Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Date : 06/02/2016

Duration : 2-3 Hours

Style : Solo

Type : Hill/Moorland Walking

Weather : Heavy Rain - Good Visibility

Wind : Gale Force Wind

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Nights Camping : 0

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Description

Navigation exercise around Llangynidr Common, reduced due to the very poor weather. Navigation points identified on map included trig point, start of stream, sheep fold and 510m ring contour. Hit trig point, sheep fold and 510m contour, stream did not exist however navigated to area where it should have been. Practiced map reading, micro navigation, pacing, timing, breaking up routes to smaller legs, walking on bearings, map to ground and vice versa.
Weather - Gale force winds and heavy continuous rain. Visibility was intermittent but mostly good.
Group - marked as solo as this was a solo exercise but accompanied by Maria who marked my accuracy by using mapping GPS.

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 : 02:41:08 Distance : 8.39 km Ascent : 273 m Descent : -291 m Avg Speed : 3.28 kmph Moving Speed : 3.3 kmph