Monday, 24 November 2008

#49 - Brecon Beacon weekend

My first trip to the Brecon Beacons, what will now be the first of many!

The planned walk for Saturday of Pen y Fan and Fan y Big, was sidelined because the clouds were low and it was pretty miserable up on the higher hills.

So we took the "fair weather option" and went south up onto a chilly Pant y Creugiau (565m) and along the ridge to Pen Rhiw-calch before descending down to the Talybont Reservoir. We returned through the forest along the Beacons Way with the last 400m being a climb of 100m past some impressive waterfalls. A good workout, around 14km.

Trying to find another opportunity to get back there as soon as possible and this time, weather permitting, a chance to reach Pen y Fan.
  • Date: 23/11/08
  • Region: Brecon Beacons
  • Status: Lead
  • Description: Blaen-y-glyn – Pant y Creuguau – Pen Rhiw-calch – Beacons Way
    Cold, Freezing rain. 13km, 4h 30m
  • Type of Walk: Leading or Assisting