Monday, 18 August 2014

Sinc y Giedd

Monday's trip was to head east and visit Sinc y Giedd. This is where the Afon Giedd disappears underground.


We parked in a lay by a church not far from the DanYr Ogof cave complex and then headed up Cwm Haffes.

Cwm Haffes

The rain which was supposed to have stopped by 1100 failed to agree with the Met Office and it was on with kit and off again.

We had lunch at Sinc Yr Giedd, with no sign of any water and I assume it had sunk somewhere else.

Sinc Y Giedd

No sign of river
Following lunch we continued in a south easterly direction passing numerous shake holes and the like.


sink hole

Fan Gyhirych

An afternoon break was taken by a large pond before our final descent back to the car the sun now shining.

This is not Peru

Thursday, 7 August 2014



This walk decision was taken by Mrs Navigator as this was the annual camping trip to the Brecon Jazz Festival.

The "Navigator" and I are engaged to help erect the tent (marquee) where the cool lady will be staying.

Obviously we also incorporate a walk and here's the


Our first objective after parking the car was "Y Gyrn". a steady climb through bracken and stone.

As gained the top Pen-y-Fan and Corn Ddu came into view.

We then headed down towards Storey Arms where a small army of holiday walkers were heading up to Pen-yFan.

 Our route was across the main road following the Beacons Way towards Craig Cerrig Gleisiad and then down to the car.

I can report that the tent was successfully erected near Brecon. I have no idea what happened later as what goes on on tour stays on tour!