Craig Lan-las is the highest point (440m /1439') in a small area of rough moorland 2 miles south-east of Devil's Bridge. Until 28th May 2005 there was no legal access to it, but on that date, the Open Access provisions of the 2000 Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act came into force in Wales. Since then, it has been possible to climb to the summit from the footpath which crosses the southern spur of the hill, and to enjoy the wonderful panoramic views.
This panorama starts looking west-south-west towards distant Mynydd Bach, to the right of which you can see Cardigan Bay on the horizon. As you pan right, the flat marshy area below and to the right of two small blocks of forest is Rhos-y-gell, whose poor land is studded with small cottages and ruins - once the homes of lead-miners. To the right of that, and above the shadowed hill, is the smaller summit of Cyrnau Bach - also newly accessible under the CRoW Act. Above the nearby block of forest you can see the wooded slopes of the Rheidol valley leading away towards Aberystwyth. Further round, where the clouds begin, you can see Cader Idris in the far distance (30 miles). Looking right again, the Plynlimon massif comes into view: Y Garn is the flat hill with forest nearly up to its summit, and Pen Pumlumon Fawr (752m/2468') rises above the right edge of that forest. Next the skyline is occupied by the forested hills above the Myherin and Mynach valleys, culminating in Pen y Garn (610m/2005') where the forest ends. Beyond this, on either side of the shaded Glog hill, we see the cottages of Cwmystwyth village, and the upper Ystwyth valley. The distinctive flat-topped summit of Domen Milwyn stands above the head of the Milwyn valley, and then the wild Cambrian Mountains stretch away to the south, above the forests of Hafod and Bwlchgwallter. A distinctive nearby forested hill hides the villages of Pontrhydygroes and Ysbyty Ystwyth, but above its left-hand edge you can just make out Cors Caron and the upper Teifi valley. The buildings of Maenarthur farm, below some forest, mark the end of the circle.
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