HILLS AND MOUNTAINS
We are blessed with mountains at a variety of altitudes which make for a varied landscape with an array of walking opportunities. They range from hills like Blorenge which stands above Blaenafon at 571m, to Pen y Fan which, at 886m, is the highest mountain in Southern Britain.
This, our star mountain lies in the central Brecon Beacons massif; one of four massifs, the other three being:
- the Black Mountains in the east with Waun Fach at its highest point at 810m;
- Fforest Fawr which includes Fan Fawr at 734m amongst other ‘Fans’;
- the Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du in the West with Fan Brycheiniog at 802m.
Choose a pleasant walk up one of the gentler slopes from the south or a more energetic climb up a sweeping ridge, beside dramatic north facing escarpments to one of our distinctive flat-topped summits.
Find out about the geology behind this, one of Britain’s most stunning landscapes, the western half of which is recognised by UNESCO as Fforest Fawr Geopark.