Gorllwyn circuit, Elan Valley

Introduction to Walk 2498

Photo from the walk - Gorllwyn circuit, Elan Valley

Region - Cambrian Mountains

County/Area - Powys

Author - Paul Gasson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Ascent - 1430 feet / 433 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Powys walk explores the wild and remote plateau above the Elan Valley in Mid Wales. It is a walk for the lover of solitude and huge skies, and demands good navigational skills, being virtually devoid of paths in what has been referred to as the Green Desert of Wales, with considerable justification. 

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Cors Caron from Tregaron
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Walk 1361
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Twm Town from Tregaron
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Walk 1102
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Plynlimon and Nant-y-Moch Reservoir
Grade - hard
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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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Area Information

Cambrian Mountains

The Cambrian Mountains are a wild and empty plateau lying between the Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Parks. They are Wales' fourth national park in-waiting; designated in 1972 ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

Red Kite Cottages
Ffair Rhos
10.8 miles / 17.3 km away
Blaen-y-ddol
Pont-rhyd-y-groes
12.1 miles / 19.4 km away
Llanerchindda Farm Guest House
Cynghordy, Llandovery
13.1 miles / 21.0 km away
Nant yr Onnen B&B and Holiday Cottage
Tregaron
13.4 miles / 21.5 km away
Murmur Aeron Self Catering
Llangeitho nr Tregaron
17.5 miles / 28.0 km away
Old Station Caravan Park
New Radnor
19.6 miles / 31.4 km away
The Star Inn
Dylife
20.6 miles / 32.9 km away
Meadowview and Bluebell - Brecon Holidays
Brecon Beacons.
22.0 miles / 35.1 km away
Ty Helyg Guest House
Brecon
22.7 miles / 36.3 km away
Danyfan - Brecon
Brecon
23.5 miles / 37.6 km away

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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"

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