The Black Mountain – South Wales
Our route took us up a gently sloping ridge all the way to the highest point Fan Brycheiniog at 802 m (2,631 ft)
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We crossed the river and followed the path to the hillside.
After a steep start the angle eases and the views open out as the lake Llyn y Fan Fawr comes into view.
Once you have passed the viewpoint to the lake it’s an easy stroll to the top, and a great place for lunch to savour the views. It was slightly overcast when we climbed it but we could still make out Pen Y Fan and the Black Mountains in the east.
We descended down a well constructed path to the lake below there was not a breadth of wind and I could have sworn I saw the Lady of the Lake. She actually lives in the smaller lake Llyn Y Fan Fach a mile or so along the ridgeline.
She’s behind you !
We returned via Bike Park Wales for a well earned coffee and chocolate cake and to check out the routes, it goes without saying that I will be returning to the park soon, but will be avoiding the extreme black runs.