Brecons – Jan 2018

Date: 26th-28th January 2018

Attendees: Maggie Russell (organiser), Alan Tinkler, Claire White, Andy Moss, Keyna Garner, Mark Foster, Marion Foster, Sue Woods, Tom Woods, Ade Dunn, Keyna Garner, Simon Horner, Gary Phillips, Annie Wallace.

After a 4 year break we returned to Glebe Barn, Llanbedr, near Crickhowell and it was great to arrive within 2 hours of leaving Newbury. However, sadly the sauna had now turned into a cupboard!

On Saturday, we headed out to do part of the Waun Fach Horseshoe. The views from Table Mountain were fine, but unfortunately we were then immersed in cloud as we walked to Pen Cerrig-Calch (701m), continuing on to Pen Allt Mawr at 719m. At the head of the valley we headed back by traversing the hill down to a stream, where Maggie missed the footpath and took the group down a horrendous muddy farm track. It was a case of hanging on to the fence/bushes or getting soaking wet muddy feet! Andy and Gary fortunately missed this as they went a slightly longer route back but got back at the same time.

Back at the barn we all enjoyed Gary’s amazing ginger cake! This was later followed by Marion’s lasagne and homemade apple pies from Sue, all were all greatly appreciated.

We woke to a sunny day on Sunday and Claire, Alan, Keyna and Maggie headed to The Black Mountains and walked up to Y-Mynyddoedd Duon and down to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir. It was extremely windy in exposed areas but luckily we were able to shelter in a lovely little bothy by the river. The rest of the group went to the slate mines before heading home. All having had another great weekend in the Brecons!

Maggie (trip organiser)

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