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Walk 06 An Upper Grwyne Fawr Circuit

Date: Saturay 9th March
Meeting Point: Blaen y Cwm
Grid Ref: SO 252285

Times: 10am to 5pm
Distance: 14 miles
Ascent: 2000ft
Leader: Simon & Nina Foster
Price: £8.50

A demanding walk around the upper Grwyne Fawr Valley, taking in Bal Bach, to the south of the start and then along a fine ridge to Rhos Dirion in the north, back via Waun Fach, the highest point in the Black Mountains and the Grwyne Fawr Dam, the highest stone built dam in the country.

Directions to Start
Allow 1 hour from CRiC.
From the front of CRiC take A40 towards Abergavenny and turn immediately left after the Fire Station up Greenhill Way. Then right at mini roundabout. Follow the road for 3½ miles until, on a right hand bend, you come to a sign for Llanthony along a very narrow lane. Turn left here (effectively straight on!) and continue, following the signs. At first T junction turn right and at “major” intersection (five ways) take first exit (signposted Grwyne Fawr Reservoir 7 miles). Continue along this road for the 7 miles to the Mynydd Du car park on your right.

Blaen y Cwm Car Park
Blaen y Cwm Car Park SO 252285