Category Archives: Brecon Beacons

The Beast From The East

Worms Head, Rhossili Bay

Well, I guess with all the snow we had recently you are expecting lots of snowy photos of Gower… However, I think we are the only place in the country that didn’t get snow. I’ve tried to found out why and it’s apparently our location. When snow comes from the north and east, the Brecon Beacons trap the clouds and they dump all the snow before they get to us. It seems the only way ……

Read the full article 

Llyn y Fan Fawr in the Snow

Llyn y Fan Fawr and Fan Brycheiniog

With fresh snow fallen, we decided it was definitely time to visit Llyn y Fan Fawr. It is one of our favourite areas of the Brecon Beacons and far away from the hoards of people who head up to Pen y Fan – don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame them. After all, two days ago we went up to Pen y Fan and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mountains to me are about solitude and peace, ……

Read the full article 

A Visit to Sgydau Sychryd

Sgydau Sychryd

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post so here is a short post to get things going again. We had a short walk today at Dinas Rock – naturally, I took my camera with me. When we arrived at Sgydau Sychryd, this view looking down onto the river, waterfall and bridge caught my eye so I spent some time composing this photo. I like the way the bridge is in the to ……

Read the full article 

Discovering New Views and Survival in the Hills

Pen y Fan and Corn Du

I’ve been walking in the Brecon Beacons for many years now so it’s always a nice surprise to discover a new path to the peaks or a new viewpoint. We were lucky enough to go on a Survival Training Weekend recently with a local company who was teaching parents how to safely take their children into the hills. The basis of the weekend was around the tragedy of Little Tommy Jones who died in the ……

Read the full article 

A Quick Trip to The Black Mountains

Llangorse Lake and Pen y Fan from Mynydd Llangorse

We finally had some spare time and the weather forecast was good so we jumped into the car and headed east to Mynydd Llangorse. We climbed part of the hill in the diffuse sunlight, keeping an eye on the band of clear sky that we knew would give us beautiful side lighting. We sat on the side of the hill with bilberries staining our clothes and flies that were a cross between a flying ant ……

Read the full article 

2017 Calendars Now Available!

2017 Calendars

I’m pleased to announce that our 2017 Calendars of the Gower and Mumbles and the Brecon Beacons are now available. They are bigger and better this year and are A4 and open out to A3 – the photos are bigger and so it the space to write appointments, etc. They are still £6.50 each so fantastic value. You can order online here.

2017 ……

Read the full article 

A Quick Visit to Fan Brycheiniog

Pen y Fan and Corn Du

Our summer has been incredibly busy and we’ve barely had time to breathe. And even this weekend when we’re at a music festival, I have to leave there at 5am on Saturday to go to Brecon for the craft fair before returning to the festival again in the evening. It’ll be a long day but I do love attending the Brecon craft fair and meeting lots of people.

Late last week, we took 4 of ……

Read the full article