Black Mountain Road

Mountain Road Car Park, A4069, Llangadog, United Kingdom

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A jaw-droppingly stunning road that picks up views of fields, trees and hillsides, the Black Mountain road is the most westerly of all the routes that twist through hairpin turns , dips and climbs over the Brecon Beacons National Park and perhaps the most spectacular of all the routes that traverse the mountain range.

This route has become very popular since it was featured on the BBCs Top Gear program in 2011 – so much so that it is often called the Top Gear road becoming a firm favourite with car magazine test drivers, bikers, motoring enthusisaes.

Although the whole road across is around 20 miles long and reaches a height of 1,617 ft above sea level, driving from Upper Brynamman to Llangadog.

There are several Carparks and picnic areas at the summit. The surrounding landscape and ancient quarries have many slopes of varying angles and lengths making it great for all ages.

We can’t guarantee the snow, but if its going to snow in southern britain there’s a good chance it will here.

The road on occasion does close, but as a general rule of thumb if the traffic is flowing in both directions it should be passable. Its highly recommended that during winter you carry snow chains, check the road conditions and weather forecast. It can be green in the valley below and blowing a blizzard at the top.

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