On my infrequent trips to Hay-on-Wye to visit my Brother and Sister-in-law, or on my bi-annual trips to Snowdon, I pass Mynydd Troed. 609m of imposing stature that sits like a guardian on the Crickhowell to Talgarth road. Oft have I passed and thought to climb this intriguing and attractive peak. Sheltered in its mighty shadow is Pengenfforth and here in the car park of the public house you park. The fee is a very reasonable £1. The route is simple, just follow the red route to the Mynydd Troed / Cockit Hill col and then climb the steep slope to the summit. The is an easier oblique route marked in green, but, the steep route is just much more fun. Steep as it is, there is no danger of falling to serious injury and no feeling of exposure.
Map at the bottom (yes, you have to view all the pictures first. LOL).
Either way, good boots and appropriate clothing is a must. From the col the summit is made in a mere 35 minutes. Short but sweet. The views from the top are commanding as the vista right into central rural Wales is revealed in all its glory. The Waun Fach and Pen Allt Mawr range to the East and Langors and Pen y Fan range to the South. Worth sitting for a while to take it all in. Have lunch and make some photographs.
Oh! And talking of photographs here are a few from my first trip to mighty Mynydd Troed. It is a short and enjoyable little mountain, more entertaining than it looks. I think I got a little carried away and managed to shoot a roll and a half of HP5+ and a number on the S5 Pro. As for the HP5+, I now have six rolls awaiting development and I hope to post these soon. I think I am going to be busy.