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A Walk in the Black Mountain (range)

A Walk in the Black Mountain (range)


Postby The English Alpinist » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:28 pm

Hewitts included on this walk: Garreg Las [Twyn Swnd], Garreg Lwyd (Moel Gornach)

Date walked: 04/11/2016

Time taken: 4

Distance: 13.5 km

Ascent: 618m

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Y Mynydd Du (The Black Mountain - 'range').


Following on from my yomp over the Brecon Beacons 4 days prior, I found the motivation to plod my way over this smaller walk. It was also a less interesting walk, although you could credit it for historical and cultural interest. This was Welsh mining landscape: the 'Black Mountain Range', which I have learned is not the same thing as the 'Black Mountains' or indeed the 'Black Mountain' (singular). The latter are both in the eastern sector of the Brecon Beacons national park, near Hay-on-Wye. The 'Black Mountain' (which was not one of today's) is sometimes called 'Black Hill'. I hope that is clear. Today's effort comprised the 2 most westerly of the park's Hewitts, which is to say in the Black Mountain Range. This brings my total of Wales in Winter Hewitts to 6, out of 137. There was more of a nip in the air today, but the walk was pretty easy and uneventful, a straight-forward out and back.

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2 quarries.JPG
Has history, lacks prettiness.


3 roadside.JPG
Easy to get to at least. Garreg Lywd.


4 shake hole.JPG
This is called a Shake Hole, there are many of these.


5 hole close.JPG
A shake Hole up close.


6 Garreg Lwyd.jpg
Moel Gornach (or Garreg Lywd), Hewitt no.1 of the day.


7 Moel Gornach.jpg
Closer to the summit.


8 Trig point.jpg
At the summit.


9 Gowerview.jpg
Can see all the way to the south coast, and Gower Peninsula.


11 feature.jpg
A feature of interest on the tops of Y Mynydd Du.


12 Foel Fraith.jpg
Subsiduary 'peak' of Foel Fraith.


14 waymarker.jpg
A useful waymarker, the long ridge of Garreg Las ahead.


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On Garreg Las. The Beacons Way footpath not obvious.


16 Tywn Synd.jpg
Summit of Twyn Synd (ie Garreg Las), 2nd and last Hewitt of the day.


17 crap.jpg
Not the most exciting landscape ever.


18 jaw.JPG
Object of interest.


19 2nd time.jpg
Moel Gornach again (or Garreg Lywd).



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For another day, the bigger Hewitts of Picys Du, Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Hir to the east.
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Re: A Walk in the Black Mountain (range)

Postby ChrisW » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:21 pm

Good stuff TEA, what a wonderfully desolate place, I suspect it's less than busy most days....just my kind of spot :wink:
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