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.

Walk Description

Map showing start

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Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL13 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 161 BUY MAP

Other walks nearby

Walk 1660
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Craswall Priory & Hay Bluff
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 3203
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Llanthony Abbey from Capel-y-Ffin Youth Hostel
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 3204
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Hay Bluff & Twmpa from Capel-y-Ffin Youth Hostel
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1106
5.8 miles / 9.4 km away
Waun Fach from Castell Dinas, near Talgarth
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2065
5.8 miles / 9.4 km away
Waun Fach & Y Grib from Pengenfford (Castell Dinas)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1237
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
Cwmyoy & Hatterrall Hill from Llanthony Priory
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3342
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
The Hatterall Ridge from Llanthony Priory
Grade - very hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3209
11.7 miles / 18.7 km away
Llanfrynach and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 3210
11.7 miles / 18.7 km away
Brecon & Pen-y-Fan
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.

Area Information

Brecon Beacons NP

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers a wide area in South Wales. The high summits of the Beacons themselves tell only part the story as, like most National Parks, there is a varied ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

The Castle Inn
Pengenffordd
6.3 miles / 10.1 km away
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Glenview B&B
Bwlch
11.2 miles / 18.0 km away
Brynich Farm Cottages
Brecon
12.1 miles / 19.3 km away
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Stepping Beyond
Herefordshire
13.2 miles / 21.2 km away
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Ty Helyg Guest House
Brecon
13.2 miles / 21.2 km away
Old Station Caravan Park
New Radnor
14.7 miles / 23.5 km away
Danyfan - Brecon
Brecon
15.0 miles / 24.1 km away
Meadowview and Bluebell - Brecon Holidays
Brecon Beacons.
15.3 miles / 24.5 km away
Norton House Bed & Bed Breakfast, Norton Skenfrith
Skenfrith
16.3 miles / 26.0 km away
The Pilgrim Hotel
Much Birch
16.7 miles / 26.7 km away

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