Height Gain: 500m Distance: 15km Time: 6hrs
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A fine mountain day in the east Brecon Beacons National Park and very much on the fringes. The Cat’s Back ridge is an absolute delight!

This upland walk ascends the Cat’s Back, a rocky but relatively easy narrow ridge with a very good path in the northern Black Mountains. Once on top of the Cat’s Back the route is pretty level for some miles taking in Hay Bluff and a section of the Offa’s Dyke path before descending into the Olchon valley and climbing back to the start point. There are also 2 1940’s aircraft crash sites close to the route. In good weather the views are extensive. Once up on the ridge there is little shelter until we drop back into the valley.

Please aim to get to the start in good time as access is via 2+ miles of single track road and there is limited parking space at the start, although there is more a couple of minutes walk away. 

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