DAY 2 Blaen Llia Cir­cu­lar, Bre­con Bea­cons

Trail Running (UK) - - Routes - Tracy Pur­nell myny­d­dblaidd.wee­

This spec­tac­u­lar cir­cuit in the heart of the Bre­con Bea­cons be­gins by fol­low­ing the Llia river val­ley on the Sarn He­len trail, one of sev­eral stretches of Ro­man road in Wales cov­er­ing around 160 miles in to­tal. A steep climb brings you to the first sum­mit of the round, Fan Nedd at 663 me­tres, from where a glo­ri­ous sweep­ing ridge­line curves round to the dis­tinc­tively shaped Fan Gy­hirych, with its trig point-topped sum­mit stand­ing at 725 me­tres. A pause here to take in the out­stand­ing views of the sur­round­ing moun­tains is highly rec­om­mended. A long, ex­hil­a­rat­ing down­hill sec­tion fol­low­ing the Bea­cons Way, ar­riv­ing at a river cross­ing at Coed-y-Gar­reg be­fore the fi­nal stretch takes you through wood­land and past a for­mer Ro­man camp to the fin­ish.

An­gel Inn, Pontneddfechan, SA11 5NR, SN 900077 (south of route) OS Ex­plorer OL12 Fan Nedd sum­mit, SN 913183 Blaen Llia car park, SN 926164

The im­pres­sive sum­mit cairn on Fan Nedd

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