Brecon 2008

Brecon is a small house, and there was no ‘easier walking with sightseeing’ on this holiday.

So, my wife, greatly daring, did the easy walks and pronounced them - ‘easy’.  Sadly, Brecon had suffered heavy rain & flooding (in the town) during the week prior to our arrival.  Some walks were affected and everywhere was very wet but we had only occasional rain actually falling on us.  The upside was the various waterfalls we visited where at their very best.  There is a lot of moorland walking but the harder groups tackled Pen y Fan, famous for SAS training, (we did not go to that part!) and The Black Mountain is also in the neighbourhood. The routine of the holiday was as usual and the standards of the house, food, wine and company, excellent, as ever.    The House at Brecon is virtually in the town so we had rather more opportunities for shopping etc. than usual.  On the mid week break we took a trip to Hay-on-Wye.  Incredible choice of book shops, also excellent for tea (and other) shops.   The fun part was watching Hertfordshire pensioners proffer their bus passes only to be told they were not valid when boarding in Wales!  We had to pay to go to Hay-on-Wye, but we travelled back for nothing!