Brecon Beacons

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory

Wind and Water

A cheeky opportunity to get a winter walk in. We started out from Wiltshire very early (5.30 and 6.00) in the hope we could prove to Angela and Sara that we could get a Black Mountain walk in and still get back at a reasonable time. So we were on the hills by 8am, in dense cloud and with a stiffening breeze.

Almost immediately up hill to Allt Fach, before we hit the ridge along Fan Hir. On a clear day the view would be fantastic, with a steep drop over rolling countryside. But we didn’t have a clear day with visibility never more than 30 metres or so. But the outcrops of rock that bridged out over the edge were fantastic even in the murk.

By the time we reached Twr y Fan Foel and Fan Foel the wind had....

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