Rural South Wales beckons but the sting in the Dragon’s tail is a traverse from The Black Mountain to the Brecon Beacons!

Statistics

3,471

m

3,359

m

17

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

South Wales’ answer to the jagged mountains of Snowdonia is the distinctive northern scarp and flat-topped profiles of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The route undulates eastwards before satisfyingly traversing the six main peaks of the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog), including South Wales’ highest peak Pen y Fan, then veering off to our final remote overnight camp just shy of the Talybont Reservoir.

It’s another monster mountain day and likely to be the crux of the race for many participants.