Dragon’s Back Circular

Dragon's Back Circular

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The Dragon's Back Circular is a popular hiking trail located in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. It's known for its rugged beauty and challenging terrain, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The circular route starts and ends in the village of Pengenffordd and covers approximately 6 miles (10 km) of varied landscapes.

The trail gets its name from the distinctive ridge line of the Black Mountains, which resembles the spine of a dragon when viewed from a distance. Along the route, hikers encounter steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and exposed sections, making it a demanding but rewarding hike.

Highlights of the Dragon's Back Circular include panoramic views from the ridge line, including sights of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and the

picturesque Llyn y Fan Fach lake. Wildlife enthusiasts may also spot birds of prey, such as red kites, as well as wild ponies and sheep grazing in the upland pastures.

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1. Pen Trumau

Altitude: 698 m

2. Waun Fach

Altitude: 810 m

3. Pen y Manllwyn

Altitude: 773 m

4. Y Grib

Altitude: 643 m

5. Castell Dinas

Altitude: 445 m

6. Start

Altitude: 316 m

7. Finish

Altitude: 316 m

8. Dragon's Back Circular

Altitude: 316 m
Distance:10146
Elapsed Time:4083
Avg Speed:2.4490963525153
Min Altitude:0
Max Altitude:810
Climb:668
Descent:668