Alive in the Brecons

It’s below zero and is windy; the sun has set and it’s getting dark; it’s an hour’s walk to the car; I’m at 720m asl in the Brecon Beacons; I’m wearing thermals, base layer, 2 micro fleeces, fleece coat and waterproof/windproof coat to keep warm; it starts snowing. That sort of thing can make you feel really alive, in touch with the landscape around you and is exactly where I was lucky enough to be yesterday afternoon! The BBC cloud forecast said there would be no cloud so I set off to Talybont Forest, climbed Carig y Dan Ddu and crossed the plateau to the ridge by Fan y Big. I was disappointed there was a huge cloud bank but there was a small chance of some sun. Sure enough, the same came out for 3 minutes allowing me to take this photo:

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Fan y Big

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Fan y Big

Shortly after, whilst vanely hoping the sun would appear again, I took this photo. You can see Mumbles Lighthouse at high res!

Upper Neuadd Reservoir

Upper Neuadd Reservoir

Before I left, the mist started to come down – it turned out to be a snow shower…

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

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