Night Hike in the Black Mountains
Sat 14th - Sun 15th September, 2019
Experience the mountains in a completely new way, with this Full Moon Night Hike in the Black Mountains.
We'll be summiting Waun Fach whilst everyone else is tucked up in bed.
The Night Hike will follow a gentle ridge walk to summit Waun Fach (811m), the highest point of the Black Mountains. The route will take in Lord Hereford’s Knob and the stunning Grwyne Fawr reservoir. The Black Mountains are a group of old red sandstone hills, cloaked in grass and heather, and laced with rivers, which form a natural border with Herefordshire, England.
Purposely coinciding with a full moon, we’ll be rewarded with amazing views as we walk beneath a ceiling of stars with the milky way spreading out above us.
Whilst everyone else is partying or tucked up in bed, our hearts will be soaring as we summit Waun Fach in the dead of night, having met nothing but sheep and stars on our path towards the peak. And, having experienced nature completely anew - under the cover of darkness.
Saturday: You’ll be met by your friendly Explorers Connect host at a bunkhouse near Hay-on-Wye, where we’ll enjoy dinner together as a group. From there, we’ll complete a five hour circular hike taking in Lord Hereford’s Knob, Waun Fach, and Grwyne Fawr reservoir - all under the cover of darkness. We’ll aim to be back at the bunkhouse by 2am.
Sunday: After a lovely, well-deserved lie-in, you’ll have a hearty Welsh breakfast to enjoy before 10am. There’s plenty to do in the area, so if you’d like to spend the day in the Black Mountains, your Mountain Leader will be able to give you plenty of ideas.
On a small hill farm in the Brecon Beacons National Park, our bunkhouse is surrounded by fantastic landscape with views of the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley.
This adventure is designed for anyone who feels confident walking for five hours straight with some breaks, and with limited visibility.
Friendly, Explorers Connect host!
1x guided night hike
Experienced Mountain Leader
1x night accommodation
1x two-course dinner (Saturday night)
1x hearty, Welsh breakfast (Sunday morning)
Camaraderie of a friendly group, who will support you through your midnight adventure
N.B. You may wish to bring food and snacks with you to eat out on the hill. A flask of hot drink might also be nice if you have a thermos.
Our recommended kit list for hiking weekends is available to download HERE - you can use this as a base to help you decide what to bring. .
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email email@example.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.