Image of the Carneddau map

The Carneddau is a beautiful hill which rises to 436m. To the west it has views over looking the Wye valley and to the east the hills surrounding Glascwm. On a fine day you can see the Becons with Pen-y-Fan to the south and the Black Mountains to the south east. It stretches from Builth Wells in the south to Howey in the north, just about 4Kms long and 3Kms wide. It is mainly open hill top with a variety of valleys, crags, a few trees, undergrowth mainly bracken with a few corse bushes here and there. The area has an abundance of crags, depressions, line and water features, re-entrants and boulders etc.

Like most open areas where bracken is present it depends on what time of year competitions are held as to how easy or hard the running is. From late September where the bracken has died back to early July where new growth has only just began, running should be much easier.


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Last edited: 18th Dec 18