21km/13 miles, 800m ascent (approx)
A great high level walk in the Black Mountains with, weather permitting, the prospect of late autumn colours in valleys and views over sweeping landscape. We ascend onto the ridge west of Llanthony Priory up to the trig point at Bal Mawr. Then we head north west along the ridge up to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir. We return along the wooded valley and back to Llanthony via Bal Bach pass.
This is at the higher end of 2 boot range. It’s mostly on well defined mountain paths, but they can be wet and muddy underfoot in places. Winter is approaching and the ridge can be exposed so bring hat, gloves and warm clothing. Walking poles may come in handy as the ground can be slippery in places.
Bring packed lunch, pub to finish.
Meet: 8.45am at Aldi/Pizza Hut car park, Bradley Stoke or alternatively at Llanthony Priory car park ready for a 10.00am start.
Walk Leader: Ian B 01761 300435 or 07597 751429