Tafarn y Garreg
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David ThomasI have been walking in the mountains for over 50 years, walking on my own for over 40 years and have been a qualified Mountain Leader since 1986. I have walked in high mountains all over the UK and Ireland, Spain, the Pyrennees, the Alps, Ethiopia, Australia and walked the GR20 in Corsica.
This walk starts and finishes at the Tafarn y Garreg pub on the A4067 and takes in two aircraft crash sites, one with little wreckage but the other
This walk starts and finishes at the Tafarn y Garreg pub on the A4067 and takes in two aircraft crash sites, one with little wreckage but the other has substantial amounts.
For the most part it is on main paths but also goes across country, mainly, but not always, following sheeptracks and goes to areas less visited.After short riverside walk stroll it’s up the Fan Hir ridge to test the legs and lungs before going off on the West flank to find the first crash site (a Wellington bomber) with an informal memorial. Then it is essentially flat to the second site, the deHavilland Vampire, where the large amount of wreckage has been arranged into the original shape of the plane.
We then regain the top of the Fan Hir ridge near the summit via a short, sharp ascent before dropping down to the bwlch and the path down to Llyn y Fan Fawr and the Beacons Way. (There is an option here, weather, group fitness and time permitting, to take in a 3rd rarely visited crash site and the summit of Fan Brycheiniog.)
From the lake it is back to the start along the Beacons Way through some magnificent glacial scenery with some river views as well.
Height Gain : 500m Distance : 13.5km Time : 6hrs
What to bring
- Walking boots
- Warm layers and waterproofs essential
- Packed lunch
Parking is in the laybys by the Tafarn y Garreg pub (SA9 1GS)
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