Mountain rank by height: 178 out of 188
Height: 2,021ft | 616m
Region: Brecon Beacons
Grid ref: SN740179

This summit is a short and quick climb from multiple car parks available on the nearby A4069. From the car park I used it was only just over 500ft of elevation to the summit, so a great option if you’ve got kids and want to get them up their first official mountain. The tracks are easy to follow and make for easy walking.

The Road to the Mountains
The road up to the car park is a nice drive and gets you very close to Garreg Lwyd. Tamron SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

The top is covered in rocks and a structure has been constructed out of them alongside the trig point.

Garreg Lwyd
I summited in mist and clouds, but it cleared up for my return route. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f8.

The views from the top – in good weather – are really impressive in every direction. Like most Brecon Beacon summits you can always see Pen y Fan in the distance and many other mountains in the range.

Garreg Lwyd
The view to Pen y Fan. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

It is a quick walk up and down from the car park, but I carried on past Garreg Lwyd as I wanted to walk the six mountains in this section of the Beacons in one go. To do this – and tick off Garreg Las, Waun Lefrith, Bannau Sir Gaer – Picws Du, Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Hir – it is a 18.4ish mile walk, and you have to summit 11 mountains giving that you have to double-back on yourself.

Garreg Lwyd
The stone structure and trig point with Pen y Fan in the distance. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f11.
Garreg Lwyd
Garreg Lwyd viewed from the East, walking back from the other five peaks in this range. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f11.
Garreg Lwyd to Pen y Fan
Another view from the summit. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48.
Garreg Lwyd Car Park
The car park, photo was taken on the walk back down from Garreg Lwyd, not from the summit. Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.