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Llywel Mountain Road

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Llywel Mountain Road
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From:  Llywel (SN868300)
To:  Tirabad (SN883414)
Distance:  8.5 miles (13.7 km)
County
Brecknockshire

The Llywel Mountain Road is an unclassified road running along the western edge of the Brecon Beacons in Brecknockshire. It was built by the Ministry of Defence and is frequently closed when military exercises are carried out in the neighbouring Sennybridge Training Area.

The southern section of the road has a 1 in 7 hill. In order to provide suitable access for armoured vehicles, the MOD widened this part of the road so vehicles could travel on separate lanes. The road is therefore an interesting anachronism in traffic law, as it legally meets the definition of a dual carriageway road and it is legally possible to drive it at 70mph. This is probably foolhardy due to the road's popularity with cyclists and the real possibility of meeting an armoured vehicle. Further north the road has more sensible limits of 20 and 30mph.

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Llywel Mountain Road
Hill and Mountain Passes
IrelandBarnesmore Gap • Caha Pass • Conor Pass • Doo Lough Pass • Gap of Dunloe • Glenshane Pass • Healy Pass • Moll's Gap • Priest's Leap • Sally Gap • Vee Gap • Wicklow Gap
ScotlandBealach na Ba • (Cairnwell Pass) • Carter Bar • Corrieyairack Pass • Devils Staircase • Gaick Pass • (The Lecht) • Mam Ratagan Pass • Pass of Drumochter • Rannoch Moor • Rest and Be Thankful • (The Slochd)
Wales & MarchesAnchor Pass • The Burway • Bwlch Penbarras • Bwlch y Groes • Bwlch y Cloddiau • Crimea Pass • Gospel Pass • Horseshoe Pass • Llywel Mountain Road • Nant-y-Garth Pass • Pass of Aberglaslyn • Pass of Llanberis • Sychnant Pass • The Wyche
TranspennineBuckstones Pass • Buttertubs Pass • Cat and Fiddle • Harthope Moss • Hartside Top • Mam Tor • Nenthead Pass • Snake Pass • Standedge Pass • Trough of Bowland • Tynehead Pass • Winnats Pass • Windy Hill • Woodhead Pass
LakelandBirker Fell • Blea Tarn Pass • Hardknott Pass • Honister Pass • Kirkstone Pass • Newlands Pass • Old Coach Road • Strawberry Bank • The Struggle • Whinlatter Pass • Wrynose Pass