The Brecon Beacons Nationalpark in Wales
Our cottage for the week was in the little Hamlet Bryn-y-Gwenin, 3 miles outside of Abergavenny
Could this be it?
Correct: Clare's Cottage:-)
A welsh welcome made settling in easy
Join us for the tour of the house: lounge, ...
...dining area, ...
... bedroom upstairs, ...
... bathroom, ...
... kitchen ...
... decking area ...
and last but not least: the view (Skirrid to the right, Sugarloaf in the background)!
What to do first?
View from the rock at Symonds Yat overlooking the Wye Valley
Geocaching HAD to be done (and Pokemon catching of course;-)
Bridge in Crickhowell
also a nice spot for a bit of posing
close up to trees
in Hay on Wye, the town of books
One of many bookshops in Hay on Wye
Drive along the Gospel Pass (about 500 m above sea level)
Indoor market in Abergavenny
standing stones in Abergavenny
Quite chuffed (even if it doesn't look that way): on top of Skirrid Fawr (Holy Mountain, 486m)
View from Skirrid Fawr
Exploring 'waterfall country'. The south of the Brecon Beacons is known for its many waterfalls.
Plenty to capture - although the rainy weather didn't make it easy
On or off? Waterproof trousers might come in handy at some point...
Not only is Eira waterfall pretty, ...
One can walk behind the water to the other side!
This is the video!
Been there, done it:-)
Walk through mystic woods
Mountain Twampa (or Lord Hereford's Knob)
Nothing beats exploring the countryside on horseback
Lydia and her guide Hayden from Tregoyd Mountain Riders
Enjoying the landscape on foot is also nice
a little birdie who flew into our cottage; thankfully it wasn't hurt and could fly off
Stop at Tintern Abbey on our way home
Tintern Abbey, built 1131 was the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales.
After the dissolution of monasteries in 1538 it fell into ruin.
Not hard to see why this site has impressed poets and painters since the 18th century.
Thanks for joining us. See you at our next adventure:-)