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It's feeling wintry

Family in Fan Fawn Brecon Beacons

Frosty mornings, crisp days, ultra bright landscapes, long shadows... winter's here, and apparently it is going to be a good one.

We took a walk up on Fan Fawr this weekend. We started just next to one of the Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages - Forest Lodge, and neighbouring Charlotte, Ivy and Fern, and took a circular walk just North of Fan Fawr. It's just a stones throw across the A470 from its bigger and better-known sister mountain, Pen y Fan. At the highest point on our walk we were above Penrhos Dairy and Carpenters Cottage, and could see Baddegai across the valley on the slopes of Penyfan. We could see crowds of people on Pen y Fan, but we felt like we had Fan Fawr to ourselves.

Afterwards, we went to the International Welsh Rarebit Centre in the Old School House in nearby Defynnog. Lots of our owners had recommended it for a new feature which is coming soon on our website. It was superb. The children loved sitting at the old desks (mind your fingers) and looking at the old school photos while we leafed through the papers. The food was delicious and the coffee was fabulous.

Family in Fan Fawn Brecon Beacons