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Hill Fort and Black Mountains (South Wales) (38213)

Event Overview

Join Tony Hammon as he leads the Ascent to the ancient Crug Hywel hill fort, followed by a few of the high Black Mountains, within the Brecon Beacons National Park, with excellent views across the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons (if the weather is kind).

A relatively easy walk up a few of the Black Mountains, within the Brecon Beacons National Park; however we are ascending high mountains in Autumn conditions, so it is near the top of the ODL severity scale. You need to have hill walking experience, a good level of fitness and good equipment (see the “kit list: section).

Parking is very limited at the walk start point, so we will squeeze into a few cars at the Beaufort Street Car Park for a 5 minute drive to the walk start point. Then a steep ascent to the ramparts of the ancient Crug Hywel hill fort to get to the top of Table Mountain (451m), with views over Crickhowell towards the Llangattock Escarpment. Another 340m of ascent will get us over Pen Cerrig-Calch (701m), then to the top of Pen Allt Mawr (719m), for a panoramic view across the Black mountains and Brecon Beacons; followed by Pen Twyn Glas (646m). Then down a spur to the valley floor, before rising up to Perth y Pia and dropping down to the cars.

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What to bring

Please review the OutdoorLads kit lists for a general guide, but essential on this walk are good hiking boots, waterproof cagoule and overtrousers, survival bag,  sun protection, adequate warm clothing, hat, gloves, rucksack and enough food and drink (I will also take a balaclava and goggles/glasses).


Food & Drink

Bring enough food and water to cover your needs for the duration of the event There is no possibility to obtain food once we have left Crickhowell.

Meeting & Times

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