The great mountain of Pumlumon Fawr(2468ft/752m) is the highest peak in the
Cambrian Mountain range of Wales, has featured in many articles and journals over the years.
George Borrow recognised the immensity of the peak in his travel book Wild Wales(1854) and questioned 'whether there was a higher mountain in the world'. Whilst previously in 1803, Benjamin Malkin described it as the most dangerous in Wales and that it should only be climbed with the help of a local guide who lived in a hovel at the foot of the mountain!
Today, Pumlumon Fawr is an amazing place to visit,
especially at sunrise.
Why not give the
"Kilimanjaro of Wales"
your best shot!
On good sunny days, with wispy, fluffy clouds, this peak offers great views of the Cambrian Mountains.
To the north the higher peaks of Snowdonia appear, proud and pointy whilst the escarpments of the Brecon Beacons stand out across the southern skyline. In fact the whole of Wales seems to unfold to the walker's gaze. We recommend a visit to Llyn Llygad Rheidol where you'll find a very still corrie lake with an array of wildlife.
It was wonderful to see a great article about Pumlumon Fawr in Trail magazine November 2017.
There it was described as 'Wales' forgotten mountain'.
Pumlumon Fawr's five routes offer five very different experiences
and for those adventurous types, a sunset or even a sunrise walk is a must.
Set yourself the goal of climbing Pumlumon Fawr this year!
Dafydd Wyn Morgan is an experienced local guide who's been climbing up and down Pumlumon Fawr since 1978.
This is his favourite mountain in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales, spending a lot of time on its slopes.
Dafydd offers another five trails which he'd love to share with you. Each trail offers an incredible way of discovering the Cambrian Mountains landscape as well as local hospitality! Discover trails at night as this part of Wales has amazing dark skies.
TREGARON ALPINE HUT