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Details

Date : 15/08/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

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Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Black Mountain Black Mountain South Top Chwarel y Fan Hay Bluff Pen-y-Garn Fawr Red Daren Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) Twyn Tal-y-cefn

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Description

Route - Start at Gospel Pass, headed up to Hay Bluff followed Offa's Dyke Path over Black mountain, Black Mountain South Top, Pen-y-Garn Fawr and Red Daren before heading down to Llanthorny. Picked up path heading up via Cwm Bwchel to Bal Bach, followed ridge path over Bal Fawr, Chwarel y Fan and Twyn Tal-y-cefn. Took path over Rhiw y Fan before heading over Twmpa and back to Gospel Pass.
Weather - Sunny intervals, good visibility with light/moderate wind on top.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading, relocation exercises, leg timing exercises (average speed 4.5kph with 1 min for each 10m ascent), pace exercise over 350m (61 over 100m).
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 : 27.47 km Ascent : 962 m Descent : -965 m