Name:Ysgyryd Fawr
Hill number:2269
Height:486.1m / 1595ft
SMC/RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Black Mountains
County/UA:Monmouthshire [Sir Fynwy]
Topographical area:WS04 Waunfach-black
Catchment:Usk, Catchment Boundaries, Wye
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Clem
Grid ref:SO 33118 18283
Summit feature:rock 3m E of trig point
Col:143.7m  SO 3195 1943  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 161
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Survey:Abney level
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8am start, still £2 Easy path.Play2End01/06/2024
Started in NT car park (£5 for the day if you use the paybyphone app) took the kids up for their first summit. Easy to follow paths, perfect starter hill for little ones with brilliant views to give them inspirationlboutside27/05/2024
Parked in front of gate at SO 32691 16305. Don't recommend as you have to walk up the road past the car park anyway. Took only about 30 mins to the top walking fast. Great views from the ridge. Very busy for a Tuesday, I expect because the schools are out. May try from the N next time to avoid the crowds.Droplet749402/04/2024
Rob Jackson23/03/2024
In the snow. Beautiful morning. With Delilahsimonjallen02/02/2024
From NT car park (cash: £2/2 hours or £4 longer) with Shaky on a clear day. Paths only slightly muddy & the walk along the top ridge was cracking. Shaky spotted the Welsh phrase cut into the bracken on side of Bryn Arw across the valley. Summit is a good viewpoint. Back same way & then on to Allt yr Esgair.NotReallyABagger30/01/2024
As others, parked at the NT car park (members free) to the S and took the path up and along the ridge to the top. Cloudy with a cold wind on the ridge and some views W towards the Black Mountains. With Gillian.richard6904/11/2023
Alan Caine03/11/2023
Ascent from the NT car park in poor weather (Storm Babet) hence no view from the summit. Returned via low level path through woods to the west of the ridgeCumbriancyclist19/10/2023
From NT car park to S. Direct path to summit. More people on this hill than the other 12 I've done this week in total.IanHHill16/09/2023
From Car ParkThe Playful Pig06/09/2023
Ysgyryd Fawr [Skirrid Fawr S7287] from GR: SO 32895 16426ronaldo33313/08/2023
Ysgyryd Fawr [Skirrid Fawr S7287] from GR: SO 32895 16426Hippster13/08/2023
Myself, my sons Eoin and Tiarnán, started on the southern face at the National Trust carpark (as others have suggested). Steady chug up the main trail, good views at each rest stop. Summit gives beautiful views across southern Wales. Descent down northeast face, very steep, not advisable. Then round western flank, heard cuckoo calling and smelt hawthorn. Return to carpark for food and rest.Pete West28/05/2023
From NT car park (£4 cash required). Lovely walk returning via path through woods around western flank of hill after steep descent to north from the summit. With D and S.webmaster27/05/2023
Parked at National trust Skirrid Car park,follow path up to forest, up steep path to ridge, across ridge to trig, spectacular views, great hike, 94minsTribal2er04/04/2023
2023 South Wales Three Peaks Trial - Gold Routegeoffh1225/03/2023
Parked in NT car park at GR329164 and followed the well made path up through the wood and out onto the grassy ridge to the summit. Good views all round but a very chilly wind gusting to 35mph. With SH.wombourne13/01/2023
Start~ 328164. Followed good path to summit, dull day with a strong, cold wind. Last hill I ever bagged with Wombourne RIP.steve hudson11/01/2023
Cold, windy and very muddy but a great hike with the familythefunkylibrarian29/12/2022
Walk from NT car parkjedthehumanoid15/09/2022
David JF02/09/2022
Mark Hodgson14/08/2022
On path up ridge from NT car park to the south.Winterfloodian29/07/2022
1747 ascent, 6.87 milesdavecnash24/06/2022
Very good views over welsh countryside towards eastfreethehilltops04/06/2022
National Trust suggested route from their car park. Evening walk on my own in windy but dry weather.clyoung04/06/2022
From the NT car parkSwindon Bagger08/05/2022
With Sal. 600th Marilyn. Nice sunny evening walk after orienteering.davechaffey16/04/2022
From main car park along ridge then steep descent down North slopes then back through forest on West side. Morning walk for Milo.highlandrock21/03/2022
O'r Maes Parcio.sionbrit07/03/2022
Ben Rinnes17/02/2022
Neil's birthday walkWobblymoo07/02/2022
Clach Liath06/02/2022