We’ll climb immediately to the snow-free summit of Hay Bluff, to then follow Offa’s Dyke south. A strenuous, steep-sided crossing of the Vale of Ewys comes next, passing through Capel-Y-Ffin. The next ridge will lead us up to Rhos Dirion (the highest point on our walk) before returning to the cars via Lord Hereford’s Knob (yes, really).
Total elevation is around 850m. We’ll be close to 700m above sea level so please bring plenty of water and pack for all weather conditions (except snow). I’d grade this as a high-end 2 Boot/low 3 Boot, in the Black Mountains of South Wales.
Bring a packed lunch
Pub to finish
Walk leader: Olly P (07833 136042)
Meet 8:15 at The Water Tower (Clifton)
Alternative Meeting Point: Meet 09:45 at Gospel Pass car park, north of Capel-Y-Ffin (NP7 7PN – post code is not precise) Map here
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.