I find early season walking particularly exciting … daylight gradually extending, bright sunshine on the wintered slopes and the weather can vary from deep winter to Lets Have Breakfast Outside at the drop of a bobble hat.
Last year, we enjoyed the Breakfast Outside sort of week:
I spent St. David’s Day grinning madly all over the route from Capel-y-ffin to Bal Mawr. March 1st gave of its best!
Walking along towards Twmpa aka Lord Hereford’s Knob, the mountain ponies were enjoying the early Spring warmth too.
And this chap was wonderful!
Crisp mornings continued all week, my early morning mug of tea accompanied by a mesmerizing vapour show at the farm.
The sheer exhilaration of the mountains is there whether you get sunny days or wild days or something in between. So if you know you’re going to be hungry for a fix of hills after the winter, go for it!
We support Crickhowell Walking Festival February 28th – March 8th