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Cefn yr Ystrad and Fan Llia

Cefn yr Ystrad and Fan Llia


Postby andy63 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:09 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Cefn yr Ystrad, Fan Llia

Date walked: 13/06/2017

Time taken: 4.6

Distance: 13.4 km

Ascent: 654m

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This was the second day of a trip down south to 'mop up' some some unclimbed Hewitts.The previous day I'd been on Dartmoor doing High Willhays. Hadn't realised how long the drive was from Okehampton to Merthyr Tydfil, but eventually arrived about noon. I parked on the road just south of Pontsticill Reservoir, and followed a public footpath uphill.
Cefn yr Ystrad 8.4km, 380m, 3hrs


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Pontstycill reservoir


This leads out into open country, where a wide path goes along the side of the hill. I followed this for a while before making a steep pathless climb up towards the summit.

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There's a trig point near the summit, but the highest point is a nearby cairn.There's also another cairn, which is a good viewpoint.

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Eastern Beacons


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Pen y Fan etc.


I descended by more or less the same route.

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Descent


I then had a short drive before making a quick ascent of Fan Llia. The path was a bit boggy in places, but otherwise a straightforward up and down.

Fan Llia 5.0km, 274m, 1,6 hrs


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Car park


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Ascent


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Summit


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Black Mountain


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Descent.


I then went and found a campsite near Llandovery, as I had two more hills to climb the next day.
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Re: Cefn yr Ystrad and Fan Llia

Postby Riverman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:14 pm

Looks like you had nice conditions. I really enjoyed my walk up Cefn yr Ystrad. A great vantage point across the Beacons. You must be getting pretty close to finishing all the English and Welsh Hewitts. Does Ireland beckon?
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Re: Cefn yr Ystrad and Fan Llia

Postby andy63 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Riverman wrote:Looks like you had nice conditions. I really enjoyed my walk up Cefn yr Ystrad. A great vantage point across the Beacons. You must be getting pretty close to finishing all the English and Welsh Hewitts. Does Ireland beckon?

I might climb some Irish hills one day but I'm not likely to get over there enough times to do all the Hewitts.
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