Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny

Superb views of the Black Mountains


Route outline for walk mo128:

- B4521 Layby  -   Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr)  -   Llwyn Franc  -   Top Cottage  -   Top Cottage  -   Pant-Skirrid  -   B4521 Layby.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Skirrid or Ysgyryd Fawr is also known as 'Holy Mountain' and 'St Michael's Mount'. The remains of the walls of the ancient St Michael's chapel can be traced at the summit.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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0
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Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
0
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) at 486m (1595ft). Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) is classified as a Marilyn (86th highest in Wales, 1012th highest in the UK).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny

In no particular order . . .

The Black Mountains from the summit of Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr)

The Black Mountains from the summit of Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr)

Photo: Alex Oldridge (11)

My son Daniel and our 2 dogs Brecon and Maggie at the top of The Skirrid

My son Daniel and our 2 dogs Brecon and Maggie at the top of The Skirrid

Photo: Kevin Friend (1)

On Pen y Fan in the snow

On Pen y Fan in the snow

Photo: Mike Powell (2)

On Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) near Abergavenny for my 60th birthday in October with weather a lot better than now (July, 2012)!

On Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) near Abergavenny for my 60th birthday in October with weather a lot better than now (July, 2012)!

Photo: Diana Hayes (1)

St Michaels Chapel on the summit of Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr)

St Michaels Chapel on the summit of Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr)

Photo: Alex Oldridge (10)

On the summit of The Skirrid - Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) with The Black Mountains in 
the background.

On the summit of The Skirrid - Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) with The Black Mountains in the background.

Photo: Mike Powell (1)


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