Organiser – Richie
Where – YHA Llanddeusant – Camarthenshire, Wales, SA19 9UL
When – 11-13 May 2018 (Fri – Sun)
Cost – £119.00 (includes 2 nights accommodation and guided walks
For this hiking weekend we will be visiting the spectacular Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan circular) on the Saturday, and the popular Waterfalls Walk on the Sunday. An ideal location for a spring weekend away. We have accommodation booked at YHA Llanddeusant which is only a 4 hour drive from West London, meaning a decent arrival time on Friday evening, and the chance to do a decent walk on the Sunday – and still be back in London at a good time later on Sunday evening.
We will depart from London on Friday evening and drive to our accommodation at Brecon Beacons. If you need a car share for this weekend we can organise this for those who need it, details of this option will be announced nearer the time (please indicate this as a requirement when booking your ticket). You are welcome to make your own way to the accommodation if you prefer.
The self-catering hostel – former 18th Century inn is a beautiful rural retreat in the corner of the Brecon Beacons. It has spectacular views of the Sawdde Valley – has the usual facilities including self-catering kitchen etc. All bedding is provided, but you will need to bring a towel and toiletries.
On Saturday our hike will start at the Storey Arms Centre (35mins drive from our accommodation). Our route will then go uphill to Corn Du (873m) – once on the ridge, more summits will quickly follow (Pen y Fan 886m – the highest in the National Park and Cribyn 795m) – we then decent into the valley and head south until we reach Lower Neuadd Reservoir. Passing the dam we then go uphill to gain the ridge again – heading north back towards Corn Du and then descending before returning back to the car park. After the walk we will return to the accommodation for showers, before heading into town for our evening meal (which is optional, self-catering is also available for those who choose this option).
On Sunday, after breakfast, we will be doing the popular Waterfalls walk 10miles. The start is approx 30 mins drive from the accommodation. The route passes through woodland as it follows 2 different rivers. There are many photographic opportunities of the various waterfalls including 2 that you can walk behind (Sgwd Gwladus and Sgwd yr Eira).
We plan to finish around 4pm and anticipate being back in London by approx 8pm.