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Name:Pen y Garn Fawr [North Daren]
Hill number:5606
Height:610m / 2001ft
Parent (Ma):2242  Black Mountain
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth, 38B: West Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Herefordshire (CoU), Monmouthshire [Sir Fynwy] (CoU)
Class:Bridge, Other lists
Grid ref:SO 28109 30776
Summit feature:trig point
Col:610m  SO281307  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13N
Comments:On Bridge list
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Circuit of Pen Y Garn Fawr (North Daren), Pen-y-Garn Fawr, Black Mountain South Top, Black Mountain, Hay Bluff and Black Hill starting from the car park below Black Darren and following the ridgelines.BobHancock22/06/2019
11 mile walk from car park below Black Darren, walked along hillside road to junction and across fields briefly to road again then car park, up the Cats Back to Black Hill trig, struggled in snow onto Black Mountain (2nd visit) then continued along ridge on easier terrain to North Darren trig eventually descending back down to the car park, the day started off cloudy/foggy but cleared and got very sunny later on.DanTrig06/04/2019
Black Hill > Black Mountain > Black Mountain South Top > Pen - y - Garn Fawr > Red Daren > Point 604m from GR: SO 28746 32634ronaldo33309/12/2018
Lovely long walkejjohnstone13/09/2018
Offa's Dyke walk. Pandy to Black Mountain South Ridge, llanthony Priory, Beacons Way to Hatterall hill, Graig, Pen LLwygy to Pandy.stephenbuda04/08/2018
BBMC - great 360 views along Offas Dyke pathHippy7712/05/2018
A hill on list of English Mountain Summits by Nick Wright 1974. Solo.Dangerous Dave22/01/2018
First of circuit of entire valley for all Nuttals and anything else on the way. SoloAimless Rambler16/04/2017
Large parking area at 298299 - NW up path to ridge & then NW along ridge for about ½km to Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain S. Top - Black Mountain - Hay Bluff. Reverse route back to car. (PM CM)gerrybowes26/01/2017
Good parking at 297299. Followed the track to the east of Red Daren which gains the ridge. Headed along the ridge up to Hay Bluff and return the same way. Just over 12 miles and 4.75 hours. With GB and CJM.bolton26/01/2017
Parked at 29829. N 7 W along path up onto ridge SE of Red Daren, along OD path to Hays Bluff, returned same way. In cloud, cold ice SSE'ly wind. With GB & PMCJM26/01/2017
4th top on my Hay-on-Wye to Pandy leg of the Offas dyke path. Its nice to See a trig pillar on this ridge. Very peaceful Walk climbing Black Mountain, Black Mountain south top and Pen-y-garn Fawr and then this penultimate top.Dazingdale19/10/2016
a walk from Capel y Ffyn along the ridge to Black Mountain, then the other way as far as Red Daren. Solo, lovely weather.Lou18/09/2016
Circular from Llanthony.liljonb07/09/2016
Parked at top of pass SO236350. Roomfor several cars. Did circuit taking in Twampa,Rhos Dirion,Twyn Tal-y-cefn,Chwarel y Fan, Then down & up to Offa`s Dyke path & Red Darren,Pen-y-Garn Fawr,Black mountain south top ,Black mountain & Hay Buff. Lots of rain & cloud,mart079717/06/2016
Good climb up from the car park on the Olchon Valley mountain road in glorious weather.DanMaisieBex29/05/2016
Started at Middle Ponthendre farm, walked over on route to Llanthony PrioryTomW199120/02/2016
Long day ridge walking in the Black Mountains: Start from Llanthony, ascending Chwarel y Fan, Twyn Tal-y-cefn, Rhos Dirion, Twmpa, Hay Bluff, Black Hill, Black Mountain, Black Mountain South Top, Pen-y-Garn Fawr & Red Daren before a tired return to Llanthony. Super walk in the hills on a bright crisp winters day.Cas-gwent18/02/2016
Started at Capel-y-ffin and visited all stations from Red Daren to Hay Bluff. Nice enough ridge with excellent track, but a lot of nothing tops!Crib Goch11/08/2015
34k trek along the ridge to bag Red Daren, Black Mountain South top, Black Mountain, Pen Y Garn Fawr and Hatterrall Hill. Glorious weather and surprisingly quietRamblingpaul07/06/2015
On Offa's Dyke walk from Prestatyn to Sedbury Cliffs.clivevilla05/06/2015
Ascended via ridge from Pen-Y-Garn Fawr. BBMC Route CPeapod2116/05/2015
Black Mountain Challenge 2015. Route B (18 miles) completed in 8 hours with strong winds on the ridgelines and at times, bright sunshine.Ginger Dave16/05/2015
3/6 Steep climb up from the valley below. started at Capel-y-FfinFergalh25/01/2015
Epic 21 mile walk! From Llanthony Priory (SO 28916 27819) - Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain South Top - Black Mountain - Black Hill - Hay Bluff - Twmpa - Twyn Tal-y-cefn - Chwarel y Fan - Bâl-Mawr. Clear paths throughout, particularly good along Offa's Dyke Path.david23020104/09/2014
From Olchon Valley. Black Hill, Hay Bluff, Black Mountain, Red Darren.lenman29/06/2014
Ascent From the Red Darran car park down into the valley to the east, up the cat's back and across to the trig point at Hay Bluff, then south-ish down Offa's Dyke over both Black Mountain tops, past the 610m trig point and down the path to the Red Darran car park shortly after that. With Keith and, on a later date, with Tiger Bay Ramblers.islamidget16/03/2014
16.8 mile circuit of Chwarel Y Fan and Hatterall Hill including Red Daren, Rhiw Arw and Bal-Mawr trigs.DanTrig11/01/2014
Gospel Pass car park, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Twyn Tal-y-cefn, Chwarel y Fan, Bal Mawr, Llwyn-on (Cottage), Red Daren, Pen-y-Garn Fawr, Black Mountain South Top, Black Mountain, Hay Bluff, Gospel pass car park. Dry and bright/sunny. First half with J, second with N, J and L.PaulH06/08/2013
Gospel Pass CP > Hay Bluff > Black Mountain > Black Mountain South Top > Pen-y-Garn Fawr > RED DAREN summit trig point (S7276) > Rhiw Arw (Trig point S6109) > Hatterrall Hill then turned round and repeated the whole process in reverse > Gospel Pass CP (20 miles)Tony Hartry25/06/2013
On the Offa's Dyke Path whilst walking from Hay-on-Wye to Pandy. See my blog post for more details: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>alistairpooler31/03/2013
Plenty free parking at the Abbey. 2262 5606 3526 in a round. Path all the way along the ridge. Fine walk.destaylor01/02/2013
Climbed from Capel-y-ffin. Footpaths are well signposted on the lower slopes.JohnStoneham21/05/2012
Ridged from Hay BluffPeapod2112/05/2012
Passed on training walk for the BBMC. Could have been one the best days out for weather, temp, visibility I have known. In March! Up via Vision farm, down to the abbey. Usual Ramblers inspired poor stiles for people with dogs.PepandJen11/03/2012
Part of a long Hatterrall ridge walk starting at Longtown and ending at Pandy. Good, if disturbed, Bronze Age cairns along this section.thesweetcheat23/11/2011
On Offa's Dyke Southnickywood109/03/2011
Visited to bag the trig, North Daren. A cold wet windy walk along the ridge with no views.jonglew22/01/2011
climbed on walk of hatterill hillrussf6913/09/2010
Offa's Dykewindridge08/09/2010
Same time as bagging deleted Nuttall Pen-y-Garn FawrSteve Clark19/02/2010
Trig point, Route: Llanthony - Red Daren - Pen-y-Garn Fawr - Black Mountain South Top - Capel Y Ffin - Llanthony. Ok start then extreme hail, unable to look ahead for 20 mins due to hail hitting eyes, descended to Capel Y Ffin then returned via road.Chris Williams08/03/2009
Circular walk from Llanthony Priory up onto Offa's Dyke and along to Black mountain. Returning through Chapel y ffin and over Chwarel y Fan.rhalstead15/11/2007
a superb and easy circuit of some of the black mountainS peaks from llanthony priory. first climbing onto bal mawr then travelling in a clockwise direction taking in a section of the offas dyke path before dropping steeply back to the priorystig_nest19/08/2007
Climbed whilst walking the Offa's Dyke National Trail from Chepstow to Prestatyn.dhbond22/05/2007
A circular walk, parked north of Cwmyoy(ace church) walked through fields onto Hatterall Hill, along the ridge to Rhiw Arw Trig and Red Darren Trig down to Capel-Y-Ffin back up to Chwarel Y Fan and Bal-Mawr Trig back down to car with my boot falling apart at the end.DanTrig05/05/2007
From Black Hill CP included Black Hill. Hay Bluff/ Red Darrenpowyswalker16/12/2006