Name:Cefn Eglwysilan
Hill number:2293
Height:382.4m / 1255ft
RHB Section:32C: Neath to Chepstow
County/UA:Rhondda Cynon Taff
Catchment:Taff
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (300-399m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,3,Cm)
Grid ref:ST 09711 90511
Summit feature:ground within 2m of trig point
Drop:233.5m
Col:148.9m  ST 1255 9536  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 171
(1:25k) 166E
Observations:ground 650m NNE by masts is slightly lower
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 257 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on grass on roadside (ST 09748 90169). Short walk to summit.JGC11/04/2024
SOTAmike.hartley11/02/2024
5/5. Parked off the minor road to the W for a quick up and down in the dark. Clear sky and lots of lights in most directions. Solorichard6928/11/2023
Roadside parking on narrow road to west. Simple walk up grass to trig. Visited other 382m spot height by masts. With Jill.Dangerous Dave07/11/2023
Day six of Dragons Back Raceemily09/09/2023
Parked in spot big enough for 1 car at start of path from Bryn Tail Farm 094898, up path to road then up to summit. Back same way 1.5mile round trip.JulieB02/01/2023
Parked on side of eglwysilan road, easy hike up to trig and returnTribal2er09/09/2022
A quickie from ST 0985 9012.summitsup30/08/2022
Narrow roadside parking. Up to trigpillar and aux block.cjo05/06/2022
Parked at top of footpath SSW of the summit. Quick up and down.davidpettit8421/11/2021
Quick ascent from minor road corner below west. Only very limited parking here as there are piles of gravel stopping people parking in this area. From road corner there is a marilyn/trigbaggers trail up fairly steeply from the ferns to ridge and along to summit. 2nd Marilyn of 5 today. Earlier we bagged Mynydd Y Glyn and later we bagged Garth Hill, Craig Yr Allt and Wentwood. Grey/murky weather limiting views. 81m ascentDanTrig05/09/2021
From road to the south.Winterfloodian28/08/2021
Parked on verge of road below peak and walked up.Stevooo03/07/2021
Roadside parking possible next to wooden electricity pylon. Easy walk up to the HP, fine views.DanMaisieBex16/05/2021
Summit reached during run around Pontypridd Circular route (Treforest clockwise)forsterfamily702/05/2021
just out of covid lock downrichardrosser10/11/2020
2nd of 6. After getting hopelessly confused by Pontypridd road network finally found the minor road to the west of summit. Parked at footpath marker close to field gate for quick up/down. Blowy and rain but summit clear enough for a view.N.Morters25/08/2020
Parked at cattle grid, close to start of mast road. Mast first, then trig. Shorter track diagonally down to start of mast road. Sunny and spectacular views of the valleys.iangalbraith17/08/2020
Mynydd Eglwysilan o Bontypridd walkBinosaz26/07/2020
Short and steep..lenman01/01/2020
Visibility virtually zero so parked directly beneath the summit and ran up and down. Horrible drizzly morning.NormanW07/10/2019
4/4 Parked by gate and walked straight up, pretty steep going but bracken not too thick fortunately.penbet28/07/2019
ELMAdonmeister21/05/2019
Down from Mynydd Meio summit via the western slope, then north along the lane through Eglwysilin village to the end of the tarmac, then north west across moorland and a just-about-traversable bog and up the final grassy slope to the summit. Then north to the secondary high point around the communications buildings.Mariana Trench12/05/2019
Otis and KeelaGlenford05/01/2019
Mynydd y Glyn from Trehafod station, Cefn Eglwysilan from Treforest station, and Garth Hill and Craig yr Allt from Taffs Well station, all on the same day.Mark Jackson26/10/2018
Short walk up from NW through the bracken. Good viewpoint for Pontypridd. A small herd of cattle were grazing around the trig pillar but did not bother me.Topographer5701/10/2018
7/7 Marilyn day. A very quick nip up from the Eglwysilan Road to the west at the end of a great day on Marilyns in the South Wales valleys.(S)silveracorn_alan09/05/2018
A very pleasant stroll from the cattle grid to the NW. Steep and on easy grass. Wet and windy, so no views, but nice all the same.Gill28/01/2018
7/8M parked on grass verge west of hill straight up.robertphillips09/11/2017
With TJB. From road to South west. Very easy but found the roads around Pontypridd difficult to navigate. We used the road signposted hospital and then turned off towards (and past) golf clubtrimarc227/07/2017
Crossed on the Pontypridd CircularArbie22/04/2017
Parked at ST095908 where the road makes a 90 degree bend. We walked back along the road for a bit before striking off uphill at a break in the bracken. Followed the ridge north on return, eventually meeting the unrestricted byway and heading south back to the car. A clear, but very windy day. With baby Ross.islamidget05/10/2016
Simple climb from roadside. Superb viewpoint again as are many of the marilyns down this way. Interesting looking at the urbanisation of the valley bottoms juxtaposedwith the wild moors.stig_nest16/09/2016
Short circular from roadside on the common. Fantastic views straight up the valley ro Pen y Fan and Corn Du.liljonb01/09/2016
With: hb; Very short walk up from minor road in evening sun to summit trigpoint. Good views.Ian Baines28/08/2016
With: ib; Helen Baines28/08/2016
From road to SW.twg2701/07/2016
From SW. Parking OK.jimbloomer28/05/2016
Parked at the bend on the minor road west of the top 095908. Grass slopes lead quickly to the trig point. A fine view point.mindlessflogger11/03/2016
Drove entire length of Eglwysilan Road and back and only found one safe/legal parking spot atmntainman11/01/2016
Part of circular route from Abertridwr, taking in Mynydd Meio, Cefn Eglwysilan and Mynydd Eglwysilan.Cas-gwent04/12/2015
Struggled to reach the trig due to 45mph wind and horizontal rain. Made it interesting.jenx17/11/2015
With Jenx, a mad outing - hurricane Barney sweeping through, parked at gate to west of top and allowed wind to blow us to summit. Bit of a battle back down to car but ok together. A tick!nordicstar17/11/2015
Parked on Eglwysilan Road ST 095904. Just a 6 minute climb to the top for SOTA.G4OBK (Phil)14/08/2015
Done alonetallblond05/08/2015
Parked near bend, back along to FP and then easy walk up to trig point.PeterD02/08/2015
Parked on the bend near the rubbish. Found a track southwards along the road directly west of the trig point. With GB.bolton14/07/2015
Parked at track/road junction at ST09478 90804 South along road for about ½km to footpath sign Up hillside to summit. (PM)gerrybowes14/07/2015
Parked by gate at 09507 90576 straight up to trig.tim74710/07/2015