Black Mountains Walks

Walk up Ysgyryd Fawr

Walk up Ysgyryd Fawr

The hill of Ysgyryd Fawr (anglicised to Skirrid) is an outlying peak of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons and has a clearly recognisable profile that it owes to historic land slips. The name derives from ysgwyd – which means to shake or shiver in Welsh and probably as due to it’s propensity to …

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Best Hill Walks in Brecon Beacons National Park

Walk up Waun Fach via Y Grib

The summit plateau of Waun Fach in the Black Mountains is mostly peat bog, with only the base of the trig point now remaining, hardly fitting for the highest point in the Black Mountains. It makes up for this with some wonderful approaches, such as the Grib ridge which this route ascends. The Route Click …

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