This 486m hill probably needs no introduction, but if you haven’t walked it you really should. Parking is at a dedicated National Trust car park, offering well maintained paths to the famous and often-visited trig point at the end of a fine, short ridgeway ascent. 

Ysgyryd Fawr
A classic ascent on a fairly narrow ridgeway gives you great views. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.

The start in the forest is steep, but as soon as you break out of the trees you are rewarded with stunning views in every direction and they get better and better the higher you go. 

Ysgyryd Fawr
The unmistakable Sugar Loaf. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.

You can take in the gentle rolling fields of England to your East and the classic Sugar Loaf hill to your Left. Looking North you have the entire Black Mountains range in front of you. Just a perfectly formed hill with views to match.

Ysgyryd Fawr
A rocky walk in places so wear good walking shoes or boots. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.

The only downside to sitting on top and drinking in the views is the number of flies around that seem to love hanging out at the summit.

Ysgyryd Fawr
Views South. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.
Ysgyryd Fawr
The Black Mountains. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.
Ysgyryd Fawr
A very well visited trig point. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.
Ysgyryd Fawr
Views West. | Sun Opt. 24-40 f3.5 @ 24mm, f11.