Black Mountain road

Black Mountain road (A4069)

Black Mountain road (A4069) is a famous road that twists, dips and climbs in the western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, in Wales, along the Black Mountains. It has unrivalled views beyond its hairpin turns and you’ll want to drive it again and again. Watch out for roaming sheep!

The road is asphalted and crosses the Black Mountains from Llandovery to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. This route has some of the best corners, and just looking at the map below, you can see that this is one hell of a road to drive.
This challenging road across Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons is 20.1 mi (32.3 km) long and reaches a height of 493 m (1,617 ft) above the sea level. Expect a mix of fast and tight sections, and to-die-for views when you hit the hairpins. Beware of bumps if you’re driving a low-slung car.
The road includes five of the most memorable miles you can drive in any country. This route has become very popular since it was featured on Top Gear back in 2011, and is also known as the Top Gear road’, after Jeremy Clarkson was filmed driving it. For a mountain road it is in remarkably good order and the best stretches are combinations of bends and straights with clear visibility for miles ahead. If you are lucky, neither tractor nor errant sheep will interrupt your pleasure. There is fantastic scenery stretching miles of beautiful countryside. Be sure to take advantage of the several layby’s on your way to stop and take in the surroundings. 

This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. This infamous road is tightly hairpinned and bumped, an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. Remember to watch out for sheep that will cross the road aimlessly in front of your car! There are mobile speed cameras along the route that get hidden in objects such as horse boxes or small trucks. Due to the route being very popular you will find that it will get crowded on weekends with driving clubs. But for good reason as this is an amazing road, well worth a visit for any driving enthusiast.