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.

A promising start along the Taff trail skirting woodland by Talybont reservoir
10 minutes in the clag descends
Clearly the ever present dampness of Wales is good for moss growth
Signs of hope!
The recent rain and snow definitely made for some impressive waterfalls en route
No caption needed
Lunch with a view
Unmistakable Brecon Beacons escarpments
Moody skies over the snowy plateau
Windswept but great conditions
The hailstorm may have had something to do with our slight navigational error
Easy to now see where we should have descended
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


    1. Zoe says:

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


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