Mountain rank by height: 137 out of 188
Height: 2,133ft | 650m
Region: Central Wales
Grid ref: SO196643

Black Mixen is unusual in that the trig point is right next to a large weather station, something that has no doubt been controversial. The walk to Black Mixen from Great Rhos is very gentle, following wide and smooth grass paths. You go down a gentle descent with views down the valley towards the military weapons testing centre, before rising up towards Black Mixen summit.

Walk to Black Mixen
The view North from the walk to Black Mixen. | Tamron Adaptall SP 28-80 @ 80mm, f11.
Black Mixen
You almost always know where the summit is thanks to the weather station. Also note the wide and easy path to follow. | Tamron Adaptall SP 28-80 @ 28mm, f11.

The trig point is raised on a small mound, possibly bronze age, very close by the weather station, but views are broad nonetheless.

Black Mixen
Black Mixen summit. | Tamron Adaptall SP 28-80 @ 28mm, f11.
Black Mixen
Extensive views and you can choose whether to include the weather station or not… | Tamron Adaptall SP 28-80 @ 28mm, f11.
Black Mixen
Black Mixen weather station. | Tamron Adaptall SP 28-80 @ 28mm, f11.

The walk to Bache Hill, the lowest of the three summits and one of the lowest mountains in Wales, is gentle and short so it is highly recommended that you continue onto it.