind almost prevented upward progress! Great views from the summit, even on a somewhat claggy day.thesweetcheat14/12/2013
Estimated date. On descent from Waun Rydd.huwthomas06/09/2013
Parked 0725 2511 opposite a gate and off road. Good path most of the way.destaylor11/04/2013
With RobLouieb7816/03/2013
Start ~ 082246. Followed RoW before climbing up to the summit. With Wombourne, Ron & Pat.steve hudson05/12/2011
Ridge walk from Waun Rydd. The path down from Rydd peters out but the terrain is benign enough. Bryn is a delightful summit.johnabutler227/05/2011
from Waun Rydd with J, P & Mmfel5723/08/2009
As part of Brecon Beacons traverse.Wheelsy30/07/2009
On way up from Pencelli caravan site.Walker Dan25/06/2009
walked up from village of Llanfrynach along well established footpath. Summit is marked by a small cairn although had a good walk around the summit plateau.Excellent views towards waun rydd well worth a walk in its own righthodder04/04/2009
Part of an improve loop with Danfnem29/01/2005
pleasant grassy ascent, surprisingly fine view. road just N of blaen-nant fm @ 080243 RHW16/05/1998
Date unknown. Climbed while at Swansea.BobHancock01/04/1998
En route to Waun Rhydd from NERhayader_wander05/04/1994
With: hr ag nr sab; 2 cars so from 1 at Storey Arms we walked up Corn Du by S ridge on to Pen y Fan. Then on to Cribyn & down to pass & up to Fan y Big & Craig Cwareli on to Waun Rydd. Descent over Bryn to car in Llanfrynach. Misty and drizzly day.Ian Baines27/05/1985
First ascent but with an arbitrary date i know this was done in 1984 when i was in the army but the random date was chosen to satisfy the criteria for entry.thenomad01/01/1984
With: muhc; From Storey Arms via Y Gyrn & Tommy Jones Obelisk to Corn Du & Pen y Fan. Then over Cribyn to Fan y Big. Around as far as Waun Rydd then over Bryn to down through Llanfrynach to Brecon YH.Ian Baines30/11/1974
Only ever on our 1973 camping trip. Terry, brother Pete and I camped at Neaudd farm from where we bought our milk and bread- both very fresh (the potato soup ex-packet was not so idyllic!). After going up Pen y Fan via Cefn cwm llwch, we descended from the beacons at Waun Rydd via Bryn, a good ridge to follow and get us down to Llanfrynach.pwheeler28/08/1973
Climbed this on a walk from Storey Arms to Brecon. Peaceful location on a perfect mid October day.roadbiker32blank
Alex C23/06/2018