Banc y Llyn

Hill, Mountain in Carmarthenshire

Wales

Banc y Llyn

Bend in the A476 On the A476 looking towards a bend in the road with the junction to Carmel Nature Reserve in the distance.
Bend in the A476 Credit: Martyn Harries

Banc y Llyn is a prominent hill located in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Rising to a height of 425 meters (1,394 feet), it is an iconic feature of the local landscape. The hill is situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area renowned for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife.

Banc y Llyn is covered with grassy slopes and scattered with rocky outcrops, giving it a distinctive appearance. Its summit offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including the nearby Black Mountain and the picturesque Towy Valley.

The hill is a popular destination for hikers and walkers, with a well-marked trail leading to the summit. Along the way, visitors can enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside and spot various species of birds and small mammals that inhabit the area.

Banc y Llyn also holds historical significance. The hill is believed to have been an ancient site of settlement, with traces of Iron Age hillforts found on its slopes. These archaeological remains provide valuable insights into the region's past and attract those interested in history and archaeology.

The hill is easily accessible, with a car park located nearby, allowing visitors to start their ascent from a convenient starting point. With its stunning views, rich natural environment, and historical importance, Banc y Llyn is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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Banc y Llyn Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 51.82252/-4.0622648 or Grid Reference SN5715. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

Bend in the A476 On the A476 looking towards a bend in the road with the junction to Carmel Nature Reserve in the distance.
Bend in the A476
On the A476 looking towards a bend in the road with the junction to Carmel Nature Reserve in the distance.
Maesybont - minor road junction with B4297
Maesybont - minor road junction with B4297
Banc y Llyn From B road to SW via overgrown path on sunny afternoon. Large ancient cairn and nearby rocks.
Name: Banc y Llyn
Hill number: 5267
Height: 280m / 919ft
Area: 32B: Carmarthen to Vale of Neath
Class: Hu
Grid ref: SN 57967 15790
Summit feature: large cairn
Drop: 129m
Col: 151m  SN559132
Banc y Llyn
From B road to SW via overgrown path on sunny afternoon. Large ancient cairn and nearby rocks. Name: Banc y Llyn Hill number: 5267 Height: 280m / 919ft Area: 32B: Carmarthen to Vale of Neath Class: Hu Grid ref: SN 57967 15790 Summit feature: large cairn Drop: 129m Col: 151m SN559132
Ordnance Survey Cut Mark This Ordnance Survey Cut Mark can be found on the front of Fron Haul house. It marks a point 175.5496m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Cut Mark
This Ordnance Survey Cut Mark can be found on the front of Fron Haul house. It marks a point 175.5496m above mean sea level.
Bend in the B4297 Bend in the road on the B4297 approaching Castell Y Rhingyll (The Gate) from Maesybont.
Bend in the B4297
Bend in the road on the B4297 approaching Castell Y Rhingyll (The Gate) from Maesybont.
A476/B4297 Road Junction, Castell-y-rhingyll View of the recently resurfaced staggered crossroads as the B4297 meets the A476.
A476/B4297 Road Junction, Castell-y-rhingyll
View of the recently resurfaced staggered crossroads as the B4297 meets the A476.
Sharp bend in the road to Castell-y-rhingyll Approaching the sharp bend on the B4297 to Castell-y-rhingyll from Pen-y-Groes.
Sharp bend in the road to Castell-y-rhingyll
Approaching the sharp bend on the B4297 to Castell-y-rhingyll from Pen-y-Groes.
Ordnance Survey Flush Bracket (S1168) This OS Flush Bracket can be found on the front of Bryn Cottage. It marked a point 568.950ft above mean sea level. It has probably been removed and later replaced after rendering.
Ordnance Survey Flush Bracket (S1168)
This OS Flush Bracket can be found on the front of Bryn Cottage. It marked a point 568.950ft above mean sea level. It has probably been removed and later replaced after rendering.
Triangulation Pillar (S2283) Carmel tertiary Triangulation Pillar carries Flush Bracket S2283 which marks a point 273.369m above mean sea level.
Triangulation Pillar (S2283)
Carmel tertiary Triangulation Pillar carries Flush Bracket S2283 which marks a point 273.369m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Flush Bracket (S1172) This OS Flush Bracket can be found on the Temple Bar. It marks a point 149.73m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Flush Bracket (S1172)
This OS Flush Bracket can be found on the Temple Bar. It marks a point 149.73m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Cut Mark This OS cut mark can be found on a barn at Glyn-yr-Henllan Farm. It marks a point 186.29m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Cut Mark
This OS cut mark can be found on a barn at Glyn-yr-Henllan Farm. It marks a point 186.29m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Pivot This OS pivot can be found on a rock at the side of the road. It marks a point 176.9m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Pivot
This OS pivot can be found on a rock at the side of the road. It marks a point 176.9m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Pivot This OS pivot can be found on the window ledge of Nant Y Mynydd House. It marks a point 156.12m above mean sea level.
Ordnance Survey Pivot
This OS pivot can be found on the window ledge of Nant Y Mynydd House. It marks a point 156.12m above mean sea level.
Woodland Management Garn, 257m high point.
Woodland Management
Garn, 257m high point.
Ffarm y Garn Farm Ffarm wag ac adfeiliedig o'r enw'r Garn

The empty and dilapidated Garn Farm (trans. cairn)
Ffarm y Garn Farm
Ffarm wag ac adfeiliedig o'r enw'r Garn The empty and dilapidated Garn Farm (trans. cairn)
Tafarn Stag & Pheasant, Carmel Cerddwyr gerllaw Tafarn Stag & Pheasant yng Ngharmel.

Walkers next to the Stag & Pheasant Public House in Carmel.
Tafarn Stag & Pheasant, Carmel
Cerddwyr gerllaw Tafarn Stag & Pheasant yng Ngharmel. Walkers next to the Stag & Pheasant Public House in Carmel.
Carmel Cerdded ar draws ardal fyndediad agored yng Ngharmel.

Walking at an open access area in Carmel.
Carmel
Cerdded ar draws ardal fyndediad agored yng Ngharmel. Walking at an open access area in Carmel.
Llyn Llech Owain Cerdded yn dilyn llwybr ar lan Llyn Llech Owain.

Walkers following a path at Llyn Llech Owain (trans. lake of Owain's stone)
Llyn Llech Owain
Cerdded yn dilyn llwybr ar lan Llyn Llech Owain. Walkers following a path at Llyn Llech Owain (trans. lake of Owain's stone)
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Banc y Llyn is located at Grid Ref: SN5715 (Lat: 51.82252, Lng: -4.0622648)

Unitary Authority: Carmarthenshire

Police Authority: Dyfed Powys

What 3 Words

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Nearby Amenities

Located within 500m of 51.82252,-4.0622648
Barrier: kissing_gate
Lat/Long: 51.8255133/-4.0570682
Carmel
Man Made: survey_point
Ref: S2283
Tpuk Ref: TP1924
Type: triangulation
Lat/Long: 51.8230142/-4.057167
Man Made: tower
Tower Type: communication
Lat/Long: 51.8228176/-4.057153
Barrier: kissing_gate
Foot: yes
Lat/Long: 51.8208782/-4.0559211
Barrier: kissing_gate
Lat/Long: 51.8223047/-4.0609988
Barrier: kissing_gate
Lat/Long: 51.8222569/-4.0609979
Bench
Backrest: yes
Lat/Long: 51.8212762/-4.0641085
Barrier: kissing_gate
Lat/Long: 51.8215576/-4.0636476
Barrier: kissing_gate
Lat/Long: 51.8223028/-4.0609791
Man Made: cairn
Lat/Long: 51.8225739/-4.0622851
Mynydd Carmel
Natural: peak
Lat/Long: 51.8202757/-4.0655763
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