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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.
A fine mountain day in the lesser walked area just south of Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons National Park About This walk
A fine mountain day in the lesser walked area just south of Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons National Park
This walk ascends the lumps and dips of the Y Grib ridge, known as the Dragon’s Back, from the tip of the tail to the highest point of the Black Mountains, Waun Fach. It takes in the remains of Castell Dinas, the highest castle in Wales and England, which dates from the very earliest days of the Norman conquest of Britain. Virtually all the ascent is in the first half of the walk with a couple of steep but easy sections. On a good day the views are extensive, covering the full length of the Brecon Beacons National Park and as far as the Malvern Hills in the Midlands. Good underfoot throughout but this is a mountain day and therefore exposed to the changeable nature of mountain weather with little shelter.
Height Gain : 500m Distance : 13km Time : 5.5hrs
What to bring
- Walking boots
- Warm layers and waterproofs essential
- Packed lunch
Dragon’s Back Bunkhouse, Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EP)
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