Mountain Walks around Craig Y Nos Castle
Walk: NOC 10
Location: Mountain walks between Heol Senni and Ystradfelte
Directions: You are parking in the same place as for Walk NOC 02: Aim for Ystradfelte but set your sat nav to travel to Ystradfelte via Heol Senni. This should work.
Or follow these directions: Turn right out of castle heading north. With the Crai Reservoir on your left, take left turning up a narrow lane, signposted Heol Senni. Just before you get to Heol Senni (a clutch of houses after the small bridge) and before the bridge over a stream, turn right up a very narrow single track road and continue for some miles. You are hemmed in by hedges on either side, so drive carefully in case you meet someone coming the other way. No passing places for some distance here.
Eventually you cross over a rickety looking bridge and come to a T junction. Turn right. You carry on uphill and after a few hundred yards the road doubles back on itself a couple of times as you climb up a steep switch-back mountain road (there are some nice views looking back on your left, the way you came).
The road levels out at the top of the mountain and there are various spots you can walk up here, including a short walk off to the right. However for the purposes of walk NOC 02, you continue for maybe two miles (approx guess) and after a relatively long straight stretch going down the valley, you turn left into a picnic woodland car parking area. This is on your left at the end of the long straight stretch, opposite a field gate leading off to your right, and before the road curves as it goes down the mountain side. If you get to a bridge in a wooded area you have gone too far.
Distance (miles): 21.1 by car
Time (hours): 38 minutes
Length of Walk: 1-2 hours with benefit of scenic drive to get to it.
Dates Walked: 02/08/2008
Pop in to: Nothing up here at all: very remote, desolate / scenic.
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