After an unhealthy Christmas and New Year we were keen to get out walking this weekend. With a cold and dry but very cloudy forecast we headed over to the Brecon Beacons to do the circuit up Craig y Fan Ddu until point 754, before heading over to Fan y Bîg, Cribyn, Pen y Fan, Corn Du and back down the ridge to the lower Neuadd Reservoir.

The light throughout the day was very strange due to there being a lower layer of grey cloud and an upper layer of white cloud. We spend most of the delay below the cloud, other than the top of Pen y Fan. It was very cold in the wind, and it certainly felt like our first winter day out this year!

Due to a big fell race it was not quite the quiet day out walking we had planned, but it was still enjoyable to be out.

It ended up being a 19km walk which we made good time on, we were back home in Bristol by 4pm.

Becky walking up to the plateau
Frozen water in the morning
Lots of frost on the ground
Approaching Fan y Bîg
Approaching Fan y Bîg
Becky on Fan y Bîg
Walking down towards Cribyn
Interesting light
Frost on the descent from Pen y Fan
Steep escarpments on the descent
Becky on the descent from Pen y Fan