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Black Mountains Traverse Challenge

Herefordshire, Powys

38 km / 24 miles
The Black Mountains Traverse Challenge is an established, very demanding Anytime Challenge with an undulating route across the Black Mountain ridge taking in the highest peaks and lowest valley points in a continuous 24 mile walk with nearly 7,000 feet of ascent on a self-devised route, much off-track. It can be attempted in either direction or both ways.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Very Challenging
Start: SO135276 - Llangors Church, Powys View on StreetMap
Finish: SO278361 - Craswell, Herefordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1990

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Black Mountains Traverse Challenge  (Richard Hill  - April 09 ) Download File


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OS Landranger Active 161
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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Walkers are Welcome
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Bunk House
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Bunk House
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24 km

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Route Profile:

38.6 km (24.0 miles)
2,265 m (7,431 ft) ascent
806 m (2,644 ft)  maximum height

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