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The images above were taken from the source of the River Wye in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales. Part of the proposed Cambrian Mountains National Park the plynlimon Massif is a vast area of open moorland and is the largest watershed in Wales. There are no technical climbs here - you cannot fall off! Once at the top you can either locate the wye see Source Walks or admire the 360 views down the Wye gully or across to Cardigan Bay in the West or towards Cadair Idris to the North. They're some of the best views in Mid Wales.

 

Nearby are the towns of Aberystwyth, Rhayader, Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Llanwertyd Wells with villages such as Elan in the Elan Valley and Llangurig the highest village in Wales.

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Plynlimon 752 Meters - 2,467 Ft from the Wye Valley Location

1 Pen Pumlumon Fawr

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Other Name:Plynlimon Fawr

 

Area: Cambrian Mountains

 

Hight: 752 m 2,457 Ft

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Comment: The mountain is the source of the River Wye and at the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Technically it's the highest mountain in the Wye system and is part of the largest watershed in Wales. The River Severn also rises here. It's a good walk. See Source Walk

Access: You can start to access the Plynlimon Massif from various directions or routes. They are Eisteddfa Gurig, Pont Rhydgaled, Dyffryn Castel and Nant Y Moch.

2 Pen Pumlumon Arwystli

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: Plynlimon Arwystli

 

Area: Cambrian Mountains

 

Hight: 741 m 2,431 Ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The Mountain is the second highest point in the Wye system feeding the Embryonic Wye from the North.  Partly forested the Wye Valley Walk is nearby See Source Walks

Access: You can start to access the Plynlimon Massif from various directions or routes. They are Eisteddfa Gurig, Pont Rhydgaled, Dyffryn Castel and Nant Y Moch.

3 Pen Pumlumon Lygad-bychan - East

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: Plynlimon Lygad-bychan

 

Area:Cambrian Mountains

 

Hight: 724 m 2,375 ft

Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The mountain is the third highest point in the Wye system and forms part of the Plynlimon Massif. As you stand at its center you are nearly directly above the Wye source. See Source Walks

Access: You can start to access the Plynlimon Massif from various directions or routes. They are Eisteddfa Gurig, Pont Rhydgaled, Dyffryn Castel and Nant Y Moch.

4 Pen Rhos Dirion

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Name: Rhos Dirion

 

Area: Black Mountains

 

Hight: 713 m 2,339 Ft

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Mountain rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The mountain forms the North Western escarpment of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's an impressive sandstone mountain affording the walker with amazing views over the Central Beacons and Wye Valley below. It feeds the Wye via brookes and the Ennig and Llynfi rivers.

Access: You can start to access the mountain from either Talgarth if walking the foothills or from the car park at the base of Hay Bluff. You can of course access it from the Vale of Ewyas also.

5 Black Mountain

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Access: You can access this mountain from the Hay Bluff car park or Gospal Pass. There is of course the option to begin in the Vale of Ewyas or at the foot of the Black Hill. 

Name: Black Mountain

 

Area: Black Mountains

 

Hight: 703 m 2,306 Ft

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Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: This forms part of the huge Whale back ridge of the Black Mountains and plays host to a section of the Offa's Dyke long distance path. It's remote up here and a real joy in any weather. See Honddu Hike Diary

6 Twyn Talycefn

Wye Catchment Summits & Peaks

Other Name: None

 

Area: Black Mountains

 

Hight: 702 m 2,303 Ft

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: This lay within the interior of the Western escarpment of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons. With views down the Nant Bwch Valley on one side and Grwyn Fawr on the other it feeds both the Wye and Usk. From here you can also see Pen Y Gadair Fawr 800 meters 2,624 Ft and Waun Fach the highest point in the Black Mountains at 811 Meters or 2,660 Ft

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Access: The mountain is easily accessible via numerous routes. Twmpa, Grwyne Fawr valley and Nant Bwch all offer access to this rugged interior.

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