Friday 18th May 2018 - Sunday 20th May 2018
The next Society meet south of the border will be in the Brecon Beacons based at the White Hart Inn bunkhouse in Talybont-on-Usk- http://www.breconbunkhouse.co.uk.
The dates for the trip are Friday 18th to 20th Sunday May 2018 (three nights inclusive).
Talybont-on-Usk is the perfect centre for exploring the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, a National Park of outstanding beauty.
The three areas of the Beacons: Camarthan Fan, Forest Fawr and the Pen y Fan section, are bisected by good roads. The summits of these areas can be climbed by circular routes starting and finishing at good parking areas.
Circuits of the Black Mountain, to the north of our base, have similar access but roads can be narrower. The high point, Waun Fach, once renowned for mud (reputedly the worst bog summit in England and Wales!) has benefitted hugely from recent work by the National Park Authorities.
The views from all areas make the ascents very worthwhile. For example, from Pen y Fan one can see most of the hills of Mid-Wales, South Shropshire and on a very clear day, Exmoor on the other side of the Bristol Channel.
For the Marilyn Baggers there are many to add to your list. The Sugar Loaf above Abergavenny is one fine example.
In the event of really bad weather, the Industrial Museums of the Upper Valleys, the Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves and the Gower Coast are well worth a visit.
Visits to this area are never complete without a visit to The White Hart Inn next door to where we are staying.
This is an area with so much to offer and for those who have yet to experience its delights, an opportunity not to be missed. Members who have already been will certainly agree. The bunkhouse has a well provisioned kitchen, drying room and showers and a comfortable communal area and has two dormitory rooms that we have reserved – with an option on a third. A breakfast service is also offered for an extra £8.00 per head per night for anyone who prefers.
The cost is £63 (excluding breakfast). If interested contact Anne Butler, using the booking form below.
Friday 27th July 2018 - Monday 30th July 2018
Accommodation will be in the Aultguish Inn Bunkhouse. Total cost is £65.50