9 - 10 March '19 - Brecon Beacons Meet Up

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by Gadget, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    thanks. It's the yaktrax pro walker I've got, they might do in a pinch but will look at the spikes.
  2. Cass

    Cass Trail Blazer

    All being well should be able to make this :)
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    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!
  4. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    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.
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  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    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
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  6. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    depends on where in the park you want to start.....got loads of suggestions for either campsite or wildcampsite :)
  7. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    Cheers my friend, very kind of you and much appreciated
  8. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    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?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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  9. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    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?
  10. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I'm warming to Black Mountain, haven't been that far west for many a year!
  11. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    if you are in the west I personally would do say nominal campsite first night and then walk to wild camp 2nd
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  12. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Looks like there might be opportunities for a cheeky wild one near Glyntawe on Friday.
  13. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

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  14. Cass

    Cass Trail Blazer

    Yer my vote would be wild camp Friday and Saturday. Camp sites feel a bit like camping in the garden to me. :o o:
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  15. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    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.

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  16. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Thanks Dave, but if...
    Then the North Devon contingent will go independent.
  17. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

  18. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    My Brecon Beacons map arrived today leading to an abandonment of the pretence of work and much excitement about this trip.
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  19. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    OS or Harvey's?
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  20. OneBeardedWalker

    OneBeardedWalker Trail Blazer

    I went OS with this one. Though I do love a Harvey's.
  21. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    The When?
    The weekend of the 9-10th March, with a Friday night meet up for the keen.

    The Why?

    Err...

    The Where?
    Maybe not the Pen y Fan area, but that leaves Fforest Fawr or The Black Mountain... or east to the Black Mountains.

    The Who?
    (tentative list)
    @Dave V
    @Mole
    @Jamess
    @Taz38
    @NEEpps
    @OneBeardedWalker
    @Enzo
    @JKM
    Oh, and @Gadget
    Others?
    (That's a lot of shelters to hide in the scenery)

    The how?
    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.
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  22. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  23. NEEpps

    NEEpps Ultralighter

    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.
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  24. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    It's like Groundhog Day on this thread:p

    24km? Are you aiming for a TL meet record?;)
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  25. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    How many fag breaks is that? :p
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