Friday 29th March, leaving Teignmouth to head up to the Brecon Beacons for the Easter weekend. It was a challenge just getting there as my car is not very big and with four days worth of kit and three people it was pretty interesting with the suspension taking a beating.
After a 3 hour drive we arrived at the camp site; a field owned by the Powell Family which is in the valley of the horseshoe ridge of Pen Y Fan, Corn Du and Cefn Cwn Llwch. The camp site itself is amazing if you are willing to wild camp as there are no facilities apart from a river, also, camp fires are allowed at the site but keep them under control. It is an ideal site for Duke of Edinburgh groups, or, people wanting to get camping within a short distance of Pen Y Fan, as well as those on longer expedition. There is a small charge of £3 per person, per night which is not much to when you get so much out of this lovely location as it is only a short distance from Brecon and there is a pub down the road in Libanus.
Here is a little video of what the camp site is like it does not cover the whole area it is a very large camp. Please note that the temperature was about -2 when this was taken.
|The proximity to the mountains is very good as can bee seen from the Google Earth image above|
If you would like to get in contact with the Powell Family there details can be found below: (Correct at the writing of this post)
Colin & Shelia Powell,
Powys (Site: Cwm Llwch).
There are other places stay in the local area including youth hostels, farms with facilities and camping barns for a more comprehensive list visit the Brecon Beacons National Park website. (Links found at the bottom of the page)
Remember if you do camp out on the moors, mountains or even at a camp site. Please take all your rubbish home with you and leave it in the state you found it so future campers can enjoy it as much as you have.