Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by Gadget, Dec 4, 2018.
thanks. It's the yaktrax pro walker I've got, they might do in a pinch but will look at the spikes.
All being well should be able to make this
Me too as long as Neil can give me a lift
Definitely bringing my vargo cleats or kahtoola if it's proper snow.
looks like it could be a good turn out!
What's the consensus for a start point then? The campsite at Dan Yr Ogof is closed until April unfortunately. Had a look at Sinc Giedd for the first night but i'm unsure how far it is from the road, maybe @Imperial Dave has some suggesttions?.
If we do go that side Carreg yr Ogof (585m) should be ideal for Sat night.
Happy to drive and give lifts, so far..
@Mole @Gadget @OneBeardedWalker and @Wandering Jay
Having not been to Wales for many moons I'll play follow the leader up there though.
Will be micro spikes for me and Altras
depends on where in the park you want to start.....got loads of suggestions for either campsite or wildcampsite
Cheers my friend, very kind of you and much appreciated
If you're that way,
Tafarn-Y-Garreg has a campsite at the pub.
And there's the Gwyn Arms at Glyntawe. What's the wild camping opportunities around there?
Do you think @Imperial Dave that it would be preferable to have a fixed base (campsite) perhaps even close to a pub from which attempts can be made on the surrounding summits without a need to carry one's kit?
Or, bowing to your knowledge here, plenty of summits/places which could be attempted then a wild camp to take place close by?
I'm warming to Black Mountain, haven't been that far west for many a year!
if you are in the west I personally would do say nominal campsite first night and then walk to wild camp 2nd
Looks like there might be opportunities for a cheeky wild one near Glyntawe on Friday.
Yer my vote would be wild camp Friday and Saturday. Camp sites feel a bit like camping in the garden to me.
Due to the cold weather destroying my suspensions compressor, I'm currently without a car. I will have one and be able to provide the lifts though.
Thanks Dave, but if...
Then the North Devon contingent will go independent.
With luck, you'll be able to leave your ice axe and avalanche vest at home, LOL,
Although, a month is a long time in British weather terms.
My Brecon Beacons map arrived today leading to an abandonment of the pretence of work and much excitement about this trip.
OS or Harvey's?
I went OS with this one. Though I do love a Harvey's.
The weekend of the 9-10th March, with a Friday night meet up for the keen.
Maybe not the Pen y Fan area, but that leaves Fforest Fawr or The Black Mountain... or east to the Black Mountains.
Oh, and @Gadget
(That's a lot of shelters to hide in the scenery)
Even more hazy on this one.
Starting and finishing at a pub seems popular.
And somewhere with wild camping opportunity for the Friday night bunch.
Somewhere safe to leave vehicles for the weekend.
Somewhere that can fit a couple of easy 10 - 12 mile days (in a loop?) and support a 10ish tent wild camp.
If you do fancy The Black Mountain, then Glyntawe would be an easy start point. Bit of a tourist honeypot I guess, with the show caves, but close to the hills and a couple of pubs and campsites.
The Tafarn y Garreg pub is a good start point. Camping for £10 and we can leave the cars there. If you don't fancy the £10 then I'm sure there is a couple of spots close by for a bit of stealth.
Fan Hir ridge to the reservoirs then work round to Carreg Yr Ogof. Grant and I camped there l and it's a good spot with plenty of shelter. Depending on preference the route can be anywhere between 14 and 24km on the Sat.
It's like Groundhog Day on this thread
24km? Are you aiming for a TL meet record?
How many fag breaks is that?
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