Climb to the highest mountain in the Black Mountains on this challenging walk in the Brecon Beacons. The walk starts from Castell Dinas just of the A479.
This Iron Age hillfort has the highest castle in England and Wales. There is also a car park which makes a good start point for the climb to Waun Fach. From here you follow bridleways past Rhyd-y-car farm before turning south past a series of cairns. The final section turns east to take you to the 811 m (2,661 ft) summit. Here you can enjoy views over the Brecon Beacons including Rhos Fawr and the Radnor Forest. You may also see some wild ponies wandering around the area.
You could also start the walk from the nearby village of Talgarth. The village is located just a few miles north of Castell Dinas.
For a longer, more challenging route to the summit try the Dragons Back circular walk. This starts from Pengenffordd and visits Y Grib and Pen Y Manllwyn before climbing to the Waun Fach summit.
To further extend your walking in the area you could head to the nearby Grwyne Fawr Reservoir and Mynydd Du Forest where there are miles of walking trails and mountain bike trails to try.
PostcodeLD3 0EW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Waun Fach Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Waun Fach Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Waun Fach OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Waun Fach Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For a longer circular horseshoe walk to the summit see the video below.
To the west is the climb to Mynydd Troed and Cockit Hill from Pengenffordd.