Crug Hywel

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Key information: Crug Hywel

  • A flat-topped hill boasting a well-preserved Iron Age hill fort.
  • An immensely atmospheric spot with huge views.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88.5
  • Beauty29.5
  • Natural interest14
  • Human interest15
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 1.5hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 451m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Crug Hywel: © Flickr user Ben Salter

WALK SUMMARY

This hill north of Crickhowell is also called Table Mountain because of its unlikely flat top, which boasts its own well-preserved Iron Age hill fort. How it was ever viable for  more than short-term occupation beats the imagination. It is a hugely atmospheric spot.

It is a steady and reasonably easy walk, with fine views to enjoy on a clear day.

Expect unpredictable weather: this is one of the wetter bits of the UK!

Good Information In Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons Henri Roberts

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Crug Hywel: Crug Hywel Hill Fort - © Flickr user Ben Salter

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Crug Hywel: Crug Hywel Hill Fort - © Flickr user Ben Salter

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Crug Hywel: Valley View - © Flickr user Ben Salter  ...
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