Chwarel y Fan

Walk Leader: Mike Ogden

Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012 10:30a.m.

Start & finish point: Car Park, Llanthony Priory, (SO289278).

Distance: Approx 10 miles

Time to walk: Approx 5 hours

Description: You can’t get any higher than this! Walk to the highest point in Monmouthshire. A fairly energetic walk in the Black Mountains which starts at Llanthony Priory before heading steeply up along the Beacons Way to the Bal-Mawr ridge. We then go on up to Chwarel y Fan, the highest point in Monmouthshire. After hopefully admiring the magnificent views we descend, past the old Monastery to Capel-y-ffin and then return south enjoying the views along the slopes of the Llanthony Valley.

Terrain: Serious slopes and steep descents. Several stiles.

For your rucksack: A packed lunch and of course a camera for those magnificent views!

Price: £5 per ticket

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