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Name:Pen y Fan
Hill number:5251
Height:142m / 466ft
Parent (Ma):2215  Mynydd Carningli
RHB Section:31C: South-West Wales
County/UA:Pembrokeshire [Sir Benfro] (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,1,Cm)
Grid ref:SN 00559 41160
Summit feature:ground within 2m of trig point
Drop:134m
Col:8m  SN013399  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 145 157
(1:25k) OL35E
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 106 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From the car park at 004399. A 45 minute return solo walk. Great views!bolton01/01/2019
Clockwise round Dinas IslandPoolton12314/08/2018
Clockwise tourist route with Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/08/2018
Claimed as part of a circular walk around the islandroadbiker3225/07/2018
Lovely walk round the coastal path from Pwllgwaslod.clivevilla16/07/2018
Gorgeous sunny day for a walk around Dinas Head, whilst camping at Newport ( Parreg). Trig at Highpont.Denise 22/09/2016
Anti-clockwise from sailing club carpark at SN014400 - free in winter. Using the carpark 900m W might be better at busier times.jimbloomer16/01/2016
Dinas Cross to Newport. 2nd visit apparently - perhaps why I had a strong sense of deja vu in places.Smudge11/09/2015
3/3 Long walk up from caravan park....nice views of cliffs...Fergalh08/08/2015
Completed on Pembrokeshire coastal path between Fishguard and NewportRamblingpaul24/06/2015
Easy stroll up from the south west. Quite busy despite the high winds.chriswatson17/05/2015
Bagged walking from Newport to Fishguard.mad max28/04/2015
Great circular w Jenxnordicstar04/04/2015
As part of Wales Coast Path section Goodwick - Newport on a stunningly sunny early autumn day. Another important change of views from here on, as we started round Newport Bay.thesweetcheat21/09/2014
With Emily, Joe & Tom whilst Nicky slept in car. bagged summit of Pen y Fanfnem28/08/2014
Walked round Dinas Island in evening after arriving at Newport YHA for a long weekend of trigging, hill-walking, island visiting and benchmarking. Free parking.jonglew25/07/2014
£2.00 parking fee by beach. follow coastal path around cliffs to the top.arranc12/09/2013
Visited while staying at Dinas Island Farm. Stunning scenery and walk.MattD201022/08/2012
Great walk roun Dinas Island.Wonderful views.With Bridget and Oscar.catman22/06/2012
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge22/06/2012
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie22/06/2012
From either car park. Would be very pleasant if the wind and rain hadn't been there.destaylor11/11/2011
With Anna from car park at Pwll Gwaelog. Nice easy stroll there and back.citygent15/09/2011
Morning mist about to be burnt off by hot sun. Why is permissive path closure about 'my safety'?Martin R25/07/2011
CP at the pub. Up coastal path. The permissive path has been closed - for the protection of the public!chrisbien11/05/2011
Super walk all round Dinas Island from holiday cottage.G4OWG26/09/2010
With: hb; Passed this whilst walking the Pembrokeshire Coast path from Fishguard through to Newport. Great location and good views.Ian Baines11/08/2010
Excellent cliff walk from free car park at Pwllgwaelod.PeteF22/07/2010
From Cwm-yr-Eglwyssummitsup20/09/2009
Visit to pillarDusty10/05/2009
Visited while walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Pathrhalstead11/04/2009
From the busy car park at Pwllgwaelod to collect my 6th HUMP of today.Dugswell215/02/2009
Past this point in the 1980s when walking coast of England and Wales. It was nice to make this revisit. An excellent place to be.Father Ted24/08/2008
Visited whilst backpacking the Cardigan to Fishguard section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.Alex C05/05/2008
Walk around Dinas Head with children.Lazylizzie31/03/2008
Monstrous 20 mile walk from Fishguard via Preseli and back along coastpathrbayfield28/08/2005
Very foggy day walked from Newport.DanTrig29/07/2005
lovely hil & view; fine clifftop situation. food FP from S RHW21/06/2003
A walk around Dinas Island - although not an island - was a lovely half day round. And it included a hump to boot.ChinnockC08/04/2002
walk round dinas island - date approxgigglejon06/08/1995
.CreakingHiker13/09/1990
Approx dateMM03/04/1983
Backpacking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. I walked around Dinas Island, following the official route properly, climbing to the trig whilst Bryan cut across the neck to wait for me -tut tut.Chris Pearson18/09/1982
With JEL and SJB during coast path walks based in Fishguard. Today we walked back from Newport. Very fine scenery with Dinas Head/ Pen y Fan the finest. Swim at Pwllderi while the weather was sunny added to a very good day out.pwheeler23/09/1981
The Parkers04/10/2018
Robert Kemp06/07/2018
flakeyw23/06/2018
abbo000109/06/2018
Vertigo22/10/2017
poppiesrara08/09/2017