Brecon Beacons Traverse

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Start: Pen Rhiw-Wen
Distance: 88 miles (142 km)
Grid Ref: SN732184
 
Climbing: 6,104 metres
Walk time: 35-45 hours
Days: 6-9

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Summary: The Brecon Beacons Traverse is a very challenging route through the rolling and wild regions of the Carmarthen Fan, Forest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. In all there is over 6,000 metres of ascent. The walk was originally designed as a tough 24 hour challenge. From the start at Pen Rhiw-wen the traverse goes from west to east via Foel Fawr, Moel Gornach, Foel Fraith, The Black Mountain, Godre Garreg Las, Carreg Yr Ogof, Afon Sawdde, Carnau Llwydion, Picws Du, Fan Foel, Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Hir, Tafarn-y-Garreg, Fforest Fawr, Fan Gyhirych, Fan Nedd, Fan Llia, Fan Dringarth, Craig Cerrig-glesiad, Fan Fawr, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, Fan y Big, Waun Rydd, Carn Pica, Allt Lwyd, Caerfanell, Pen Bwlch Glasgwm, Garn Felan, Dyffryn Crawnon Nature Reserve, Dyffryn Crawnon, Afon Crawnon, Llangynidr, Usk Valley, Pen Cerrig-calch, Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Twyn Glas, Mynydd Llysiau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr, Blaen-y-cwm, Chwarel y Fan Quarry (disused), Blacksmith's Anvil, Twyn Talycefn, Rhos Dirion, Lord Hereford's Knob, Hay Bluff, Llech y Lladron and Offa's Dyke Path to finish at Llanthony Priory.


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