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Aug 16, 2015 - Sugar Loaf Mountain

Today we headed up Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons NP. The Black Mountains are to the east in the park and not to be confused with the Black Mountain in the west of the park which we had visited the day before. It was a bit tricky finding the parking area for our walk just outside Abergavenny. We started by going through an ancient wood of oak trees before coming out onto the open heath land. We followed a ridge which had great views eastward over the Skirrid. We then had a steady climb up to the summit of...

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Aug 13, 2015 - Tretower, Crickhowell and the Abergavenny

The weather had changed for the worst overnight and any way we needed a bit of a rest after two days walking. We decided we would explore the Usk valley from Brecon to Abergavenny. Our first stop was at Tretower to visit the magnificent Tretower Court and Castle. The site has two clear areas of focus. Firstly the castle which was built and developed for warfare and defence between the 11th and 13th century which reflects the unsettled nature of the early Middle Ages. Tretower Court which was built and developed during the 14th and 15th...

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Jun 4, 2012 - Wale-ing - Big Pits and Waterfalls

Facebook album link - anyone can view the album of photos, copy and paste this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151806885285707.858547.746395706&type=3&l=d5b859f334 Monday 4th June London - Abergavenny When the bus reached London, the arrivals hall was closed, so the luggage was unloaded onto the footpath, in the rain. We are told to go to departures hall for shelter and coffee, so don’t see if any luggage is left behind, and the bus moves on very soon after. We have arrived an hour earlier than expected, and the departures...

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Mar 30, 2011 - The Cotswolds then over the border into Wales

We have travelled along the north coast of Devon, through Exmoor and into Wessex. We stopped at a great site in the small village of Mortehoe. From our van we could see the south coast of Wales across the Bristol Channel. As we drove across Exmoor we stopped at Lynton (at the top of the cliff) and Lynmouth (at the bottom of the cliff) and the two villages are connected by a Cliff Railway that operates from the top to the bottom of the cliff and is water powered. On the drive across Exmoor we saw some fantastic views not only across the moor...

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