Name:Disgwylfa Fawr
Hill number:2169
Height:507m / 1663ft
SMC/RHB Section:31A: Aberystwyth to Welshpool
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Central Wales - Pumlumon
County/UA:Cardiganshire [Ceredigion]
Topographical area:WM02 Pumlumon-amlwg
Catchment:Dovey, Catchment Boundaries, Rheidol
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Dewey, Clem
Grid ref:SN 73732 84743
Summit feature:cairn
Col:352.5m  SN 7360 8668  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 135
(1:25k) 213
Survey:obvious summit
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Parked at junction with farm track at 728 836. Followed ROW through farm and then over stiles to access land then up onto ridge. Back same way.JGC19/03/2024
While helping on Across Wales Walk marshals walk. Ground dry and crisp. Looks like its popular with mountain bikers.richardrosser16/06/2023
From south where track and BW cross road, round of Fach, Fawr and Dinas. Stream can be jumped just to east of ford, over Disgwylfa Fach down to col then followed sheep track up eastern ridge and up to top. Back same way to col and good track to Dinas.PeterD26/05/2023
Disgwylfa Fawr from GR: SN 72833 83602ronaldo33316/04/2023
Disgwylfa Fawr from GR: SN 72833 83602Hippster16/04/2023
Parked near cattlegrid in SW corner of Nant y Moch. BW SW to bridge over Nant Glas, then SE on faint track (especially in reeds) to summit. Just in time to see setting sun reflected in the sea. With Gillian.richard6920/10/2022
Parked at junction with farm track at 728 836. Followed ROW through farm and then over (not well maintained) stiles to access land. Picked up an ATV track all the way to the summit. Descended back down ATV track to just before Disgwylfa Fach col height. Headed to highest point of col where least bog and easy fence crossing. Up to Disgwylfa Fach. Followed a track down across the ridge to meet road at junction with bridlepath 734833 (Ford crossable with gaiters) then up road back to car. 2.8 mile circuit, walking time about 1hr 20 (per Garmin).JulieB18/10/2022
The ascent of Disgwylfa Fawr and Disgwylfa Fach from the end of the farm road to the SW. 4km with 260m ascent, taking 1h 30m.silverwolf_alan28/07/2022
Bit of a plod though the grass - like tussocks. Interesting shape at top - like a small hill fort. With Gmac as alwayselizyanne29/06/2022
A lovely walk from Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian, up through the waymarked trails, visited the Buwch a'r Llo (Cow and Calf) standing stones, Llyn Blaenmelindwr and Lly n Syfydrin. From there headed directly east on a faint track across a bit of boggy plateau, then steep uphill to the top. Terrific viewpoint for Pumlumon. Descended east then south to join the byway, very wet and muddy. Followed quiet lanes down to Ponterwyd to catch the bus.thesweetcheat28/05/2022
From the south, parking where the bridalway cross the road. Followed track N, then up Disgwylfa Fach, then on to Fawr.Minto26/05/2022
Parked at reservoir and took route through the woods, tough to follow trail due to water logging and trees down over track before going off path and straight up through heather. To track long way back.Stevooo28/08/2021
from disgwlfa fachunderhill19/12/2020
Disgwylfa Fawr and Fach and Dinas in anticlockwise circuit.vegibagger18/10/2020
From north via track then up grassy slope. 3/3 Marilyn. Sunny day great viewsN.Morters26/09/2020
From 728836 by stile and atv track to summit.NormanW26/09/2020
From Disgwlfa Fach. On to Dinas.Wycombe Wanderer30/12/2019
With: hb; We made a longer walk out of this one by parking at Nant y Arian. We followed the byway out of the forest, over Esgair Gorlan down to the minor road, then walked up this for 500m before taking the track up to the farm. Friendly people there and easy access to the field above and a diagonal path to the stile into open country. We followed an ATV track to the ridge round to the summit. We return to the road over Disgwylfa Fach then used the road to access the Nant y Arian forest and followed the LDP back to the car park.Ian Baines27/07/2019
With: ib; Parked at Nant y Arian the used byway to minor road, track to farm then across field to access land. Up side to ridge & summit. returned of D Fach then back through forest. Helen Baines27/07/2019
Across country fron Dinas. Rough grazing.Moorponder20/07/2019
From eastern corner of Llyn Syfydrin. Less than 30 mins to the summit.G4OBK (Phil)05/06/2019
Partial verge parking at jct with farm track at 728 836. Stayed on access land all the way to summit (start on ROW).Fine hill.ger17/04/2019
Same route as nordicstar not much ground clearance for honda jazz parking at farm track start.rogreeves14/02/2019
From the minor road to the east, over the bridge and up. Down NW to Rhyd y Gaib bridge. Scrambler motorbikes about. Agree with Gills comment about them.Alan Moore03/01/2019
Marilyn Walk 117: Ascent of Disgwylfa Fawr from the SW, visiting Disgwylfa Fawr and Disgwylfa Fach. A round trip of 4.3 km taking 1h 20m.silveracorn_alan14/08/2018
First of two Dewey's on a 10 mile walk from the main car park at Nant y moch reservoir, second Dewey was Drybedd. Taking around 4 hours.WAYNE ROWLETT28/05/2018
From minor road to south via farm track and public footpath. Excellent views in early evening sunshine.Winterfloodian17/05/2018
A nice walk from the hairpin bend SW of Llyn Syfydrin. Easy tarmac road, then a trail bike track onto Banc Syfydrin, and some very easy bog trotting on firm ground between well spaced tussocks, followed by a steep climb on mossy grass to the summit. Down the path past Syfydrin to vary the return. What a shame that knobheads with trail bikes think that it's clever to ride up the side of the hill, and have made foul scars in two places on the hillside.Gill16/02/2018
Great hill and one of three from south. Ample parking at Gd: SN 742822. A very wet day with constant rain and low cloud giving visibility of only a few metres.thenomad20/12/2017
with Allan and Matt. SOTA ActivationM0YDH01/12/2017
We walked up from the entrance of the track to Aber Peithnant then down and up to the Dinas fort.Neolith29/10/2017
From the long finger of Nant y Moch. Raining when I started which got progressively worse. Not thesort of hill i could recommend in foul weather. Summit in 50minutes but the section from the Rhyd y Gaib ford (bridged) was horrendous. No views. Returned moredirect. This was also bloody horrendous. The bridleways are fine its just the getting to them thats the issue.last of 3 today and 7th in 24hours. 3hour drive back to Stafford followed.stig_nest06/08/2017
4/8 (Mynydd Ponterwyd/Esgair Gorlan/Disgwylfa Fach/Disgwylfa Fawr/Banc y Garn/Banc Trawsnant/Banc Sychnant/Pen Creigypistyll)Fergalh03/06/2017
From dam car park, a round of Banc Llechwedd-mawr, Drosgol and Disgwylfa Fawr.rhalstead27/05/2017
From minor road to SSW. Up track to house, not clear where the path is exactly around the rt of house, through sheepy pasture, over stile, up sheepy slopes in mist to the top. Returned via same route. No views. Walking in dank cloud.Father Ted23/05/2017
Parked by Nant-y-moch reservoir dam and did a counter-clockwise walk round the reservoir via Banc Llechwedd-mawr, Drosgol & Disgwylfa Fawr. Good long walk, some on rough ground. I took footpath by reservoir near Maesnant farm: non-existant path and very rough ground. Using parallel road and permitted path would have been a much better option!Cas-gwent10/05/2017
From visitor centre on A44 taking ridge path out then road and track towards Disgwylfa Fawr, with last bit on grass following sheep tracks. Returned via Disgwylfa Fach, bridleway, Esgair Gorlan and finally main bike track.SS06/05/2017
From SW, nice easy one to end the day.Topographer5706/04/2017
With Alex C, from minor road to SW. Did a small round of 4 hills, bit over 5 miles.jonglew05/11/2016
Parked at start of track/footpath to the west. Very easy ascent past the house , across pasture, over a stile and across the slightly rougher ground above. Back over the smaller face.jenx22/02/2016
Very easy from road end of track at GR 728836. Walk track past farm on left, up pasture fields to stile at 365m. Higher grazed slopes lead easily to summit, in 30 mins. Back over the Fach Tump to lane and start point.nordicstar22/02/2016
Parked at 834731. Went over the Tump - Disgwylfa Fach. Just over 2 miles and 80 minutes with GB.bolton29/10/2015
Parked on wide verge at SH73119 834446 – Dropped down & crossed the stream at large boulder – Up SW slopes of Disgwylfa Fach & on to Disgwylfa Fawr – Returned across western slopes of Disgwylfa Fach. (PM)gerrybowes29/10/2015
Park on wide bit to S, then over Disgwylfa Fach to summit. Back the same way. Nice way to spend 75 minutes. Very like a Scottish borders hillThearlaichdubh19/09/2015
With Trefor. Parked to the east. Track down to river then after crossing followed public footpath for a short stretch the straight up to summit. Warm and humid.mike.hoult03/07/2015
Walked up on a round of Drybedd and Disgwylfa Fawr. Drybedd hard ground rough, much hummock. Started just south of the cattle grids either side of the Hirnant. Took a more or less direct line to Drybedd. There is a barbed wire fence to negotiate. The descent followed the fence on Bryn llwyd back to the road at a third cattle grid. Crossed the field directly to the footbridge. Followed the track to where there is a choice of two gates. Took the one on the right and climbed steeply to Disgwylfa Fawr. The return was down to the fords north of the fort and back along the track to the start. The walking on Disgwlfa Fawr was much better. Mainly short, sheep cropped grass and some other bits of hummock.MikeM16/05/2015
From parking spaces at Dinas (826738), walked over the fort top at 385m, Disgfwylfa Fawr and Disgwlfa Fach- a nice backcountry hill walk just picking good lines. This was only 1.5h so we continued over to Llwernog Pond. This was messy, felled forest and new ATB routes making the routes shown on OSmaps hard work to follow. There were good moments here but the N half was the better part by some way.pwheeler03/05/2014