Walking Tours on The Black Mountain

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 mountain ridge
Llyn y Fan Fach below the mountain ridge

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.
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.
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. 

On the summit of Picws Du
On the summit of Picws Du