A quick picnic stop at Pen Y Fan

A quick picnic stop at Pen Y Fan

We couldn't go to Bannau Brycheiniog and not do a Pen Y Fan picnic walk!

The day started off bright and sunny, but with a wet and cold forecast, the route wasn't too crowded. In fact, we hardly saw anybody. Heading up from the car park the initial part of the walk was quite gentle, revealing more view with each step. Gradually the terrain became steeper and the path narrower. Nearing the top, Basil, wasn't keen on the stony path on his little pads and kept veering off to the left, making me worry with the steep drop. 

As we reached Corn Du the visibility started to close in. We were the only ones up there for quite a while and took our time to have a bit of a sit down.

picnic stop

Then moving on, we carried on up to the summit of Pen y Fan. I've heard the views are breathtaking and apparently on a clear day you can see for miles around. Today was not that day.

view at the top

But, as the guide books say, the weather conditions can change very quickly. As we walked down things started to clear just before it got dark. As always, especially at this time of year, we'd packed our head torches which came in very handy near the bottom of the walk back down.

headtorch walking