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Details

Date : 25/07/2015

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 : Mynydd Troed

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Description

Route - Start Castle pub car park, headed directly up Mynydd Troed via the northern shoulder. At the trig point headed across the plateau in a south easterly direction to the 570m ring contour before back tracking to the trig point and then down to the road via the southern shoulder. Then headed up Mynydd Llangorse via the northern shoulder, passed the fort. Before the 510m contour took the path heading directly south, then navigated to the Cairn at SO166261. From the cairn navigated to Mynydd Llangoed trig point before descending southerly to path junction SO159250. Headed in a westerly direction off the mountain towards Cwm Shenkin (Farm) then took lower paths around Mynydd Llangorse and Mynydd Troed back to the car park.
Weather - Sunny spells with cool breeze on top.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre-walk organisation. Map reading and compass work, re-location exercise on Mynydd Llangorse, timing practiced throughout. Navigate to 570m ring contour.
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 : 17.34 km Ascent : 809 m Descent : -762 m