Just a quick post to say back safe and sound from the Black Mountains. I took my kids with me to stay at the Bothy at Grwyne Fawr Reservoir over the weekend. We had a grand time. The weather was cold but the sun was shining (this october is turning into an outdoor classic month) and we had fun walking to and from the bothy. Of course the main event was actually staying in the bothy. Once I had got the fire going, everyone was toasty inside and the kids loved the 1st floor sleeping area. It was a real family treat and the kids absolutely loved it, even the nightime toilet visit 🙂 We were also treated to a beautiful sunrise not unlike the one I included in my previous Bivvy/Bothy post recently. They even had rucksacks to help their dad carry the load in and out 🙂
I hope my kids will fondly remember this weekend when they are older. They certainly were animated and keen to repeat the outing again sometime. They especially liked the reservoir and the fact that on the way in on Saturday that they were just amongst the clouds (around 600m up). Hardly a word of resistance was heard all weekend. Maybe next year I will take them to a big bothy in the Lakes as well.
All in all, it was a grand bothy-tastic weekend