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Summits & Peaks

Black Mountains taken from Waun Hirwaun - Mid Wales March 2015 Location

7 Twmpa
Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name:Lord Hereford's Knob

Area: Black Mountains

Hight: 752 m 2,457 Ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: The mountain is easily accessible from Gospel Pass at the foot of Twmpa and nearby Hay Bluff. The Gospel Pass is the highest road pass in Wales at 549 m 1,801 FT. It's named after St Paul who it's said preached the gospel in the area. The drive through the Vale of Ewyas is spectacular.

Comment: This forms part of the Western escarpment of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons. With views to the Wye below and the Beacons to the South West it's a high peak that feeds the Wye via the Digedi Brook and numerous others. It's famous through the post Punk band Half Man Half Biscuit who sung the song 'Lord Hereford's Knob.' Hay Bluff is opposite. See Mountain Waters

8 Y Garn
Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: None

Area: Cambrian Mountains

Hight: 684 m 2,244 Ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: You can start to access the Plynlimon Massif from various directions or routes. They are Pont Rhdgaled, Eisteddfa Gurig, Dyffryn Castell and Nant Y Moch Reservoir. See Source Walks

Comment: The Mountain forms part of the Plynlimon Massif in the Cambrian Mountains. It affords the walker with fabulous views of Plynlimon itself. See Source Walks

The images above were taken whilst out exploring Wye waters. There are no technical climbs here or below - you cannot fall off any of these high tops! Once at their summits you can either locate the outflow of water and walk the water courses or simply enjoy the general area.

Nearby are the towns of Hay On Wye, Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brecon if in the Black Mountains and Aberystwyth, Rhayader, Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Llanwertyd Wells with villages such as Elan in the Elan Valley and Llangurig the highest village in Wales.

9 Chwarel Y Fan

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: None

Area: Black Mountains

Hight: 679 m 2,228 ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: You can start to access the mountain from various directions or routes. They are Grwyne Faw car park or the Vale of Ewyas at Llanthony Priory for example. See Mountain Waters

Comment: The mountain is situated within the Black Mountains interior not far from its highest point Waun Fach and Pen Y Gadair. It's a Whale back ridge that feeds both the Wye and Usk. See Mountain Waters

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10 Hay Bluff

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Name:The Bluff (Local)

Area: Black Mountains

Hight: 677 m 2,221 Ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The mountain forms the North Western escarpment of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's an impressive sandstone bluff or mountain offering the walker amazing views over the Central Beacons and Wye Valley below. It feeds the Wye via brooks and rivers such as the Esgryn, Dulas and the Honddu.

Access: You can start to access the mountain from either ttwo car parks at its Westerly and Southerly foot on the Gospal Pass. There are options to walk from Hay-On-Wye, The Black Hill and the Vale of Ewyas. See Mountain Waters

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11 Pumlumon Fach

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

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Other Name: None

Area: Cambrian Mountains

Hight: 668 m 2,178 Ft

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: You can access this mountain or subsiduary summit from Nant Y Moch Reservior. From there you can go cross country or walk the Llyn Llygad service track, which will lead you directly beneath the mountain. See Nant Y Moch Source Walk

Comment: This forms part of the Plynlimon Massif and the formation that is the Llyn Llygad Glacial lake. It's an alternative route up to the Plynlimon summit for experienced walkers only. See Source Walks

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12 Great Rhos

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: None

Area: Radnor Forest

Hight: 660 m 2,165 Ft

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: The mountain can be access via a car park at the foot of the Whimble or from New Radnor. You can even take in the Water Breaks its Neck Waterfall and access the mountain from there. See Link

Comment: This mountain lay within the heart of the Radnor Forest, which is a huge area of high Mid Wails. With impressive valleys, water cascades and walks in what is an isolated range it feeds the Wye via Summergil and Hindwelbrooks to name a few and the rivers Ithin and Arrow. It's a big catchment! See Radnor Forest

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