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Black Mountain (range)

Not to be confused with the Black Mountains. The Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du) is a mountain range in South and West Wales, straddling the county boundary between Carmarthenshire and Powys and forming the westernmost range of the Brecon Beacons National Park. [1]

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Abercraf

Abercraf (Abercrave) is a village within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire in the modern county of Powys, Wales.

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Afon Cennen

The Afon Cennen is a river in the county of Carmarthenshire, south Wales.

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Afon Twrch

The Afon Twrch is a river which rises in the Black Mountain in south Wales.

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Ammanford

Ammanford (Rhydaman) is a town and community in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales, with a population 5,293 according to the Office for National Statistics (2001), increasing to 5,411 at the 2011 census.

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Antiquarian

An antiquarian or antiquary (from the Latin: antiquarius, meaning pertaining to ancient times) is an aficionado or student of antiquities or things of the past.

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Beacons Way

The Beacons Way is a waymarked long distance footpath in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, United Kingdom.

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Black Mountain (hill)

Twyn Llech also known as Black Mountain is a mountain in the Black Mountains (not to be confused with the Black Mountain range of hills some 45 km or about 30 miles to the west, or the Black Hill just 2 km or about a mile east).

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Black Mountains, Wales

Not to be confused with the Black Mountain. The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.

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Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor (Goon Brenn) is a granite moorland in northeastern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Bog

A bog is a mire that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.

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Brecknockshire

Brecknockshire (Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county.

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Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks popular with walkers which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons", and it includes the Black Mountains, Wales to the east as well as the Black Mountain (range) to the west. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks in Wales, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in South Wales.

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Bridle path

A bridle path, also bridleway, equestrian trail, horse riding path, bridle road, or horse trail, is a path, trail or a thoroughfare that is used by people riding on horses.

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Bronze Age Britain

Bronze Age Britain refers to the period of British history that spanned from c. 2500 until c. 800 BC.

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Carboniferous Limestone

Carboniferous Limestone is a collective term for the succession of limestones occurring widely throughout Great Britain and Ireland that were deposited during the Dinantian Epoch of the Carboniferous Period.

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Carmarthen

Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) is a community in, and the county town of, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin or Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the south west of Wales and the largest of the thirteen historic counties.

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Castra

In the Latin language of the ancient Roman Empire, castra (singular castrum) were buildings or plots of land reserved for or constructed for use as a military defensive position.

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Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, known as the CRoW Act is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament affecting England and Wales which came into force on 30 November 2000.

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Cribarth

Cribarth is a hill in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the county of Powys, south Wales.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England.

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Devonian

The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic Era spanning from the end of the Silurian Period, about Mya (million years ago), to the beginning of the Carboniferous Period, about.

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Equestrianism

Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, horseman, horse) more often known as riding, horseback riding (American English) or horse riding (British English) referring to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses.

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Erosion

In geomorphology and geology, erosion is the action of exogenicprocesses (such as water flow or wind) which remove soil and rock from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it to another location where it is deposited.

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Escarpment

An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from faulting, tilting or warping and resulting erosion and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.

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Exmoor

Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England, named after the River Exe, the source of which is situated in the centre of the area, two miles north-west of Simonsbath.

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Fan Brycheiniog

Fan Brycheiniog is the highest peak at 2633 feet (just over 800 m) in the Black Mountain region of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales.

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Fan Hir

Fan Hir is a peak at the eastern end of the Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales.

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Farm

A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes or an area of water that is devoted primarily to aquacultural processes in order to produce and manage such commodities as fibres, grains, livestock, dairy, or fuel.

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Fforest Fawr

Fforest Fawr is the name given to an extensive upland area in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Geopark

A Geopark is a unified area where is advancing the protection and use of geological heritage in a sustainable way and is promoting the economic well-being of the people who live there.

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Glacial lake

A glacial lake is a lake with origins in a melted glacier.

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Glacier

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Hazel

The hazel (Corylus) is a genus of deciduous trees and large shrubs native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere.

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Human settlement

In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.

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Hut circle

A hut circle is the archaeological term given to a circular or oval depression in the ground with evidence of a low stone wall around it that used to be the foundation of a round house.

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Ice age

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.

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John Leland (antiquary)

John Leland or Leyland (13 September, – 18 April 1552) was an English poet and antiquary.

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Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake is the titular name of the ruler of Avalon in the Arthurian legend.

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Llanelli

Llanelli ("St Elli's Parish"), the largest town in both the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, Wales, sits on the Loughor estuary on the West Wales coast, approximately west-northwest of Swansea and south-east of the county town, Carmarthen.

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Llyn y Fan Fach

Llyn y Fan Fach (Welsh meaning "Lake of the small beacon-hill") is a dammed lake of approximately 10 hectares on the northern margin of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire, South Wales and lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Llyn y Fan Fawr

Llyn y Fan Fawr (Welsh: 'lake of the big peak') is a natural lake in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Marros Group

The Marros Group is the name given to a suite of rocks of Namurian age laid down during the Carboniferous Period in South Wales.

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Menhir

A menhir (French, from Middle Breton: maen, "stone" and hir, "long"), standing stone, orthostat, lith or masseba/matseva is a large upright standing stone.

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Millstone Grit

Millstone Grit is the name given to any of a number of coarse-grained sandstones of Carboniferous age which occur in Northern England.

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Monmouth

Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy meaning "town on the Monnow") is a traditional county town in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Moorland

Moorland or moor is a type of habitat found in upland areas in temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands and montane grasslands and shrublands biomes, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils.

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Moraine

A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) that occurs in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes.

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Mountain biking

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes.

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Mountain range

A mountain range (also mountain barrier/belt/chain/system) is a geographic area containing numerous geologically related mountains.

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Mynydd Bach Trecastell

Mynydd Bach Trecastell is a hill on the border between the counties of Carmarthenshire and Powys in southwest Wales.

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Old Red Sandstone

The Old Red Sandstone is an assemblage of rocks in the North Atlantic region largely of Devonian age.

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Open Country

"Open Country" is a designation used for some UK access land.

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Pen y Fan

Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Pennines

The Pennines are a range of mountains and hills separating North West England from Yorkshire and North East England.

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Picws Du

Picws Du is the highest peak of the Carmarthen Fans or Bannau Sir Gaer in the Carmarthenshire section of the Black Mountain in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales.

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Powys

Powys (or; Welsh) is a principal area, local-government county and preserved county in Mid Wales.

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River Amman

The River Amman is a river of south Wales, which joins the River Loughor at Pantyffynnon.

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River Giedd

The River Giedd (Afon Giedd in Welsh) is a river in Powys, Wales and which lies almost wholly within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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River Loughor

The River Loughor (Afon Llwchwr) in Carmarthenshire, Wales has its source at an underground lake at the Black Mountain and emerges at the surface from Llygad Llwchwr which translates from the Welsh as "eye of the Loughor".

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River Sawdde

The Afon Sawdde is a river in the county of Carmarthenshire, southwest Wales.

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River Tawe

The River Tawe (Welsh: Afon Tawe) is a river in South Wales.

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River Towy

The River Towy or Tywi (Afon Tywi) is one of the two longest rivers flowing entirely within Wales, (the other is the River Teifi) with a total length of.

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River Usk

The River Usk (Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain of mid-Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Round barrow

A Round barrow is a type of tumulus and is one of the most common types of archaeological monuments.

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Sennybridge

Sennybridge (Pont Senni) is a village in Powys, mid Wales, situated some from Cardiff and from Swansea.

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Single-track road

A single-track road or one-lane road is a road that permits two-way travel but is not wide enough in most places to allow vehicles to pass one another (although sometimes two compact cars can pass).

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South Wales

South Wales (De Cymru) is the region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and mid Wales and west Wales to the north and west.

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Stone circle

A stone circle is a monument of standing stones arranged in a circle.

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Trecastle

Trecastle (Trecastell) is a village in Powys, Wales, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Twrch Trwyth

Twrch Trwyth (also Troynt (MSS.HK); Troit (MSS.C1 D G Q); or Terit (MSS. C2 L)) is an enchanted wild boar in Arthurian legend, which King Arthur or his men pursued with the aid of Arthur's dog Cavall or Cafall (Cabal).

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Waun Lefrith

Waun Lefrith is a top of Picws Du and is also the westernmost of the Carmarthen Fans or Bannau Sir Gaer, a group of peaks within the Black Mountain of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mountain_(range)

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