Walk po116 Black Mountain and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

High moorland walk with superb views


Route outline for walk po116:

Capel-y-ffin  -  The Offa's Dyke Path  -  Black Mountain (South Top)  -  Black Mountain  -  Hay Bluff  -  Gospel Pass  -  Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob)  -  Rhiw y Fan  -  Rhos Dirion  -  Twyn Talycefn  -  Blacksmith's Anvil  -  Chwarel y Fan  -  Capel-y-ffin.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
Welsh
Mountains
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
4
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
2
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Rhos Dirion at 713m (2340ft). Rhos Dirion is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (80th highest in Wales, 196th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Black Mountain at 703m (2307ft). 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 classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (66th highest in Wales, 169th highest in England & Wales). Black Mountain is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (85th highest in Wales, 212th highest in England & Wales). Black Mountain is also classified as a Welsh Marilyn (32nd highest in Wales, 586th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) at 690m (2264ft). Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (72nd highest in Wales, 183rd highest in England & Wales). Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (93rd highest in Wales, 238th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Hay Bluff at 677m (2222ft). Hay Bluff is known as a Bridget.; Chwarel y Fan at 679m (2198ft). Chwarel y Fan is the highest point in the county of Monmouthshire.

Chwarel y Fan is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (87th Wales, 215th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (116th highest in Wales, 287th highest in England & Wales); Black Mountain (South Top) at 637m (2091ft). Black Mountain (South Top) is known as a Bridget.

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 po116 Black Mountain and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

In no particular order . . .

Darren Lwyd from Blacksmith's Anvil

Darren Lwyd from Blacksmith's Anvil

Photo: Gareth Leach (11)

Twyn Talycefn summit cairn

Twyn Talycefn summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (9)

Wintery walk at the top of Hay Bluff in the snow

Wintery walk at the top of Hay Bluff in the snow

Photo: Phillip Gregg (1)

Rodney's Pillar (Breidden Hill) (left) and Moel y Golfa (centre) and from the A458 road near the  railway bridge at Cefn

Rodney's Pillar (Breidden Hill) (left) and Moel y Golfa (centre) and from the A458 road near the railway bridge at Cefn

Photo: David Neale (2)

Hay Bluff and Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) from Rhos Dirion

Hay Bluff and Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) from Rhos Dirion

Photo: Martin Mackey (2)

Capel-y-ffin Chapel

Capel-y-ffin Chapel

Photo: Gareth Leach (1)

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)

Chwarel y Fan summit cairn

Chwarel y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (10)

Black Mountain summit cairn

Black Mountain summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (4)

Rhos Dirion summit trig point

Rhos Dirion summit trig point

Photo: Gareth Leach (8)


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