Come and explore the mountains of the Brecon Beacons.
Starting in the west lie the beautiful and less visited Black Mountain and Carmarthen Fans. Moving eastwards you reach the empty peaks of the Forest Fawr, and then the more popular eastern area with its high peaks including Pen y Fan at 886m.
Across these mountains, usually traversed from east to west run two trails. The Beacons Way, and the longer Cambrian Way. The Beacon Way first dipping its toes in the Black Mountains to east, the Cambrian Way making close to a full traverse of these eastern ridges.
Whilst mostly empty, these hills bear the scars of former habitation and industry. The great reservoirs are an obvious more modern and necessary intrusion. But there are quarries, some ancient, some in use until relatively recent times. Many of the peaks are crowned by ancient burial mounds, Pen y Fan included. Where ever you walk here, it is with a ghost at your side.
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