Sunday, 14 August 2016

August 2016 Microadventure - unfinished business

Julys walk in the Brecon Beacons changed thanks to the complete lack of visibility on my intended route. 
So, with Augusts weather looking better I snuck away to finish what I'd started with a walk from Llanthony Priory to Grynne Fawr.  A climb up Waun Fach (highest point in the Black Mountains), back through Mynydd Du forest and return over Bal Bach to camp.
About 14 miles in gorgeous summer weather which set the hills off to perfection.

Bit hot after the initial climb from Llanthony to the saddle at Bal Bach

Over Bal Mawr heading North East

Ridge walking towards....

...the reservoir in the distance

Wild ponies for company

The reservoir...

..which apparently is dangerous!...

lunch with a friend!

a hard climb cross country to Waun Fach ...

..and over Pen y Gadair Fawr

test of navigation through the forest and then up towards Bal Bach again, couldn't find a path!

Rewarded with another fine view of the priory

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