Walking in South Wales

This weekend I went walking in the Brecon Beacons national park with the university hillwalking club. We couldn’t climb the Beacons themselves because the weather wasn’t good enough, but we managed a couple of nice walks at lower altitudes. On Saturday we did a nice tour of the waterfalls of the rivers Neath, Mellte and Hepste, starting from Pontneddfechan. It had rained recently, and the falls were particularly beautiful. Aside from the famous Sgwd y Eira (“fall of snow”), my favourite was probably Sgwd Clun-Gwyn (“fall of the white meadow”).
Sgwd Clun-Gwyn

On Sunday the weather was a little better, so we climbed Sugarloaf, a small peak outside of Abergavenny. This was a fairly gentle walk, although there was a bit of snow once we got high enough, and the wind made it quite cold on top. By the time we were at the summit it was a bright and clear day, and we were treated to this gorgeous view.
Sugar Loaf

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