Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

Steep ascent to superb views of the Wye Valley


Route outline for walk po120:

Pen y Beacon Stone Circle  -  The Offa's Dyke Path  -  Hay Bluff  -  Fynnon y Parc  -  Gospel Pass  -  Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob)  -  Rhiw y Fan  -  Rhos Dirion  -  Rhiw Wen  -  Caemarchog  -  Three Rivers Ride  -  Pen y Beacon Stone Circle.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
2
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Welsh
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

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). Rhos Dirion means 'Gentle Moor' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ross deer-ree-on'. The summit of Rhos Dirion is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top 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). Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) means 'Mound' in Welsh and is pronounced 'too-mp-a'. The summit of Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) is marked by a cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Hay Bluff at 677m (2222ft). Hay Bluff is known as a Welsh Bridget. The summit of Hay Bluff is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Offa's Dyke Path, a 287km (178 miles) linear footpath connecting Sedbury Cliffs in Gloucestershire, England with Prestatyn in Denbighshire, Wales. The Offa's Dyke Path is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Offa's Dyke Path.

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 po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

In no particular order . . .

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - On Rhos Dirion

On Rhos Dirion

Photo: Martin Mackey (4)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) summit cairn

Twmpa (Lord Hereford's Knob) summit cairn

Photo: Gareth Leach (7)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - 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)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - Me standing on the edge near Hay Bluff during a weekend in the Black Mountains

Me standing on the edge near Hay Bluff during a weekend in the Black Mountains

Photo: David LeHunte (4)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - 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)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - Hay Bluff from Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa)

Hay Bluff from Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa)

Photo: Alex Oldridge (1)

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle - Rhos Dirion summit trig point

Rhos Dirion summit trig point

Photo: Gareth Leach (8)


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