GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Skirrid Fawr

9 miles (14.5 km)

Climb this 486m (1594 feet) mountain in the Brecon Beacons on this challenging walk. Skirrid Fawr (or Ysgyryd Fawr) forms part of the Black Mountains range.
The walk starts in Abergavenny, next to the tourist information centre and follows the Marches Way long distance trail to the summit. Here you will find the ruins of aniron–agehill fortand St Michael's medievalRoman Catholic church. There are splendid views across the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Abergavenny and the surrounding countryside.
The walk descends through woodland areas before rejoining the Marches Way and returning to Abergavenny.
If you'd like to climb another black mountain then the iconic Sugarloaf is also near Abergavenny. The Brecon Beacons Way also runs through the area so you could pick this up to continue your walk.

Skirrid Fawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Skirrid Fawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Sugar Loaf from foot of Skirrid

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Boardwalk section

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View over Abergavenny

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Pen y Fal (The Sugarloaf) and the Black Mountains

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Black Mountains

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Beautiful countryside

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Near the summit 1

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Near the summit 2

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Skirrid Fawr.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Skirrid Fawr.mmo (right click - 'Save As')