Walk po172 Cefn Yr Ystrad from Pontsticill

Wild moorland &ampamp; disused quarries


Route outline for walk po172:

- Ponsticill  -   Baltic Quarry  -   Cefn Yr Ystrad  -   Cwar Yr Ystrad  -   Cwar Yr Hendre  -   Gwaun Danydarren  -   Gwaun Nant Ddu  -   Cwm Callan  -   Dolygaer  -   Pontsticill Reservoir  -   Brecon Mountain Railway  -   Pontsticill Railway Station  -   Posticill.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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

The highest point of this walk is Cefn yr Ystrad at 617m (2025ft). Cefn yr Ystrad is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (127th highest in Wales, 297th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Cefn yr Ystrad is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (178th in Wales, 418th in England & Wales). Cefn yr Ystrad is classified as a Marilyn (50th highest in Wales, 736th highest in the UK).


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 OL12
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk po172 Cefn Yr Ystrad from Pontsticill

In no particular order . . .

Brecon Mountain Railway Steam Engine

Brecon Mountain Railway Steam Engine

Photo: Bob Hamilton (4)

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (25)

Old Quarry sign on the lower slopes of Cefn yr Ystrad

Old Quarry sign on the lower slopes of Cefn yr Ystrad

Photo: Bob Hamilton (2)

Railway Bridge spanning the path up Cefn yr Ystrad from Pontsticill Reservoir

Railway Bridge spanning the path up Cefn yr Ystrad from Pontsticill Reservoir

Photo: Bob Hamilton (1)

Pontsticill Reservoir

Pontsticill Reservoir

Photo: Barry Lugg (24)

Cefn yr Ystrad summit trig point

Cefn yr Ystrad summit trig point

Photo: Bob Hamilton (3)

Pontsticill Reservoir

Pontsticill Reservoir

Photo: Bob Hamilton (5)


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