Horseshoe Ridge Trail December 2023

The Horseshoe Ridge Trail is an amazing hike taking in the four highest peaks in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) – Corn Du (873m), Pen-y-Fan (886m), Cribyn (795m) and Fan-y-Big (719m).  You start in the Taf Fechan car park (grid ref SO038169) and as you follow the trail you are treated to stunning views of the… Read More

Stage 2 Five Highest South Wales Mountains

Overnight, after completing stage 1 and climbing the five highest mountains in North Wales, we drove down to South Wales and the first mountain of day 2 Fan Brydeiniog.  The only sleep we got was in the minibus, which was limited.  During the drive down we had received the news that our guide, Jim Rigby,… Read More

Horseshoe Ridge Trail

The Horseshoe Ridge Trail covers between 8 and 10 miles and takes you over the three highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons – Corn Du, Pen-y-Fan and Cribyn. Blog:  A guide and directions for walking the Horseshoe Ridge. Related photo galleries:  Photographs taken in the Brecon Beacons.  Paul Fears is a commercial and industrial photographer… Read More

Pen-y-Fan and Cribyn May 2018

Training for the July 2018 5in55 challenge for Ty Hafan really ramped up in the May, and I was regularly out climbing in the Brecon Beacons in all weathers.  When it rained, it poured.  But when the sun shone, it was exhilarating!  Due to work commitments, I mostly walked in the evening and watched the… Read More

Pen-y-Fan May 2010

If you’re lucky, the sun shines and the views are simply magnificent when climbing Pen-y-Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons.  In May 2010, I was training to take part in the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks with work colleagues.  As always, I was armed with my camera, taking the opportunity to photograph some of the… Read More

Above the Clouds Brecon Beacons

When we started walking up Fan Fawr in the Brecon Beacons National Park, we had no idea that we would end up walking out of the low cloud.  The cold and damp fog hung around us in the car park and it looked like another walk without a view.  However, as we ascended the mountain… Read More

Pen y Fan Mountain July 2020

A rare walk up the Brecon Beacon’s Pen y Fan mountain in 2020 whilst training for the 10nTaff challenge for Ty Hafan.   The 2020 challenge had been delayed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but I still needed to train.  The weather was stunning, proving the perfect light for photography.  A wonderful few hours… Read More