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520 square miles of upland scenery, rivers, waterfalls wildlife and a few sheep. There are four distinct mountain ranges, The Black Mountains in the east of the park, The Central Beacons, Fforest fawr and then confusingly the Black Mountain (singular) in the west. Pen y fan (pronounced Pen u van) is the highest peak in southern britain at 886metres its at superb veiw pont on a clear day.

The Black Mountains

A series of ridges with deep steep sided valleys, superb high level walking, quieter than the central Beacons. You can drive right through on a small steep little road that runs through the Llanthony valley. Visit secluded churches, a priory or a holy well.

The Central Beacons

Pen y fan is the hidhest point in southern Britain, closely followed by Corn Du (pronounced Corn de). The mountains form a series of peaks running in an east west direction. It is possible to walk from Story Arms on the A470 to Talybont on Usk taking in all the peaks, approx 9miles allow four to five hours.

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  • Pros:Great place if you like wilder places
  • Cons:weather can change very quickly
  • In a nutshell:Easy to get to hard to leave.
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