|Ffridd Cocyn from
|Estimated net time||1-1½ hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (December 2013).|
|Parking||Room for one or two cars at trail head.|
|Start height||9 metres|
|Vertical metres||305 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||3.4 km|
From where road A493 turns west from A487 just north of Machynlleth, drive A493 26.3 km (16.3 mi) and turn right where signed for "Tayllyn" (this is 420 metres after B4405 exit towards right). Drive 50 metres and turn left towards "Craig-y-Deryn". Drive 560 metres and park on the left hand side of the road, immediately after the gate of a farm.
Start your hike by heading uphill (right from your driving direction), on the right hand side of a fence. Follow the signs across several stiles and head for Ffridd Cocyn's south-west ridge. There's no proper path here, but just head up along the ridge, aiming a little left of a small mast that can see from below. From the mast continue north-east to the unmarked summit.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
07. December 2013
This was my second hike this Saturday, and it was still misty and windy, but I avoided rain. I did a de-tour in the lower part of the mountain when I tried to follow the signs across a number of stiles, but eventually ended up just following the south-west ridge to the summit.