Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 30/05/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Rhos Dirion Waun Fach

Flagged :


Route - Parked at Castle Inn in Pengenfordd, took bridle path on to open hill east of Mynydd Llysiau, walked up to bridle path then headed north to Cairn (618m). Picked up foot path to Pen Trumau, Waun Fach, Pen Manllwyn and Rhos Dirion. Headed back to the Castle in via Dragons Back (Y Grib) and Castell Dinas)
Weather - Sunny spells with easterly breeze on the top
Learning Points - Pacing exercise to Rhos Dirion and back, 63 paces per 100m. Map reading including relating features on map to locate and navigate. Identified potential wild camp site on map during planning, walked to proposed site and confirmed as ideal wild camp spot. Overarching route planned varied on the day to accommodate learning points and take myself away from known ground.
Group - 2 Maria and myself

Area : Black Mountains

The Black Mountains (Welsh: Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the national border into Herefordshire, England. They are the easternmost of the four ranges of hills that comprise the Brecon Beacons National Park, and are frequently confused with the westernmost, which is known as the Black Mountain. To confuse matters further, there is a peak in the Black Mountains called Black Mountain.


Time Taken : 05:11:22 Distance : 18.83 km Ascent : 948 m Descent : -956 m Avg Speed : 3.73 kmph Moving Speed : 3.75 kmph