The second walk that Andy, the Wales Outdoors owner, led on his return from Iceland was his favourite Central Brecon Beacons day long walk.
He met a small group of Adventure Activity South Wales members (the weather forecast was pretty rough) at Cwm Gwdi car park just south of Brecon and all headed along the country lanes before moving south into Cwm Llwch. Here Andy told the tale of Tommy Jones, the boy who was lost and his body not found for a month at the beginning of the 20th Century, on the way up the valley and towards Llyn Cwm Llwch. They stopped at the lake for a bit, looking for newts and leeches but finding none...
Onwards and upwards and into the deteriorating weather, past Tommy Jones memorial and gaining the first top of the day, Cron Ddu. As it felt more like winter than summer the group kept on walking, quickly ticking off Pen y Fan, the highest point in southern Britain before descending and climbing again to the summit of Cribyn.
Here the clouds dispersed and fine views were had and the descent to the north was out of the wind and so a late lunch on the steep slope was had.
Cwm Sere was the route back to the start point, a fine valley with great views of the north face of Pen y Fan.
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