Brecon Beacons Night Sky Safari

Arriving at our accommodation on Friday evening and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat whilst we make firm our plans for Saturday. On Saturday morning we’ll take the short drive to our start point and walk across to Bannau Sir Gaer. We will negotiate our way to Llyn Y Fan Fach and Llyn Y Fan Fawr. The countryside is extremely wild with little to obstruct your view. It is highly unlikely that we will meet any other walkers, our companions are far more likely to be hill ponies, red kites and hen harriers.
I’ll spare you the cut and paste from Slikipedia that is usually posted about these locations. Suffice to say they are eerily beautiful, steeped in folklore and local legend. We wil be venturing into what was once the stronghold of the Myddfai witches who were developing remedies and cures for ailments from local herbs back in the dark ages, the recipes for which are gaining 21st century recognition as being absolutely credible and effective.
We will then walk back to our start point along the foot of a huge escarpment on top of one of the few glacial moraines remaining in the UK, taking in stunning views of ancient waterfalls along the way.
Another night in our accommodation will allow us to rest and recover from what will have been a significant walk in the hills.

The following morning we will head off to the waterfall walks above Pontneddfechan, around 20 minutes drive away.
A gentle stroll along a wooded valley amongst dozens of stunning cascades culminating in a walk behind - yes behind, a waterfall. The waterfall walk is fairly gentle by comparison to the previous day, and should take two to three hours and then we depart for our journeys home. This walk is definitely one for the camera fiends amongst you. Simply stunning views of this country at its best.

This is a WALKING weekend in some of the most dramatic and scenic countryside England and Wales have to offer. If you are unsure of your fitness for the event or have any other concerns about whether this event might be appropriate for you, please get in touch.

Cost £170 includes:

Two nights Bed and Breakfast
Two days guided walks

Does not include transport to and from location, lunch and evening meals.

Payment of £170 to secure your place, as soon as possible please to

Account number 39126168
Sort code 30 96 26
Reference BB2106

Once you have notified me off your interest I will facilitate discussion around car share, station pickups and any other details that are not really appropriate for debate on the message board. I will have space for four people from High Wycombe on the afternoon of Friday 8th November.

As ever please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss details or concerns.

07801 852319


How to find us

Driving from London via the M4 - allow 3 - 4 hours - please discuss car share options with me first. Trains to Merthyr Tydfil from London Paddington (via Cardiff). If travelling by train please let me know and ill arrange collection.

Event Date Fri 08-11-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date Sun 10-11-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Hosted By Glenn Gavin
Meeting Place Location National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Categories HOLIDAYS, Walk,Hiking,Mountains
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