28th August, 2013
A great route around some beautiful peaks with amazing views of the rest of the Brecon Beacons.
I did this route in winter conditions, the idea was to get a big route in without too many ups and downs, which could be cut short if needed. I didn't need to shorten it, and indeed could have extended if it was summer. This is a good route if you want plenty of distance but don't want to have to keep your map immediately to hand (but do take one with you).
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Distance: 17.08 miles (27.48 km)
Total ascent: 1,084m
Steepest Gradient: 24% (1 in 4)
Time: 8:30 hours (Walking)
SummitsPen Cerrig Calch 707 m
Pen Allt-mawr 720 m
Pen Twyn Glas 646 m
Mynydd Llysiau 663 m
Waun Fach 811 m
Pen y Gadair Fawr 800 m
Pen Twyn Mawr 658 m
Park considerately outside the Red Lion pub in Llanbedr, SO239204
Mostly good paths with a few boggy sections and some rocky bits, but nothing technical.
Weather and Hill Conditions:
Met Office: Brecon Beacons Maps:
OS Explorer OL13 (1:25,000), OS Landranger 161 (1:50,000) Directory Listings:
Abergavenny (01873 853 254); Blaenavon (01495 742 333); Brecon Beacons National Park (01874 623 366)