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Mynydd Llysiau

Mynydd Llysiau


Postby willywalker247 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:20 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Mynydd Llysiau

Date walked: 06/10/2012

Time taken: 2.5

Distance: 5.48 km

Ascent: 372m

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The weather forcast for the day was good. I had been wanting to walk this part of the Brecon beacons for sometime and decided to pick a hill and go and have a look and then plan a longer walk at a later date. The hill i choose was Mynydd Llysiau. I parked the car on a grass verge at the start of the walk grid ref SO187289.There is only space for one car, two if you block the track or you can park at the Castle Inn on the A479 about 3/4 of a mile away for £1 Grid ref SO174296.
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At the start of the walk you will see a sign post marked Rhiw Trumau.
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As we started up the tree lined track it became wet and muddy and stoney.
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Once clear of the trees the track becomes grassy as you continue to climb.
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As you gain more height the path changes again and becomes stoney and wet.
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Gaining more height the views start to open up. Again the path changes back to grassy and wet in places.
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A group of mountain bikers to the right of the cairn
On reaching the ridge there is a cairn at this point we stopped for a coffee. As we sat there it became clear this area is very popular with mountain bikers.
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We continued on up to the summit which is flat but with great views of Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Allt Mawr and Pen y Fan in the distance, Mynydd Troed.
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Pen Trumau from Mynydd Llysiau
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Waun Fach from Mynydd Llysiau
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Pen Allt-mawr
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Pen y Fan on the horizon.
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Mynydd Troed from Mynydd Llysiau
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Lindsay on Mynydd Llysiau
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In hindsight i wish i had gone on and made my way across to Waun Fach. There is a bunkhouse at the pub i mentioned in the report.
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Re: Mynydd Llysiau

Postby garyhortop » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:53 pm

Hey Chris, This looks like a nice wander with some really good views across the beacons! Some good pics there as well! Doesn't look to wet on the ground either! :D
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Re: Mynydd Llysiau

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:30 pm

That is a fine wee wander WW, love the views from the top too, you can see for miles all around, beautiful. :D
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Re: Mynydd Llysiau

Postby willywalker247 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:02 pm

ChrisW wrote:That is a fine wee wander WW, love the views from the top too, you can see for miles all around, beautiful. :D

Hi CW It nice to walk somewhere new as you know. Hope to do a longer walk in that area in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Mynydd Llysiau

Postby willywalker247 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:59 pm

garyhortop wrote:Hey Chris, This looks like a nice wander with some really good views across the beacons! Some good pics there as well! Doesn't look to wet on the ground either! :D

Hi Gary
I am going to try and do a walk in the same area, you and i spoke of it a while back. I will let you know how i get on.
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