Plan your visit
How to get there
The Black Mountain Quarries are accessible by car or bicycle from the A4069 between Brynaman and Llangadog. The site also lies close to the Beacons Way path approximately half way between Llanddeusant Youth Hostel and Carreg Cennen (www.breconbeaconsparksociety.org/national-park/the-beacons-way).
OS grid reference
OS Landranger 160, Explorer map OL12 – SN733187
The nearest train station is at Llangadog, on the Heart of Wales Line (approximately 10 miles from the site). For up to date travel information and timetables, visit www.traveline-cymru.info or phone 0871 200 2233.
There are two large free car parks both a short stroll from the quarries.
Nearest town or Village
Brynaman is about than 4 miles southbound on the A4069.
Llangadog is about 10 miles northbound on the A4069.
Both villages have shops and pubs.
There is a way-marked trail around the site, an audio trail and interpretation panels.
Click here to download a pdf of the trail leaflet and a series of mp3 audio files.
Guide leaflets and booklets are available at local tourist information centres.
A display and other information about the quarries is available at the Black Mountain Centre open Monday to Friday from 9am-2.00pm. Please see the website for further information ( www.brynaman.org.uk ).
Advice on visiting
The trail follows existing grassy or stony paths and is fairly flat with some short steeper slopes. The surrounding terrain is rough tussocky grassland and rocky terrain. Areas of short grass and exposed rock can be slippery when wet. Stick to the paths; spoil heaps, scree slopes and quarry faces should not be climbed.
The weather on the Black Mountain can be harsh and unpredictable. Be prepared; check the weather forecast and take suitable clothing and waterproofs with you. There is decent mobile phone signal throughout the site however there may not be full data connection.
The quarries are owned by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and are located on open access land. Please be aware that the land is a wildlife habitat and is used for grazing livestock. In order to protect nesting birds, lambs and sheep, dogs must be on a fixed lead whenever livestock are near, and at all times from 1 March to 31 July.
Stay safe while walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park by reading these guidelines.