We had moved base from Cheltenham to Brecon in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. The journey had been interesting as the main motorway was closed into this part of Wales. Tony had to practice his driving at times particularly the last stretch between Abergavenny and Brecon. However we arrived safely and the Caravan Club Brecon Beacons site was excellent.
On our first day we decided to walk the nearby canal into Brecon. It was a beautiful warm sunny day. The town started life during the Norman period when a castle and a Benedictine monastery, founded in 1093, on the banks on the Honddu River were built. Today it is a busy market town and a base for many walkers to explore the Brecon Beacons.
We explored the town discovering the cathedral and the remains of the original castle, now part of a hotel, before wandering along the river. We also went into the local tourist office to research walks in the beacons. We finally made our way back to the campground this time along the river path.