Just a Mynydd……   2 comments

Well here’s a first, writing up a blog post the same day I did the walk. Never see the like of these days again once my summer hols kick in next week.

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

Another supermarket breakfast and another day in the hills to follow. This one a very similar trip to one we did with GM a couple of winters back. This time a more detailed exploration of Mynydd Llangorse and its far western ridge.

11.5 Miles

11.5 Miles

We parked up in Cwmdu and headed across the fields taking in the sights, sounds, smells, scratches and stings of the bracken

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

Small in height but large in area, Mynydd Llangorse is a wild upland heathland. Off the beaten track we had the whole mountain to ourselves save a few ponies and couple of cyclists

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

It’s a place to clock up long walks and we ticked off the miles as we strode on to its broad summit. The views across Llangorse Lake to the Beacons were very fine indeed.

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

After a brief rest on Cockit Hill we were off up Mynydd Troed, slightly higher but packing a mighty wallop of a steep slope to the top. The Bracken that clothes the lower slopes in these parts gives everything a stunning verdant hue. Much more pleasing on the eye from a distance than when you are bashing through it at close quarters

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

We headed off down the fine summit ridge before a session of the aforementioned bracken bashing on the lower slopes mixed in with a healthy smattering of nettles and head high thistles. Why I insist on wearing shorts round these parts in summer I’ll never know

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

We concluding the day with a long plod down the knee-jarringly hard minor lane that skirts the eastern slopes of Mynydd Llangorse but the sun was warm and the views stunning

mynydd llangorse, mynydd troed, cwmdu, llangorse lake, black mountains, brecon beacons, cockit hill

An uneventful day of easy walking on two of the quietest mountains in this wonderful range I call home

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2 responses to “Just a Mynydd……

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  1. Well done for getting through that without any hesitation, repetition or deviation. Flatt and Scruggs somehow seems like perfect accompaniment to those views.

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    beatingthebounds
    • Did you like that little pun, I did, I was quite pleased. Flatt and Scruggs are always a good bet for a short slideshow. Off to Towyn this afternoon, see you later in the week 🙂

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