I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since my last post! I have been trying to find the time to get back into the habit of posting – and finally I’ve made it! This term is going to be a bit of a mental one as I have two overseas trips to fit in: South Africa and Euro Disney (both related to school) as well as skiing in the Alps! There’s also my MA to finish, as well as a bit of teaching!
Anyhow, last weekend I checked out Danywenallt Youth Hostel as I’m planning to take a Year 10 group there. I highly recommend this centre as a base for exploring the Beacons. It is sandwiched between the Talybont Reservoir and forest and gives a great sense of isolation. I spent the weekend checking out various waterfalls, one of which you can walk behind (Sgwd Yr Eira).
The last time I was in this area was when I lived in Wales as a teenager, so it was good to refresh my memory. I’m hoping for slightly less water next time though! It is truly an interactive way to explore undercutting behind river features! I also had a chance to check out the cave opening of Porth Yr Ogof.
I was also impressed to see some new initiatives by the Brecon Beacons National Park. I noticed that the new ranger station at the car park is powered by its own wind turbine – a handy example of sustainability!