Earlier this year, Mrs H and I grabbed the cameras one evening after work and headed up into the heart of the Brecon Beacons to the National Visitors’ Centre, which enjoys stunning views over to Pen-y-Fan to the east. We had about an hour to make the most of the evening light.
With its twin peaks, Pen-y-Fan is one of the most distinctive mountains in Britain, and is the highest mountain in South Wales and southern Britain. It’s relatively accessible to inexperienced walkers, with excellent car parking available from the A470 at its western foot. As a result, it is incredibly popular, and on those days with better weather, the car parks can fill up very quickly.
And yet, despite living only half an hour away, I’ve never gone up it myself. Since the car crash, it’s beyond me now. All I can do is look on, and wonder what it must feel like to enjoy the view from up there.
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.