Hay Bluff & Twmpa, Black Mountains

Introduction to Walk 1238

Photo from the walk - Hay Bluff & Twmpa, Black Mountains

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Ascent - 1390 feet / 421 metres

Grade - moderate

Hay Bluff and Twmpa are two popular objectives combined in the Brecon Beacons walk. This part of the National Park is more correctly known as the Black Mountains and this walk provides good walking and excellent views especially across the Wye Valley. 

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Craswall Priory & Hay Bluff
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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Llanthony Abbey from Capel-y-Ffin Youth Hostel
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Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1106
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Waun Fach & Y Grib from Pengenfford (Castell Dinas)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3342
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Grade - very hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3210
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Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 3355
11.7 miles / 18.8 km away
Llandeilo Hill from Aberedw
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

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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