Article by m0jla on Sep 03 2017 at 14:09

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From the North

Looking for an alternative to one of the routes from Talybont reservoir we parked in Llanfrynach (pub, toilets, roadside parking) and set off along the road in a SE direction. We funked the ford at Tregaer, taking the next road S toPentwyn, and joined the well marked and nicely graded path up the hill from the lane S of Pentwyn.

Variations of the path go via Bryn for good all-round views but all converge on the bwlch at 056206 where a newly reconstructed path heads for the SE summit.. We turned off before the bwlch (about 057208) straight up the hill to the tiny summit cairn at 769m.

As this was my third ascent of SW-004 this year we lingered only long enough for s2ss with David, GW3RDQ/P, on SW-009 before returning to the main path back to Llanfrynach via Fan y Big. This adds a lot to the walk and return via the upward route would be much quicker.