Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 22/08/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Cloudy - Poor Visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 0

Mountains : Bwlch y Ddwyallt [Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion] Fan y Big Gwaun Cerrig Llwydion [Craig Cwareli] Waun Rydd

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Description

Route - Start/End at Pont Blaen-y-Glyn car park, followed forestry road and path two the higher car park then picked up the path to Craig y Fan Ddu. At Blaen Caerfanell Waterfall headed SW to Pile of Stones/Cairn before heading NW to meet path heading to Fan y Big. At Fan y Big doubled back and picked up path to Bwlch y Ddwyallt. Headed across to Wellington Bomber crash site and memorial before picking a bearing to Cairn Pica. From Cairn Pica followed the plateau around to Gwalciau'r Cwm then headed down. Then headed up to Allt Forgan looking to take the path SW path down to the car park, once there it all looked overgrown which gave sufficient doubt that access off at the bottom may be blocked (the gates to access this area were all chained despite being open access land). Doubled back and picked up the path alongside the stream and waterfalls back to the car park.
Weather - Started off overcast with hill fog and poor visibility, the fog burnt off during the day to provide sunny intervals and good visibility.
Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading, poor visibility navigation, compass bearings, leg timing, 5Ds through the poor visibility.
Group - 2, Maria and myself

Area : Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park

Bannau Brycheiniog (the Brecon Beacons) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks popular with walkers which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons".

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Distance : 15.85 km Ascent : 820 m Descent : -916 m