Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny

Superb views of the Black Mountains


Route outline for walk mo128:

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



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid 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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) at 486m (1595ft). Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) is classified as a Welsh Marilyn (87th highest in Wales, 1015th highest in the UK). The summit of Skirrid Fawr (Ysgyryd Fawr) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Brecon Beacons National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park - Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

161 Abergavenny & The Black Mountains


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny

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Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny - 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)

Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny - 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)

Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny - 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)

Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny - 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)

Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny - 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)


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