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Name:Cefn Bryn
Hill number:5269
Height:188m / 617ft
Parent (Ma):2280  Mynydd y Betws
RHB Section:32B: Carmarthen to Vale of Neath
County/UA:Swansea (UA)
Class:Hump, Tump (100-199m), Clem
Grid ref:SS518889 (est)
Col:54m  SS596942  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 159
(1:25k) 164
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 85 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
along ridge from the NWcjo23/08/2019
From Penmaen.PGCE11/07/2019
With K, M and three-year-old D from Nicholaston campsite. Route from S was hard to find and there was much gorse. From SE much easier.Ashley09/07/2019
From Parkmill via Three Cliffs Baygeoffh1228/06/2019
A big walk round from Three Cliffs via Oxwich and Reynoldston. With Bryher and Rick.jenx22/10/2018
W Jenx and Bryher on major 22km circuit from 3 Cliffs camp site, fine stroll on a gorgeous weather daynordicstar22/10/2018
Ascended from car park on main road to South with wife Nicola and son James who we were collecting from Swansea University for the Easter Hols. Approached up minor road then easy tracks from east along ridge. Summit as previously described although we found a big rock near the highest natural point. Top of rock still slightly lower than covered reservoir which I explored via an easy gate and steps, which made the barbed wire fence surround a bit pointless. Explored highest clumps and places. Great views of Oxwich Bay and Three Cliffs bay which we walked down to later.pdantic23/03/2018
Parked by the care home and up the track straight to the top. The highest point is a covered reservoir with the trig just beyond slightly lower. The fence surrounding the reservoir is easily scaleable.clivevilla23/05/2017
From picnic site at Penmaen. Good track to top. Went to trig and NE corner of compound. Superb weather with good views of Three Cliffs and Oxwich Bay and across to North Devon.PeterD05/10/2016
From NT free carpark to summit close to trigpoint next to reservoir compound.sooztops21/09/2016
from Penrice to Oxwich Castle, Oxwich Burrows to Penmaen, Up onto Cefn Bryn trig then topograph back to Penrice. mixed terrain, dry cloudy, some sun, warm but windy..apricorum02/07/2016
From the car park for Mean Ceti (158 m. spot; GR: 492500), waited for cloud to start to clear so a late start at 1220 hrs. To coast via Mill Wood, Oxwich Castle, a good route. Then Oxwich Point and woods, over the dunes and sands of Oxwich Bay (this all ok even at the high tide). A way up to Little Tor worked well, then I went via Penmaen and all the way along the Cefn Bryn whaleback ridge to the car. Fine views by now, though hazy as the colder weather of the previous week had gone. Just under 5 h for 11+ miles of diverse and excellent walking.pwheeler02/05/2016
Parked at the end of rd above Nicholaston - NW up path to ridge, along ridge to summit then directly down.Chris Peart28/04/2016
Visited while bagging the high points on the Gower, great weather views great too.griefmiester07/07/2015
Easy stroll from car park on minor road above PenmaenColin Crawford30/06/2015
Nice walk from NT car park. Summit is top of covered reservoirRamblingpaul26/05/2015
From Penmaen, easy stroll with Easter Sunday crowds.rhalstead05/04/2015
Walk from Reynoldstone,via the wonderful Great Cairn and Maen Ceti chambered tomb. There's a very ruined Bronze Age cairn to the east of the reservoir. Lovely clear day, views to Exmoor and Pen y Fan.thesweetcheat21/03/2015
8/9 Park just north of Penrice and follow tracks to reservoir, the trig pillar is the other side of the reservoir.Fergalh29/01/2015
From roadside car park just N of Penrice. N to Cefn Bryn ridge, E along ridge taking in the trig pillar. Due S off ridge to Nicholaston Farm and return along coast path. Not sure where highest point was - the trig, or the (man-made) covered reservoir? Did both to cover both bases.jonglew10/11/2013
park in Penmaen south of 4118. walk up on WDP to ridge and west to column outside reservoir fence. raised reservoir being man made is higher but doesn't count, does it?arranc15/09/2013
easy walk up from lay by on main road great viewsrussf6931/08/2013
Circular walk from Penmaen.Good views from ridge.With Bridget and Oscar.catman20/05/2013
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge20/05/2013
With Bridget and Catman.oscarrosie20/05/2013
Walked up via the gower way along the well constructed footpath.The trig point is in a sunken hollow and the GPS reading is near by.Along the fence line with the reservior seems the highest point but don't know if this has neen raised with the construction of the reservior.hodder30/01/2013
Easy parking E at 528 887. Stroll. Scantily fenced reservoir. Trig point in depression presumably under its own weight.destaylor01/09/2011
I easily gained access to fenced reservoir. Sunken trig with highish point at fence of compound near trig. Walked along the Gower Way from the west on a sunny morning.Dugswell201/07/2011
Parking area on minor road. The highest point seems to be near the trig at the fence.chrisbien13/05/2011
Summit possibly outside the compound at NW edge or at NE edge in compound or probably rocky top to EastBramley19/03/2010
Straightforward walk up from the Three Bays caravan park and on up the ridge.Walker Dan29/06/2009
Short walk whilst bagging other Gower triangulation points.Dusty22/03/2008
There is a small fenced reservoir on the summit and the trig point is outside the fenced area.Father Ted30/05/2007
pleasant summit; fine view; primary trig. tk from parking area to E RHW17/08/2003
Many ascents during uni.BobHancock01/09/1997
Path blocked by Welsh water at the reservoir. Cloud and mist restricted views of three cliffs.andy08/04/1996
Trig point indicative dateRhayader_wander01/08/1977
Swindon Bagger16/06/2018
Tony J20/05/2017
Rob Rees16/06/2016
carole engel18/05/2016
Robert Kemp02/09/2015