/ Beacons advice
Just after a bit of info - Hoping to head up to the Brecon Beacons for some hillwalking/long distance walking training either next weekend or the one after that. I'm travelling up from Cornwall and am basically after the best 'jumping off point'. i.e somewhere I can drive to, leave the car and head into the hills. Not been up that way for a very long time so don't really know my way around!
Would be very grateful for any advice regarding places to leave the car as well as any recommendations re. routes etc.
Many many thanks for any help.
From the Storey Arms will get you walking quicker as the drive from Merthyr up to the Upper Neuadd takes some time and is probably safer for the car. There always seems to be lots of broken glass up there, but the Storey Arms is so busy, it's always safe.
I have never had a problem leaving the car there, just always made sure its obvious there isnt anything to pinch!
That and it'll only be a couple of weeks after a 64 mile plague RAT race I've entered (please read as ive been coerced to do ;)
RAT looks fun, might consider it for next year. I did the Classic Quarter (45 miles) a year or two back which looks similar (well worth a look if you get the chance).
Storey arms centre, then follow the fan dance route!
I've done CQ as its on my doorstep, eyeing up the UTSW60 next year. I've got a Lakeland50 place but my nav is shocking, truly shocking so I think I may end up doing the 100 course ;)
Yet another instance where UKC needs a 'like' button
I'm thinking Horseman next September looks interesting if my knees can take it...
The Camarthen Fans (the western Beacons) make for the best walk in the Beacons in my experience (and I grew up in the area, must have walked all the hills many many times). The central hills may be the classics, but if you want a bit more of a mountainous feel and to get away from the crowds head west a few miles. If you want a navigational experience, head to the Black Mountains.
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