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
5
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

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

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Black Mountain, 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) (67th highest in Wales, 170th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Black Mountain is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (85th in Wales, 212th in England & Wales). Black Mountain is classified as a Marilyn (32nd highest in Wales, 582nd highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob), 680m (2232ft). Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (78th highest in Wales, 194th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (103rd in Wales, 257th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Hay Bluff, 677m (2222ft) and a Bridget; Chwarel y Fan 670m (2199ft) Chwarel y Fan is the highest point in the county of Monmouthshire. - a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (88th Wal, 216th Eng & Wal) and a Welsh Nuttall (116th Wal, 286th Eng & Wal) and Black Mountain (South Top) 637m (2091ft) - a Welsh Nuttall (151st Wal, 360th Eng & Wal).


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

In no particular order . . .

The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (2)

Chwarel y Fan summit cairn

Chwarel y Fan summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (10)

Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) and Gospel Pass from Hay Bluff

Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) and Gospel Pass from Hay Bluff

Photo: Gareth Leach (6)

Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) summit cairn

Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (7)

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Deep snow on Black Mountain

Photo: Sue Lupton (1)

On the Roman Road near Capel-y-ffin, Vale of Ewyas

On the Roman Road near Capel-y-ffin, Vale of Ewyas

Photo: Sue Lupton (3)

Hay Bluff summit trig point

Hay Bluff summit trig point

Photo: Gareth Leach (5)

The Vale of Ewyas from The Offa's Dyke Path on Black Mountain (South Top)

The Vale of Ewyas from The Offa's Dyke Path on Black Mountain (South Top)

Photo: Gareth Leach (2)

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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