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Picws Du, from Fan Foel SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

Picws Du, from Fan Foel

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Black Mountain from Glyntawe

A strenuous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.

Black Mountains Ridge

Spectacular mountain ridge walk - Hay Bluff, Lord Hereford's Knob, & Waun Fach. Tough, with shorter easier options. Car only.

Blorenge/Blorens, from Castle Meadows, Abergavenny SWC Walk 372 - Blorenge (Abergavenny Circular)

Blorenge/Blorens, from Castle Meadows, Abergavenny

SWC Walk 372 - Blorenge (Abergavenny Circular)

03-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Blorenge from Abergavenny

Initial brutal ascent then gentle contours along a tramroad, past ruins of the industrial past to Blorenge's upland plateau. Fantastic views of Usk Valley and Black Mountains

SDC10836 Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right

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Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right

08-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir

A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd

Trig Point on Pen-y-crug SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

Trig Point on Pen-y-crug

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

03-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Brecon Circular via Y Gaer Battle and Pen Y Crug

Lowland walk along rivers, via a Roman Fort and a low ridge to an ancient hill fort

Mynydd Llangorse towards Mynydd Troed SWC Walk 308 - Bwlch Circular (via Mynydd Troed and Llangorse Lake)

Mynydd Llangorse towards Mynydd Troed

SWC Walk 308 - Bwlch Circular (via Mynydd Troed and Llangorse Lake)

17-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake

Via an easily accessible glacial ridge to the largest natural lake in South Wales and an ancient hillfort

The Lonely Shepherd and Sugar Loaf and The Skirrid SWC Walk 370 Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau

The Lonely Shepherd and Sugar Loaf and The Skirrid

SWC Walk 370 Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau

04-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau

Llangattock Escarpment with surreal slag heaps, quarries and cliffs, optional caving and a raised bog. Then lush pastures along the Usk Valley with Black Mountains views.

Table Mountain/Crug Hywel from road before final descent SWC Walk 333 - Crickhowell Circular (via Table Mountain and the Three Pens) [Road Ending]

Table Mountain/Crug Hywel from road before final descent

SWC Walk 333 - Crickhowell Circular (via Table Mountain and the Three Pens) [Road Ending]

11-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crickhowell Circular via Table Mountain and the three Pens

Table Mountain and an airy ridge walk in the Black Mountains across three tops with a scenic descent.

Fan Dance

SAS fitness exercise. Storey Arms over Pen y Fan to Torpantau, and back again, against the clock, with a full pack

Walker on Dismantled Tramway through Gash in Limestone Wall SWC Walk 307 - Fforest Fawr Traverse (Craig y Nos to Llwyn-y-celyn)

Walker on Dismantled Tramway through Gash in Limestone Wall

SWC Walk 307 - Fforest Fawr Traverse (Craig y Nos to Llwyn-y-celyn)

02-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Craig Y Nos to Llwyn Y Celyn

Remote mountain traverse: limestone scenery, Fan Gyhirych, a glacial escarpment, great views all around. Bus travel.

Small Waterfall in the Nant Llech Valley (Close-up) SWC Walk 280 Henrhyd Falls - Sgwd Henrhyd (Craig y Nos Circular)

Small Waterfall in the Nant Llech Valley (Close-up)

SWC Walk 280 Henrhyd Falls - Sgwd Henrhyd (Craig y Nos Circular)

13-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Henrhyd Waterfalls from Craig y Nos

Rewarding walk through Craig y Nos Country Park and above the Tawe River or via the Cribarth limestone plateau, then up a scenic wooded gorge to South Wales' highest waterfall

Clouds Rolling Down from the Waun Rydd SWC Walk 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

Clouds Rolling Down from the Waun Rydd

SWC Walk 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

08-May-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

Up a tight valley to the Chartist Cave in the limestone uplands of Mynydd Llangynidr, return along the rim of the Crawnon Valley.

Along the Skirrid ridge SWC Walk 347 - Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular (via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid) [taken by Jenny P]

Along the Skirrid ridge

SWC Walk 347 - Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular (via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid) [taken by Jenny P]

25-Sep-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid

Two easily accessible ridge walks south east of the Black Mountains, quiet pastures with views and a Michelin-starred lunch pub

Llanthony Priory Ruins SWC Walk 335 - Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney (via Llanthony and Cwmyoy)

Llanthony Priory Ruins

SWC Walk 335 - Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney (via Llanthony and Cwmyoy)

10-May-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney

Offa's Dyke Path along Hatterrall Hill and Ridge, return through the Vale of Ewyas past Llanthony Priory and the Leaning Church in Cwmyoy

Pen Y Fan and Corn Du from Storey Arms

A classic, and very popular, short walk climbing up to the two highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons along an engineered path.

Sugar Loaf from Pandy Inn Walk SWC Walk 334 - Sugar Loaf (Abergavenny Circular)

Sugar Loaf from Pandy Inn Walk

SWC Walk 334 - Sugar Loaf (Abergavenny Circular)

04-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sugar Loaf Circular from Abergavenny

Ascent of the iconic Sugar Loaf along quiet paths: lush pastures, ancient oak woods, grassy ridges, heather and gorse. Tea at a vineyard.

Fan Foel, in the shade SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

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 Black Mountain from Glyntawe

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

Lower Clydach Falls SWC Walk 371 The Clydach Gorge (Brynmawr to Abergavenny or vice versa)

Lower Clydach Falls

SWC Walk 371 The Clydach Gorge (Brynmawr to Abergavenny or vice versa)

05-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Clydach Gorge

Wild and dramatic Clydach Gorge: waterfalls, cascades, fast-flowing waters, ancient beechwoods as well as an ironworks' ruins and an elevated railway line

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Brecon Beacons NP 86 Black Mountain from Glyntawe 14.6 8 1,225 A strenuous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.
Brecon Beacons NP 372 Blorenge from Abergavenny 19.6 7 1,000 Initial brutal ascent then gentle contours along a tramroad, past ruins of the industrial past to Blorenge's upland plateau. Fantastic views of Usk Valley and Black Mountains
Brecon Beacons NP 278 Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir 15.3 8 1,625 A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd
Brecon Beacons NP 306 Brecon Circular via Y Gaer Battle and Pen Y Crug 18.1 6 575 Lowland walk along rivers, via a Roman Fort and a low ridge to an ancient hill fort
Brecon Beacons NP 308 Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake 21.6 10 875 Via an easily accessible glacial ridge to the largest natural lake in South Wales and an ancient hillfort
Brecon Beacons NP 370 Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau 18.9 6 925 Llangattock Escarpment with surreal slag heaps, quarries and cliffs, optional caving and a raised bog. Then lush pastures along the Usk Valley with Black Mountains views.
Brecon Beacons NP 333 Crickhowell Circular via Table Mountain and the three Pens 20.4 8 1,125 Table Mountain and an airy ridge walk in the Black Mountains across three tops with a scenic descent.
Brecon Beacons NP 285 Fan Dance 21.8 8 1,125 SAS fitness exercise. Storey Arms over Pen y Fan to Torpantau, and back again, against the clock, with a full pack
Brecon Beacons NP 307 Craig Y Nos to Llwyn Y Celyn 21.4 10 1,225 Remote mountain traverse: limestone scenery, Fan Gyhirych, a glacial escarpment, great views all around. Bus travel.
Brecon Beacons NP 280 Henrhyd Waterfalls from Craig y Nos 13.4 3 600 Rewarding walk through Craig y Nos Country Park and above the Tawe River or via the Cribarth limestone plateau, then up a scenic wooded gorge to South Wales' highest waterfall
Brecon Beacons NP 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular 21.9 9 1,100 Up a tight valley to the Chartist Cave in the limestone uplands of Mynydd Llangynidr, return along the rim of the Crawnon Valley.
Brecon Beacons NP 347 Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid 20.5 7 1,000 Two easily accessible ridge walks south east of the Black Mountains, quiet pastures with views and a Michelin-starred lunch pub
Brecon Beacons NP 335 Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney 24.7 10 975 Offa's Dyke Path along Hatterrall Hill and Ridge, return through the Vale of Ewyas past Llanthony Priory and the Leaning Church in Cwmyoy
Brecon Beacons NP 85 Pen Y Fan and Corn Du from Storey Arms 7.6 7 725 A classic, and very popular, short walk climbing up to the two highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons along an engineered path.
Brecon Beacons NP 334 Sugar Loaf Circular from Abergavenny 19.0 6 750 Ascent of the iconic Sugar Loaf along quiet paths: lush pastures, ancient oak woods, grassy ridges, heather and gorse. Tea at a vineyard.
Brecon Beacons NP 279 The Black Mountain from Glyntawe 21.9 10 1,575 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
Brecon Beacons NP 371 The Clydach Gorge 17.9 4 725 Wild and dramatic Clydach Gorge: waterfalls, cascades, fast-flowing waters, ancient beechwoods as well as an ironworks' ruins and an elevated railway line

Last Updated : Aug-21