Pengenffordd - Mynydd Troed - Pengenffordd

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Rather like Yr Aran in Snowdonia, Mynydd Troed stands between higher mountains and the surrounding plains. This means that you may still enjoy views, even when the Black Mountains are in cloud.

The walk starts from The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) at Pengenffordd and follows a track which runs north alongside the A479(T) to a crossroads on the brow of a hill. After crossing the main road, join a bridleway which leads past Pen-y-genffordd Farm to open ground. A track leads through bracken to the north ridge of Mynydd Troed. The ascent is steep though short, with views across to the Y Grib ridge and the main massif of the Black Mountains. From the summit, the panorama extends to Mynydd Llangorse and Llangorse Lake, with the Brecon Beacons rising in the distance.

A steep, grassy descent leads to a path junction at a col which overlooks Cwm Sorgwm to the south-east. The route curves northwards around the base of Mynydd Troed for about 1.5km before you reach a junction with a bridleway. There are other junctions before this one, but the golden rule is not to cross the fence on your left. You may see horse-riding along this track, as there are pony-trekking establishments nearby. Rejoin your outward route about 400 metres west of Waymark 4 and retrace your steps to The Castle.

Wales - Mid Wales - Powys - Black Mountains


Great Views, Mountains, Pub

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