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TP2698 - Cwar-Yr-Ystrad
6th Apr 2013 10:00 by theblack
18th Nov 2012 11:41 by jonglew
An interesting trig located as it is above the disused limestone quarry, especially if your route to the trig was through the quarry. We did this walk to bag the hill, a Marilyn, the trig was a bonus. We decided to approach from the north instead of the usual south so as to pick up the Pant-Y-Creigiau trig. Parking in the Pont Blaen-y-Glyn car park we covered just short of 11 miles on a very pleasant, although very wet (underfoot), circular walk. The walk through the quarry was probably the highlight of the day. Trig is in good condition. Another small hill close by (Carn Felen) is of some significance being an ancient cairn (marked on the OS 1:25k map in antiquated lettering) and also has a wooden cross to mark the spot of a WWII air crash (Wellington returning from a mission).
5th May 2012 12:49 by russie and sidekick
walked up from pontsticill village good views opening up as we climbed higher
7th Sep 2011 19:05 by stonestreaker
5th Mar 2011 12:53 by Pyoung1s
26th Jul 2010 17:00 by VBForever
6th Jul 2010 16:40 by PeterKirkwood
21st May 2010 12:51 by Aye Jimmy
No shortage of cairns, shakeholes and ponies on this hill!
10th May 2010 11:10 by rob godrer coed
5th Apr 2010 14:00 by SebastienCale
Very windy but with stunning views. Came up from Ponsticill to the south as part of a circuit of the reservoir.
7th Mar 2010 15:17 by g4wsb
25th Oct 2009 15:10 by email@example.com
4th Jul 2009 13:45 by gromitfromhay
plug missing, hazy today, poor views.
11th Jun 2009 07:46 by sniffadogz
Second visit, views still great.
3rd May 2009 13:40 by Dusty
Trigpoint Cairn Felin to left and Cairn y Bugail to right
27th Sep 2008 13:05 by The Moor We Hunt...
A long geocaching walk on the hill on a fine day. Good views.
26th Mar 2007 14:14 by Rhayader_wanderer
New route in for me from the N parking under Tor y Foel and picking up the Dewey top en route. Definitely a route for the mountain biker I reckon I could have got almost to the summit on a bike if headed direct to the trig. Coming back I opted to pick up the track in the forestry if you take this option head down via the incised valley not just inside the edge of the forest the formaer is far easier.
2nd Dec 2006 09:45 by The Flying Boots
Very interesting spot with the Wellington plane crash memorial nearby. Was in the area for geocaching.
Mrs F.B. and Booboo ©The Flying Boots
25th Nov 2006 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, no cap or plug, attractive limestone country. 8th in a series of 24 Welsh Marilyn summits visited in under 24h - a first we think. 11 trigs visited: Wentwood first, Y Golfa last.
19th Nov 2006 11:45 by Glaslyn
A second visit to this pillar for me,had been before whilst doing my round of the Welsh Hewitts.Every time the weather is grey! cloud broke a few times to let you know there are fine views.
29th Oct 2006 14:40 by SidAndBob
Parked up 5.5 miles north and came via Mynydd Llangynidr trig and the Chartist's Cave. Great place with views to Pen y Fan Corn Du etc.
Fantastic panoramic views on 5/8/2010 ©SidAndBob
22nd Oct 2006 15:15 by Andy West
21st Oct 2006 11:30 by sniffadogz
15th Aug 2006 13:45 by write and mane
Drove up from Trefil to start of quarries, then took beeline across rough trackless moorland to the summit, passing crashed wellington memorial about 150m south east of trig point. Surprised to find the trig pillar temporarily converted into an aerial and an a man happily communicating with other radio enthusiasts across Europe. Good views all around from the trig point. Tried going down through the quarries for return - easier walking, but much longer meandering around the workings.
29th Apr 2006 13:00 by The Reverend
17th Jan 2006 12:48 by Rhayader_wanderer
Continuing my Welsh 2k revisit this time with a colleague as part of a "confidential" briefing. Conditions unchanged since since '04.
27th Nov 2004 10:45 by Father Ted
I parked at Pontsticill and walked up to this trig and then on to Panycreigiau. It probably is possible to take a much easier walk from Trefil but the walk though the quarry working would not nearly be as interesting. The trig stands on what is more commonly known as Cefn Y Ystrad a peak full of shake holes that look like bomb creators. Two ancient cairns lie to the south of the trig and the abandoned quarries to the north. 4x4s and scrambling bikes are unfortunately begging to discover the area. The trig plug is now missing. Some of the lining holes filled in.
27th Oct 2003 13:30 by bloke1987
Glorious weather, glorious views. perfect end to a brilliant weekends mountain climbing!
26th Sep 2003 13:59 by Frank Begbie
Walked up from the dam at Talybont Reservoir, all rather pleasant until you reach the disused quarry. In the mist its like a Dr Who set (probably was for all I know) - except ots got burnt out cars and people screaming round in Land Rovers - Dodge City meets the Brecon Beacons.
5th May 2000 14:08 by Rhayader_wanderer
Another old visit stumbled upon due to unusual naming
27th Mar 2000 16:04 by senrabyar
4th Mar 2000 12:30 by lonesome_cowboy_burt
Parked between the reservoirs, south to Pontsticill then good climb. Great views.
27th Mar 1997 00:00 by gowrie
16th Nov 1996 12:00 by Hartryggers
26th Aug 1995 00:00 by mickandshane
On a bit of a plinth.Plug with raised lettering.
19th Jun 1993 17:40 by Phil Clayton
Above date is most recent of three visits, first on 04/06/1982.
22nd Mar 1985 12:32 by arranc
5th Nov 1983 14:41 by fasgadh
Up from Cwm Crawnon...Odd isolated 2000'er hidden behind a quarry. Tried another visit on skis a few years back, but was thwarted by crap snow.