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Low visibility on Saturday.

Low visibility on Saturday.

Finally got out for a weekend walk so I teamed up with my old friend Pete to head into the Cambrian Mountains. This is the first time in this area and it was pleasantly quiet, wild with overused paths hard to find. The weather forecast was for two clear days, but true to form Saturday didn’t turn out quite as expected. We started out as the morning showers condensed into a 3 hour steady rain. That’s hills for you, once it cleared it was fine, and we were already on our way so things would have needed to get much worse to turn us back.

Dipping below the clouds.

Dipping below the clouds.

Things Looking Up.

Things Looking Up.

Old Farm.

Old Farm.

Walking into the valley to find this lonely remnant, people for years farmed this land. Families grew and faded as life changed for everyone, and these small outposts lost their viability in the modern world.

Views from the cottage.

Views from the cottage.

My evening accommodation.

My evening accommodation.

I like to sleep out like this, listening to the sounds of the land around. The river running by and the wind in the trees, There was still a bit of cloud about, but we had some good views of the Milky Way and a single meteor crossing the sky. We set up camp, ate food and chatted till the sun went down, then settled in for the night. Another day in the mountains to follow.

Morning mist in the valley.

Morning mist in the valley.

The Old Farm.

The Old Farm.

Afon Hengwm.

Afon Hengwm.

Sun in the Grass.

Sun in the Grass.

After crossing the river (always fun) we headed up the slope, getting the benefit of opening views and the rising sun.

Our sleeping quarters.

Our sleeping quarters.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Leaving the valley.

Leaving the valley.

Views.

Views.

The views from here.

The views from here.

Given the views, North, South, East to the sea and West to England, it is a pleasant surprise to find it so quiet out there. A place we shall return to soon, to see if we can keep this wild space quiet. Until next time, get out and enjoy yourself.

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