The Dragon’s Back And Waun Fach

This walk ascends the lumps and dips of the Y Grib ridge, known as the Dragon’s Back, from the tip of the tail to the highest point of the Black Mountains, Waun Fach. It takes in the remains of Castell Dinas, the highest castle in Wales and England, which dates from the very earliest days of the Norman conquest of Britain.Virtually all the ascent is in the first half of the walk with a couple of steep but easy sections. On a good day the views are extensive, covering the full length of the Brecon Beacons National Park and as far as the Malvern hills in the Midlands. Good underfoot throughout but this is a mountain day and therefore exposed to the changeable nature of mountain weather with little shelter.

Parking is in the layby by the Dragon’s Back pub (Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon LD3 0EP) on the A479 between Crickhowell and Talgarth and costs £2 per vehicle.

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The Dragon's Back Pub


The Dragon's Back Pub
The Dragons Back, Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon, UK


    1. Hi Clare – I messaged you a week ago but the email must have gone into your spam. I’ve cancelled all of your most recent bookings as you are not paying any subscription at the mo. As soon as you set a new subscription up please begin to book again. I hope to see you out on the hill soon 🙂

    1. Hi Justin – I’ve checked both the description and the google map directions link on the event page and both point to the start point at The Dragon’s Back, Pengenfford. I’ve not had any other messages. Please let me know the process you used rot get to a bad address and I’ll look into it.

  1. Google maps was supposed to take me on the route avoiding the road closure, but instead took me to the closed road. Lack of signal prevented me from updating the route. I should have downloaded the route really. Error was my end I think.

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