Llangynidr - Llangynidr Mountain - Chartist Cave - Llangynidr

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The walk is on very open ground with very few points of reference. Good navigating skills are needed, but the rewards are immense. The views range over the Welsh Industrial valleys and the Black Mountains as well as the Brecon Beacons.

Pikes and possibly other weapons were secretly made and stockpiled in the Chartist Cave during the summer of 1839. They were subsequently carried by Tredegar Chartists on the great march on Newport on November 3rd - 5th 1839. Visitors to Newport can still see the holes in the pillars outside the Westgate near the bottom of Stow Hill. This became the greatest armed clash between the Government and the British people in the 19th Century, resulting in over 20 deaths and the last mass treason trial in British history.

Because of the navigational challenges we do not recommend that you undertake this walk in poor visibility.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Bannau Brycheiniog


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Mountains, Public Transport, Toilets, Waterfall
9/24/2018 - John Acord

A good walk, but the caves are quite tricky to find as the entrance is in the side of a hill and you can easily be on top of the cave without seeing the entrance if you come at it from the wrong direction. Use SO 12775 15232 as your coordinates, this should put you right at the cave mouth.

9/3/2011 - Jo & Dave Jones

This is a very enjoyable walk. We walked this route on August Bank Holiday in 2011 and we were the only people walking it. Since the walk was written, there are considerably fewer conifers present to the walker's left when following the directions for WM3. It is much better to keep higher (nearer to the rocky outcrops) than trudge through the gorse that has developed lower down. To find the Chartists' Cave, walking to a compass bearing will help. Relying purely on the sheep paths can lead to confusion over which 'T' junction to take. A very enjoyable walk.

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