Travel with us to see some of the Waterfalls and Mountain ranges in the Brecon Beacons in the Talybont area. We took the drive and walk on Thursday of this week.
This is one of the falls on the main A470 near the Storey Arms it really is solid Ice.
We start the drive up the moutain road toward Gellegaer common I snatched this shot out of the car window.
On the top of the common. It looks beautiful but it's bitterly cold.
The Welsh Mountain Ponies looking for food, you dare not stop the car, or as wild as they are they will surround you on the road.
Our first stop is at the Picnic site on the banks of the Llwyn-Onn reservoir. We drink our Coffee in the car.
Missing out the second, this is the Beacons res with some of the Beacons range in the background.
The streams that line the road are all frozen.
We stop in Libanus for this shot of PenyFan and Corn Ddu.
While looking at the Aquaduct from the old bridge on the Pengelli Road the noise from this Chanook was very loud.
It was very low. This is a crop taken from the last pic. The aquaduct carries the Breacon Cannal over the river wye.
River Wye looking toward Breacon.
Penyfan and Corn Ddu from the other side now. We climbed them once and it was amazing. I don't think we ever will again.
This is the start of Talybont Resevoir. The largest Man made one in the Beacons. At the top end it is very popular with Bird watchers. Where the mountain streams flow into marshy flat levels and fields.
We are walking now from Lower Blaen y Glyn car park. There are three routes leading to the main Waterfall. This being the easiest it follows the river on the left side and goes through the forestry.
We are on the dark side this shot taken from the path looking down on one of the smaller falls in the valley below. If you walk the right bank of the river there are no real paths but you can stay along the river on the sheep tracks but that is in better conditions. I f you take this route you will see three sets of falls (one being double)and several cascades.
Looking to our left is another smaller stream that cascades down, goes under the path and falls into the river. As you can see it is mostly frozen
I just manage to spot the Dipper as we pass. This area is well known for some rare birds Dippers and Red Ousels amongst them. not sure if Ousels has an S or Z.
This is Blaen y Glyn waterfall and the bottom water drop is just over 60 feet. It is sometimes known as Caer fanell Falls. There are several site covering the Falls and the Mountain walks.
You can carry on past this waterfall but there is no real path and is quite difficult there is one more waterfall called Torpantau falls but we are not going any further today.
There are icicles everywhere.
Mike is frozen to the bridge. If you cross the bridge you can walk down the other side back to the road.
As you can see most of the smaller falls are frozen.
We drive up the very steep hill toward Torpantau and the top park.
Higher Blaen y Glyn now. This is the botton of a double waterfall, it looks like a curtain in front of the falls. These are on the left of the road.
Coming out now, and a look up to our right to the highest point on our side of the ridge.
Turn and look back down the Talybont valley that we travelled up. There are miles of walks around here, all well signed and marked.
Just to our left you can see how high the ridge is above the forest. The moon has been visible all day.
Over the top now and we are down in the next valley on the banks of Pontsticill Resevoir.
I love this Twisted Hazel, and I photograph it every time we are here in the car park, what a back drop.
The last three shots are from the same car park.
Thankfully I was able to finish this blog today. I just hope this one stays on here. Thanks for taking the time to travel with us and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sights that we saw.
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