Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir

Long high level walk with dramatic views.


Route outline for walk po147:

Talybont Reservoir  -  Allt Lwyd  -  Gwalciau'r Cwm  -  Carn Pica  -  Craig Pwllfa  -  Waun Rydd  -  Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion (Bwlch y Ddwyallt)  -  Graig Fan Las  -  Craig y Fan Ddu  -  Blaen y Glyn  -  The Taff Trail  -  Pant y Creigiau  -  Cefn Tarenni Cochion  -  Bryniau Gleision (Talybont Reservoir)  -  Darren Fawr  -  Darren Fach  -  Pen Bwlch Glasgwm  -  Pen Rhiw-calch  -  The Taff Trail  -  Talybont Reservoir




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttalls
3
Welsh
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
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 (135th 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.

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Taff Trail, an 88km (55 miles) linear footpath connecting Cardiff in Powys, Wales with Brecon in Powys, Wales. The Taff Trail is waymarked by a viaduct in a yellow arrow motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Taff Trail.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL12 & OL13
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 160 & 161
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir

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Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Grwyne Fechan near Darren Fach

Grwyne Fechan near Darren Fach

Photo: David Allen (6)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round 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 po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Carn Pica above Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Carn Pica above Twyn Du (Waun Rydd)

Photo: Jan Bowkler (3)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Jerusalem Baptist Church hike on Pant y Creigiau with Talybont Reservoir in the background

Jerusalem Baptist Church hike on Pant y Creigiau with Talybont Reservoir in the background

Photo: Matt Tricker (1)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round 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 po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Talybont Reservoir from (near) the summit of Cefn Tarenni

Talybont Reservoir from (near) the summit of Cefn Tarenni

Photo: Neil Toulouse (1)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Talybont Reservoir from the path to Pen Rhiw-calch

Talybont Reservoir from the path to Pen Rhiw-calch

Photo: Chris Sillett (20)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Talybont Reservoir from Darren Fach

Talybont Reservoir from Darren Fach

Photo: Chris Sillett (19)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Climbing towards Pen Rhiw-calch

Climbing towards Pen Rhiw-calch

Photo: Chris Sillett (14)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

The waterfall at Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (2)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round 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 po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - View from Craig Y Fan Ddu

View from Craig Y Fan Ddu

Photo: Paul Holroyd (27)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Waterfalls next to the Blaen y Glyn Car Park

Photo: Neil Toulouse (2)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Ascending Pant y Creigiau

Ascending Pant y Creigiau

Photo: Neil Toulouse (4)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Bwlch y Ddwyallt from Waun Rydd

Bwlch y Ddwyallt from Waun Rydd

Photo: Chris Sillett (11)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round 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 po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Climbing Craig y Fan Ddu

Climbing Craig y Fan Ddu

Photo: Chris Sillett (13)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Pant y Creigiau summit

Pant y Creigiau summit

Photo: Chris Sillett (18)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Craig y Fan Ddu

Craig y Fan Ddu

Photo: Chris Sillett (12)

Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir - Waterfalls near Blaen y Glyn

Waterfalls near Blaen y Glyn

Photo: Alex Oldridge (9)


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