On our second day in wonderful Wales, we set off on a trip through breathtaking and captivating Brecon Beacons National Park. It was a frosty morning and it snowed the night before, but the chill only added to the experience.
It was so enjoyable to drive through the national park and glare at the snowy tops in the valley, sparkling in the sunshine. I wanted to stop and get out of the car every few minutes, climb every top and look down into the lowland, but with the sun setting at 5pm, we wanted to get back to our warm and cosy cottage before dusk.
We did stop a couple of times to admire the views along the way. Also, stopped at Mountain Centre – National Park Visitor Centre, which offers beautiful panoramic views.
The aim of the trip was to visit the highest peak in South Wales and the southern UK. At 886 metres above sea level, Pen y Fan or Corn Du was a perfect spot for a day out (and some exercise)
By time we got to the top, I didn’t need my gloves and scarf anymore, I was so hot from climbing up. The view was stunning. The mountain looked like a big snow dune.
On the way back it started snowing heavier and heavier. Suddenly everything was hidden in white cloud. By time we reached our car, we were completely covered in snow.
However, a few minutes later, the sun came out and the sky cleared again. The weather in the mountains is very local and changes rather often. One minute it’s sunny and bright and the next, cloudy and stormy.
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