Thursday, 12 January 2012

Saturdays Plans

Off to the Black Mountains this Saturday for a 9 mile loop from the Grwyne Fawr Valley up onto Waun Fach and Pen Y Gadair Fawr. Gaiters at the ready! I love this quiet part of the Eastern Beacons as I did quite a lot of walking there when I was in my late teens and early twenties with, the now defunct, Newport Mountaineering Club (good memories). The forecast is quite good, with possible lingering valley fog which may mean we get an inversion to drool over. The Grwyne Fawr Reservoir dam is pretty impressive - I recall Princes William and Harry abseiling from it many years ago with their bodyguards and making the front page of some tabloid. I also recall a good friend of mine abseiling naked from it around the same period. Why? Because he could I guess! I want to pop into the Bothy as well to see if it's in a better state than my last visit a couple of years back.

Reports and pics to follow.


  1. I have a 1930s German pattern for gaiters :-) so let me know if you want me to make you a pair! x

  2. Can you also make a pair of Goretex Jackboots?! :) Maybe I'll pass this time!! x