Black Mountains (Wales)

The Black Mountains ( Welsh: Y Mynyddoedd Duon ) are a group of hills in a still untouched by tourism heathland in the south Wales and a small part of Herefordshire in England. It is the easternmost of the three hills groups in the Brecon Beacons National Park and is located north of Abergavenny, Usk and Wye between the rivers.

The 270 -kilometer Offa 's Dyke runs a distance between Hay-on- Wye, the secret capital of antiquarian book and Monmouth to the Black Mountains along. The area is popular with hikers and pony trekkers. As Wales was still a separate kingdom, King Offa ruled in the 8th century on the eastern neighbor of Wales in the Kingdom of Mercia. For fear of the Welsh warriors he had a wall built that ran from coast to coast along the border with Wales and Mercia should protect them from attacks. The highest mountains of the Black Mountains are the Waun compartment ( 811 meters) and Pen-y- Gader Fawr ( 800 meters). The Ysgyryd Fawr (also known as Skirrid or Skyrrid ) than the Holy Mountain (Holy Mountain) famous.

There are few villages and only a youth hostel in the field ( at Capel -y- ffin ). The Skirrid Inn has a reputation for being the oldest pubs in Wales. The sintering Dan yr Ogof cave is located along with other show caves ( The National Showcaves Centre ) on the A4067 in an underground river bed, in that National Park, which also includes the " Black Mountains " belong. Crickhowell tele Village was completed in 1997 and was the first Tele settlement in Britain. The settlement is fully networked and connected to a telework center. From the developers of the settlement with the attribute is provided " Life on the Information Highway ", but also live as a community with upscale residential quality in which people and can work with. John Charles, a former striker for Leeds United, Juventus and the national team of Wales, is from Cwmdu in the Black Mountains.

The antiquities in the mountain region are:

  • The megalithic Ffostyll North
  • Ffostyll South
  • Gwernvale
  • Little Lodge
  • Mynydd Troed
  • Penywyrlod ( Talgarth )
  • Pen-y- wyrlod ( Llanigon )
  • Ty Isaf