Brecon Beacons 3 day Wild Camp

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Wild Camping
Jul 30

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This event has been rescheduled to 30th July 2021 (from an original date in 2020) due to the coronavirus pandemic. 



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You can find out more about Wild Camping in the booklet accessible from here...

You need to have mountain walking experience, good equipment and a high level of fitness to carry your food, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and bivvy bag or small tent for three days, including two ascents from valley floor to summit level. Most of the time we’ll be on defined trails, however some of the time will be on difficult terrain with no trail. I expect that we’ll walk about 15km on Friday, 20km on Saturday and 10km on Sunday at a fairly leisurely pace.

We will meet next to the White Hart Inn in Talybont at 9:15am on Friday 31st July, so that we can depart by 9:30am, with the aim of getting to a suitable place to sleep by late afternoon/early evening. We’ll follow the route of a disused railway, going alongside Talybont reservoir, then across the top of the reservoir and steeply up past the Blaen – Glyn waterfalls. We’ll then have tough ascent through tussocked grass to find a place to sleep amongst old quarry remains.

On Saturday, we’ll be up early, visit the Wellington memorial, then head a little way East to then travel West over the summits of all 6 principal peaks in the Brecon Beacons section of the national park. Then South along the highest and longest ridge and drop to valley floor level at the Lower Neuadd reservoir, followed by a climb to the summit of Craig-y-Fan Ddu, in time to get our tents up before we watch the sun set behind Pen-y-fan.

Sunday will be fairly relaxed, heading to Carn Pica and then down to the Talybont reservoir dam; with the choice of being sensible and following the disused railway to Talybont; or if it’s warm, following the course of the river from the reservoir and getting rather wet.

Thursday Night – Because it will be holiday season, if you plan to stay near Talybont on the night before the event, I suggest you book well in advance. You’ll need to book your own accommodation that night. I’ll be staying locally and should you wish to get in touch, I’ll let you know where I’m staying should you wish to stay at the same place for ease.

If you have difficulties with travel  or accommodation, please talk to me or add a request at the bottom the event post.

Please contact me with any questions.

Photo Credits: All photos taken by Paul Ridealgh and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

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Pen-y-Fan behind group PFR
Brecon Beacons Wild Camp Craig-yfan Ddu PFR
Brecon Beacons Bathing PFR
Brecon Beacons Pen-y-Fan looking big PFR
Brecon Beacons wild camp below Carn Pica PFR
Brecon Beacons wild camp early morning PFR
Brecon Beacons Waterfall Talybont PFR
Brecon Beacons hiking PFR
Brecon Beacons around Talybont Reservoir PFR
Brecon Beacons River from Talybont Reservoir PFR
Pen-y-Fan behind group PFR
Brecon Beacons Wild Camp Craig-yfan Ddu PFR
Brecon Beacons Bathing PFR
Brecon Beacons Pen-y-Fan looking big PFR
Brecon Beacons wild camp below Carn Pica PFR
Brecon Beacons wild camp early morning PFR
Brecon Beacons Waterfall Talybont PFR
Brecon Beacons hiking PFR
Brecon Beacons around Talybont Reservoir PFR
Brecon Beacons River from Talybont Reservoir PFR


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