Why worthwhile? A gorgeous waterfall and several cascades hidden in a small forest valley in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. Route including GPS / GPX data.
The holiday destination this year was already known in 2005. We were invited for the wedding of Amy’s cousin. Since both of us wanted to see more of the country we decided to stay in Wales for 2 weeks. This time not by train, canal tunnel and bus to Wales (like we had done previously in 2003) but with our own car so that we could go where we pleased in Wales …
… and that we certainly did!
This travel report is not built up of our day to day experiences, but more as a guide to the region. To put it different: what´s there to do, see and to undertake ? The area we explored roughly contained a triangle between the places Cardiff, Swansea and Brecon.
If you would like to visit Great Britain by car, you can either cross the Channel by ferry or by train (Channel Tunnel). We have done both, but because we like to travel by car we prefer the crossing by ferry.
For us it is most convenient to drive to Calais (France) and take the ferry from there. In all occasions we booked at P&O Ferries, but SeaFrance is also an option. Both go to Dover (Great Britain), which suits best for our journeys.
Why worthwhile? THE tour in the “Brecon Beacons”, with a climb of Beacon’s highest: “Pen y Fan”.
Why worthwhile? Quiet forest paths with a beautiful view of the large “Pontsticill Reservoir”. From the lake also a view of the “Brecon Beacons”.