The Black Mountains: Gospel Pass & Offa's Dyke Path

MODERATE 2 reviews

The Black Mountains: Gospel Pass & Offa's Dyke Path is a 18.2 kilometer loop trail located near Hay on Wye, Powys, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 18.2 km Elevation Gain: 1,109 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

Circular route from Gospel Pass following Hay Bluff, Offa's Dyke and back to Gospel Pass via Capel-y-Ffin and Darren Lwyd. Route passes 3 aircraft crash sites from 1940 - 1946 no remains can be seen or very difficult to find as these are just off Offa's Dyke path. A fourth crash site of a Lightning 42-67859 can be found near SO 275325 by following footpath left instead of turning right towards Capel-y-Ffin but no remains can be seen.

23 days ago

A hard walk, but an achievement, enjoyed.

6 months ago

Quite exposed in places but great views on a clear day