A very fresh walker setting up his GPS
Anyway we set off in good spirits and climbed up to our 1st peak at Garreg Lwyd 2013 feet.
Panoramic view of Brecon Beacons
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We then turned south to Carn Fadog (1650 feet) being treated to a pair of RAF Hawk trainers scorching acroos the sky followed shortly afterwards by 5 Tornados. It was then that things started to get decidedly tricky. We descended - seemingly for ever - down the steep sides of the gorge of Afon Twrch
The gorge of Afon Twrch
Not the best of poses - but I got across!
photo courtesy Mike Starr
After lunch we continued north towards the confluence of the Afon Twrch with the Twrch Fechan....
Looking south along the Afon Twrch
Mike approaching the trig point at Carreg Yr Ogof
....and the view
Graham severely lagging behind with cramp and twisted ankle
Garreg Las in the background
The highlights? Lots of Skylarks and Wheatears were to be seen on the walk - and as we descended towards the Afon Twrch we heard Stonechats. The Lowlights? Very rocky paths and marshy bogs - apart from that I'd do it again (only joking).
And the walk itself? Yes it was HARD - VERY HARD!