Glyn Tarell

Glyn Tarell is a valley and a community in the county of Powys, Wales, and the historic county of Brecknockshire. It is in the Brecon Beacons National Park and at the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons mountains.

Glyn Tarell
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Glyn Tarell location within Powys
Glyn Tarell is located in Powys
Glyn Tarell
Glyn Tarell
Location within Powys
OS grid referenceSN 979 232
• Cardiff31.8 mi (51.2 km)
• London146.1 mi (235.1 km)
  • Glyn Tarell
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberhonddu
FireMid and West Wales
List of places
51°53′53″N 3°29′06″W / 51.898°N 3.485°W / 51.898; -3.485Coordinates: 51°53′53″N 3°29′06″W / 51.898°N 3.485°W / 51.898; -3.485


The valley is on the A470 road which runs along the eponymous valley of the River Tarell.[1][2]

The Taff Trail runs through the valley. The administrative area of the community extends over a wide area of sparsely populated land, and extends south beyond the watershed to include the highest part of the River Taff and the Beacons Reservoir. Much of its northern boundary is formed by the River Usk. The peak Pen y Fan (886 m) is at the eastern boundary of the community. The main (but small) villages in the Community are Libanus and Llanspyddid.

In 2011 the population of Glyn Tarell was 633, with 14.7% of them able to speak Welsh.[3]

(Glyn Tarell is 32 miles (51 km) from Cardiff and 146 miles (235 km) from London.)


Glyn Tarell has a community council of up to nine elected or co-opted community councillors.[4]

The community is included in the Talybont-on-Usk electoral ward, which chooses one county councillor for Powys County Council.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Tarell Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); Archived 12 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 9 May 2014
  2. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  3. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; Archived 30 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 9 May 2014
  4. ^ "The Councillors". Cyngor Cymuned Glyn Tarell. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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