Brecon Beacons Photowalk Recce

Brecon Beacons Photowalk Recce

Getting ready to head up Pen Y Fan

You may be aware this year I’m organising some landscape photowalks across the UK.
One of the first decisions to make while planning these was choosing locations that would be appropriate for a variety of fitness levels, accessibility and ultimately great shots.  The Brecon Beacons in South Wales was always on my list having visited a few times before, I was aware of the potential but it had always been dire weather for getting on the top.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to head over and scout out some of the potential routes and locations, fortunately the weather was fantastic.

The most popular big walk to get up to and across the peaks is the Horseshoe Walk.  It’s about 12 miles and has a few fairly steep ascents and descents but it’s worth it to traverse Cribyn(795m), Pen Y Fan (886m) and Corn Du (873m).  We started walking about 9:30am and were out for about 7 hours with some photo stops and lunch break.

Looking back towards Cribyn while ascending Pen Y Fan

South section of the horseshoe looking back up to Pen Y Fan

The paths are man made and well defined making navigation very easy.  There are waterfalls and reservoirs around the base of the loop that would provide good photo opportunities, these are also near to the car parks.

This will probably be one of the routes on the Brecon Beacons Photowalk weekender later this year.  If you wish to join in with this or smaller walks in the area please pre-register here to help with the planning.


Date :  Saturday 14th April 2018
Location : Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK
Digital Photos : Sony RX100 II (Colour)
Film Camera :  Mamiya 7ii
Film : Ilford FP4+ Medium Format (Black and White)

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