Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake walk
Via an easily accessible glacial ridge to the largest natural lake in South Wales and an ancient hillfort
|Length||21.6 km (13.4 mi), with 837/840m ascent/descent. For a shorter or longer walk see below Walk Options.|
|Toughness||7 out of 10, with 6 hours walking time.|
This is a varied walk from the small settlement of Bwlch (‘pass’ in Welsh), starting from a low col high
above the Usk Valley onto the rolling moorlands of Cefn Moel and Mynydd Llangorse. The following long
ridge walk along this outlying peak’s plateau – and the subsequent optional ascent to Mynydd Troed –
command panoramic views across to many of the much higher giants of the Brecon Beacons National Park:
across the Rhiangoll valley to the south-western flanks of the Black Mountains massif, west to the Central
Beacons and south to Mynydd Llangynidr and Mynydd Llangattock.
Cutting out the steep out-and-back up to Mynydd Troed makes this a 6/10 walk.
Cut out the steep ascent to Mynydd Troed (2.2 km/1.3 mi and 260m ascent/descent) for a 7/10 walk.
|Maps||OS Explorer: OL12 (Brecon Beacons National Park)
OS Landranger: 160 (Brecon Beacons)
Harvey Superwalker XT25: Breacon Beacons East/Bannau Brycheiniog Dwyrain
Harvey British Mountain Map: Breacon Beacons/Bannau Brycheiniog
Bwlch (All Saints Church/New Inn) Bus Stop, map reference SO 148 220, is 219 km west northwest of Charing Cross, 223m above sea level and in Powys, Wales. Bwlch is served by line X43 (Abergavenny – Brecon) with 7-8 buses a day Mon-Sat and 5 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Saturday Walkers’ Club: This walk is doable as a daywalk from London, especially if you have motorised transport, but also if taking a train to Abergavenny to connect to above bus service.
The Castle Inn B 4560, Llangors, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UB (01874 658 819). The Castle is located 11.9 km/7.4 mi into the walk.
Beacons Farm Shop and Café (at the Welsh Venison Centre) Middlewood Farm, Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HQ (01874 730 929). The Venison Centre is located 600m off route, 1.7 km from the end of the walk.
|Tea (Pen Tir Route)||
Mynydd Ddu Tea Rooms Cwmdu, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1RU (01874 730 289). Located 5.8 km/3.6 mi from the end of the walk.
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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
Nov-21 Thomas G
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This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk