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Fan Brycheiniog - The Black Mountain

Looking up to Fan Brycheiniog (Black Mountain) from Lyn y Fan Fawr Fan Brycheiniog (The Black Mountain), Wales (an 8mile circular walk to the summit of Fan Brycheiniog - the Black Mountain) For the second weekend in a row we'd woken far too early to the sound of the alarm and, after a quick breakfast and loading the car with kit bags, we were heading up the A34 on our way to the Welsh mountains. Both to shorten the trip there and back as well as to see something different we had decided to walk a ridge route to the summit of Black Mountain (Fan Brycheiniog) in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  We've walked a lot in the Beacons but have never ventured this far West and were both looking forward to a new challenge. At 802m the summit of Fan Brycheiniog is the highest point in the Black Mountain range - not to be confused with the Black Mountains in the east of the Beacons or, even more confusingly, with the 703m summit in that range that is also called Blac