We had a glorious day to do this walk up the Beacons and didn’t meet a soul all the way up and down!
On the tops there were lots of folk, most having come up from the Storey Arms car park. We had walked from the small farm we had parked the van at for a couple of nights and so were doing the walk from the valley floor. It’s a lot further than from the Storey Arms and you have about 900 feet more to climb but it’s worth it for the solitude. We went up via the Cwm Llwch ridge to Pen-y-Fan. There was a biting wind and a huge temperature drop as we reached the top. There was snow holding in the hollows and the ground was still frozen. The light was superb, just about the best for landscape work – visibility fantastic and shifting clouds shadowing on the mountains.