Fan Foel, in the shade

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Afon Giedd winds its way towards Sinc Giedd (Swallow Hole)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Weather-beaten tree on Limestone Field

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bannau Sir Gaer from Descent to Llyn y Fan Fach

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Glacial Moraine at the bottom of Picws Du

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pen y Fan and Corn Du, from Llyn y Fan Fawr

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sgwd Ddu (Black Waterfall) on the Afon Haffes (the Haffes River)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du) from Glyntawe walk

A spectacular ridge walk to Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel and Waun Lefrith. Return via a glacial valley below the ridge, or remote moorland, shakeholes and a waterfall

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Fan Foel, in the shade

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Afon Giedd winds its way towards Sinc Giedd (Swallow Hole)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Weather-beaten tree on Limestone Field

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bannau Sir Gaer from Descent to Llyn y Fan Fach

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Glacial Moraine at the bottom of Picws Du

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pen y Fan and Corn Du, from Llyn y Fan Fawr

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sgwd Ddu (Black Waterfall) on the Afon Haffes (the Haffes River)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Gyhirych in the Evening Sun

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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First Views of Fan Hir and Fan Brycheiniog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Hir Escarpment, and moraine at the bottom of it

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Trigpoint and Storm Shelter on Fan Brycheiniog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fawr from Twr Fan Foel (Fan Brycheiniog's subsidiary summit)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Foel with Path to Cairn, from Twr Fan Foel

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Picws Du, from Fan Foel

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Foel, from Picws Du

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fach, Bannau Sir Gaer and Fan Foel, from Waun Lefrith

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Collapsed Sheep Pen

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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South Westerly views on the descent from Waun Lefrith

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Afon Twrch

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Disgwylfa

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dry Shake Hole

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Limestone

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sinc Giedd (Swallow Hole, dry)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sinc Giedd (Swallow Hole, dry) [Close-Up]

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sinc Giedd (Swallow Hole, dry)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Afon Giedd (dry), north of Sinc Giedd

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dry Season Swallow Hole of the Afon Giedd

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dry Season Swallow Hole of the Afon Giedd

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Water-filled Shake Hole

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Waun Fignen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Limestone on Carreg Goch

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pond in Waun Fignen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bog Cotton in Waun Fignen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Gyhirych, from Descent into Cwm Tawe

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Weather-beaten tree on Limestone Field

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Penwyllt Quarries (disused)

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31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hill Ponies and Cwm Tawe

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hill Pony, Pwllcoediog Farm and Penwyllt Quarry

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hill Ponies and Cribarth Hills

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Cribarth Hills

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Upper Cwm Tawe with Fan Gyhirych

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Standing Stones in Country Park

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)[Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Descent through Bracken

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

31-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Barriers over eroded path on ascent up Picws Du

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fach at bottom of Bannau Sir Gaer

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southerly View from Picws Du: Cefn Twrch, Afon Twrch and Shake Holes Area

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Precipitous Cleft in the Red Sandstone (Bannau Sir Gaer)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Backview along Bannau Sir Gaer from Waun Lefrith

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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View from below: Precipitous Cleft in the Red Sandstone (Bannau Sir Gaer)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Picws Du and Glacial Moraine at the bottom of it

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Nant Melyn Valley and Disgwylfa (the ascent route from the Blaenau Car Park)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Usk Reservoir, from bottom of Fan Foel

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fawr, at bottom of Fan Brycheiniog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fan Gyhirych across Llyn y Fan Fawr

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fawr and Fan Foel

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llyn y Fan Fawr

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Descent into Cwm Tawe, with Penwyllt Quarry

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Nant Tawe Fechan (stream) on the Descent

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Nant Tawe Fechan and Fan Hir Escarpment

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Nant Tawe Fechan (stream)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Waterfall on the Nant Tawe Fechan (stream)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Mossy Drystone Wall, along Beacons Way

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Afon Haffes (the Haffes River)

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Waun Figlen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Waun Figlen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Swallow Hole in Waun Figlen Felen Upland Peat Bog

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route] (Sgwd Ddu Diversion)

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Double Bend in the Afon Twrch

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Afon Twrch running down the hill in direction SW

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wild Hill Ponies in Shake Hole Area

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wild Hill Ponies in Shake Hole Area

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular) [Alternative Ending via Shake Holes Route]

12-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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