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:
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 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.