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Name:Ceiswyn
Hill number:2154
Height:545m / 1788ft
Parent (Ma):2145  Maesglase
RHB Section:30F: Dolgellau to Machynlleth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Cadair Idris
County/UA:Gwynedd
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Dysynni
Class:Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Submarilyn, Clem
(Hu,Tu,5,Dew,sMa,Cm)
Grid ref:SH 74534 10909
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m SSW of tree stump
Drop:145m
Col:400m  SH759133  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 124
(1:25k) OL23W
Observations:knoll 35m SE at SH 74563 10888 is c 15cm lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 85 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On a walk from Parking at SH 752135 to the layby at SH 734101, both on the A487. It's impressive at the start, high on crags above the narrow Cwm Rhyddfor, beautiful views of Talyllyn on the descent from Ceiswyn. In between, there's narrow trods at best, on rough ground then mossy, grassy pastures until an excellent zigzag track gives a comfortable descent. Unfortunately, we met the farmer at the bottom, who challenged us about being on what he calls 'my mountain'. Do I need to say anything more? With brother, Pete; a late start gave clearing conditions that quickly became very pleasant.pwheeler04/05/2024
2/4 ...then descent to col and short steep climb to second summit....wychwood03/07/2023
From Mynydd Cwmeiddew on forest tracks then over rough but OK terrain on tussocky moss and heather to lumpy HP at forest edge. Good, sunny views of Cadair. Continued N along ridge on vague path at forest edge.Denise 17/10/2022
From Mynydd Cwmeiddew via forest track and rough grassy ridge. Un-marked high point at forest edge near old wooden fence post. Good views of Cadair Idris.RichardM17/10/2022
Parked in the car park at Aberllfenni, and walked up forest roads with a short but awful ascent up a steep slope in newly planted area onto the ridge between Ceiswyn and Mynydd Fron-fraith - heather, bramble and rotting wood! Once on the ridge all pretty straightforward, first to Mynydd Fron-fraith, then back track to the high point of the day at Ceiswyn, then by ATV track and forest road to Mynydd Cwmeiddew, and further forest roads with a short bit through the forest into open country to Godre Fynydd. Finally, a descent down a delightful forest path NE brought me back onto the forest road above Aberllfenni, then with a big loop round back to the car. Good views of Cader. A round trip of 16km with 700m ascent, taking 5h 20m.silveracorn_alan09/08/2022
Parked at the mountain centre on the A487 grid ref 73887 09200 and used the footpath opposite to reach the forest roads to Godre Fynydd and Mynydd Cwmeiddew finishing on the open hillside for Ceiswyn and Mynydd Fron-fraith, returned by the same route. Eight and half mile in Five hours twenty (I did start off the wrong way down the forest road at the start probably lost forty minutes).WAYNE ROWLETT29/05/2021
Godre Fynydd, Mynydd Cwneiddew, Ceiswyn and Mynydd Fron Fraith. Parked in layby on A487, walked half a mile south down the road then east across a field to avoid the grumpy sign on the entrance to the forest track. From Mynydd Cwneiddew on forest track then ATV track.PGCE07/02/2021
Mynydd Fron-fraith > Ceiswyn > Mynydd Cwmeiddew from GR: SH 77022 09913ronaldo33330/08/2020
Mynydd Fron-fraith > Ceiswyn > Mynydd Cwmeiddew from GR: SH 77022 09913Hippster30/08/2020
From Cwmrhyddfor Farm campsite along track to car park on A487 then onto path on other side of road following it to lane. Followed edge of forest to Mynydd Fron-fraith then carried onto Ceiswyn. Followed forest track to Mynydd Cwmeiddw then on to end of track through trees and up to Godre Fynydd.dgresty19/09/2019
Repeatchalky195308/09/2018
From the layby. Up the farmer's zig-zag track then straight down.Eddie12/01/2018
5/6 (Moel Heulen/Mynydd Cwmeidden/Godre Fynydd/Mynydd Fron-Fraith/Ceiswyn/Foel Offrwm)Fergalh04/11/2017
Parked in layby at 735101 - After bagging Mynydd Cwmeiddew, Godre Fynydd & Mynydd Fron-fraith, followed fence back to col & then a straightforward climb to the summit. Descended SW alongside fence & joined farm track which meets the A487 about 100yds N. of the layby. (S)gerrybowes20/05/2017
Continuation of walk from Mynydd Cwmeiddew. Took track west for several hundred metres, then a boggy path up north-west to the summit. Returned the same way. Solo.Man of Kernow117/12/2016
Godre Fynydd, Mynydd Cwneiddew, Ceiswyn and Mynydd Fron Fraith. Parked in layby on A487, walked half a mile south down the road then east across a field to avoid the grumpy sign on the entrance to the forest track. At the top of the field I worked my way up tracks to near the first top and then made it up as I went along really.clivevilla20/09/2016
~Solo, early morning jauntShutterlag17/09/2016
Mynydd Fron-fraith, Ceiswyn, Mynydd Cwmeiddew, Godre Fynydd from layby on A487 0.5mile N of Rugog. Bright sunny day with excellent views across to Cadair Idris.RobertP20/03/2016
From SH734102 and up good track.Campbell Singer17/03/2016
As Martin R - convenient parking in layby.Chris Peart10/07/2015
petey25/04/2015
Damp Dewey bagging walking from Corris Hostel to the Cross Foxes.Alex C25/10/2014
From Cad East.mad max02/07/2014
From layby on A487 up the ROW and along the ridge, then through the forest taking four Deweys. Great views of Cadhair. Return by forest track on east side. Surprised to see tarmac on the byeway over the pass.SS31/05/2014
The start of my last day of this particular Hillwalking adventure. I caught a bus from Machynlleth to the Minffordd hotel and after a drink I headed up the very steep slopes, through some bluebells and then onto the bilberry and heather-clad flora climbing over two fences in the process. I was shocked at how steep this hill was and had several breathers before getting onto the fenceline to find the summit. I freed a sheep that had caught itself in the fence and had to pull each individual tuft of wool out to free it and was disappointed that i didnt get even a Baaaa to say Thankyou! I followed the fenceline down to the A487. Great views of the Magnificence of the Cader Idris massif.It doesnt appear that many people take the direct route up. I can understand why!Dazingdale09/05/2014
As DG and MR. Good track.destaylor08/10/2012
There is another hillock 10m away which seemed as high at GR-SH 74561 10888.Just in case. With andrew brown.DARRENG26/08/2012
Ignored private signs at SH734102. Anything to avoid another gloomy walk through a plantation or any pine thrashing, rather than enjoy the evening sunshine. Track takes you steeply half way there.Martin R31/08/2011
from Mynydd Fron-fraith, descended to next bwlch the climbed to Ceiswyn.steve hudson21/10/2009
With SH. Made a circuit of Mynnydd Fron-fraith, Ceiswyn, Mynydd Cwmeiddewwombourne21/10/2009
From the Minffordd car park. Took A 487, then north-west steeply up to join the west ridge to the summit. Walk continued to Mynydd fron-fraith. Solo.Man of Kernow128/03/2004
By forest edge straight up for 1150', through sheep enclosure, a ziz zag access rad over stream and up on moss and grass to several false toplets and to top. 15.45.arranc30/05/1999
summit a fine place despite conifers; good Cadair views. bwlch llyn bach layby on A487 RHW10/05/1998
Circular from SH 770 098. 200?summitsupblank
Tom Mundell23/02/2024
Trekking toes23/02/2024
salen10/12/2022
Sprog24/09/2022
TREBORK30/08/2021
A Peckish14/08/2021
alda22/04/2019
underhill14/04/2019
GaryJones11/03/2019
thenomad12/04/2018
softsquare10/11/2017
Man of Kernow217/12/2016
johnbarnard2527/02/2016
TK12/02/2016
Rob5022/10/2014
iaindbrown05/08/2014