Climb to the highest point in the Cambrian Mountains on this challenging circular walk in Ceredigion. There are wonderful views of the reservoirs, countryside and forests of mid-wales to enjoy.
The walk starts from the parking area on the A44 at Esteddfa Gurig. You then pass a farm and then through a gate marked 'All Walks' before beginning the ascent. The path takes you to the summit of Pen Pumlumon Fawr which stands at a height of 752 metres (2,467 ft). Here you will find a trig point and magnificent views in all directions. You can then descend the same way or via Pen Y Drawsallt, to the west.
Nant-y-moch Reservoir lies just to the west of the mountain. It's a nice place to extend your walking in the area with a peaceful lakeside trail to try.
Plynlimon PostcodeSY23 3LE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Source of the River Severn lies on the north eastern slopes of the mountain. The infant river also marks the start of the Severn Way which you could follow east into the peaceful Hafren Forest. The expansive forest has miles of cycling and walking trails to try.