Name:Mynydd Mallaen
Hill number:2211
Height:461m / 1512ft
Section:31C: South-West Wales
Classification:Ma,Hu,Tu,4,Cm
Drop:202m
Col:259.3m  SN 7237 4623  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1177620/01/2016SN 72223 45542  F: cairn on ancient large cairn
O: high probability that ancient cairn was built over natural summit
S: Abney level
jimbloomer
Summit
GG
2507517/09/2018SN 72220 45540  F: Cairn on very large cairnK&AD
Summit
GJ
2873128/07/2019SN 72221 45543  F: Cairn built on ancient cairn
O: Averaged over 15 minutes
Ian Baines
Summit
DM
2873228/07/2019SN 72228 45561  F: On top of trigpoint NE of summit cairn
O: Averaged over 15 minutes
Ian Baines
Subpoint
1DM
3748905/03/2022SN 72221 45538  F: CairnPDC
Summit
GJ
3807805/03/2022SN 72223 45542  F: Cairn close to and above trig pointL Rudkin
Summit
GJ
4237220/04/2024SN 72220 45538  F: large cairn
O: trig point 20m NNE at SN 72227 45559 is 1m lower than base of cairn lower. Lower portion of cairn may be consolidated with earth in parts
S: 1m LIDAR
jimbloomer
Summit
Jim
-899220/01/2016SN 72228 45560  F: trig point
O: ground by large cairn (Maiden Barrow) 20m S at SN 72222 45543 may be as high
Subpoint
2GG
-899323/07/2008SN 72228 45560  F: trig point
O: ground by large cairn (Maiden Barrow) 20m S at SN 72222 45543 may be as high
Aye Jimmy
Subpoint
2GG
-899419/08/2013SN 72229 45559  F: trig point
O: ground by large cairn (Maiden Barrow) 20m S at SN 72222 45543 may be as high
P&EH
Subpoint
2GG
-899517/06/2010SN 72222 45543  F: large cairn
O: trig point 20m N at SN 72228 45560 may be as high
dbb
Summit
GG
-899607/09/2014SN 72218 45538  F: large cairn
O: trig point 20m N at SN 72228 45560 may be as high
jonglew
Summit
GG
504507/09/2014SN 72218 45538  F: The higher of the 2 Maiden Barrows.
O: 2 large stone cairns known as the Maiden Barrows, with a trig pillar a few metres N. GPS set to Waypoint Averaging, at summit of larger cairn, to obtain more accurate GR.
jonglew
Extracted
GJ



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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 172 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
andy6307/07/2024
abbo000103/06/2024
thenomad09/01/2024
Parked in car park at Crwt y-cadno. Nice walk up bridleway to 724449, then route around outside of boggy bit following various animal tracks. Returned same way. 6.50 miles. Nice walk.JulieB02/01/2024
From the chapel, then up zig-zag track to path along rocky ridge to cairn and trig.JGC17/10/2023
Martyn108/09/2023
From the chapel to NE, two gates around the cottage and then up good track to start. Then ATV and sheep tracks to Cairn and then trig.PeterD17/07/2023
Andy West16/07/2023
ARC12/05/2023
asbown06/03/2023
Parked the car at Cwm Rhaeadr and enjoyed a two day and one night backpack mooching over this wonderful hill. Approached the summit via the bog that guarded it to the east. Very dry and easy to navigate and fine views from the summit to the west. Lovely to see that the lichen was undisturbed on many of the Bronze Aged hollowed out burial cairn.morgs4mountains13/10/2022
Barry Smith10/08/2022
dave g03/08/2022
fionnag03/08/2022
GW4BML23/07/2022
A Peckish06/07/2022
beckybags06/07/2022
Unusually for first time in 17 days climbing remaining Welsh Marilyns, I woke early,knew there was rain forecast sometime and got off early to drive to northerly start point and was walking by 6am. Up into thin mist for first time this month. Back to car by 7.20 and rains started ten mins later. Heavily for an hour or so while driving south to next one. Five Welsh ones left!!vegibagger18/06/2022
richwales24/04/2022
PM20/11/2021
From GR 720462. Reasonable parking in huge passing place, walled sides. Up via wood then grassy field. Top of which picks up diagonal track almost to plateau. Grass then a few boggy tussocks to summit. 1/4 Marilyn short pre breakfast walk. Cloudless Sky.N.Morters30/05/2021
From the car park at Cwrt y cadno west of the hill. Followed right of way SE onto the grassy high plateau and on to the fine cairns at the top. Whilst in the area, drive east up the valley to a walk around the RSPB nature reserve at GR 782484. More people but fine scenery.mindlessflogger06/05/2021
park by chapel knock on cottage door for courtesy old lady helpful showed me the way gate to right of garrage route as others 2 cairns and TP at top great views today 40 mins up down and take in viewsunderhill27/03/2021
Fell run up from the footpath by the cottage just northwest of the Towy Bridge Inn. Overgrown at first but then better tracks until close to the summit. Down via ATV tracks to Chapel then back via road.Vertigo10/07/2020
From the chapel up a muddy atv track then path along rocky ridge and eventually to cairn and trig.NormanW25/02/2020
siabod19/11/2019
From NE starting from nice little chapel. Hill access via gate behind cottage. Rough track up to ridge, then sheep trails to summit.Topographer5706/09/2019
Crugiau Merched from the Chapel. Just made it out after heavy shower. Good track up through the dense bracken. 3.6km with 250m of ascent in 1h 20m.silveracorn_alan06/08/2019
With: hb; We parked on road above the chapel. We knocked at cottage but nobody was home so used the track by the garages anyway. We followed this well graded track until we reached the deep bracken then found the shortest route through it to the open rocky ridge above, which we followed to the summit. We explored the trigpoint and both rocky cairns before descending. The descent was much delayed by bilberries!Ian Baines28/07/2019
With: ib; Parked on road above chapel. Used the track by the garrages & followed this until the deep bracken started then made the shortest route through it to open rocky ridge above which we followed to summit. Descent was much delayed by bilberries! Helen Baines28/07/2019
salen26/05/2019
Ianto&Sue21/05/2019
manilena02/03/2019
TREBORK24/02/2019
walked over mynydd mallaen plateau with sam from rhandirmwyn surprisingly dry and good ground until half mile to summit. sunny and windy and feels so remoterichardrosser25/11/2018
From Cwm y Rhaiadr forest car park at SN 765422, on forest tracks and a path to open hillside at SN 766435. Then a long trek on a good path, most of the way to SN 725449, then N over pathless rough ground to summit.Isbjorn15/11/2018
Lucky17/10/2018
maknipe17/10/2018
outlawcatcher10/10/2018
Road closed to the west due to landslide but we got thro at weekend. Parked on road, down track to old chapel thro gate to left of cottage & up path. Nice hill.rogreeves29/09/2018
LovelyLass29/09/2018
CodyleCoyote29/09/2018
AlanD17/09/2018
From the Chapel. Old lady in cottage happy for us to park and to use landrover track (starts beside garages). Dry up, rained back, great views, high cloud, and warmiangalbraith20/07/2018
Glorious day, walking up from Capel Bwlch y Rhiw. Good views to the western Beacons.huwthomas08/07/2018
With Ikuko, we made a walk of it by taking the slanting path NW of Nant-y-Bai bridge, going up through the trees and along the bridleway across the moor. Very dry. We descended to the chapel and then back along the road. Very pleasant 8 miles. Pint after at the Towy Bridge Inn. Very welcoming.GWR Chris29/06/2018
davefh20/06/2018
TK06/06/2018
The white painted chapel is 1/4 mile down the road from Bwlch Y Rhiw. Had help from shepherd who said ok to use his track going up from behind cottage by chapel-lay by on road above. Track takes you a fair way up from where it's sheep trods to reach the impressive summit. feels very remote.Mark Sims01/06/2018
needanewdog04/04/2018