GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa)

1 miles (2 km)

This is a short climb to Lord Hereford's Knob or Twmpa in the Black Mountains. The scenery is stunning with magnificent views over the Brecon Beacons National Park on one side and the Herefordshire countryside on the other.
You can park at the Gospel Pass car park about 1 mile to the east of the hill. From here you can pick up the footpath to the 690m (2,260ft) summit.
Like the nearby Hay Bluff the entire hill is designated as open country so walkers have thefreedom to roamat will.
You could start the walk from Hay on Wye if you prefer. Just follow the Offa's Dyke Path south to the Hay-on-Bluff car park and stone circle. Then follow country lanes or other footpaths to Twmpa.


NP7 7NP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa) OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa) Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Gospel Pass cycle route runs past the car park. It runs along the highest road pass in Wales from Hay on Wye to the nearby Llanthony Priory.
Head a few miles east and you could pick up the circular Cat's Back Walk for another popular local climb. The wonderful knife edge ridge walk is located just to the south east of the hill at Black Hill. The route provides great views into England on one side, and Wales on the other. There's a handy car park just south of the ridge or you could start from the pretty little village of Michaelchurch Escley where there's a nice riverside pub to visit.
The epic Cambrian Way passes over the mountain. The long distance waymarked route starts from the city of Cardiff and runs for nearly 300 miles through the Brecon Beacons, the Cambrian Mountains and Snowdonia before finishing on the North Wales coast at Conwy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks and Black Mountains Walks pages.


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Lord Hereford's Knob or Twmpa. Viewed from the north-east. The road in the foreground goes to Pennant.

Cairn of Lord Hereford's Knob - - 721347

Small stone Cairn on the summit

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Looking towards the Wye Valley from the top of the hill

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Looking NE from Rhiw Wen

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View of the car Park at Gospel Pass - route start

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Upper Digedi valley. This steep valley is on the north side of Gospel Pass. The picture was taken from just above the pass on the way up to Twmpa. The wide Wye valley can be seen in the background.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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