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Name:Cadair Fawr
Hill number:5253
Height:485m / 1591ft
Parent (Ma):2237  Fan Fawr
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Rhondda Cynon Taff (CoU)
Catchment:Neath, Catchment Boundaries, Taff
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Swansea Bay
Class:Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
(Hu,Tu,4,Cm)
Grid ref:SN 97794 12314
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m SE of trig point
Drop:120m
Col:365m  SN981134  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12E
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 57 users)ByDate of Ascent
From quarry, lots of animal tracks helped give access to the top and Trig.PeterD22/07/2018
cadair fawr, evening walk with pt 458 and cefn cadlanunderhill21/04/2018
With Adrian Rayner. Fine weathervegibagger01/01/2018
First hill of the year, with Charles EverettAdrian01/01/2018
Snow almost visibly melted this morning in the time it took me to climb this hill.Alex C29/12/2017
With K and A. Parked at quarry track to north on county boundary. Pleasant largely unvisited hill.Ashley09/12/2016
Parked in the quarry entrance and ascended in the dark, by headtorch, luckily it was short dry grass which made for a pleasant ascent.Chris Peart14/02/2016
From A4059, a short slog to the trig point.Ramblingpaul20/10/2015
From quarry entrance, easy walk on rough grass to trigColin Crawford03/07/2015
6/7 Short walk up from quarry below. Fine views of Pen y Fan in snowFergalh14/03/2015
Pony tracks to top.arranc27/07/2014
Approached from main road to west via quarry with a group of painfully slow DoE kids. Gave them a lesson in triangulation at the top.Father Ted14/07/2014
From disused Quarry enterance, up and down on sheep tracks.rhalstead11/01/2014
Verge parking at entrance to track at SN 97823 13056 (371m). Followed track to west end of quarry then beeline over rough grass to summit.David Gradwell17/08/2013
SN9779212316Anton10/05/2013
Parked at 977 130 (small space at entrance to long disused quarry on E side of A road, just by the county boundary signs - room for 3 cars at least). Short walk to SE on short grass and no nasties. Fab views of the Beacons, I was lucky there was still some snow.dicky06/04/2013
Parked at edge of the forest to the SE of the HuMP. Walked NW over rough ground littered with shake holes to the summit. Lots of wild(?) ponies in the area. Returned E and SE to the Llyn-on Reservoir and then along the minor road.jonglew16/02/2013
Nice yomp over dry sheepy grass.Martin R30/07/2011
From the main road to the NW. Lovely grassy hill.destaylor13/05/2010
Route: From Cwm Cadlan Road. WarmChris Williams24/05/2009
walked from Llwyn on village and over pant y gadair then headed over boggy ground to the trig pillarhodder13/12/2007
pleasant limest hill; decent moorland view. from quarry entrance to N RHW05/01/2003
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Robert Kemp06/09/2015
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Alan Whatley28/12/2013
RobertP24/10/2013
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Edwin Gradwell17/08/2013
George Gradwell17/08/2013
andrew brown23/06/2012
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stevent080929/07/2011
iaindbrown13/08/2010
WELSHDRAGON6014/02/2010
Tony J20/12/2009
DARRENG19/08/2009
Dusty03/05/2009
Steve Q12/09/2008
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