Cloudy with a Chance of Brecon Beacons

Discovering Wild Camping

Last September I went on my first wild camping adventure .  It had been something I'd been meaning to do for some time.  Much of my enthusiasm for giving it a try was due to me watching wild camping videos from my friend and fellow photographer Gareth Danks.  In my first wild camping adventure I headed to the Brecon Beacons and camped up on Pen y Fan.  The conditions for photography weren't great, but I really enjoyed the experience.


Back to the Breacon Beacons

After the experience of my first wild camping adventure it was only a matter of time before I wanted to do it again.  Fortunately for me though, Gareth is always keen to head out with his tent, and share his experience in wild camping.  I might have some skills with a camera, but I'm sensible enough to recognise that I don't have the camping skills!

For our 2nd wild camping trip we did discuss going somewhere further afield like Snowdonia.  I visited Snowdonia back in February and I loved the place.  (You can watch my adventure in Snowdonia here).  However, we both had personal reasons for sticking to somewhere a bit closer to home so we decided on Gareth's backyard.  Fortunately for us Gareth's backyard is the Brecon Beacons National Park!

There were a number of questions about this trip though.  Would we get better conditions than last time?  Would we spend more time drinking coffee?  Would I be able to put my own tent up?  Let's find out.

As you can see from the video, the conditions were tricky for photography but despite all that I really enjoyed my adventure.  I might not have been saying that if I didn't have Gareth along for company.  It would have been pretty boring staring into the cloud all by myself! 

I'm definitely going to give the wild camping a go again though.  I enjoy being outside, walking in the mountains, and brewing cups of coffee in the wilderness.  I'm even considering buying my own tent.  Would I go back to Brecon Beacons though?  Well that all depends on the weather!

Gareth’s Video

Remember to check out Gareth’s video from our wild camping adventure!