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sussamb

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #15 on: 21:48:09, 27/01/19 »
Nice pics Phil  O0
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phil1960

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #16 on: 21:57:07, 27/01/19 »
Surprisingly few people about that day Jon, unusual for the central Beacons  O0
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GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #17 on: 22:00:53, 27/01/19 »
Yep, can get quite windy there as you 'crest'  O0
It can get windy on the way up there too  :) this is the path leading past Tor Glas near Fan Y Big, at a lower level, eventually leading to Pen Y Fan via Crybin
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #18 on: 22:04:00, 27/01/19 »
Great photos guys.  Fingers crossed we get some proper snow.

phil1960

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #19 on: 22:06:58, 27/01/19 »
It can get windy on the way up there too  :) this is the path leading past Tor Glas near Fan Y Big, at a lower level, eventually leading to Pen Y Fan via Crybin
http://www.fotothing.com/photos/767/767af38978888a370b69a9f15c62496b_33f.jpg
Thatís the gap road, reputedly Roman but no proof of that, although it does pass close to a Roman fort.
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GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #20 on: 22:14:00, 27/01/19 »
Thatís the gap road, reputedly Roman but no proof of that, although it does pass close to a Roman fort.

Now you mention it, it feels like an old Roman road/track with whats remaining of all the cobbles/stone and it is fairly straight too..

sussamb

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #21 on: 07:32:13, 28/01/19 »
Surprisingly few people about that day Jon, unusual for the central Beacons  O0


Lucky day then  :)
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #22 on: 20:34:07, 29/01/19 »
Well the weather forecast for Saturday is looking perfect for the Brecons.  If a little windy.  If it holds and the roads are passable then I will be heading up there from Cornwall first thing Saturday morning.  If any one else is up there and free, it would be really nice to meet someone else from the forum.


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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #23 on: 20:46:55, 29/01/19 »
Well the weather forecast for Saturday is looking perfect for the Brecons.  If a little windy.  If it holds and the roads are passable then I will be heading up there from Cornwall first thing Saturday morning.  If any one else is up there and free, it would be really nice to meet someone else from the forum.


Apologuse for the thread highjack.  :)
Yes it loks like a wrap up well and enjoy the day, day... :) . Have you made plans as to where you will be walking.?
Edit : Just read the Mountain forecast...Pen Y Fan for 3pm "feels like -12C" brrrr :o 
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phil1960

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #24 on: 21:09:42, 29/01/19 »
Brecons  :tickedoff: :tickedoff: whereabouts were you thinking of going Buzy? Iím only down the road but unsure of plans yet  O0
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #25 on: 21:43:06, 29/01/19 »
Brecons  :tickedoff: :tickedoff: 


 >:(  yes. It's Brecon Beacons or Beacons, never Brecons  :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #26 on: 22:37:40, 29/01/19 »
Brecons  :tickedoff: :tickedoff: whereabouts were you thinking of going Buzy? Iím only down the road but unsure of plans yet  O0
That will be the brecon beacons then.  O0


I am hoping to walk the horse shoe. Anti clockwise starting from the car park SO042164. My planed route is 20k and 800m of ascents.

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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #27 on: 06:24:30, 30/01/19 »
I know it well, surprised you didnít pick the car park a bit closer to the filter house though. Are you including Fan y Big or just gap road then Cribyn and so on?
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #28 on: 06:59:41, 30/01/19 »
Agreed, I'd be tempted to park further up the road, but depends on your route of course.  From there you can take the route up towards Waun Rydd, then via Fan y Big, Cribyn etc.  Be a shame to go all that way and miss Fan y Big.  I have a gpx file if that would be of use.
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Re: Brecon Becons in February
« Reply #29 on: 16:25:37, 30/01/19 »
BuzyG / Phil, where would you walk from on Saturday? I'll be in Abergavenny and then in Brecon, but a bit worried about the roads being closed. And also do you need crampons or anything?