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• A small group trip (just 20 attendees)
• A fantastic Boutique Hotel with sauna
• Great hiking in the most remote part of the Brecon Beacons National Park
• Walk behind the largest waterfall in South Wales
• Your trip led by an International Mountain Leader who spent nearly 20 years covering the Brecon Beacons during his time with Mountain Rescue...
• Accommodation in beautifully furnished twin bed rooms with ensuite
We're back off to the Black Mountain (singular - not the different Black Mountains). A very popular trip and our only hotel one - we're staying in the delightful Plough Hotel in beautifully furbished twin rooms all with en-suites. However, with a bar, an AA Rosette award restaurant and sauna at the hotel we'll have a great chance to relax and indulge as well as enjoy our two days of spectacular hikes.
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To read more about Allan, the trip leader, please click below:
This is one of 5 five trips we arrange to 3 different parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Brecon Beacons is a superb range of Mountains, both gentler and nearer to London than Snowdonia or the Lake District. Let us show you the quietest, most remote and least known part of this famous range.
The Black Mountain is quite isolated and thanks to glacial action has a very rugged and dramatic landscape compared to the rest of the Brecon Beacons.
Saturday's walk is remote over some lofty and breath taking terrain. Well away from the main Brecon honey pot walks it's an area we're unlikely to see anyone else, where majestic Red Kites (bird of prey) can be seen along with wild ponies and breath taking landscapes as can be seen in the photos. It's an 8 mile hike with about 720m of ascent (2450 feet) over mixed terrain.
On Sunday we'll head back to civilisation at the edge of the Black Mountain and discover Henrhyd - South Wales' largest waterfall with a straight 30 metre drop (90 foot) which we'll be walking behind. It's less rural than Saturday's hike and we've got a 9 mile walk with about 400m of ascent which will be over a varied terrain (rocky in places), taking in the summit of Cribarth as well as the Craig-y-nos Country Park. We'll discover an attractive landscape of gorges, rivers, woodland and valleys in an area with a long industrial past stretching back to Roman times. We'll also get to walk behind the highest waterfall in south Wales. It's a delightful walk and conveniently also on our way back.
For the finishing touch to the weekend we'll be staying in the delightful Plough Hotel with a very good restaurant and it's own bar and lounge as well as sauna to enjoy our evenings.
Friday 21st March
Head over to our accommodation. The hotel has a sauna that I'm sure we'll take advantage of over the weekend.
Saturday 22nd March
After a cooked breakfast we'll head off for our hike. We'll return to the hotel afterwards to shower and then visit the hotel's restaurant
Distance: 9/10 miles (15/16 km)
Rating: Tough, some hills, a good level of fitness required
Sunday 23rd March
Today we'll be heading off for another hike on the way back. We'll head back to London mid afternoon with a view to arriving back between 8:30pm and 10:00pm depending on traffic.
Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Rating: Medium/tough, some hills, a good level of fitness required
Cooked breakfasts and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. You will need drinks for the trip and money for dinner on Saturday and drinks in the evenings
Cost and Payments
All payments are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled. Once full payment has been received you may sell your space to a member of the same sex.
For details of how to make payment and the account details as well as details of how to pull out/buy a space, please see the link below:
We cannot get involved in people's own arrangements, but to facilitate these, we've set up a discussion board both for people who need or can offer a lift:
The price includes:
• 2 nights sharing in single sex ensuite twin rooms in The Plough Hotel.
• Cooked breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
• Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday
• Two hikes by an experienced and qualified guide (International Mountain Leader) who is also a qualified outdoor activity First Aider.
• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection.
The price doesn’t include:
• Transport from London and during the trip
• Evening meal on Saturday, drinks and personal expenses
These will be tough hikes of about 4.5 to 6 hours. You'll be walking at a decent pace (not an amble). A good level of fitness is essential and hiking boots are strongly advisable. If you are not confident in your fitness and ability then please get in touch before booking this trip.
Your safety is very important to us and these walks are led by a very experienced and qualified guide. We detail our hikes so you can see what you're signing up for, but in the rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury or death and you need to be aware of this risk and come equipped for the activity you've chosen to participate in.
Appropriate walking clothes and footwear. Hiking boots are strongly advisable for safety as well as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - >for more info please click here<
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