Name:Moel Feity
Hill number:3514
Height:591m / 1939ft
Parent (Ma):5603  Fan Brycheiniog - Twr y Fan Foel
RHB Section:32A: Llandovery to Monmouth
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Brecon Beacons
County/UA:Powys
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Tawe, Usk
Watershed:Severn Estuary, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Swansea Bay
Class:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SN 84864 23047
Summit feature:a single stone: ground within SE 590m ring contour
Drop:79m
Col:512m  SN840225  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 160
(1:25k) OL12W
Observations:rock supporting cairn 100m NW at SN 84780 23115 (N top) is 7cm lower; summit of SW top 100m away at SN 84774 23004 is 0.6m lower
Survey:Leica NA730
Surveys of Moel Feity and Cefn Cul (Final).doc
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From road to east, quick up and down in fading light.PeterD25/10/2023
Moel Feity to the source of the Tawe, up to Llyn y Fan Fawr, along the Beacons Way to the foot of Fan Foel, round towards Llyn y Fan Fach but cut up a steep path to the bwlch between Picws Du and Fan Foel, Picws Du, back over Fan Foel and Fan Brycheiniog, back down to Llyn y Fan Fawr, followed a river to the road, finished with Cefn Cul at sunset. On my own, sunshine with some cloud and quite windy at times.clyoung24/04/2022
15.7 mile 2353ft walk, start at Dan Yr Ogof Show Caves Camp Site, follow Beacons Way up to Llyn Y Fan Fawr accross to Moel Feity, down SE to car park and up past Standing Stone to Cefn Cul down SE to Tower and along disused railway to Penwyllt Quarry, follow Beacons Way back to Dan Yr Ogof.stephenbuda17/04/2022
Parked on the minor road between Moel feity and Cefn cul at 85574 22335, first ascending easily up Moel feity and after returning to the car headed north up the road to reach a gate following the wall to a second gate and then climbed to the summit of Cefn cul, descending due west from the summit to reach the road and a stile at a parking area 85318 20326 returning to the car via the road. Four and half mile in Two hours.WAYNE ROWLETT06/02/2022
From parking near summit of minor road at SN 855 233. Visited summit and other highpoints.PGCE01/04/2021
Walked in driving rain , no views, mercifully not too far away from the road.mazz13/12/2020
Wet and windy, very poor visibilityBannor10/11/2020
From the cp. Quad track and tussocks. A few remains of a crashed plane half way up. With Jemma.Campbell Singer06/09/2020
From the cp. Great viewpoint.Jemma Singer06/09/2020
From the high point of the road at Bwlch Cerrig Duon. With JT.Sprog21/07/2020
2/6 Dewey day. From parking near summit of minor road at SN 855 233 across grassy moorland using ATV and sheep tracks to the top of Moel Feity. Then back across to the car, straight across the road and along vague ATV track over wet ground, then up the opposite slope, hopping over the fence and again small tracks to the double cairned summit of Cefn Cul. Back along vague sheep tracks to the car. (S)silveracorn_alan20/07/2020
From Bwlch Cerrig Duon. Mixture of faint paths and pathless moorland grass to Moel Feity and same kind of terraine to Cefn Cul.ijpowell30/08/2019
From Cefn Cul via the col between.Chris Peart01/08/2019
From Cefn Cul. Followed sheep tracks NNW down to a stile, then more tracks up to the summit. Visited both possible tops. Onwards to Bannau Sir Gaer. Solo.Man of Kernow107/07/2019
Fan Brycheiniog South - East Top > Fan Brycheiniog East Top > Fan Brycheiniog North East Top > Moel Feity from GR: SN 85574 22328ronaldo33314/04/2019
Fan Brycheiniog South - East Top > Fan Brycheiniog East Top > Fan Brycheiniog North East Top > Moel Feity from GR: SN 85574 22328Hippster14/04/2019
Last of a mountain loop from Cray, Nedd, Gyhirych, Cefn Cul . Fairly nondescript summit plateau with 2 high points. Then down to Swansea valley for bus.richardrosser26/02/2019
Small parking area on W. side of road at SN85564 22345 - W. along track for about 50yd to start of ATV track - Up ATV track which eventually disappears, but nevertheless a straightforward ascent over decent terrain to the unmarked summit; the cairned top 100m to the NW, which at first sight appears higher, is lower. (S)gerrybowes21/02/2018
Parked at SN 85564 22345 then headed straight up Moel Feity. Back down, over the road and fence then up to Cefn Cul. Easy going, some slightly boggy ground but plenty of sheep tracks to follow.Neolith20/07/2017
From minor road to SE. Easy going. Visited all possible tops. The highest one didn't have a pile of rubble (long may it remain so) unlike the one to its NW.Alan Moore17/06/2017
From road to E. Flat grassy top. Had a walk over to the other 590m contours, nothing much in it really.jonglew21/03/2017
From road. Fairly straightforward though mostly pathless climb. No stones there now though.clivevilla29/11/2016
Up and down from roadside parking.rhalstead30/01/2016
Moel Feity, Cefn Cul and Meity Fawr TP park near shhep pens and use road and forest tracks top very wetunderhill22/11/2015
Walked on a round of Yr Allt, Moel Feity and Cefn Cul. Parked in the layby at SN 87739 20244. Walked NE on A4067 to pick up tram way at SN 88088 20587. Followed tramway to where it crosses Nant Gihirych and then walked E keeping forest on right. Came out on track above forest at SN 90190 20842 and then to top of Yr Allt. Walked back to track and left it where it does a S bend and crossed moorland to SN 89247 81854. Followed track down to A4067. Crossed to Cray reservoir and followed track to Blaencrai. Used field path to Cwm Padest then road to Cwnnenynydd. Turned L and followed track up to sheep pens and crossed moor to road. Out and back to Moel Feity. Then across moor and up to top of Cefn Cul. Followed track and eventually walls down to SN 87116 19657. Followed old railway bed NE back to layby. Route follows a mixture of sheep trods, tracks, some vague, and moorland walking. Good views of Fan Gyhirych, Fan Hir and Fan Byrcheiniog. Quite a few barbed wire fences to negotiate.MikeM25/07/2015
1/6 Quick hop up from road over not difficult terrain to topFergalh19/07/2015
Parked at layby by stile but had to go 100m uphill to cross bog. Going tussocky to start but got better on way to Cefn Cul. Returned to col over better ground then easily up Moel Feity on shorter grass. Returned same way and down road to car.SS18/03/2015
Climbed as part of the 2013 OMM.huwthomas27/10/2013
Night Hike with Chippy Explorerswychwood01/08/2013
Can park at a few places on good road to east. Grass.destaylor17/05/2013
Memorial site visited.BobHancock05/05/2012
Start~ 856224. Climbed NW up grassy slopes to summit. Great views of the Carmarthen Fans.steve hudson19/04/2010
Galltywenallt26/05/2007
Down to the Brecons for a few days to help supervise a Gold D of E group with Jenny L and Peter from Seaford. Time inbetween meeting the group to snatch a few hills. Crossed over this hill on both days of OMM 2013 as it was close to the start/ finish. c.point at marsh close to summit on day 2 before a mad mud sprint down to finish with a flapping shoe sole.Chris Pearson20/04/2006
plEasant grassy climb. Bwlch cerrig duon to ERHW16/05/1998
Defintely did it but can't remember datesalty01/06/1992
doneoutlawcatcherblank
davefh17/04/2024
beckybags09/02/2023
A Peckish09/02/2023
thenomad11/12/2021
AlanD12/09/2021
Adrian13/12/2020
Rob Rees16/11/2020
Hetty26/09/2020
daveyf200115/10/2019
emilyball01/09/2019
andrew brown25/06/2019
chalky195318/09/2018
GeoffC24/06/2018