The Beautiful Brecon Beacons

On our final day in Wales we set out to scale mountains…

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After our sheep trekking adventure we stayed overnight at a charming hotel called Peterstone Court which was a great base for exploring the Beacons. It offered amazing views for relaxing at the start and end of a busy day and the staff were incredibly warm and welcoming.

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The food was especially delicious!

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Plus its front lawn was home to one of my faves…sheep!

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Very excited to be twinning with the neighbours!

From Peterstone Court we headed to the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre where some lovely, helpful ladies set us up with a route and a map and we headed out into the wild.

We got there early and it meant that we had the hills almost entirely to ourselves.

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Well, us and the these handsome chaps!

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The locals were happy to pose for pictures…

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…Though I did get a few strange looks when I broke out Full Wheel!

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We wandered at our leisure taking in the incredible views and watching the world come properly awake.

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Returning to the Visitor’s Centre we hopped in the car and drove aimlessly through twisting, winding roads just taking in the views.

When we saw a parking lot that was close to full leading to a long line of people heading uphill we decided to get out and stretch our legs.

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Little did we realise what we were in for!

Every turn showcased an even steeper climb ahead and it was only once we arrived at the top (sweaty and gasping for air) that we found out we had just climbed Pen y Fan – the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons.

Thankfully, the view was definitely worth it.

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But what goes up…must come down. So we started the long descent.

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We were more than happy to sit down for the long drive home and as we travelled through the Beacons back east we cranked the tunes, rolled the windows down and waved to every local we saw.

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Only having to stop once or twice to give way to oncoming traffic…

I can’t recommend a long weekend or holiday in the Brecon Beacons enough. You’ll return to real life feeling healthier, stronger and sunnier all around!

You can find my previous posts on our long weekend in Wales here and here.

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