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Dragons Back circular walk, Black Mountains

Dragons Back circular walk, Black Mountains

​​The Dragons Back walk starts in the small village of Pengenffordd within the Brecon Beacons National Park. It boasts fantastic views of the surrounding country side and the beautiful Black Mountains.

Photo Tracy Purnell Dragons Back

The first ascent of the walk takes you over the ups and downs of the ‘Dragons Back’, aptly named due to its shapely mounds that resemble a sleeping dragon. This route includes the highest point of the Black Mountains, Waun Fach, which translates from Welsh as small moor.

Standing at 811 metres it is the second highest mountain in southern Britain. This area has grazing livestock and wild ponies roam the hills. Please keep dogs on leads throughout this walk to ensure safety.


Find the full walk route here.


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