And on the first Sunday of the New Year the walking baton was handed to Graham and he led a very enjoyable wander over the amazing small mountain called Cribarth at the the top end of the Swansea Valley.

Driving from the coast towards mid Wales you’ll see, off to the left, the shape of a reclining giant. That’s the Cribarth and it’s close to Grahams home.

Sleeping Giant Gallery

However, you wouldn’t have had a glimpse of the giant on this day, low cloud obscuring the huge profile. But that didn’t;t stop Graham and crew and at times, as you can see fro the pics, the weather cleared and fine views from the sides and summit of the hill were to be had.

The Cribarth is Andy’s favourite mini mountain in South Wales. It’s quarried features, exposed limestone and nearby shake holes make for a dramatic and surprising walk. I’m sure we’ll be back later on in the year 🙂

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)