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Name:Twyn Tal-y-cefn
Hill number:5604
Height:702.4m / 2304ft
Parent (Ma):2229  Waun Fach
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Grid ref:SO 22071 32533
Summit feature:no feature
Col:688.9m  SO 2187 3272  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
(1:25k) OL13N
Observations:cairn 220m at SO 22218 32371 is 0.5m lower
Comments:On Hermon list
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 267 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked near road end to E (Blaen-bwch). ROW to Access Land, then up on sheep tracks via Bird House.PGCE09/02/2024
A round from Gospel Pass to Capel y Ffin and back via Twyn Talycefn, Rhos Dirion and TwmpaArbie20/07/2023
With JamesThis Dog07/04/2023
Started from Gospel Pass, walked up to Twmpa, carried on to Rhos Dirion and gave the trig point a high5, heading along a decently muddy gravel path to Twyn Tal-y-cefn continuing all the way down to Chwarel y Fan where breakfast was inhaled, doubled back and followed track down to Capel-y-ffin for a little bit of road walking before tackling the disgusting switch backs onto the Darren Lwyd spur and heading back to Twmpa (still in the clag) before ambling back down to Gospel Passlboutside11/02/2023
Peak - 702m. Hike Stats: 17km; 4 hours; 840m ascent. Loop from Gospel Pass carpark including Twmpa, Rhos Dirion and Twyn Tal-y-cefn.complicatedaussie30/10/2022
After Rhos Dirion. returned to the Gospel Pass the same way, although Maisie did a short scramble on the way back which we called 'Lord Hereford's Crack'DanMaisieBex14/05/2022
Small peak on long ridgefreethehilltops10/05/2022
Nuttall walk 12.1 but started and finished at Gospel Pass, with R.Dan Baddeley30/04/2022 Cambrian Way Day 4.Rob Rees04/04/2022
With Samsimon and co08/03/2022
O Maes Parcio Gospel Pass.sionbrit19/12/2021
Circular hike starting from Rhos Fach - Rhiw Cwnstab - Y Das - Grwyne Fawr - Grwyne Fawr Reservoir - Blaen y Cwm Forest - Chwarel y Fan (cairn marker on summit) - Y Fan (cairn markers) - Twyn Talycefn - Pen Rhos Dirion (TP on summit) - Rhiw y Fan - Rhiw Wen - Three Rivers Ride route - Rhos Fawr - Rhos Fach. Plenty of parking at Rhos Fach/Penrhos (LD3 0ED).manilena28/08/2021
2/9 - First walk in the black mountains, lovely sunny morning walk up from Llanthony Priory to Chwarel y Fan and Rhos Dirion, then across to Hay Bluff and Black Mountain via Twmpa, finally walking along the Welsh/English border on Offa's Dyke and back to Llanthony. 18 miles in total.JazDisney02/05/2021
A round of the Vale of Ewyas from Llanthony Priory. With R and B.jenx07/09/2020
Circular walk from Capel-y-ffinRamblingpaul02/08/2020
First post coronavirus visit to WalesToobuddy07/07/2020
From Blaen-y-cwm parking up Chwarel y Fan then along ridge to Twyn Tal-y-cefn, Rhos Dirion and then back down valley past reservoir on track. Day before Storm Dennis - pretty went and windy.JK14/02/2020
First summit in day out with youngest son. Bright sunny day, but windy. ~17Km, 560m ascent.VirtualMountain30/12/2019
15.5 miles, 1810ft Mynydd Du Forest walk to Bal Mawr, chwarel Y Fan, Rhos Dirion and Grwyne Fawr Reservoir.stephenbuda30/11/2019
Climbed as one of several peaks walking a route from ‘the mountains of England and Wales’. Camped overnight on the hill. Showers.broser06/06/2019
Solo. A quick walk from the Gospel Pass; Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Twyn Tal-y-cefn, then back over Twmpa to the van and drove home.Dangerous Dave23/01/2018
Solo. Showers started to blow in with the cloud taking away most of the views.Aimless Rambler16/04/2017
From Gospel Pass via Twmpa and Rhos Dirion to the pile of stones at the summitMariana Trench02/04/2017
Parked at the Dragon's Back car park (£2 for charity). Castell Dinas, Pen Y Grib and then on to Twyn Tal Y Cefn via Rhos Y Dirion. 10 miles.clivevilla16/11/2016
Parking on the Gospel Pass then over Lord Herifords Knob/Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Pen-Y-Manllwyn, Waun Fach, Pen-Y Gadair Fawr, Back Via Gryne Fawr, Rhiw-Y-Fan, back over Lord Herifords Knob/Twmpa.griefmiester14/08/2016
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
dragons back pub cp, castell dinas, peny crib, rhos dirion, twmpa, twyn tal cefn, chwarel y fan, bal mawr tp, peny gadiar fawr, waun fach and back down y crib good day views and relatively quiet for bank holidayunderhill30/05/2016
Nuttall walk 12.1: Black Mountain South Top - Black Mountain - Hay Bluff - Twmpa - Rhos Dirion - Twyn Tal-y-cefn - Chwarel y Fanronaldo33305/05/2016
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 winter’s day.Cas-gwent18/02/2016
From Gospel Pass to Llanthony Priory via Herefords Knob, Rhos Dirion, Twyn Talycefn towards Chwarel y Fan but dropped of ridge before out of wind to follow low path. Boggy along the ridge, at least it didn't rain.apricorum23/01/2016
With Andy, Minnie, Ann & Angie. From Gospel pass to Llanthony Priory, Windyleeoohmaknee23/01/2016
Climbed on a circuit of Chwarel y Fan, Pen Rhos Dirion and Twmpa, starting and ending at Capel-y-Ffin. Fantastic views from the latter two peaks and a great walk until the soles of my boots fell off...clyoung28/10/2015
MCN Black Mountains Routebenwloudon12/09/2015
Stag run with Mark, Jack, JT and TomJim T01/08/2015
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
Part of climb that included Castle Dinas, Pen Y Grib, Y Grib, Bwlch a'r Grib, Cwm Y Nant, Pen Y Manllwyn, Waun Fach. Twyntal Y CefnFergalh22/01/2015
Did it on the Nuttalls walkjohnjennison25/09/2014
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
Nuttalls route with Richie.Herbert Anchovy28/06/2014
With Herbert AnchovyRichard Lawrenc28/06/2014
a circuit en route from Chwarel y Fan to Rhos Dirion. sunshine and blizzards!! Steve and BrianLou21/03/2014
Nuttalls route from Capel-y-ffin at SO 25485 31443 (315m). Note - instead of the Nuttalls' slightly messy start we walked along the road for 1km to a public footpath and footbridge over the Afon Honddu at SO 26375 31026. Public ROW then ascends up to a gate and just to the left across the track is the start of the steep zigzag path up to the first hill Black Mountain South Top.David Gradwell20/08/2013
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
began walk at car park near Grwyne Fawr Reservoir up through forest up to Chwarel y Fan, Capel y Fin, up and over Darren Llwyd, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Twyn Talycefn then back to car park. Due to the hot weather, soaked my feet in the freezing cold water of the river, Blissgarw109/07/2013
Walked over from Rhos Dirion to Chwarel Y Fan.bolton26/04/2013
Twmpa, Rhos Dirion and Chwarel y Fan from Capel y Ffin.Fred Windsor29/10/2012
Ascended south along the ridge from Rhos Dirion in the north.Peapod2123/08/2012
Parked at FC carpark near Cadwgan. Up onto the ridge via forest tracks to trig point at Bal Mawr, then along to Chwartel y Fan, Twyn Talycefn, Rhos Dirion, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr and Pen Twyn Mawr, before descending through forest to road and car park. Low cloud, clearing up later. Solo.richard6929/04/2012
Black Mountain, Hay Bluff, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Chwarel y Fanijpowell16/09/2011