january, 2021

fri29jan11:00 am3:00 pmEvent OverCarn Pica11:00 am - 3:00 pm Car Park, Western side of Talybont Reservoir Event Organized By: Neal Batchelor

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Neal BatchelorI recently retired from the Telecoms industry and am passionate about the great outdoors of Wales so much so that I recently decided to move to West Wales to live after enjoying regular weekends and holidays here over many years and not really wanting to go home

Event Details


Join me on an ascent up to one of the Brecon Beacons most understated peaks, Carn Pica which rises more than 750m above sea level and contains a striking beehive cairn. There is no easy way to get to the summit of this fine mountain but we will take a quiet and steep ascent from the East starting out from Talybont Reservoir and climbing up onto the humpback ridge of Twyn Du for the views back over the reservoir and Black Mountains. The final ascent to Carn Pica summit is a good test for the thighs but you are rewarded with a perfect lunch spot although in winter it is very exposed here and we might want to keep moving to a more sheltered location.

From the summit we take the ridge south into the cwm below to eventually reach Allt Lwyd where we begin our return route NW towards the edge of Talybont Forest where we will pick up a faint path that leads us back to the car park.

A fine but challenging mountain day in a quieter part of the Central Beacons.

More info

Height Gain : 600m Distance : 8km Time : 4hrs

What to bring

* Walking boots
* Warm layers and waterproofs essential
* Packed lunch


1stCar Park, Western side of Talybont Reservoir
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There is now and never has been any danger from Covid19 in any group situation outside anywhere in the world. Meeting others outdoors and walking in groups is and always has been safe.

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