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Carreg yr Ogof & Bannau Sir Gaer from Llanddeusant

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons West

County/Area - Carmarthenshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.7 miles / 10.9 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SN776244
Lat 51.904652 // Long -3.780588
Postcode SA19 9UL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Brecon Beacons walk explores the area in the western part of the National Park known as Black mountain. The route includes an interesting mix of scenery with limestone pavements and outcrops during the first part of the walk to the summit of Carreg yr Ogof. As you progress along the route you encounter the red sandstone escarpment that many people associate with this National Park as you explore Bannau Sir Gaer where Lyn y Fan Fach lies 600 feet below.

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 1672 Llyn-y-Fan-Fawr, Mynydd Ddu from Llanddeusant - mod/hard - 12.0 miles/19.5 km

Walk 3559 Picws Du & Llyn y Fan Fach from near Llanddeusant - moderate - 5.3 miles/8.6 km

Walk 3563 Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du - moderate - 7.1 miles/11.5 km

Walk 2645 Fan Gyhirych & Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Fforest Fawr - moderate - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 2646 Fan Nedd & Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Fforest Fawr - moderate - 7.0 miles/11.4 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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