First Snow of the 2015-16 Season Pen Y Fan Circular

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With a forecast looking as delectable as this what better place to be to welcome the first snow of the 2015-16 season than the highest summit in the Brecon Beacons.

first snow forecast And with it being so so early in the season its only the 21st November. The excitement was building right across social media with it also being on a weekend, it was fantastic I do so love the almost tribal buzz with people all across the country getting excited about the weather and the landscape.

Trying to fight off the 12 year boy in my head and keeping my photography head on I started to plan the images and video I was going to try and record. With an abundance of people being out on the hills and gale force winds the place was going to have a dramatic feel for sure, and being partly inspired by the work of John Noel I had a few potential images in my rattling about in my head as I tried in vain to sleep that night.

So join me once again for a mooch about in the hills.

I have put together a free GPS route download just click on the map below

pyf winter map







  1. Wow! Great footage and nice route. Did you have any specialist walking equipment for any part of the walk? Goat track? Crampons? Axe? Or was it all done in your boots?


    1. Hi Duncan,
      Thanks for the comments its great to hear you enjoyed it. On that occasion I was in my normal boots as it was a fresh fall of snow but if its been down for a day or two you will definitely need spikes at the least as the up and over of Pen Y Fan gets very compacted and very slippery, if in doubt chuck them in your bag.


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