Black Mountain (Gold)

Expedition Code

BM17 - please quote this in all correspondence with the leaders.

About the Area

The Black Mountain (Mynydd Ddu) range is the most westerly of the Brecon Beacons National Park sandstone uplands, straddling the county boundary between Carmarthenshire and Powys. It forms part of the Fforest Fawr Geopark. In the most part, these uplands are formed from old red sandstone, with spectacular north and east facing scarps in the north-eastern section.

This wild, remote, thinly populated region is ideal for practising all of the skills required for the Gold Expedition.

Please note - this expedition has taken place!

Award Level

Gold: Practice only


Thursday 20th April to Sunday 23rd April 2017


Friday 10th March 2017

Planning Day

Saturday 11th March 2017

Outline of Expedition

We will travel to Dan yr Ogof campsite on Thursday morning, set up camp and have an acclimatisation walk in the afternoon/evening. We will walk a triangular route, taking us south west on Friday, north on Saturday and south east on Sunday, returning to Dan yr Ogof. We will return to Abingdon/Oxford on Sunday evening.


£150 (including a £25 non-returnable deposit required at the time of application)

How to Apply

Please contact Alan Wallis for an application form and further details. You can contact Alan by E-mail.

Useful Links

Brecon Beacons National Park

Photos from the 2017 Venture