Brecon Beacons National Park

Last weekend we were lucky enough to get some decent weather here in the UK so we decided to drive an hour to Wales and go for a hike up to the highest peak of the Breacon Beacons, Pen y Fan.

We couldn't have picked a better day. The sun was shining and there was only a slight breeze at the the top of the 886m peak. We left Bristol at 8am and headed up the rocky track just gone 9am. If you are thinking of going then I recommend you get there early, especially when the weather is great. By the time we got back to the car park it was overflowing.

The hike is pretty easy, I won't lie though, my legs were aching when I got to the top but I blame that on all the HIIT sprints I'd been doing in the week! Once you're at the top, you can walk along to several other peaks. We sat on the mountain edge and had some food and after a while headed back down and had a dip in the river to cool down before heading to the three reservoirs just South of Pen y Fan. After taking a few photos we stopped at Llwyn-on Reservoir and had a long overdue sunbathe.

The views at the top of Pen y Fan are breathtaking. The surrounding areas are beautiful. It's a huge National Park and I'm already looking forward to going back to see more, especially the Waterfall Country. I often moan about the UK but I forget that there are stunning places to visit like the Brecons. In all the years I've lived in Bristol, I have no idea why it's taken me this long to drive only an hour to such a gorgeous place.

Anyway, enough babbling, here are some more photos.