My First Visit to Cribarth

Pretty much every time I drive to the Brecon Beacons, I see the “Sleeping Giant” or Cribarth but I have never walked to the top. I decided it was time to rectify that so parked in Craig-y-Nos and started the trek to the summit. The forecast was for 50mph winds, and they weren’t wrong! I had to put my full wet-weather gear on to keep the wind off. I had thermals, fleece lined trousers, micro fleece and fleece coat on too, plus two pairs of gloves – fortunately, I can still easily operate my camera with the gloves on. Walking back from the trig point, I spotted this view. It may not be in the best lighting, but it’s got a lot of promise for the right conditions!

Cribarth with Fan Ghyirych in the background

Cribarth with Fan Ghyirych in the background

Whilst taking photos in the wind, I experienced something I’ve never seen before – the wind was so strong that it “unzoomed” my zoom lens! After spending a few hours in the rather vicious wind, it was time to leave and go back to the car. On the way down I saw what promised to be a good panorama.

Glyn Tawe with Fan Brycheiniog on the left and Fan Gyhirych on the right from Cribarth

Glyn Tawe with Fan Brycheiniog on the left and Fan Gyhirych on the right from Cribarth

I really enjoyed my time on this mountain and it has an awful lot of potential in the right conditions. I shall be back, but a little less wind next time would be nice!

2 comments

  1. 'Im says

    Doesn’t come much better than this … amazing light … truly worth the walk up especially in the gusting winds. I like both of these

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