Once the kids were asleep, a friend and I jumped in the car, zoomed over the Severn Bridge and headed into the valleys, just north of Myrthyr to walk the Brecon Four Peaks and sleep on the hill. With the sun gone, we headed up the rather boggy slope to the first peak, Corn Du. In the dark, we had to watch out for the steep drop to our right and lambing sheep in our path. Check out the video we shot of our little adventure.
Finding a sleeping spot was not very easy as it was pretty windy. We settled for a spot, lit the pipe, made a brew and watched the stars. This was both our first experience free camping in bivvy bags. No one had told us how noisy the bags are in the wind, and boy did the wind get up. I’m not sure we really slept, and even if I did, I was still quite aware of things around me, the wind, sheep, Neil rustling in his bag.
We woke to watch the dawn, which was amazing. After a coffee and a bacon sarny, we headed off on our circuit of Pen y Fan and Cribyn. We were going to also do Fan y Big, but we didn’t bother and weren’t up there to count off peaks, we were up there for the adventure of sleeping on a hill under the stars.