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Date : 28/11/2015

Duration : 3-5 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Heavy Rain - Poor Visibility

Wind : Gale Force Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping :

Mountains : Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

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Description

Route - Start/end Craig
Cerrig-Gleisiad picnic spot on A470, crossed road to pick up foot path down to
Taff Trail, headed up onto Y Gyrn before picking up path down to Storey Arms, crossed
road again and picked up path to Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad before heading back to
the start.
Weather - Gale force
winds and heavy rain
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Route plan, pre walk
organisation and map reading. Considered weather conditions whilst planning
walk, took optimal route providing best
shelter from prevailing wind and keeping wind on our backs. Original plan was
to do a high level circuit over Yr Gyrn, Fan Fawr and Fan Frynach, again took
into account the weather especially the gale force winds and reverted to a lower level
walk.
Group - 2, Maria and myself
Camp style n/a
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership -
original route planning, then re-planning to take into account the weather
conditions.
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - Un
marked path up to Yr Gyrn
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that
found in UK and Irish hills - Brecon Beacons area
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - See learning
points above
Attention is paid to safety - Route plan took into account
forecasted weather conditions, walk also shortened due to adverse weather
conditions, safety considered at multiple swollen stream crossings.
The journey is five hours or more - No, 3:35
Adverse conditions may be encountered - Gale force winds and
heavy rain
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in
the day - Yr Gyrn and Craig Cerrig Glesiad

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".

Map

Time Taken : 03:33:42 Distance : 11.41 km Ascent : 597 m Descent : -580 m Avg Speed : 3.2 kmph Moving Speed : 3.22 kmph