Mountain of the month February 2019: Waun Rydd, Brecon Beacons, Wales

From the beautiful bluebird skies of the French alps to the four seasons in one day excitement of the Brecon Beacons 2019’s #mountainofthemonth has got off to a flying start.

This months walk involved sunshine, hail, rain, sleet, snow and ferocious winds all experienced in a circuit along Talybont reservoir up onto the plateau via Craig Y Fan Ddu and descending back to the car via Waun Rydd (with an accidental detour via Allt Lwyd). The circuit was beautiful, varied and made for a cracking, non technical, winters day out. Given the at time amazing conditions I’m going to let the photos do the talking for this month! Enjoy.

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A promising start along the Taff trail skirting woodland by Talybont reservoir
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10 minutes in the clag descends
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Clearly the ever present dampness of Wales is good for moss growth
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Signs of hope!
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The recent rain and snow definitely made for some impressive waterfalls en route
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Lunch with a view
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Unmistakable Brecon Beacons escarpments
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Moody skies over the snowy plateau
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Windswept but great conditions
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The hailstorm may have had something to do with our slight navigational error
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Easy to now see where we should have descended
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Talybont reservoir glistening in the afternoon sun after an action packed 20km

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Roz says:

    Love your blog Zoe, Roz x

    Like

    1. Zoe says:

      Thanks Roz it’s certainly been a good start to 2019. Hope all ok with you x

      Like

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