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Name:Banc y Garn
Hill number:5198
Height:437m / 1434ft
Parent (Ma):2169  Disgwylfa Fawr
RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Cardiganshire [Ceredigion] (CoU)
Catchment:Rheidol, Clarach, Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Triples
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SN 70681 84410
Summit feature:trig point
Col:332m  SN728853  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 38 users)ByDate of Ascent
Great little path (marked by a rock) from fence line to the north that looks as if it's been pruned recently.Wycombe Wanderer30/12/2019
path into forest, see large stone by fence.Adrian06/12/2017
5/8 (Mynydd Ponterwyd/Esgair Gorlan/Disgwylfa Fach/Disgwylfa Fawr/Banc y Garn/Banc Trawsnant/Banc Sychnant/Pen Creigypistyll)Fergalh03/06/2017
With Alex C, from the road. Good forest track through to N edge of conifer plantation; followed fence line along to SN 70751 84528 where a weakness in trees revealed the narrow track through to trig and HP.jonglew05/11/2016
From Pendam. Last 200 yards through dense conifers. O.S. column in small clearingjim pererin04/07/2015
As Mark T - the trees were not too bad.Chris Peart24/10/2014
Parked at junction between lane and forest road at SN 70243 84171 - room for 2-3 cars. Took forest road north-east to gate, then followed Des Taylor's recommended route - you need his waypoints to be successful. Way to firebreak obscured by a single line of trees which you can easily push through. Way to summit clearing more difficult, but once past initial 'fir wall' at Des' waypoint a slight gap in the plantation makes a little easier going to trig point in clearing. Returned the same way. With AT and JT on a day of good weather.Man of Kernow116/02/2014
Tal-y-bont to Goginan. OS aerial view shows thin line of weakness direct from SN707845 - start opposite main fence post 10yds E of ridge top. Some of the encroaching branches have now been pruned back making for relatively easy passage for the time being.Smudge02/03/2013
As Jarvis Cocker sings 'Those trees, those useless trees'. I would happily never walk in a plantation ever again.Martin R28/08/2011
another tree fighting adventure. i must buy some body aemour. Take the forestry track to SN 70654 84587 and then go through the trees. They are only 1 deep and you will then see a high ridge which you follow to SN 70642 84415. From here push east through DARRENG13/06/2011
Semi impenetrable 15' pines. Parked to SE. Path NE to clear the forest then up by fence. Just beyond 70654 84587 is a ridge. Follow to 70642 84415 where weakness in trees - only 15m to do. Took some finding that!! Very pleased.destaylor14/04/2011
dense conifers drove me backarranc11/09/2010
Fight through young trees to trig in clearing petey14/03/2010
Trig pointRhayader_wander01/10/2006
unremarkable summit & view, trees felled pre Dec02. via forest tk then FP from 705846 RHW08/12/2002
Robert Kemp04/05/2019
Mark Sims10/03/2017
Alex C05/11/2016
Steve Q31/07/2015
Campbell Singer21/11/2014
Alan Whatley21/11/2014
Colin Crawford24/10/2014
carole engel25/08/2013
andrew brown31/12/2012
Rob Pen y Garn16/10/2008