I’m new to wild camping and it felt like I was diving in at the deep end heading over to the west end of the Brecon Beacons. The weather was nice when I left home, but when I got higher up into the hills it started to get worse. The reports were saying it was going to clear up in the morning so I decided to carry on into the rain and fog, it’s all character building right?
The destination was Llyn y Fan Fach, a lake on the northern edge of the Black Mountain. I parked up and had a soggy hike up to the lake in the driving rain. It was quite windy but I managed to find a slightly sheltered spot to pitch the tent with an awesome view of the lake. Well it would have been if there was any visibility.
Luckily the weather forecast was correct and it cleared up in the morning and gave me some amazing views. A herd of wild horses came to check me out when I was packing my tent away, which was a nice way to start the morning, then I took a load of photos of the lake and mountains. When I went down to the lake there was a guy getting ready to go for a swim, so I had a chat with him before he took to the water.
It’s early in my wild camping phase of life, but I definitely need to get out more.