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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 strenous 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.

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Black Mountains Ridge

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


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)

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)

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

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.

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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)

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)

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

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.

The ridge of The Skirrid and Hatterrall Hill

SWC Walk 347 - Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular (via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid)

17-Sep-19 • 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)

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

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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)

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)

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