Out of the blocks and on to the 1st walk of the year! I dragg…….persuaded the kids to come out with me and the pooch for a walk yesterday. I decided to take a jaunt up to Libanus in the Brecon Beacons where the Mountain Centre for the National Park is situated. Apart from information, a nice cafe and views of the central massif, there are acres of easy walks to be had upon Mynydd Illtud Common behind the centre.
The weather was cold but bright and for once not raining! It was however extremely wet underfoot and I was glad of my waterproof shoes. The kids were well wrapped up and Barney had his coat on and a good job too. The walks on the common are family orientated and quite easy and just the thing for blowing away the cobwebs in a gentle way! The tops of Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du had a smattering of snow on them showing just how chilly it was.
A couple of hours later and we had done enough for the day so it was back to the centre for a cup of tea and a bun. It felt good to get out and Barney loved it especially with the kids being out as well.
Bring on the rest of 2013…!