october, 2021

sat09oct10:00 am3:00 pmEvent OverEast Of Ponsticill10:00 am - 3:00 pm Ponsticill Reservior, ///taller.hangs.guessing > Event Organized By: David Thomas

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Nick Jacques

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David ThomasI have been walking in the mountains for over 50 years, walking on my own for over 40 years and have been a qualified Mountain Leader since 1986. I have walked in high mountains all over the UK and Ireland, Spain, the Pyrennees, the Alps, Ethiopia, Australia and walked the GR20 in Corsica.

Event Details

A crashed plane and a lesser visited peak are both part of todays walk…


Starting at Pontsticill reservoir dam it goes alongside the reservoir for a couple of kilometres before heading gently upwards on a forestry track until we reach the open hillside. Continuing, a good path is followed to a disused limestone quarry and across a limestone hillside to the site of a memorial for a Wellington bomber which crashed on 9th December 1940. From here it is a short step to the summit of Cefn yr Ystrad, the most easterly and rarely visited 600m peak in the Brecon Beacons. A short cross country leg takes us back down to the main path and ultimately back to the start via a short road walk.

More info

Height Gain : 425m Distance : 16km Time : 5hrs

What to bring

* Walking boots please
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
* Packed lunch


Meet at the start of the narrow road going up the eastern side of the reservoir, CF48 2UP.

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Health Guidelines for this Event

Outdoor Event
There is now and never has been any danger from Covid19 in any group situation outside anywhere in the world. Meeting others outdoors and walking in groups is and always has been safe.

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