Name:Pumlumon Fawr [Plynlimon]
Hill number:2161
Height:752m / 2467ft
SMC/RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Cardiganshire [Ceredigion]
County (CoH):Cardiganshire [Ceredigion] (CoH)
Topographical area:WM02 Pumlumon-amlwg
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Rheidol, Wye
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Cardigan Bay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem,
Trail 100
Grid ref:SN 78972 86945
Summit feature:trig point
Col:226m  SN870298  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) 213
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  • Cardiganshire [Ceredigion] historic county top
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From west, up track beyond pumping station, up ridge and over Pumlumon Fach and its east top. Windy and cold for July. Made circular walk by descending over Y Garn.PeterD04/07/2024
4.5 miles 1378ft walk, start at Nant-Y-Moch Reservoir, to Pumlumon Fawr and Pumlumon Fach.stephenbuda01/04/2024
12.8 miles 2545ft walk, start at Nant-Y-Moch Dam, to Pumlumon Fawr, Pumlumon Arwystli, Pen Pumlumon LLygad-Bychan, Y-Garn and Yr Helfa Las.stephenbuda31/03/2024
Seriously wet and windy - reached summit and went back down instead of ticking off all the other nearby nuttalls!DanB17/12/2023
Walk with Izzy visiting her at university. We started from Nant-y-moch Reservoir just after the pumping station at a little pull in near the track. We headed up this to Maesnant where we followed a faint track up the burn and then up to the summit of Plynlimon where we had some lunch. We then headed across to the 727 metre top marked by a cairn before circling round and heading down to Llyn Llygad. We paddled across the outflow and headed down the track to the car. We were lucky with the weather as it was mostly sunny with a fresh breeze. Plenty of wildlife about. Time taken with stops 2 hours 43 minutes for 5.69 miles and 1507 feet of ascent.isabelle10/11/2023
With Garethbriandavies13/10/2023
Day three of Dragons Back Raceemily06/09/2023
752mThe Grouse22/08/2023
It was a great walk, and there was a really slow incline. Once we got to the top, there was an amazing view of all the nearby lakes. We could even see all the way to the sea!Spooderman16/08/2023
9 peaks over 2k 21 miles loop with Peggydavecnash19/07/2023
A pleasant set of hills, starting with Y Garn and moving on to Pumlumon Fawr, Pumlumon Fach, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan East Top and Pen Pumlumon Arwystli. I extended the route to view the source of The Severn, which I found to be well worth the detour. I returned to the hills and descended into the valley to pick up the track at the delightful Llyn Llygad Rheidol reservoir.oldbagger2719/06/2023
From Plynlimon FachJDMCGARRIGLE01/06/2023
From the car park on the A44. Up the valley and down the ridge. With Keith, Ross (6) and Callum (4).islamidget03/04/2023
Ascent of Pumlumon c50 years after attempt with Dad abandoned due to thick mist.douglas_easton02/02/2023
Parked the van at Bryn y Beddau and took a good track up towards Pumlumon Fach, which gives easy access to Pumlumon Fawr. Then along the summit ridge path to its two East Tops and on to Pen Cerrig Tewion and Pen Pumlumon Arwystli. Still plenty of time in the day so went north to bag the summits of Carnfachbugeilyn and Pumlumon Cwmbiga. Returned via Bryn Cras and down to a wet path besides the Afon Hengwm.summitter29/11/2022
Cambrian Way Stage 12 Ponterwyd - Dylife. Ascent from Dyffryn Castell.Rob Rees10/11/2022
From Nant y moch road near pumping station, following Nuttall 11.1 route, with shorter finish option. With Gillian. Strong wind and in cloud on all summits, unlike previous visit years ago.richard6919/10/2022
Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan, Pen Pumlumon Arwystlikeithouk21/08/2022
From just before the start of the track up to Llyn Llygad Rheidol. Walked up the track to where it crosses Maesnant, then headed up the obvious path. Went up Pumlumon Fawr then Pumlumon Fach, descended to Llyn Llygad Rheidol and took the track back to the car. Very hot day with clear blue skies and for me it was my first hill walk after a bout of Covid.I struggled, R (19) found it very easy.clyoung14/08/2022
Despite the showers, enjoyed this easy hill. One and a half kilometres up the track with remains of mining activity. Same distance up the hill path. Great views over previous day’s hills and countryside. A few cairn circles at the top. With Gmacelizyanne01/07/2022
Solo. From Eisteddfa-Gurgig. Walked north on a track on the west side of Afon Tarennig, which leads to some old mine workings. Then on good path to the summit of Pen Pumlumon Fawr. Misty. Went on to summit of Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and back to Pen Pumlumon Fawr. Very misty. Descended the broad south ridge on the west side of the fence although the OS 1:25,000 map shows the right of way on the other side of the fence. It rained quite heavily. Near the start of a forest followed a track and path westwards to reach the summit of Y Garn, the rain easing off. Returned to the fence and joined a track down to Eisteddfa-Gurgig.pwbellarby31/05/2022
From Y Garn after starting at Eisteddfa Gurig. Dropped down to Pumlumon Fach, then back up to the summit before going on to Pen Pumlumon Llygad-Bychan and Pen Pumlumon Arwystli. Returned back to the summit a third time before taking a difficult route through Dyll Faen forestry (felling, fallen trees and bog made this very hard work), then down to visit the two marvellous ring cairns along the road back to Ponterwyd. A brilliant day out.thesweetcheat27/05/2022
Exploring Mid Wales walk.Rob Rees15/03/2022
Solo, anti-clockwise circuit from A44.amswanston22/12/2021
Wet and windy trudge from Eisteddfa Fach.ronanhead22/10/2021
As per Nuttalls book walk 11.1 but with shorter return option from final Hewitt, back nearly to previous Hewitt, then path along side of fence to stream then picked up good path down to end of Llyn Llygad Rheidol. Needed to walk a little way down stream to cross to track,after recent rainfall. Also start of ATV track by Wood up to first Hewitt a bit soggy until gained some higher ground. 10.3miles 2209ft climbing 4hrs 34 walking time for full circuit.JulieB06/10/2021
Clockwise from £5 parking to summit and East Top in glorious weather. Intrigued by WWW 1865 upright slates on way down.lordtonult20/09/2021
Last time I was up here in 2016 the weather was perfect, this time grey, drizzly, rain, mor drizzle, low cloud! Walked up from Dyffryn Castell and then back via Eisteddfa Gurig, a short section along the A44 but then dropped down onto the farm track bellow the road.pclyndes10/09/2021
Direct ascent from farm.sebastiencale29/08/2021
Parked on road towards Maesnant Centre, walked up track and then steep climb to Pumlumon Fach, Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-Bychan and unnamed cairn at SN 80263 87493.ushills28/08/2021
Walk from Nant-Y-Moch Reservoir along farm tracks and to Llyn Llygad Reservoir after bagging three peaks.mollyushills28/08/2021
From the £5 parking on the A44.Stevooo28/08/2021
Followed Nutalls route including source of Severn and Hengwm return, last 3 miles is extremely boggy and difficult to negotiate.Chris Williams13/06/2021
From Eisteddfa GurigGwastadros17/05/2021
From A44. DBR recce.MGT6721/04/2021
From Nant y Moch dam - Y Garn, Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon llygad-bychan, Pen Pumlumon Arwystli, return along ridge to below PF, then descent to Llyn Llygad Rheidol via Pumlumon Fach.AndrewP17/12/2020
Up the track from 748848 and up north picking up 5 summits. This one third and met Simon Lockley from Truro on 2nd summit & he joined me for rest of the walk. It started to clag in while we were on top.vegibagger16/10/2020
From Maesnant, then on to Drosgol and Banc Llechwedd-Mawr.NormanW26/09/2020
From parking area at Eisteddfa Gurig(£5 per day). Y Garn, Pumlumon Fawr, East Top, Pen Pumlumon Arwystli. Good paths all the way. Down via ridge from East Top. With B and R.jenx19/09/2020
crossing Plynlimon from Borth to Anchor xww double, visited many times beforerichardrosser04/09/2020
Still had some Simms to do here, so nice to get a revisit to Plynlimon in as well.Twice Shy12/08/2020
TD & CThis Dog11/08/2020
Parked at Eisteddfa Gurig, up track to woods then path to summit. Glorious inversion, Cambrian Mountains and Cadair out in the sun. Fog all around. 2/3 MarilynN.Morters23/01/2020
from resevoir y garn, pumlumon fawr, pumlumon fach, pumlumon east top, pen cerrig tewion, pen pumlumon arwysli, carnfach bugeilyn, pumlumon cwmbiga, back to source of severn, bryn cras then descend via cairn 807897 down to hengwm south bank very wet even in dry spellunderhill21/09/2019
8.5 mile circular from Nant Y Moch road, followed road than track to reservoir below Plynlimon, followed trail ascending east from reservoir up to Pen Pumlumon Llygad-Bychan and along to Plynlimon (both previously bagged in 2013), followed ridge round to Y Garn, then descended west over pathless terrain and a barbed wire fence down to car. Later that day bagged Pen.Y.Garn and Esgair Penygarreg. Hot and sunny with a breeze, amazing views from Snowdonia to the Brecon Beacons and even Pembrokeshire National Park, saw 5 people all day.DanTrig01/06/2019
With Katiekindpercy11/05/2019
With CathyS. From camp near Y Garn. masmith05/05/2019
From Eisteddfa Gurig to S (£5.00 to park). Quite an interesting summit area.ger17/04/2019