Amazing Brecon Beacons (South Wales)!

Brecon BeaconsGood morning everyone,

Today I would like to share with you the images from my recent trip to Brecon Beacons in South Wales. This is an amazing place for anyone who loves nature! Beautiful landscapes and loads of fresh air! 😉

Brecon Beacons are called in Welsh Bannau Brycheiniog – I have no idea how to pronounce it and probably most people either! 🙂

Here is what Wikipedia says about Brecon Beacons:

The Brecon Beacons range consists of the mountains to the south of Brecon. The highest of these is Pen y Fan (886 m); other notable summits include Corn Du (873 m), Cribyn (795 m), and Fan y Big (719 m). These summits form a long ridge which forms a horseshoe around the head of the Taf Fechan river to the south-east, with long parallel spurs extending to the north-east. The round of the Taf Fechan skyline forms a popular ridge walk known as the ‘Beacons Horseshoe’. Many other fine walks exist in this part of the National Park but the mountains are known for swift changes in weather conditions, even in summer. In winter they can be dangerous.

The Brecon Beacons are named after the ancient practice of lighting signal fires (beacons) on mountains to warn of attacks by the English, or more recently to commemorate public and national events such as coronations or the Millennium.

I managed to climb Fan Y Big, the other peaks next time. Despite being all the peaks below 1000m, don’t count on easy climb – they are very demanding mountains. And marking the routes…. it almost doesn’t exist! Even with a good map you need to be really careful and know how to move around in a terrain. From my experience, it is like that in many places in Britain… it is much easier to move around in the mountains in the rest of Europe and I have travelled through most of the mountain ranges of Europe, especially in Eastern and South-Eastern part.

I want to share with you a couple of images I took in Brecon Beacons – I hope you will enjoy the scenery 🙂

Brecon Beacons

Aproaching Pen y Fan (886 m) and Corn Du (873 m)

Brecon Beacons

The view on Pen y Fan (886 m) and Corn Du (873 m)
Pen y Fan (886 m) and Corn Du (873 m)The view on Pen y Fan (886 m) and Corn Du (873 m)
Brecon BeaconsCribyn (795 m)

Brecon BeaconsHave  a great weekend and see you on Monday for some more Photoshop and Lightroom magic… 🙂

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