Brecon Beacons: two summits from the National Park Visitor Centre

What to do on August Bank Holiday weekend when the forecast was for a fine weekend? My natural instinct is to head for the coast whenever it’s warm and sunny; however, after a recent ‘gridlock’ experience in Weston-Super-Mare (when my … Continued

Black Mountains: the Grwyne Fawr valley

Setting off on a 22-mile walk in the Black Mountains the morning after a friend’s 60th birthday party when, for once, I wasn’t ‘Des’ probably wasn’t the greatest idea in the world. Oh, and I’d just happened to run my first ever … Continued

Goytre Wharf to Blaenavon Landscape

You’d have thought a late Easter would have guaranteed some warm spring weather, but not so. The constantly changing weather forecasts and a chilly wind meant we put off our jaunt to the Brecon Beacons National Park until Easter Monday. Determined to … Continued

O Fôn i Fynwy – Day 18 (Llandovery to Dan yr Ogof)

I wish I could say we awoke refreshed and raring to go but it wouldn’t be true; the combination of humidity, endlessly itching midge bites and passing traffic did not result in the most restful of nights. We breakfasted early, … Continued