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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You can find Black Mountain & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)
1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):
1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):
See Black Mountain and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:
See Black Mountain and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Map:
Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Black Mountain
Mark Davidson walked up on July 14th, 2003 [from/via/route] Walk po116 Black Mountain & Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin [with] Theresa [weather] Warm & sunny - really good walking weather
Sion Britton climbed on December 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] O Maes Parcio Hay Bluff. [with] Rhiannon [weather] Cymylog
Tom Bond bagged on May 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular route from Blaen-y-Cwm car park. [with] Scott Gibbons - First wild camp & maiden voyage of MSR Elixir 2.
Rich Roberts hiked on April 3rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Offas Dyke [with] Sarah Wye
Chris Hughes summited on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Hay Bluff car park [weather] Misty - Only a few meters visibility
Robert Shaw conquered on May 13th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Llanthony whilst doing the Black Mountain Challenge. [with] Alcester Gents Sports Club [weather] Wet & misty
Bleddyn Rhys scaled 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 walked up on March 23rd, 2017 [from/via/route] Gospel path [with] Matthew
Christina Lander climbed 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 bagged on October 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] Po116 [with] RTM [weather] Sunny with showers - Long but satisfying walk
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