Peaks

 

32

 

 

Pursuers

 

12

 

 

Finishers

 

1

 

 

An extension into Wales of Alan Dawson’s and the late Fiona Torbet’s (née Graham) list of Scottish hills between 2,000 ft and 2,499 ft high with at least 150 m of prominence. A subset of the Welsh Marilyns https://peakery.com/challenges/welsh-marilyns/. Also see the original Grahams challenge here: https://peakery.com/challenges/grahams/. Created and maintained by peakery member Mark Trengove.

 

Highest peak

Pen Pumlumon Fawr

2,467 ft / 751 m

Most prominent peak

Y Llethr

1,840 ft / 560 m

Most summited peak

Yr Aran

11 summits

Most difficult peak

no info yet

Difficulty breakdown

no info yet

Top climbing months

April   16%

August   11%

October   11%

Highlights
  • Includes peaks in Mid- and South Wales, as well as in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
  • Experience the diversity of the mountain landscapes across Wales caused by differences in the geology.
  • Marvel at the complex geology of these very ancient mountains.
  • Experience the wild fluctuations of Wales’ maritime climate.
"Parked at end of road at the car park to the south west. Walked up down the road and up the pb. Right up a couple of rocky rises to the trig point. Returned via the peak to the west, following the wall back to the car." - Tal y Fan, vygodski, Aug 22, 2018
"From the Warren Wood car park, straight up the track northwards with the ravine to the right - ignoring the various walks - taking the path through the wood on the third switchback, crossing the fence, taking a long right hand curve up to the fence and danger zone sign, then skirting that to reach the summit and then the trig. Then on to Mixen, Creigau, Bache and down to New Radnor, returning to car park along the A44 which was beastly." - Great Rhos, vygodski, Aug 4, 2018
"Up to the path cutting across half way up from the Standing Stone car park, then W and then E up the zigzag to the trig point on Hay Bluff. Then on to the Black Mountain summit along a well-laid stone and gravel path before returning the same way. Didn't have time to go further along the ridge." - Black Mountain, vygodski, Jul 18, 2018
"Thursday 12 July 2018. An ascent of Pen y Begwn (Hay Bluff) 677m/11m and Twyn Llech (Black Mountain) 703m/154m (Section 32A), near Hay-on Wye, Powys, Mid Wales. 9.3km, with 210m of ascent. 3hrs 30mins. Black Mountain is the highest point on a long high ridge, on a north-south axis, which, for most of its length, runs along the border between Wales and England. To the east is the English county of Herefordshire, while to the west the Welsh counties of Powys and Monmouthshire. Confusingly, it is the easternmost range in The Black Mountains (Welsh: Y Mynyddoedd Duon). The ridge runs for " - Black Mountain, marktrengove2, Jul 12, 2018
"From car park at road-end at Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Solo. Past the two standing stones and on path on NW and N sides of walls to Foel Lwyd. Continued on path towards Tal y Fan. At col crossed stile to E side of wall where OS 1:25,000 map shows path. Reached trig point and stood on rock close-by, which is the highest point. Crossed stile to the other side of wall and used path on this side of wall to descend to col - it's slightly easier on this side of the wall. Followed outward route back to car park. Good weather and good views. " - Tal y Fan, peter43, Apr 14, 2018