Another Black Mountain Bivvy Spot!

In response to comments about my last choice of bivvy spots, I have included another of my favourites in the pictures below. This spot is a little further into the Black Mountains and is definitely more remote and reasonably unfrequented. The last time I was here I spent a fantastic night watching low cloud and mist swirl and disappear to reveal a stunning starry sky. It was late August and a superb opportunity for a bivvy night and I certainly wasnt disappointed…

evening falls

The late night sky from my bivvy snug spot just off the summit of Pen Cerrig-calch

my bivvy morning view

The morning view from my bivvy looking to the North

Bivvy spot viewing towards the Eastern Black Mountains

The view to the East looking towards Pen y Gadair Fawr


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6 Responses to Another Black Mountain Bivvy Spot!

  1. Lovely stuff… thinking of cancelling the Halloween Party at the weekend (only jokin,g kids… and, err, the big kids) so I can get out in the bag!

  2. Nigel Gray says:

    I can see I’m gonna have to investigate!! I really ought to get over that way more often, seeing as though its just down the M4 and even convenient for a one-nighter!

    • backpackbrewer says:

      Hi Nigel,

      the good thing about the Brecon Beacons and the Easterns Beacons in particular is that you have a great combination of decent sized peaks, lots of grass for plonking down on and it is reasonably easy to get access to. The views are great too… 😉

  3. GeoffC says:

    A great ridge for pitching, that spot near Pen Allt-mawr looks ideal from the map too. We once pitched a bit further north on Mynydd Llysiau and a red kite glided past the tent door.

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