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Black Mountain: Rock & Rail

@ Llandovery railway station at OS grid ref SN 763345

European Geoparks Fortnight 2008

Catch the train along the Heart of Wales Railway Line (HOWL) to Llandovery and take a minibus trip to Carreg Cennen Castle (picnic lunch or eat at the cafe), to the impressive Garn Goch Iron Age hillfort and to Llyn y Fan Fach - home to the fabled 'lady of the lake'.

Length of walks: (1) to Castle 1km / 3/4 mile
(2) to Garn Goch 2km / 1.5 miles
(3) Llyn y Fan Fach 5km / 3 miles

Grade/ascent: (1) to Castle: easy, 50m/150ft
(2) to Garn Goch: moderate 90m/300ft
(3) Llyn y Fan Fach: moderate 240m/750ft

Leaders: Gill Wright (HOWL Forum), National Park warden, Toby Small
Geology guide: Alan Bowring (BBNPA)

Times tie in with tarin times to/from Llandovery station. Bring picnic lunch/tea or eat in Llandovery

Geo-topics: Silurian/Ordovician, Old Red sandstone & Carboniferous rocks, legacy of the Ice Age and archaeology

A rock festival with a difference!

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Black Mountain: Rock & Rail is in Brecon Beacons National Park

Entrance Charge

  • Small charge for minibus
  • Charge to enter castle (Cadw members free)
  • Bring rail fare!

Date and Times

29-May-2008 29-May-2008

11:30 to 19:45

Contact Details

phone: 01982 552727 to book your place fax:

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