Tair Carn Isaf

The Black Mountain

Search the internet for Black Mountain and you’re likely to find yourself faced with a slew of possibilities from across south Wales. Of these the Black Mountains east of the Brecon Beacons National Park are probably most widely known and which, rather confusingly, also contain a summit called Black Mountain. Read more…

Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad

A Snowy Fan Frynych

I may have been prematurely pessimistic when writing last night that our chances of venturing out between now and New Year were slim. Another evening of torrential rain would have had that effect on anyone I’m sure. However, while we on the coastal margins of South Wales continued to dissolve Read more…

Chartist's Cave, Trefil

Trefil to the Chartist’s Cave

There’s something rather appealing about visiting a place that can lay claim to a title. Capitol of, most northerly, most westerly, most inebriated. You get the idea. For our first full day’s walk since returning from Mull we had another such location in mind, this one being the highest village Read more…

Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad

Gales at Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad

Strange to think that the day before this had all been covered in snow, a far cry from the warm sunshine which greeted my arrival at Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad on Sunday. In its place were near gale force winds, the effect from which was to make the surrounding cliffs roar like Read more…

Pen y Fan, Feb 2016

Wintry Pen y Fan Ascent

Even by this winter’s standards the weather today proved variable in the extreme. It all kicked off in the early hours as gale force winds started battering the house before a heavy band of rain added its own percussive soundtrack. By the time I was woken at six to deal Read more…