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Black Mountain
703m (2307ft)

The Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales /England

Black Mountain straddles the border between England and Wales. Although the actual summit of Black Mountain is in the welsh county of Powys by a couple of metres, the upper NW slope of Black Mountain is the highest point in the english county of Herefordshire.


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Welsh Mountain
66th highest in Wales,
169th in England & Wales

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Welsh Nuttall
85th highest in Wales,
212th in England & Wales

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Welsh Marilyn
32nd highest in Wales,
586th in Great Britain

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Black Mountain Summit

Photo: Gareth Leach

Black Mountain is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL13
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 161
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Black Mountain is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

You can walk to the top of Black Mountain by using any of these 4 easy to follow route maps:






Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Black Mountain Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Black Mountain

Chris Hughes walked up on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hay Bluff car park [weather] Misty - Only a few meters visibility

Robert Shaw climbed on May 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Llanthony whilst doing the Black Mountain Challenge. [with] Alcester Gents Sports Club [weather] Wet and misty

Bleddyn Rhys bagged on January 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Fynnu ac i lawr o Gapel Y Ffin Hay Bluff gyntaf, ac ymlaen i'r Mynydd Du, ac yn ol 'run ffordd. [with] gyda Mona, Carads a Daniel. [weather] Cymylog ond sych. Haul ar Hay Bluff ond yn y cwmwl a'r niwl gwlyb ar gefnen y Mynydd du ei hyn. - Peint ar y ffordd adra yn y Skirid Inn yn Llanfihangel Crickorney. Tafarn hynaf Cymru!

Alan Smith hiked on March 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Gospel path [with] Matthew

Christina Lander summited on March 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Capel-y-ffin - Black Mountain (South Top) - Black Mountain - Hay Bluff - Gospel Pass - Twmpa - Rhos Dirion - Twyn Talycefn - Chwarel y Fan - Capel-y-ffin [with] Dick [weather] Dry with sunny spells, quite hazy

Vince Wetton conquered on October 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Po116 [with] RTM [weather] Sunny with showers - Long but satisfying walk

Robert Taylor-marriott scaled on October 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Route 63: South Top, Black Mountain, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Chwarel y Fan (CB). [with] Vince Wetton and Robert Taylor-Marriott. [weather] Sunny, cloudy and light rain.

Mark Hartshorne walked up on September 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] Walk po176. My first go4awalk route. Capel-y-Ffin, steep climb in hot sun through bracken but on a clear path to Offa's Dyke and Black Mountain South Top. On to the main top and then Hay Bluff for lunch. Down to Gospel Pass and up t'other side to climax on Twmpa (which sounds better than the English version). Then the long walk down the ridge and back to Capel-y-Ffin. [with] Flash [weather] Sunny and warm throughout - Glorious weather for walking. Few people on the way up but plenty on Offa's Dyke, Hay Bluff and Twmpa. Only two people on the walk back. Flash didn't know what to make of the hill ponies but got used to them after a while. Lots of butterflies - and also pursued by persistent small bees or hoverflies along Offa's Dyke. Flash met another dog called Flash. Also a border collie - well a collie cross. Amazing co-incidence. 5 hours including about 30 minutes for stops.

Alex Holland climbed during May, 2013 [from/via/route] PO123

Wyn Griffiths bagged on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Capel y ffin (po176) [with] Me [weather] Dry, hazy & 14c - Will do again

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Black Mountain

Me standing on the edge near Hay Bluff during a weekend in the Black Mountains

Me standing on the edge near Hay Bluff during a weekend in the Black Mountains

Photo: David LeHunte (4)

On the summit of Waun Rydd with the Black Mountains in the distance

On the summit of Waun Rydd with the Black Mountains in the distance

Photo: Alex Oldridge (3)

Hay Bluff, Black Mountain and The Offa's Dyke path from Capel-y-ffin

Hay Bluff, Black Mountain and The Offa's Dyke path from Capel-y-ffin

Photo: Martin Mackey (3)

The Vale of Ewyas from The Offa's Dyke Path on Black Mountain (South Top)

The Vale of Ewyas from The Offa's Dyke Path on Black Mountain (South Top)

Photo: Gareth Leach (2)

Black Mountain (South Top) summit cairn

Black Mountain (South Top) summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (3)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (2)

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Descending in to the Grwyne Fawr Valley from Pen y Gadair Fawr in The Black Mountains

Photo: Rosemary Janes (1)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (1)

The Black Mountains from Waun Rydd

The Black Mountains from Waun Rydd

Photo: Alex Oldridge (7)


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