Brecon Beacons, Wales

Photos and text by Jonathan

These photos were taken on a short (but wet) trip to the Brecon Beacons with the Cambridge University Hill Walking Club (CUHWC). We did a 30-35km walk across Black Mountain one day.. with lots of hail and thunder followed by a cruisy waterfalls walk. The fresh rain brought the forest and waterfalls to life. Although not that high, and arguably not very spectacular, I thought the Brecon Beacons were a great place with a special quality of light and a sense of space and remoteness..

The following weekend I returned to the Beacons... but this time underground with the caving club!

Commence slide show by clicking on the arrow below - or click on any of the small pictures!

Traversing Black Mountain (30k)
Black Mountain - in the limestone region (53k)Reservoir, Northwest Brecon Beacons (39k)
On the waterfalls walk after early morning rain (62k)More waterfalls! (54k)
Bluffs characteristic of the Beacons (37k)Country road, northern Brecon Beacons (32k)
Limestone rapids (51k)On the tops of the Brecon Beacons (55k)
Wild horses on Black Mountain (29k)
Follow the leader... (36k)Yet more waterfalls! (54k)
  • Behind Sgwd yr Eira!... (43k)
  • Another cool waterfall in the limestone gorge... (59k)
  • Passing water, Sgwd yr Eira... (44k)
  • ..Wet scrambles on the other side (62k)
  • Life under the Brecon Beacons!
  • The valley at the beginning of the waterfalls walk (50k)
  • The bridge at the top of the gorge (86k)
  • Photo stop... before the next hail storm (43k)

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