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BBC1 Marilyn, but not Munro

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Hidden : 12/24/2007
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Fabulous views over Crickhowell, Table Mountain, Llangorse Reservoir, Pen Cerrig Calch and Pen Allt-Mawr.

Brecon Beacons Collection Introduction
The Brecon Beacons National Park covers 519 square miles of stunningly beautiful hillside and mountains. The best known and highest peak is Pen y Fan at 2,907 ft.

The Brecon Beacons Collection consists of a number of caches which are all located within the park, mainly in the central and eastern areas, including the Black Mountains. The collection may be added to over time depending on take up.

There is a code in each cache which will be required at a future date.

Caches like Tommy Jones, Alien Encounter I, T2520 and Sweet Mountain, to name just a few, are what got me interested in walking the Brecon Beacons. My aim is to introduce newcomers who enjoy a challenge to these fantastic mountains. Others of you will already be familiar with the area, so I hope you will find something new or just enjoy revisiting some lovely spots that you already know.

We make no apology for the fact that these caches are all placed at locations which will take considerable effort to reach.

Dress sensibly, be prepared for a sudden change in the weather and let someone know where you're going.

We are sure you will love the peace, quiet and stunning views.

I've looked over at Mynydd Llangorse from Pen Allt-Mawr on several occasions and thought what a lovely little hill it looked. It stands very distinctly as a straight ridge and is a mere 1,647 ft high, so despite it's name it is not a mountain. It's a relatively easy climb (though you may not agree with me) and much of the track is excellent to walk on. There are many friendly ponies who live on the hill.

We parked at Pengenffordd (The Castle Inn is near by) when we set this cache, but you may wish to park nearer at N51° 56.825 W003° 13.345

A Marilyn is a mountain or hill in the British Isles (including Ireland) with a relative height of at least 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of absolute height or other merit.
A Munro is a Scottish mountain with a height over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres).
In England and Wales the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has defined "mountain" (as a mass noun) as all land over 600 metres, for the purposes of right to roam legislation.

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