/ Recommend us a route in the Brecon Beacons
Can you recommend us a route? We have a map for the western park, but could always pick up the eastern one.
We also have crampons if conditions call for them.
Another option if you want to stay further west is to walk from the Shire Horse Centre up to Fan Brycheiniog via the rocky edge (with a flat easy path) of Fan Hir. YOu can also start this walk with som stream bed scrambling up Cwm Haffes. I fell in the river when I did this, but only due to my own stupidity and it as only a few inches deep... might be ice in the current conditions!
If your practising for a trip to Scotland, then I agree with Oujmik's suggestions - only by tackling the central escarpment from the north (Cwm Gwdi or Cwm Llwch) will you get a decent ascent.
I used a rather contrived route when I was getting into Munro fitness by doing the standard central horseshoe from the Neuadd Reservoir, but descending from Corn Du into Cwm Llwch, walking along the lanes to Cwm Gwdi, then ascending Pen y Fan from the north.
But the Fan Brycheiniog route from Dan yr Ogof that Oujmik suggests is also excellent.
You are very unlikely to need crampons, microspikes are usually more than enough for most walking routes in the area, though I have been very grateful for crampons on a few of the steeper slopes when there's been heavy snowfalls that have then frozen. otoh, if you're practising for Scotland, carry the crampons anyway, the exercise'll do you good ;-)
'you're' in line 1, not 'your', obviously!
> 'you're' in line 1, not 'your', obviously!
And for a university lecturer too - although i suspect spelling in Latin would be more Kate's thing? ;-)
Cheers for the suggestions, both sound like good options - looks like if we do the tour of the main beacons we'd need to do it backwards to be able to get (two) buses back - might be simpler to stick to a circuitous route!
Thanks for you're input too Welsh Kate, Dan Bailey, appreciated ;)
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