If you’ve ever driven from Ystradgynlais towards Dan yr Ogof Caves you will have noticed a broken and craggy ridge that some say, and I must admit it really does, look like the reclining torso and head of a giant. This is The Sleeping Giant.

Composed of Carboniferous Limestone and Twrch Sandstone, the highly folded limestone beds make up the Cribarth Disturbance and it is this limestone pavement and are of shake and sink holes that attracted industry during the 19th century when the hill was quarried. Prior to that we have Bronze Age use of the mountain and two cairns as well as a trig point adorning the tops. What I’m saying is that this is one interesting hill to walk and explore 🙂

More info

Height Gain : 300m Distance : 11km Time : 5hrs

What to bring

Walking boots
Warm layers and waterproofs essential
Packed lunch


Craig y Nos Country Park car park (charges apply) Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL
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August 13


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Craig-y-Nos Country Park

Swansea, GB, SA9 1GL

Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self PublishedI opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales.Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG.Join Me! for a walk or two :)