Waun Fach from Castell Dinas, near Talgarth

Introduction to Walk 1106

Photo from the walk - Waun Fach from Castell Dinas, near Talgarth

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 2080 feet / 630 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Waun Fach is the highest mountain in the eastern sector of the Brecon Beacons. This area provides good high level walking with extensive views. 

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Walk 2065
Waun Fach & Y Grib from Pengenfford (Castell Dinas)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Brecon Beacons

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