Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir

Steady ascent to good views


Route outline for walk po126:

Talybont Reservoir  -  Allt Lwyd  -  Gwalciau'r Cwm  -  Nant Cynafon  -  Cwar y Gigfran  -  Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)  -  Waun Rydd  -  Craig Pwllfa  -  Carn Pica  -  Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)  -  Berth Lwyd Fach  -  Nant Tarthwynni  -  Talybont Reservoir




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Waun Rydd at 769m (2524ft). Waun Rydd is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (44th highest in Wales, 105th highest in England & Wales) Waun Rydd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (55th highest in Wales, 129th highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (20th highest in Wales, 452nd highest in the UK). The summit of Waun Rydd is marked by a cairn 600 NW of an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) at 754m (2475ft). Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (60th highest in Wales, 143rd highest in England & Wales). Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) means 'Gray Stone Heath (Pass with Two Hills)' in Welsh and is pronounced 'g-wine kerrig thlu-dion (bulch uh thui-athlt)'. The summit of Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt) is marked by a large flat cairn.

You will also reach the summit of Allt Lwyd at 654m (2146ft). Allt Lwyd is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (137th highest in Wales, 324th highest in England & Wales). Allt Lwyd means 'Grey Hill' in Welsh and is pronounced 'athlt luid'. The summit of Allt Lwyd is marked by a small cairn.


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 Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL12 Brecon Beacons National Park - Western & Central areas


OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park - Eastern area


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

160 Brecon Beacons


161 Abergavenny & The Black Mountains


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Tor y Foel beyond Talybont Reservoir from the lower slopes of Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Tor y Foel beyond Talybont Reservoir from the lower slopes of Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Jan Bowkler (1)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Talybont Reservoir from Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Talybont Reservoir from Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Chris Sillett (10)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Waun Rydd from the lower slopes of Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Waun Rydd from the lower slopes of Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Jan Bowkler (2)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Waun Rydd summit cairn with Corn Du and Pen y Fan (The Brecon Beacons) in the background

Waun Rydd summit cairn with Corn Du and Pen y Fan (The Brecon Beacons) in the background

Photo: Jan Bowkler (4)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Carn Pica above Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Carn Pica above Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Jan Bowkler (3)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Talybont Reservoir from Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Talybont Reservoir from Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Chris Sillett (15)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - On the summit of Waun Rydd with the Black Mountains in the distance

On the summit of Waun Rydd with the Black Mountains in the distance

Photo: Alex Oldridge (3)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Bwlch y Ddwyallt from Waun Rydd

Bwlch y Ddwyallt from Waun Rydd

Photo: Chris Sillett (11)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - A snow capped Tor Y Foel from Talybont Reservoir Dam

A snow capped Tor Y Foel from Talybont Reservoir Dam

Photo: Richard Penney (1)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - The Black Mountains from Waun Rydd

The Black Mountains from Waun Rydd

Photo: Alex Oldridge (7)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Pen y Fan from Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)

Photo: Chris Sillett (17)

Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir - The small cairn on the summit of Allt Lwyd

The small cairn on the summit of Allt Lwyd

Photo: Mark Davidson (58)


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