Llangors Lake

Strenuous 12 miles
Overcast; occasional light rain

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A strenuous 12-mile walk, circumnavigating Langors Lake / Lyn Syfaddan, in the north-eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The walk begins from the Welsh Venison Centre, including the opportunity to see red deer up close, at the start of the walk. Continue reading “Llangors Lake”

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Graig Fawr, Cefn Drum

Length: 8.5 miles — Grade: Moderate
Weather: Dense fog; light rain

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Moderately demanding, circular 8-mile ramble, starting out from Pontardulais Station, proceeding through the outskirts of the town, following the route of St Illtyd’s Way to ascend Graig Fawr, passing its trig point (OSBM S2002TP3429). The route returns by following the ridge-line of Cefn Drum, before proceeding through Pontardulais, back to the start. Continue reading “Graig Fawr, Cefn Drum”

Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn

Moderate 10 miles
Overcast, some light rain

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Moderate 10-mile ramble, starting from the car park at Keepers Lodge, about a mile north of Brechfa. Route principally  follows the course of the Afon Marlais, through the woodland of the Brechfa Forest, before traversing moorland to the cairn and “shalom” sculpture and trig point (S2528, TP218), marking the summit of Mynydd Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn. Continue reading “Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn”

Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods

Length: 7.5 milesGrade: Moderate
Date: 10, 14 January — Weather: Clear, dry, chilly

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Moderate 8 mile circular ramble, crossing moorland, encountering Maen Ceti / Arthur’s Stone, incorporating several miles of the Gower Way, along Cefn Bryn — “the spine of Gower” — with wonderful views to both the north and south of the Peninsula, before turning back and passing through Park Woods and returning across the open moorland. Continue reading “Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods”