Great places in the Beacons

The walk to the top of Llyn-y-Fan Fach

One of the great things about being a wildlife cameraman is the fantastic places that you visit.  The Brecon Beacons are not far from where I live, the furthest point being no more than 50 miles away.  A recent filming trip took us to a place that I had never visited before. Llyn-y-Fan Fach is well worth visiting.  The weather had turned milder but there was still some snow on the ground.  We started out well before sunrise, but by the time we had finished filming and returned to the car park it was quite busy, what with it being half-term.  Some of the youngster actually looked as if they were enjoying themselves, though how you hike up a steep slope while playing a game on a phone is anyone’s guess.

 There had been reports of snow bunting in the area, but we didn’t see any.  Red kite, buzzard, kestrel and raven were all in evidence, and lower down on the river a couple of dippers were singing in competition.

Llyn-y-Fan Fach

The river also hosts grey wagtail, but it will be interesting to return in a month or two when the migrants start to come in.  This is now on the list of places I will return for a hike with my wife.  The road to the bottom will be more of a challenge for our car than will the walk to the top be for us… I hope.