Black Mountains

Dorian is the Mountain & Moorland Ambassador Coordinator and part of the Black Mountains Ambassador Network. As an Ambassador, I have undertaken extensive training to promote and support safe and sustainable visits within the Black Mountains and upland areas.

Located in the east of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains occupy areas of Powys, Monmouthshire and through the Welsh-English border into Herefordshire. At 24,600 ha, with approximately a third being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Black Mountains are of considerable importance nationally and internationally for their habitats and wildlife, size and altitude. They are also important areas for traditional upland farming and upland communities and culture.

The area is looked after by the Black Mountains Land Use Partnership, a pioneering cross-border collaborative venture between landowners, graziers, regulatory bodies, community groups and local businesses to promote the restoration and sustainable management of the Black Mountains environs. It also aims to improve the wellbeing and economy resilience of those who live and work in this iconic area as well as sustainably enhance the visitor experience.

Visiting the area?
Please download our free visitor code.