Brecon to the summit of Cribyn and back. 20km, 800m of ascent. 5-6 hours. Can be made much shorter by starting from layby just below Bailea farm. This would make it a 10 km half-day walk. This is a long walk for the longer spring days, best done in clear weather so you can enjoy…
Happy to report that March has so far been cold, mainly dry and has a very fetching sprinkling of snow on the higher ground.
We have had a few anxious enquiries from our regular guests, regarding how we were affected by storm Dennis, so here is an update from Monday 17th February 2020. This was the view from the Usk bridge Sunday morning when the levels had dropped about 50cm from the highest reading overnight, but luckily the embankments…
Winter walks can be the best for photos. These were taken on a chilly November evening from the Crug, an iron-age hill fort just behind Brecon which makes a perfect short hike.
Now the weather has cooled down a bit, it is perfect for trail running. We have plenty of tracks, hills, and fresh air, the perfect antidote to work!
The wisteria and other plants at the front are looking good.
It started warm and sunny, so it was biking in shorts with a fine view of the mountains. A lovely route away from the main roads, and a fantastic tea and cake stop in Defynnog – what a great way to welcome in the season.
We have new beds in room 2, which was previously a European double. We commissioned some lovely solid ash long twin beds, which fit together seamlessly to make a superking sized double. So if you are tall or just like plenty of room, you should be comfortable here. It also means we can make all…
Too hot for some, but if you include a swim in your walk or bike ride, the water is always refreshing. My favourite spot is Llyn Cwm Llwch, but the Usk river just upstream from Brecon is pretty good too.
It has been a cold winter, but April and May are lovely times to explore the Beacons, with fresh green leaves emerging, and birds singing in the hedgerows. Here are a few pics taken at that time of year.