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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, ……

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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 ……

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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 ……

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An Epic Start to 2016

Sgwd yr Eira

Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! After working extremely hard in December with the lead up to Christmas (we worked 30 days straight, sometimes 100 hours a week each!) we finally got a chance to get out into the countryside. Being couped up inside for so long isn’t easy for people who love the outdoors so much and today was our first day without any kids. The weather forecast wasn’t great ……

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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

Me with the 100x40cm photo printed out

Every year I enter Take a View’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. This year, I was lucky enough to have one image short-listed – that meant I had to send off the full-resolution file along with RAW files for inspection to make sure it adhered to the competition rules. A couple of days ago I had an email to tell me my short-listed photo had been commended by the judges and had won a ……

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Today, I woke with frost on my hat!

On our way up to the ridge by Corn Du

Every so often, life brings on experiences that put you back in touch with the world and help shape your future. It all started when we realised we had a free evening and I said “hey, we should camp in the snow”.

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Two days later, we were enduring one of the hardest walks we’ve done. I had 25Kg on my back – that’s 4 stone in old money! I ……

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Latest Photos

The Milky Way in the Brecon Beacons

It’s been a while since I last posted here but a lot has been going on! I can’t announce it yet as we haven’t got the final box ticked for the go ahead yet but it’s a biggie. We should find out this week so fingers crossed….

Meanwhile, here is a selection of photos I’ve recently taken:

Melincourt Falls

Llangorse Lake from Mynydd Llangorse

Nash Point

The River Tawe with an Iridium Satellite Flare

The Milky ……

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