Name:Croes y Forwyn
Hill number:5559
Height:499.2m / 1638ft
Section:30E: Bala to Welshpool
Col:418m  SJ028222  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
734926/04/2015SJ 02974 21038  F: Stump covered knoll in forest area. The forest has been felled (as noted in other logs) allowing good visibility in all directions, so this is now an obvious summit.
O: I note the DOBIH survey, and my location is that of the survey within a metre or so but my alt reading is high - high enough for this to be a Dewey. Is it possible that tree cover hampered the instruments on the survey or just the usual inaccuracy of GPS?
S: Obvious summit
-2008905/03/2009SJ 02978 21042  F: knoll in wood
S: Leica NA730/530
-2009005/03/2009SJ 02976 21040  F: knoll in wood
S: Leica NA730/530
-2009105/03/2009SJ 02970 21036  F: knoll in wood
S: Leica NA730/530
-2657105/03/2009SJ 02941 21011  F: knoll in wood
S: Leica 530
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Parked at SJ 05903 23490 and followed marktrengrove's route up Carnedd Das Eithin before continuing across to Ffordd Gefn (tricky bit getting through the narrow strip of woodland in the valley bottom), Ffridd Fach and Croes y Forwyn. Back through the forest paths and road. 8 miles - 3 1/2 hours. Woods are felled for Croes y Forwyn.clivevilla03/10/2018
From Ffridd Fach. Followed the high ground south-east to the forest edge (now mostly felled), and then south to the summit. Then descended south to pick up the bridleway down to the hotel, and so back to the road and car. With AC.Man of Kernow123/02/2018
4/5 (Ffordd Gefn (Bryn Gwyn)/Cyrniau y Llyn/Ffrid Fach/Croes y Frowen/Carnedd Das Eithin)Fergalh13/01/2018
Circuit from Lake Vyrnwy over Croes y Forwen then Ffridd Fach returning by the valley of Afon y Dolau Gwynion (difficult to follow the path in summer veg). Forest now felled - top is now in the open.summitsup13/07/2014
Started in Hirnant, an easy approach by road and track.JohnStoneham13/11/2013
from Ty brith, Hirnant as a loop up cyrniau then along ffordd gefn, fridd fach & croes y clear felled. better view of Vyrnwy further along grassy ridge. view to Aran nice also c.idris & plynlimon.stig_nest08/08/2013
Part of a circuit. Unmissable mound just inside plantation. SJ0297221042Anton14/10/2012
Parked at the Vyrnwy dam. Up a good track to Croes y Forwyn and on to Ffridd Fach. Couldn't find marked footbridge and had a cold river crossing, getting back to the car in the dark. Cold day with some snow patches and low cloud. With Gillianrichard6926/12/2010
rough grass summit just outside pltn, fine view of L Vyrnwy. park on forest track 029206, rough pasture/moor to summit RHW01/04/2006
Steve Q29/08/2020
A Peckish12/12/2018
Alex C23/02/2018