|Mynydd y Lan from road
Mynydd y Lan
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (December 2014).|
|Parking||Room for a couple of cars at trail head.|
|Start height||70 metres|
|Vertical metres||315 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||5.4 km|
From Bristol drive west on road M4, signed for south Wales. Exit at junction 28 and follow signs for road A467. In the round about after the exit do almost a full circle and drive road A467 1.2 km (0.75 mi) to a round about. Stay on A467 another 8.6 km (5.3 mi) to a round about. Go 270° around the round about and continue another 330 metres on A467. Exit left to an industrial estate and park before a gate on the right hand side after a few metres.
Start your hike by following the forest road behind the gate, and fork left onto a smaller forest road after 1.0 km. Follow this forest road uphill through left, right and left hair pins, and then walk 550 metres south to where the forest road makes a sharp right. Leave the forest road at this point and head uphill on a path. Follow the path 280 metres west and then turn a little right (north-west) and find your way across grassy terrain to the summit, which is marked by a stone (plaque).
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
16. December 2014
I was spending a few days in our Bristol office together with colleague Trond, and we decided to try our luck on bagging a hill this wet and windy Tuesday evening. We changed into hiking gear at work and reached trail head at 19:15. After some messing around we found the summit in the dense mist, took one photo, and headed back down.