Microexpeditions

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Brecons 

  • By Raymond Perry
  • 27 Nov, 2016

Winter sun 

We had planned to hike up to Pen y Fan and camp out in the snow as preparation for a christmas adventure. Having driven around the Tal y bont reservoir and seeing how beautiful it was, we decided to tuck into one of the car parks and camp in the van. 
We packed our rucksacks and hiked up the adjacent path up to Fan y Big, an amusingly named peak on the horseshoe ridge down from Pen y Fan. There was some snow left from a recent spell of bad weather and quite a bit of hill fog in some areas. The skies were fanatstic with the sun bursting through the fog and giving relief from the sub zero temperatures high up.
We had to use the compass in some areas as the visibility was poor, carefully picking our way through the peat bogs.
We decided to head back via the easy Byway  which proved to be a good move, as the heel from Jude's walking boot came away.
We had a  steady climb down the Taff trail down to a beautiful sunset to finish the day.


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