The Black Mountain

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Mountain Walks
Oct 17

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Event booking closes on Oct 16 at 23:30:00
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15 miles (24km) 8.5 hours approx. Ascent 1300 meters

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Participation Statement,  here, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. (If you have recently completed this, you do not need to complete it again.)

This walk starts in the Swansea valley / Cwm Tawe. From here we head into Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve which contains several shake and swallow holes. Once at the top of Fan Gyhirych we head steeply down back into the valley again. We then head over some hills and uneven ground crossing the river Tawe making our way to Llyn y Fan Fawr. This is a lake with potential for paddling or quick dip if time permits. The water is very cold so only go for a dip if you are a confidant swimmer and it is not compulsory to try out the water. We then head up the black mountain and follow the ridge back to the starting point. 


This walk sticks to paths most of the time, but in the valleys, we do go through rather rough ground. This means walking boots are a must. The walk has a reasonable amount of accent at 1300 meters and will be a full day. Some may find this challenging and tiring, so be prepared for this. It will however be an enjoyable day and worth it.


Please bring plenty of food and 2 litres of water


IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. 
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads event a week (Leaders excepted on events if they are leading.)
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!


Participation Statement

OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts,  do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge.  Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

By signing up to and attending an OutdoorLads event, you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept the content of this statement.

The Black Mountain
The Black Mountain view
End of black mountain Walk
Llyn y Fan Fawr
Llyn y Fan Fawr
The Black Mountain
The Black Mountain view
End of black mountain Walk
Llyn y Fan Fawr
Llyn y Fan Fawr


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