|Ysgyryd Fawr from road
|Estimated net time||1½-2 hours|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (October 2013).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head car park.|
|Start height||195 metres|
|Vertical metres||315 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||4.4 km|
From the round about where roads A465 and A40 intersect, on the south side of the town Abergavenny, drive A465 70 metres to the next junction and then drive A465 north (towards Hereford). Turn right onto road B4521 after 2.9 km (1.8 mi) and then turn left in the T-junction after another 220 metres. Drive 2.1 km (1.3 mi) and park on the car park on the left hand side of the road.
Start your hike by following the path at the near end of the car park, and follow the path marked with small wooden poles after you've crossed the stile. Follow this path up to a gate at 300 metres, walk through the gate and turn right in the path T-junction. Continue on the marked path through the forest, and then north along the ridge, all the way to the summit cairn.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
11. October 2013
I had already hiked Mynydd Twyn-glas this Friday, and followed up with another easy hike to one of the 50 most prominent peaks in Wales. The conditions were OK since it didn't rain, and I even had some sun and the mist had lifted while driving from Mynydd Twyn-glas.
This was clearly a popular top and I met several other hikers, including a nice couple with which I had a chat. After the hike I continued to Mynydd Troed.