Brecon Mini Break – Miss Barlow


Getting had such a very good expertise camping in Cornwall I decided that perhaps we could squeeze in an additional mad outside mini break. 1 additional week pregnant (34 weeks by this point) wasn’t going to make any distinction was it? Oh how I could be so incorrect. We headed to the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, just a good two evening mini-break for myself and my boyfriend – no youngsters! The nippy 3 hour drive there was an absolute dream compared to the extended slog down to Cornwall, though I have no doubt that the absence of ‘are we there but?’ produced a substantial distinction to the length of this journey!


Arriving at Grawen Camping &amp Caravan Park it was really much less equipped that Traveague Farm, regardless of marketing otherwise. The toilet/shower block was a small outdated, constructing operate close to the tent meant a rather noisy start off every single day and the truth that when we arrived it was borderline empty produced for a rather eerie atmosphere. That becoming stated the lady on reception was friendly, it was pretty reasonably priced and they had been incredibly valuable at re-freezing our ice blocks – it was ok.

He couldn't resist...
He couldn’t resist…

We had a lovely initial day setting up camp and heading more than to start off our waterfall trek. My boyfriend’s bucket list has generally had ‘walk behind a waterfall’, and like quite a few other people he didn’t believe it would be a thing he could tick off so close to dwelling. The spectacular Sgwd Yr Eira is named Snowy Falls due to the snow-like curtain that pours from higher on the cliff and the organic erosion procedure has generously left a strong pathway behind the falls so you can get a entirely distinct view of the River Hepste. Tiny did I know the trek to get to this organic beauty was by no signifies effortless. Just after Sean had parked up and then attempted an additional totally free climb of some vertical rock face I lastly got him en route to Snowy Falls, pondering it was a mere 20 minute stroll from the vehicle. An hour and a half later, immediately after a lot of uphill, water stops and about six toilet breaks (thank goodness for lots of bushes) we arrived.


I’m pleased to say it was effectively worth the struggle. The spectacular organic function just appeared as we produced a slight descent via the trees, you could instantaneously really feel the cool spray of river water in the air. Ahead of I knew what was what Sean had stripped down to his boxers and was wading straight into the water. His face stated it all. Freezing! If I didn’t at the moment resemble a blue whale then I would’ve followed him straight in, but the tourist groups definitely didn’t want to see that immediately after their lunch. So we took a couple of snaps, and enjoyed the cool mist ahead of producing the extended trip back to the vehicle. The evening was filled with sunset selfies, card games, spag bol and discussing all the factors we cannot wait to do with the new addition to our family members. This child desires to have his personal list – Items to do ahead of I start off college!

34 weeks!
34 weeks!

Regretfully we awoke that evening to a nation-wide rain storm and gale force winds – somewhat reminding me of our trip to Snowdon. When I realised there was water coming into our tent I had to draw the line at the four hour Pen Y Fan hike that we had planned that day. Adequate was adequate and it was time to contact it a day with camping – effectively at least till the small lump is a couple of months old. We will no doubt be back ahead of we know it, Wales is complete of surprises and we just cannot get adequate!

Free-climbing near the falls...
Absolutely free-climbing close to the falls…


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