4 Walking Routes to Llyn y Fan Fach & Llyn y Fan Fawr

Llyn y Fan Fach is a glacial lake in the Brecon Beacons. This is a hiking guide describing 4 routes which take in views of this beautiful lake. I provide trail descriptions, distances, times and starting locations. The Black Mountain (singular) refers to a range of mountains in the Western Brecon Beacons National Park. This is not to be confused with the Black Mountains on the Eastern side of the Park. The highest peak in the Black Mountain…


The Best Brecon Beacons Walks

In this guide I discuss the best Brecon Beacons walks. I provide a brief outline of each hike, including distance, difficulty and starting location. The Brecon Beacons National Park is located in South Wales and is made up of four different areas. These sections of the park are known as the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr, the Black Mountain and the Black Mountains. Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Geopark. A dedicated National Park since 1957 the Beacons are famed…


Brecon Beacons Waterfalls

This is a guide to visiting the Brecon Beacons waterfalls in South Wales. The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales which was established in 1957. The park covers 519 square miles and consists of four main areas - The Black Mountain, Fforest Fawr, The Central Beacons and The Black Mountains. (Yes Black Mountain and Black Mountains - very confusing!) The Brecon Beacons comprises mostly of grassy moorland, interspersed with forestry plantations. The park is known for…


Exploring the Beara Peninsula: Dursey Island Walk

A guide to exploring Dursey Island in County Cork. I explain what you can expect on the Dursey Island walk. The Beara Peninsula is the hidden gem of south-west Ireland. It's part of the Wild Atlantic Way, an epic road network that travels along the coastal roads of Western Ireland. With big competition from the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, this peninsula tends to get overlooked. I was so impressed with my visit there that I would recommend…


Helvellyn via Striding Edge – The Best Lake District Hike

A guide to Hiking Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge from Patterdale village. This Helvellyn hike is arguably one of the best hikes in the Lake District. In 2019 I enjoyed some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan I hiked to the top of a volcano so I could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia I hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the Summer was a lot closer…


Pen Y Fan Routes: A hiking guide by a local!

This is a guide to hiking Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. In this article I explain all you need to know about the 3 best Pen y Fan routes. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020 - construction at the Neuadd reservoirs makes getting to the start of the horseshoe trail a little trickier! Pen Y Fan hike - A Great Brecon Beacons Walk Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from…


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