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The Black Mountain, Brecon Beacons

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons West

County/Area - Carmarthenshire

Author - Hugh Maguire

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 2400 feet / 727 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SN798238
Lat 51.89974 // Long -3.748416
Postcode SA19 9UN (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

The Black Mountain forms the western high ground of the Brecon Beacons National Park and should not be confused with the Black Mountains in the east of the same Park. Rising to 802 metres (2631 ft) Fan Brycheiniog the summit of the Black Mountain is the third highest top in South Wales.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL12Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 160Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 160Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2641 Fan Fawr & Fan Frynych, Fforest Fawr - moderate - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 3616 Fan Fawr from Storey Arms - moderate - 6.0 miles/9.8 km

Walk 2400 Pen y Fan from Cwmgwdi near Brecon - moderate - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Walk 1903 Pen y Fan & Corn Du from Cwmgwdi - moderate - 7.5 miles/12.2 km

Walk 2074 Highest Peaks of the Brecon Beacons - mod/hard - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 3210 Pen-y-Crug hill fort from Brecon - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km

Walk 3564 Groesfford and M & B Canal from Brecon - easy/mod - 6.2 miles/10.1 km

Walk 3236 Pen-y-crug, Sarnau and Battle from Brecon - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km

Walk 2643 Fan Frynych & Fan Llia, Fforest Fawr - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 1123 The Brecon Beacons from the Taf Fechan Forest - moderate - 8.5 miles/13.8 km

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