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.
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:
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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