Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Date : 03/10/2015

Duration : 2-3 Hours

Style : Equals

Type : Hill/Moorland Walking

Weather : Clear - sunny - good visibility

Wind : Gentle Breeze

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Route - Start/End parking area off B4560. Navigation exercise hitting various points on Llangynidr before heading up to Chartist Cave for lunch then headed back to the parking area.Weather - Started off with mist with poor visibility. Soon burned off to sunny intervals with good visibility. No wind during the walk.Learning Points - Route plan and pre walk organisation. Map reading, compass bearings, leg timing, 5Ds & a very small element of poor visibility navigation. Hit the trig point with no issues and the first set of marked shake holes. Next target was a sheep shelter which was not initially located being 160m off to the west. Did a relocation and got confused with all the shake holes meaning that I did not relocate myself correctly. After checking with GPS re-aligned myself and headed towards sheep shelter only to find out that the marked position on the map is not correct! Next point was another shake hole which I did not locate correctly before heading to a Cairn at S0128146, this was hit (luck rather than judgement due to not hitting last shake hole!). From here headed north to Llyn y Garn-fawr and eventually to Chartist Cave. From Chartist Cave headed east directly to trig point before back tracking to car park. Did a further relocation exercise on the way back, identified position correctly.  Note aiming for shake holes is not ideal - should aim for higher ground or valleys which would be easier to identify and follow, shake holes could be used to provide confidence of location!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".


Time Taken : 03:52:04 Distance : 11.63 km Ascent : 406 m Descent : -412 m Avg Speed : 2.98 kmph Moving Speed : 3.02 kmph