Walking Tours on The Carmarthen Fans / The Black Mountain (Mynydd Du)
Walk Grade (b) - The Lady of the Lake
£44 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
Llyn y Fan Fach below the Carmarthen Fans
Distance: 8.75 miles
Total ascent: 637m
This is the shortest route to the highest summits of The Black Mountain (Mynydd Du) and it is packed full of interest from the mythical stories associated with Llyn y Fan Fach to spectacular glacial features.
The walk climbs a track all the way to Llyn Fan Fach (a lake) here we climb on to the top of the mountain ridge and pass along the ridge climbing down again a Llyn Fan Fawr. We return to the track at a lower level past spectaculer glacial moraines.
Your guide James Cresswell and a walkign group with Llyn Fan Fach behind.
Walk Grade (c) - The Complete Ridge
£46 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
Looking at Picws Du, with a moraine in the foreground.
Distance: 12.7 miles
Total ascent: 744m
This walk visits the same lakes and mountain tops as walk (b), but it does it the hard way. This is a classic walk that explores the heart of Mynydd Du giving a real sense of mountain wilderness and a true taste of this remote upland massif. The route meanders through a moonscape of shake holes with a visit to where a stream disappears underground at a swallow hole, Sinc Giedd. This contrasts with the return route that follows the spectacular ridge of Bannau Sir Gaer.