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Brecon Beacons from the Neuadd Reservoirs – Bannau Brycheiniog o Gronfeydd Dŵr Neuadd


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General information

This is a fairly strenuous, but very rewarding 9 mile walk to the highest ground in the Brecon Beacons.  Apart from two shorter, stiff sections, the rest of the climbing is steady.  From the escarpments, there will be fine views of the Taf Fechan valley and the two Neuadd reservoirs, and the walk will reach the summits of Corn Du and Pen y Fan, the highest peaks in Southern Britain, with fine views in all directions, weather permitting!  Another short ascent to Cribyn will complete these three magnificent peaks, and the walk then continues down into the rocky saddle of Bwlch ar y Fan between the peaks, to follow an ancient Roman track through the beautiful Taf Fechan valley back down to the start.  10 am start.

Mae hon yn daith gerdded 9 milltir eithaf heriol ac egnïol i'r tir uchaf ym Mannau Brycheiniog, ond sy'n rhoi boddhad mawr. Mae’r dringo’n eitha’ cyson, ar wahân i ddau adran byrrach eitha’ serth. Ceir golygfeydd ysblennydd o ddyffryn Taf Fechan a Chronfeydd Dŵr Neuadd. Bydd y daith yn brigo copaon Corn Du a Pen y Fan, y copaon uchaf yn Ne Prydain, gyda golygfeydd gwych i bob cyfeiriad (os bydd y tywydd yn caniatáu!). Bydd dringfa fer arall i Gribyn yn cwblhau'r tri chopa godidog hyn, cyn disgyn i Fwlch ar y Fan rhwng y copaon, i ddilyn trac hynafol Rhufeinig drwy ddyffryn prydferth Taf Fechan yn ôl i'r man cychwyn.

Terrain / Difficulty

Fairly strenuous and not for the unfit, but manageable for the average walker. Clear, well-trodden paths, boggy patches, broad rocky track - walking boots essential; dogs on leads near livestock. Taith egnïol, nid yw’n addas i'r cerddwr gwan, dibrofiad. Llwybrau clir a thraciau creigiog llydan, rhai mannau corsiog- esgidiau cerdded yn hanfodol; cŵn ar dennyn ger da byw.

Approximate Distance

9 miles

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