High Roads
Part Two: The highest known roads in Great Britain.
Rankings Metres Feet* Rd no Road name Location/road between OSGB grid coordinates Source Remarks Top
Section 2.7: Yellow through roads in Wales 400m - 499m
7 488m 1600' Elan Valley Mt Rd** Rhayader - Pont ar Elan SN 920 708 OS-SH
8 485m 1590' Eunant Pass** Dinas Mawddwy - Lake Vyrnwy SH 917 228 OS-SH
9 481m 1577' Esgair Ffrwyd** Abergwesyn - Tregaron Mt Rd (W secn) SN 750 575 OS-SH
=10 >480m Bwlch Esgair Gelli** Abergwesyn - Tregaron Mt Rd (ctr secn) SN 785 576 OS-C On 1:25K, rd crosses 480m contour
=10 >480m Foel-rudd* Pont yr Afon Gam - Carrog SH 763 438 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd is over 480m contour
=12 479m Banc Gorddwr** Llanbardarn Fynydd - Dolau SO 110 834 OS-SH On 1:25K
=12 479m 1573' Bwlch Cerrig Duon* Glasfynydd - Glyntawe SN 856 227 OS-SH
14 475m 1560' Devil's Staircase** Abergwesyn - Tregaron Mt Rd (E secn) SN 824 562 OS-SH
15 475m 1559' Marial Gwyn* N of Clocaenog Forest SJ 007 564 OS-SH
16 >470m Byrgwm* Abersychan - Brynithel SO 240 033 OS-C Rd goes well over 470m contour
17 466m Llwybr y Gath** Bwlch y sarnau - David's Well SO 045 756 OS-SH On 1:25K, c 1km SW of SH 463 on 1:50K
18 464m Rhiw Porthnant** Ddôl - Crochran SO 111 821 OS-SH On 1:25K map
19 463m 1518' Kerry Pole** Kerry - Anchor SO 164 866 OS-SH
20 455m 1482' Ffarmers Mt Rd* SN 681 524 OS-SH
21 c450m Nr Sportsman's Arms* Immediately NW of A543 SH 962 597 OS-C On 1:25K, rd almost touches 450m contour
22 446m 1470' Bryn Melin** Ystradfellte - Heol Senni SN 923 196 OS-SH
23 >440m Llanbedr Hill** Painscastle - Rhulen SO 144 489 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd is well over 440m contour
=24 c440m Torpantau* Pontsticil - Talybont SO 052 172 OS-C On 1:25K, rd touches 440m contour
=24 c440m Epynt (SW of Dixies)** Llywel - Tirabad SN 869 355 OS-C Yellow Army rd open to public. On 1:25K, rd touches 440m contour
=24 c440m Mynydd Bedwellte Nr New Tredegar SO 150 046 OS-C On 1:25K, rd touches 440m contour
27 439m 1440' Mynydd Mawr** Llanarmon DC - Tyn-y-ffridd SJ 137 305 OS-SH On 1:25K, rd touches 440m contour
28 439m Esclusham Mountain** Minera - World's End SJ 252 501 OS-SH On 1:25K map
=29 >430m Nant y moch Mt Rd** Talybont - Ponterwyd SN 725 907 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd is well over 430m contour
=29 >430m Spring Hill* Glyn Ceiriog - Llechrhydau SJ 206 348 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd is well over 430m contour
=29 >430m Caemor Wood* SJ 209 353 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd is over 430m contour, to WNW of SH 428 on 1:50K
32 429m 1408' Gelligaer Common* Bedlinog - Fochrhiw SO 107 030 OS-SH Roads on the common not treated separately
33 422m Mynydd yr Hendre* Carno - Llanfair Caereinion SH 990 011 OS-SH On 1:25K map
34 421m Garn Prys* Pentrefoelas - Bala back rd SH 895 481 OS-SH On 1:25K map
=35 >420m Waun Hirwaun** Erwood - Griffin Inn SO 038 458 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd goes over 420m contour
=35 >420m Hafotty Ucha SW of Cerrigydrudion SH 933 455 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd goes over 420m contour, ESE of SH 416 on 1:50K map
37 419m Hopton Bank Bishop's Castle - Sarn SO 229 895 OS-SH On 1:25K map
38 418m 1373' Penwaundwr** Heol Senni - A4067 SN 900 225 OS-SH
39 417m 1367' Lan Goch** Abbeycwmhir - Rhayader SO 024 707 OS-SH
=40 414m Llantysilio Mountain** Glyndyfrdwy - Bryneglwys SJ 147 455 OS-SH On 1:25K map
=40 414m Gwrhyd* Pentre - Gwynant SO 066 851 OS-SH On 1:25K map, imm NW of SH 413 on 1:50K; side rd to SW goes over 420m contour
42 >410m Mountain Air Ebbw Vale - Tredegar SO 154 091 OS-C
43 c410m Blaenavon - Upper Llanover SO 274 077 OS-C On 1:25K map, rd runs along 410m contour
=44 409m 1343' Foelasfechan* SW of Gwytherin SH 849 597 OS-SH
=44 409m 1341' Waen loop* NW of Trefeglwys SN 947 930 OS-SH
46 408m Ceiriog north ridge rd** NE of Glynceiriog SJ 215 394 OS-SH On 1:25K map
=47 407m 1336' SE of Staylittle SN 900 910 OS-SH
=47 407m 1336' Cadair Benllyn* Pentrefoelas - Bala back rd SH 906 454 OS-SH
49 406m Tyn yr ynn** Felindre - The Pound SO 152 765 OS-SH On 1:25K map
50 402m 1320' Elan Valley Mt Rd** Pont ar Elan - Cwmystwyth SN 861 751 OS-SH
51 402m 1319' Mynydd Llanybydder* Llanllwni - Rhydcymerau SN 536 394 OS-SH
52 401m Cefn Sychbant** Llwyn-on - Penderyn SN 986 110 OS-SH On 1:25K map
(401m) (Braich Ddu*) (Llanegrin - Arthog) SH 636 116 OS-SH Unsealed motorable public rd - not counted)
53 >400m Bailey Hill** Llangunllo - Knighton SO 236 726 OS-C Rd goes over 400m contour