Walking up Pen Allt Mawr in the Brecon Beacons above Crickhowell. We walked this way in March but changed the route to have a picnic on Darren – thanks Darren! It was an incredible spot – one of our favourite picnic places now with panoramic views of the Black Mountains and Brecons.
Such a good decision to go high today – weather was so clear and the views couldn’t be bettered from every angle. A last gasp of autumnal weather meant it was mild and vividly coloured – we were acutely aware of what a privilege it was to be out in the sunshine on the higher hills.
We weren’t the only ones out though – we kept stumbling across small groups of soldiers – they looked rather new and shiny. The groups we encountered in the afternoon looked as if they were badly in need of a cuppa and some TLC. (If we’d only known Maddie your cakes would have gone down a treat!).
Chris proved she knows this mountain well, barely looking at the map and it starts with the best signpost for any walker to come across….