Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain attractions

Top Choice Castle in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Carreg Cennen

Dramatically perched atop a steep limestone crag, high above the River Cennen, are the brooding ruins of Wales' ultimate romantic castle, visible for miles in every direction. Originally a Welsh castle, the current …
Top Choice Ruins in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Garn Goch

You're likely to have the impressive remains of Garn Goch to yourself. One of the largest Iron Age sites in Wales, it comprises a smaller hill fort covering 1.5 hectares, and a much larger one of 11.2 hectares. Whil…
Waterfall in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Waterfall Country

A series of dramatic waterfalls lies between the villages of Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte, where the Rivers Mellte, Hepste and Pyrddin pass through steep forested gorges. The finest is Sgwd-yr-Eira (Waterfall of …
Distillery in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Penderyn Distillery

Though Wales has a long history of spirit distillation, this boutique distillery released its first malt whisky only in 2004, marking the resurgence of Welsh whisky-making after an absence of more than 100 years (du…
Bird Sanctuary in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Red Kite Feeding Centre

A multitude of majestic birds of prey swoop in daily for their afternoon meal of manky meat scraps at this remote feeding centre. You're likely to see upwards of 50 red kites, alongside buzzards and ravens, all from…
Cave in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The limestone plateau of the southern Fforest Fawr is riddled with some of the largest and most complex cave systems in Britain. Most can only be visited by experienced cavers, but this set of three caves is well li…
Mountain in Fforest Fawr & Black Mountain

Fan Brycheiniog

The finest feature (and the highest point) of the Black Mountain is the sweeping escarpment of Fan Brycheiniog (802m), reached via a fairly strenuous 11.5-mile loop from Glyntawe on the A4067.