The Black Mountains, Brecknockshire
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On Gospel Pass, Black Mountains, Brecknockshire
Black Mountains

This area is within the Brecon Beacons National Park and not very far from the Brecon Beacons themselves. It is also quite near Hay-on-Wye; the "second-hand book capital of the world". Don't go there - you'll only spend too much and remember, if you're flying, books are heavy.

Gospel Pass, near Hay-on-Wye is in this area of the Black Mountains. It is a narrow winding road generally wide enough for only one vehicle but it does have passing places.


The view from Gospel Pass, Black Mountains, Brecknockshire
Black Mountains

The scenery here is breath-taking and there is walking to be had on top of the pass a favourite being up to Hay Bluff.


The Vale of Ewyas, Black Mountains, Brecknockshire
Vale of Ewyas

Looking North along the valley from near Llanthony, towards Capel-y-Ffin and the 1800 feet high Gospel Pass.

The River Honddu flows through this valley but a word of caution if you look for this river on a map. There is another River Honddu which flows through Brecon from the north to join the River Usk. Don't confuse the two!

Comment Vale of Ewyas

Snowdrops, Black Mountains, Brecknockshire
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis).

These were in a small village called Llanigon, about two miles South-West of Hay-on-Wye, in mid February.