Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 04/07/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Partially Cloudy

Wind : Strong Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Chwarel y Fan Pen y Gadair Fawr Rhos Dirion Twyn Tal-y-cefn Waun Fach

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Description

Route - Start Grwyne Fawr car park, headed to Bal Bach, Bal Mawr, Chwarel y Fan, Twyn Talycefn, Rhos Dirion, Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr before heading back to the car park.
Weather - Started with Sunny spells with strong gusts on top.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading including relating features on map to locate and navigate. Relocation exercise performed and then picked a route to get back onto intended route. Timing exercise from Rhos Dirion to bridle way approx 1km took 15mins giving an average pace of 4 km/h. At bridle path reviewed rest of the route and calculated that we would be back at the car at approx 17:30 based on current pace, actual time back to car 17:35.
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.

Map

Distance : 23.41 km Ascent : 783 m Descent : -890 m